Dancing, Dueling, Men in Royal Naval uniforms–It’s the Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky

There’s a big Janeite party brewing in Louisville, Kentucky. It’s super affordable and sounds like a blast! So don your Regency regalia (or your yoga pants; Austen fans come in all shapes, sizes, and outfits) and make haste to the Jane Austen Festival. 

Here are the particulars, lifted straight off the Festival website:

9th Annual Jane Austen Festival


July 14, 15 & 16, 2017


Friday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.- Twilight Shopping & Food

Special Presentation- Napoleon and Lord Nelson 

Saturday, July 15, & Sunday, July 16, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday- $12 each day or $20 for two day (online only) 

Children under 12 admitted free with an adult

Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane

Louisville, KY 40207


Join us as we celebrate “Jane Austen’s Legacy, 1775-1817”

Featured speaker: Dr. Cheryl Kinney, 

“The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had”

Ticketed events (plus Festival admission): Four-Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea ($20), Grand Ball ($25), and Workshops (prices vary). 

Events free with Festival admission: A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, a Duel Between Gentleman, Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration, Bobbin Lace Making Demonstration, an encampment of His Majesty’s Royal Navy, Lord Nelson and Napoleon (Friday only), a Punch & Judy show  as well as tours of the 1790s Georgian home and more!

Plan to attend in Regency Attire! In honor of the 200th year of Jane’s passing, join in the Regency Mourning Procession on Saturday, July 15th!

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com 

Online advance registration will begin June 8th at Noon, EDT. Advance registration is highly recommended for the Afternoon Tea, Workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.

For more information, please email janeaustenfestivalKY@gmail.com or call, Bonny Wise, Festival Chair, at 502-727-3917.

About laurie viera rigler

Author of the Jane Austen Addict novels and other time-bending tales.

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