It's Thunder weekend 18th century style at Locust Grove, commemorating the arrival of Revolutionary War troops in 1778 under the command of General George Rogers Clark. Talk to the soldier-reenactors and their families, learn about battle tactics, and participate in a wreath-laying ceremony honoring Clark, with a 21-gun salute. You can chat with the women in the hearth kitchen, the doctor will demonstrate how he'd remove musket balls from victims, and kids are encouraged to sign up as new recruits. Concessions available. (This event does not include battles - it's all about the American troops.) Special pricing this year: $4 for adults, free for children 12 and under, historic house tours included. Update: on Saturday only, a small sale of books for history buffs in the auditorium. New books discounted, priced from $2-$12, featuring design, architecture, costuming, crafts, childrens'. Admission to the event required for admission to the sale. SCHEDULE HERE.
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.