Tall tales and other stories from the American frontier told in front of a 200-year old barn that lies at the heart of a 300-acre historic homestead. Rain or shine underneath big top tent located at 3200 Tucker Station Road in Jeffersontown (only 17-miles east of downtown Louisville). Enjoy a variety of food trucks for dinner!
DATE: Saturday, October 20.
TIME: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS: $10.00 (12 and under are free.)LOCATION: Rain or shine underneath a big-top circus tent on the grounds of Blackacre State Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead located at 3200 Tucker Station Road; near Jeffersontown, KY.
Terry Chambers, author of Rose Island takes the stage Saturday with a retelling of local legends surrounding Louisville, Utica, and the Falls of the Ohio. Her tales, although works of fiction, are heavily based on places and people in and around Kentuckiana. Spooky evening includes animated storyteller Thomas Freese who has authored multiple books of ghost stories including; Haunted Battlefields of the South. He tells stories from folklore, history and his own experiences chronicled in his book Ghosts, Spirits and Angels: True Tales from Kentucky and Beyond . Octavia Sexton is a vibrant and engaging professional story teller specializing in the oral traditions of Appalachia. She weaves tales derived from several Appalachian roots, including folktales and haunted “haint”; tales. Bob Thompson, host of the radio series Kentucky Homefront also returns to share para-normal stories from his book Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront. Storyteller Bill Clark has spent years on the stage as song writer and actor. He now focuses his broad talent on writing and telling stories.
Entertaining Thorny Eiler, dressed as a late 19th century undertaker, serves as Master of Ceremonies.
****Proceeds from this event go to funding educational, conservation and community programs designed to preserve and protect the 200-year old homestead located only seventeen-miles east of downtown Louisville.