Department of Parks
Two State Park Events Honored By Kentucky Tourism Council
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two Kentucky State Park events were recently listed among the Top Ten festivals and events for the fall of 2006 by the Kentucky Tourism Council.
The Battle of Perryville on Oct. 7-8 will be the site for the national Civil War re-enactment with thousands of re-enactors taking part in recreating the largest battle that took place in Kentucky.
Also on the list was the Historic Constitution Square Festival in Danville on Sept. 15-17. This free event features history encampments, arts and crafts and folk music.
“Kentucky parks offer some wonderful attractions for those interested in history, arts and crafts and family fun,” said Commissioner J.T. Miller. “These two outstanding events are among the dozens the department helps sponsor every year that make our state parks a great place to visit.”
On October 8, 1862, Perryville became the site of the most destructive Civil War battle in the state which left more than 7,500 killed, wounded or missing. The battlefield is one of the most unaltered Civil War sites in the nation; vistas visible today are virtually the same as seen by soldiers on that fateful day in 1862.
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site will host thousands of visitors for the battle.
Visitors will have the opportunity to save money and time by buying advance tickets. A discount of $3 applies to both the one-day ticket, regularly priced at $15, and the two-day pass, which will cost $20 at the gate. Holders of advance tickets will bypass the main admission line to the event.
Advance tickets are available by calling or visiting the park. For more information on the weekend, contact the park at (859) 332-8631 or check the Department of Parks’ website, http://www.parks.ky.gov or visit: http://www.perryvillereenactment.org/
Just a few miles from Perryville in Danville, the 28th Constitution Square Festival will feature Kentucky history, juried arts & crafts, music and lots of local color Sept. 15-17. This celebration takes place at Constitution Square State Historic Site -- the very grounds of the actual events surrounding the drafting and signing of Kentucky’s Constitution in 1792.
For more information, call 859-239-7089 or visit www.danvillekentucky.com
The Kentucky Tourism Council is a statewide association representing all sectors of the state’s travel industry.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov