6th Jane Austen Festival – Louisville

6th Annual Jane Austen Festival
July 20 & 21, 2013
10 a.m. – 5:00p.m. each day
Admission $12
Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
Join us as we celebrate the bicentenary of Pride & Prejudice!
Regency Style Show, Regency Emporium, Four Course Afternoon Tea,
Grand Ball, Workshops, a Duel between Gentlemen, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Music & other entertainment and a NEW theatrical presentation – Elizabeth & Darcy-A Love Story,
Plus an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy
Plan to attend in Regency attire!
On Saturday a Regency Promenade will take place in an effort to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire
Sponsored by: Greater Louisville Region, Jane Austen Society of North America
www.jasnalouisville.com (to register, begins June 1)
6th Annual Jane Austen Festival, Saturday, July 20 & Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Historic Locust Grove, Louisville, Kentucky
The 6rd Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place at beautiful Historic Locust Grove located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY (www.locustgrove.org)
Inside the Visitors’ Center a four-course Afternoon Tea will take place each day and is $20 per person. Also a Silent Auction of lovely Regency era items and Jane Austen memorabilia will be offered.
Back by popular demand is the special children’s tea which will take place on Sunday afternoon at the last tea time. Children aged 4-12 are invited to attend with an adult and have their own special menu sure to please. They will have their photo taken with Mr. Darcy & Miss Elizabeth Bennett, have a regency themed craft project, and take home their own pretty cup and saucer-all for $15.00
“The Shoppes of “Meryton” will be set-up outside and will have vendors from throughout the Midwest and Canada who specialize in Regency era wares such as fabric, shoes, bonnets, patterns, jewelry, tea sets, tea and much, much more!
New this year, “Elizabeth & Darcy-A Love Story, a play written by Greater Louisville member, Alana Gillett. The 45 minute presentation requires a separate ticket ($10).
Also new, a Regency Promenade on Saturday. Come dress in your Regency attire as we attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire. $1 per person registration fee, which will be donated to the Jane Austen House Museum in Chawton, England.
Engage with the crew of the HMS Acasta, members of His Majesty’s Royal Navy who will demonstrate the real lives of sailors as they go about their business, ie signal flag demo, playing cricket, sextant demos and more!
The log and stone buildings on the grounds will host the Regency men’s club called the “Hellfire Club”, and The Earl of Sandwich snack shop. Common Stock Entertainment will entertain young and old alike with shadow puppets, old-fashioned, kid-friendly peep shows, and other 18th century entertainments.
Other talks and demonstrations to be held under the tent include “Dressing Mr. Darcy” and the ever-popular Regency Style show. While a display of Regency fashion will be located in the Grand Parlor in the house all-day both days.
At the Village Green each day demonstrations of Bare Knuckle Boxing, a Duel Between Gen
tlemen and a Fencing Demonstration.
A Grand Ball will take place on Saturday, July 20 in conjunction with the local English Country Dance Society at Spalding University. Advance reservation required ($20 per person) and not included with festival admission.
Workshops will be offered: Regency Capote Bonnet, Regency Straw Poke Bonnet and Turbans Through Time. ($30, $30 & $25 each)
Admission to the festival is $12 each day and includes admission to the ca. 1790 Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark. Recently intensive research and restoration has completely changed the interior of the home to the period when Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark, lived in the House, 1809-1818.
The Greater Louisville Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded in July of 2007. They meet monthly at Historic Locust Grove. The Jane Austen Festival has become a very successful event with approximately 1,700 attending from 18 states and Canada in 2012.
For information about JASNA, visit www.jasna.org and to purchase tickets for workshops, the ball, afternoon tea and admission, visit www.jasnalouisville.com On-line pre-registration begins June 1st.
Media questions can be forwarded to Bonny Wise, Regional Coordinator at wises4@insightbb.com or call 502-727-3917 (cell) Mrs. Wise can provide high res photos and is available for interviews.

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