The 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 14th – 16th this year at Locust Grove (561 Blankenbaker Lane) in Louisville. The festival will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death with a featured speaker, Dr. Cheryl Kinney, entitled “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”.
The event will feature a fashion show, a duel between gentlemen, a bare knuckle boxing demonstration, tours of a 1790s Georgian home, and much more. There are also a variety of special ticketed events, such as a Grand Ball (period appropriate dress required) and many workshops (i.e. regency hairstyling and make-up and historic handwriting). Many of these “extra” events are very popular and require advanced registration. A full schedule of events can be found here.
The Festival hours and admission are:
For more information, visit the Jane Austen Society of North America website or email janeaustenfestivalKY@gmail.com