Department of Parks
Blue Licks Battlefield Hosting Re-enactment Aug. 20-21
MOUNT OLIVET, Ky. – The 229th anniversary of the Battle of Blue Licks, the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky, will be commemorated Aug. 20-21 at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park.
The park will host a variety of special programs throughout the entire weekend, including special exhibits at the Pioneer Museum of original powder horns and shooting bags.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Aug. 20, visitors can enjoy a variety of programs designed for the whole family. Live music, hands-on pottery making, living history performances including Albert Robert, the gentleman physician, and Maggie Delaney, the indentured servant, are just a few of the special programs scheduled for the weekend.
A re-enactment of the Battle of Blue Licks will be held at 3 p.m. each day. Programs will continue on Sunday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission to the event is $5 for ages 13 and above; ages 12 and under are FREE with a special entry fee of $15 per carload. The special $15 carload fee will grant access to all individuals in the vehicle. Admission includes parking and access to all pay facilities such as the public pool, mini golf, Pioneer Museum and all of the special programs.
Food and craft vendors will also be set up on the park, so load up your van and bring the entire family out for a full day of special programs and activities. For more information, call 859-289-5507, or toll free at 800-443-7008.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Hidden Waters Restaurant, Pioneer Museum and Store, gift shop, miniature golf, picnic areas and hiking trails. The resort is located 45 miles northeast of Lexington off historic Highway 68.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov