Salt Festival Set For Oct. 14-16 at Big Bone Lick State Park | Environment
UNION, KY (FOX19) - Big Bone Lick State Park will be host to the 26th annual Salt Festival during the weekend of Oct. 14-16 at the park in Boone County.
The weekend will feature demonstrations of pioneer and Native American life, salt making, storytelling, music, crafts and more.
While there, visitors can see the live bison herd, take a walk on any of the trails and see the ancient animal remains in the visitor’s center. Friday, October 14 is set aside for school group field trips from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. School groups should register by calling (859) 384-3522.
On Saturday and Sunday, admission is $4 per person, with children age 6 and under free. The Salt Festival is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
Creatures like the mammoth, mastodon, ground sloth and bison once roamed through mineral springs and swamps around what is now Big Bone Lick State Park. The area played a significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology and paleontology the world over.
The area also was once known for its salt production.
The U.S. Department of the Interior announced in 2009 that Big Bone Lick had been selected as one of 582 National Natural Landmarks in the country. The 512-acre park features a bison herd, a campground, a visitor’s center, gift shop and a lake for bank fishing. The park is located 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off U.S. 42-127 and Interstate 71/75.
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