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Upcoming Kentucky Parks events include Art Fair at Waveland, Hands on History at Fort Boonesborough

See some outstanding artists at the 6th annual Waveland Art Fair Sept. 7-8 at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington.

A scene from the Waveland Art Fair

Guests can browse and shop with Kentucky artist artwork both days. Then take a walk through the historic home, where costumed staff will greet you.  Enjoy lunch from Forage or Rise Up Pizza food trucks and special Kentucky fare from West 6th and Chrisman Mills Winery wine tastings.

The fair will be open Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sept. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

The Kentucky Arts Council will present a folk arts demonstration area and Perfoming Artist music stage, featuring traditional artists from all over the Commonwealth. Children’s activities from Living Arts and Science Center, Explorium and Girl Scouts will be offered throughout the event.

Kentucky folk artists demonstrating are:

• LaVon Van Williams, Lexington, woodcarver
• Art Mize, Lexington, luthier
• Donna Lamb, Lancaster, luthier
• Timmy Walden, Tompkinsville, marble maker
•J ustin Roberts, Murray, willow furniture maker

Music on the Kentucky Folk Artists Stage

Saturday, Sept. 7

Noon – Narrative stage interview with Lewis Lamb, Donna Lamb, LaVon Van Williams and Art Mize
1 p.m. – Cari Norris, Louisville
2 p.m. – The Partisans, Lexington
3 p.m. – Lewis and Donna Lamb, Lancaster, performance and old time jam

Sunday, Sept. 8

Noon – Narrative stage interview with Timmy Walden and Justin Roberts
1 p.m. – A Girl Named Earl, Louisville
2 p.m. – Brett Ratliff with Nadia Ramlagan, Lexington
3 p.m. – Lewis and Donna Lamb, Lancaster, performance and old time jam

Each day the stage will open with a narrative stage, followed by two music performances, and end with a performance and open jam session hosted by Donna and Lewis Lamb. Art fair attendees will be encouraged to bring their stringed instruments and join in the old time music jam.

Waveland State Historic Site is located at 225 Waveland Museum Lane, near the intersection of Nicholasville Road and Man-O-War. For more information, call 859-272-3611.

Hands on History for Kids Sept. 7-8 at Fort Boonesborough State Park

Kids can get their hands on 18th century history at Fort Boonesborough State Park’s first Hands on History for Kids event Sept. 7-8.

This event allows children to learn about life in the 18th century. Hands on skills will include churning butter, grinding corn, baking ash cakes, carving on powder horns, carding and spinning and many other pioneer skills.

The displays will be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and are free with paid fort admission. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-12 and children under 6 are free.

There will also be a puppet show featuring Punch and Judy and a demonstration on falconry. The Fort Boonesborough Foundation will have concessions available throughout each day.

Fort Boonesborough State Park marks the site of a fort built by Daniel Boone and other settlers in 1775 along the Kentucky River. The state park near Richmond has a reconstructed fort, a campground, hiking trails, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop.

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