Seven Years War/French and Indian War Encampment – 7/13/ 2013 to 7/14/2013 – This event is presented byThe First Virginia Regiment of Foot – Hoggs Company, of the Seven Years War Battalion. See camps, drills, equipment and uniforms of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War. Meet and talk with members of the group to learn about this very important conflict in the history of our nation. Those who wish to register as participants should contact Adam Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration information. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site. This event is free with regular fort admission.
The 1778 Siege of Boonesborough – 9/21-2013to 9/22/2013 – Saturday and Sunday - battle re-enactment each day. Special “night battle” at dusk on Saturday evening. Come early and spend the day learning about 18th century life in Kentucky. See a Living History Event including militia and settlers’ camps, Native American Village, merchants, traders, food, music and more. Visit the Museum Store and 18th century Transylvania Store. This event is free with regular fort admission.
“Touched by the Fire” – Blacksmith’s Weekend - 10/05/2013 to 10/06/2013 – See and learn about an ancient craft kept alive even to this day! Join a group of blacksmiths including Randy Wolfe of Bethel Forge as they demonstrate projects and techniques, trade ideas and information, swap tall tales of the forge, and also offer hand forged items for sale. Blacksmiths are invited to bring along their portable forges, start up a fire and join in! Find answers to your questions, and maybe try your hand at a simple forging project. You can also go on a guided tour of the original fort site and Siege battleground. This event is free with regular fort admission.
Winter Trade Days at the Fort – 11/26/2013 to 11/27/2013 18th century merchants and traders in period clothing set up shops in the cabins and blockhouses of the fort. All items for sale are typical of items available in the 18th century. Fort opens at 9:00 am each day. This is a great opportunity to do your 18th century holiday gift shopping! There is no admission charge for this event
18th Century Christmas at the Fort – 12/6/2013 – 12/7/2013 – 6pm to 8pm - Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time. There will be Living History interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle lanterns, bonfires, the Christmas Guns, food and refreshments, music and dance, will all add to the atmosphere. Refreshments are included! This is a special program sponsored by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. Admission is Adult/ $7 --- Child (6-12)/$3 – under 6- free
Call the park at 859-527-3131 for additional information