Department of Parks
Lewis and Clark Homecoming Remembered During 21st Annual Salt Festival At Big Bone Lick State Park
UNION, Ky. – The 200th anniversary of the homecoming of Lewis and Clark will be commemorated at this year’s annual Salt Festival Oct. 13-15 at Big Bone Lick State Park in Boone County.
The weekend will feature pioneer camps, demonstrations, arts and crafts, Native American storytellers, music, speakers on historic topics and other events.
Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and their Corps of Discovery expedition returned from their journey west to Kentucky in November 1806. President Thomas Jefferson later asked Clark to return to Kentucky and investigate previous findings at Big Bone Lick.
Some of the highlights include a program Saturday at on the challenges Lewis and Clark faced each day, pioneer competitions at and and a Shawnee storyteller at On Sunday, Hasan Davis will portray William Clark’s slave York at
The park’s new visitor and nature centers will also be open during the weekend.
General admission for a day is $5 for adults, $3 for those 62 and older and $2 for children ages 12 and under. A weekend pass good for the entire weekend is $8 for adults, $5 for those 62 and older and $3 for children ages 12 and under.
The event will be open for school groups on Friday from to (School groups should call in advance to register); Saturday from to and Sunday from to
For more information, call the park at 859-384-3522 or visit www.park.ky.gov/stateparks/bb/index.htm
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