This weekend, Locust Grove will be celebrating 200 years of Jane Austen’s Persuasion during the 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival. The festival starts Friday, July 13th at 6:00 PM with twilight shopping and a special presentation of Persuasion. The festival continues all weekend, opening at 10 AM on both Saturday and Sunday.
The event will feature presentations and workshops about the time period. Everything from cosmetics of the time to making your own herbal tea to how to make your own bound book will be covered over the course of the event. Most workshops cost extra to cover supplies, but if you ever wanted to make your own Evening Kentucky Rose, it will be worth the cost. Patrons of the event will also have the opportunity to attend a Grand Ball on Saturday at the Pendennis Club (tickets sold separately).
Tickets to the event can be purchased online ahead of time or at the admission gate. Festival admission does not sell out, but the workshops and Grand Ball have limited seating and usually sell out. Ticket prices are:
More information about the event can be found on the website.