Department of Parks
Buckhorn Festival Features Appalachian Heritage
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The unique cultural heritage of Appalachia will be spotlighted during Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park’s Annual Mountain Showcase, scheduled for April 22-23.
A focal point is a craft show scheduled for on Saturday and to on Sunday. Also featured throughout the day both days is a quilt show displaying some of the colorful fabric works of art that characterize the Appalachian region.
Also on Saturday, potter Al Baumann will guide visitors in making their own pots of clay. Several Appalachian authors will conduct book signings from to
At , Kevin’s Rock and Rhythm Cloggers will perform. Then, at , nationally recognized caller Charlie Whitaker will lead a square dance.
Both the quilt and craft shows continue on Sunday. At , the Appalachian Troubadours will perform.
There is no admission charge to the festival. For more information or reservations, contact the park at 1-800-325-00058.
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