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Join us Fri. & Sat. evening for a rowdy night in an original 18th century pub. The Old Talbott Tavern, circa 1779, was frequented by Daniel Boone, George Rogers Clark... Come One..Come ALL to the Third Annual Historical Ball.  Join us next year in 2015 at Wickland Estate for an evening of dancing, libations, and...  
General Information:  Bardstown Colonial Days welcomes all 18th century vendors  and re-enactors.  Vendors must pre-register to ensure space assignment.  Re-  enactors may register at the gate, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged and  requested.   This is a juried event.  Please read all of the event rules and authenticity  guidelines as outlined in the attached PDF file.  While the event does not represent a  specific historic event, it does represent a historical era and celebrates the frontier and  settlement history of Kentucky and Bardstown.  The mission is to provide a quality  event for living history interpreters, promote our hobby, provide an education and  entertainment for the public.  Bardstown, KY has over 200 buildings on the National  Historic Register.  With its historical landmarks and the Old Bardstown Village, the  town provides an excellent setting for a unique historical event.  Please join us as we create a wide range of activities including an 18th Century  market fair & living history demonstrations, military activities, a native encampment  and display, a rifle frolic with prizes, 18th century tavern night at the Old Talbott Tavern  and a historical dance at the Wickland Estate.  If you need additional information for  participation in any of these activities, please reach the appropriate person under  Contacts.  Market Fair Information:  Vendors may set up at two locations, the Old Bardstown  Village and Wickland Estate.  Some log cabins are available in the Village along with  tent space in between.  Wickland Estate will be the primary encampment location for  the military and re-enactors, and provides easy access for vendor set up.  Vendors are  given the option to set up at either location; however, space is limited in the village.  There is no space limitation at Wickland.  Vendors must be in appropriate period attire.  Select the PDF file above for all details on rules, registration and set-up.   18th Century Tavern Night Information:  Join us Fri. & Sat. evening for a rowdy  evening in an original 18th century pub.  The Old Talbott Tavern, circa 1779, was  frequented by real 18th century personalities such as Daniel Boone, George Rogers  Clark and Simon Kenton.  Walk in their footsteps as we eat, drink, sing, gamble and  tell stories of the frontier.  The old pub within the establishment is reserved for folks in  period attire only on Friday night from 5:00pm until closing after midnight.  The Talbott  Tavern will also be available for re-enactors on Saturday evening, but a modern band  will start at 9:00 pm.   There is no charge for participating in the tavern event.  Food,  drinks and alcohol can be ordered from the menu.  www.talbotts.com  Historical Ball Information: The historical ball will take place next year in 2015  inside the historic Wickland Estate, home to three Kentucky Governors.  This historic  mansion sits on 64 beautiful acres adjacent to downtown Bardstown.  Tickets are  limited to 140 participants.  Calling will be provided by Dwight Blubaugh and Christine  Todey, with music performed by White Orchid.  Tickets will go on sale in 2015.  Please check back with us for further detailed information about the festivities.  Re-  enactors are encouraged to come as they wish, either common frontier folk or in  gentlemen's attire and fancy ball gowns.  Natives are welcome and encouraged to  come as well.  All historical periods are welcome for the ball.  The general public, while  encouraged to dress in period attire, will not be required to do so.  The intent is to  allow the general public to see all the aspects of our hobby and encourage their  participation.  The growth of our hobby is critical to its future.  Some dances will be  reserved for period attire only.  2015 Schedule:  7:00   pm:   Refreshments and Social Gathering  7:30   pm:   Dance instruction and dancing begins  8:15   pm:   Refreshments and break  8:45   pm:   Dancing resumes  9:30   pm:   Dancing ends and Social Period resumes         10:00  pm:   Event closure  Rifle Frolic Information:   For interested black powder shooters, a rifle frolic will take  place on Saturday, 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm.  The shoot location will be a rock quarry just 5  miles from the Colonial Days event.  A bus will run just prior to and after the event.  Shooters may drive their personal vehicles as well.  The shoot will be supervised by  NMLRA certified range officers and all NMLRA rules will apply.  Only flintlocks or cap  locks allowed and round ball only. A flintlock shooting demonstration will take place  Sunday next to the Old Bardstown Village.  Children will be welcome if accompanied  by an adult.  A fee of $5.00 will be required for all competitive shooters and prizes will  be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Registration will take place at the shoot and  directions and further information will be available at the Colonial Days Event.     
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