Frontier Christmas coming to fort this weekend

Published 12:07 pm Friday, December 8, 2017

Christmas returns to the frontier this weekend with Fort Boonesborough’s annual 18th Century Christmas event.

The fort, just across the Kentucky River in Madison County on Kentucky 627, will be decorated for Christmas as it would have in the late 1700s with the first settlers arrived in the area.

The buildings will be lit by candles, and interpreters will be on hand to discuss the traditions of the groups living in the region at the time.

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There will be period decorations and bonfires, along with refreshments offered throughout the event. One of the highlights will be the annual Christmas guns, a firing of single-shot flintlock rifles to mark the holiday.

The event is included with regular admission to the fort of $8 for adults and $5 for children older than 6.

Frontier Christmas will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. today and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a shuttle form the fort to overflow parking areas on Kentucky 338.

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