Salt Festival Set for October 15-16 at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Frankfort, KY (September 19, 2022) – Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County provides visitors a glimpse into the past during the annual Salt Festival October 15-16.

The two-day event includes demonstrations of pioneer lifeways, Native American drumming and dancing, salt making, spear throwing, storytelling, live music, crafts, food and more. Eventgoers can also experience the park museum, active salt springs and the bison herd, the park’s living link to Kentucky’s early history.

The Salt Festival is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $10 for adults (13 and up), $5 for children (6-12), and free for children five and under. Tickets are available for purchase online

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship between geology and paleontology. 

In 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior selected Big Bone Lick State Historic Site as one of 582 National Natural Landmarks in the country. 

The 512-acre park features a bison herd, campground, museum and gift shop. The park is 22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off U.S. 42-127 and Interstate 71/75.

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Kentucky is home to 45 state parks, including 17 resort parks and 13 golf courses. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit