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Welcome to Bardstown Colonial Days.  This event is open to the general public and  is intended to educate, entertain and provide you with a taste of life in the 18th Century  and the early settlement of Kentucky.  Please visit our home page for information on  admission, location and parking.  Bardstown Colonial Days offers something for  everyone....  Market Fair:  An 18th Century market fair consists of vendors and skilled craftspeople  showing and selling the wares and goods of early America.  This includes items such as  glassware, household items, soaps, clothing, furniture, jewelry, ironware, etc.  Some of  which make great gifts or novelty items, and many others which are useful household  items today.  Historical entertainers and demonstrators are also present showing the  skills and trades of the period, along with Native American re-enactors showing the way  of life among the Ohio Valley’s earliest inhabitants.   Kids will have an opportunity to  throw a tomahawk and try out other skills of our forefathers.  The general admission  gains you access to the market fair and demonstrations taking place at both the Old  Bardstown Village and at Wickland Estate.    Historical Ball: The historical ball will take place next year inside the historic  Wickland Estate, home to three 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 sell in 2015.  The Ball is open to all periods of historical dress, so feel free to come  dressed in the 18th Century, the Civil War era, or any other period.  Don't worry, if you  don't have access to historical attire, you are encouraged to come in either casual or  formal wear to participate and see all the colorful costuming which will be present.  The  callers will walk you through the moves and dance steps, as you get a taste of how folks  entertained themselves in the past.  Refreshments will be provided.    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  For ticket sales, please check back in 2015.  Overwhelming response in past years has thrust us into developing and building   a larger scale event to accomodate Ball participants. See you at the 2015 Historical Ball!     18th Century Tavern Nights:  Fri. & Sat. evening (5:00 pm until closing) will feature a rowdy  evening of drink, food and song for the re-enactors 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.  The old pub within the  establishment is reserved for folks in colonial period attire; however, the majority of the  restaurant and the bourbon bar are open as usual to the general public.  Come by this  historic establishment to see the re-enactors milling about and take a few photos with  them if you like.  Food, drinks and alcohol can be ordered from the menu.  www.talbotts.com  Rifle Frolic:   For interested black powder shooters, a rifle frolic will take place on  Saturday, 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm.  The shoot is open to participating re-enactors and the  general public.  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.  There is no fee for the "Learn to Shoot Demonstration."  Shooter’s  Registration will take place at the shoot and directions and further information will be  available at the Colonial Days Event. 
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Talbott Tavern A rowdy crew awaits you on Friday & Sat. night at the Old Talbott Tavern.
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