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.