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Heritage Day and Chalkfest provide opportunities for family fun in downtown Burlington Saturday

NKyTribune staff

The Historic Burlington Business Association and Boone County Historical Society are partnering again this year for the Boone County Heritage Day and Chalkfest, which takes place in downtown Burlington Saturday.

Watch as artists create chalk masterpieces on Burlington’s sidewalks and children are invited to create their own work of chalk art.  Visitors can browse the craft vendors’ booths and walk through a large assortment of vintage cars while listening to music.

“This is the eighth year that local businesses have worked together to hold a Chalkfest in Burlington,” said Jackie Steele, president of Historic Burlington Business Association. “We partner with the Boone County Historical Society to combine their Heritage event with our Chalk Fest, add some vintage cars to the mix and the result is a really fun family event! It gets bigger and better every year. We hope families will come to the event and visit some Burlington businesses while they are here.”

Events and activities will take place in and around the center of downtown Burlington, located at KY 18 (Burlington Pike) and Jefferson Street in Boone County, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors get to see how life was lived in the “good old days.”  Antique farm equipment and other items as well as spinning and caning demos will be presented by the Boone County Historical Society Museum. Vintage cars, an old Greenline Bus, and other vehicles are on display and a DJ is on hand to keep the music going. There will also be food and refreshments available.

The Boone County Historical Society will have an antique steam boat on display, local restaurants will be serving their special dishes and Italian Ice will be joining us. Don’t miss this chance to visit historic Burlington. For more details, click here,  or follow the Historic Burlington Business Association on Facebook.

Local artists and vendors will be selling their art and will have a face painting booth. Last year Julie Harwood of Burlington won the chalk art contest in 2016 when the theme was “Sports/Olympics”. This year the theme will be “Kentucky’s 225th Anniversary.”

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