See new and exciting exhibits and exhibitors, watch short demonstrations, and participate in Q&A discussions at Locust Grove’s 20th Annual Gardeners’ Fair. Buy gorgeous plants and flowers, delicious herbs, and hardy perennials. Pick up freshly ground organic corn. See chickens that can be raised in your back yard. Meet beekeepers and butterfly afficianodos. Chat with experts in landscaping and sustainable gardening. This and more is in store at the three day Gardeners’ Fair at Locust Grove. Inside the Visitors’ Center, you can bid on items in the Silent Auction. Admission: $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6–12, free for children under 6. Additional parking is available at Dunn Elementary on Rudy Lane; free shuttles will operate continuously throughout the fair. Concessions will be available. All proceeds support Locust Grove’s educational and preservation programs.
Experience “murder most foul” when the grounds of Locust Grove become Macbeth’s chilly Scotland. Kentucky Shakespeare presents the full version of “The Scottish Play,” witches, scheming murderers, and all. Bring a picnic supper or purchase food, drinks, and snacks at Locust Grove. Seating will be on the ground — so bring blankets, chairs, or what-you-will for your comfort. In the event of wet weather or soggy ground, we’ll move indoors to the Visitors’ Center Audubon Room where seating will be limited to first-come, first-served. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Seating for the play and concessions will be available at 5:00 p.m.; the play starts promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Watch Kentucky Shakespeare’s Dahan Hooper in Ira Aldridge: Pioneer of the Stage. This play takes you on Aldridge’s journey as he breaks from the confines of racism in the 1800s. Aldridge, an African- American, became one of the most prominent Shakespearean actors of his time, using his stage to speak out against slavery and racial injustice. Tickets $10 general public; $7 for Locust Grove members and for students. Tickets available in advance from Locust Grove starting May 1. Limited seating.