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Fireside Chats return to Fort Boonesborough

Tickets are going fast for this year’s Fireside Chat series at Fort Boonesborough State Park.

The annual event, which this year features a chat each Friday in February, includes dinner and a different re-enactor from the era of Fort Boonesborough.

The chats will be in the 18th century tavern blockhouse at the fort, just across the Kentucky River in Madison County on Kentucky 627.

This year’s schedule includes a Daniel Boone re-enactor tonight, one portraying Kentucky militiaman Pvt. William Greathouse on FEb. 10, frontier doctor Albert Roberts on Feb. 17 and Maggie Delaney on Feb. 25.

The event begins with a ‘taste of the frontier’ dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by the chat at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12.

Space for each chat is limited to 110 seats, park manager Rob Minerich said, and demand is high.

“They usually all sell out,” he said. “This weekend’s chat is already sold out. The last one is almost sold out and the doctor is at about 80 people.”

Reservations are required. For more information, call 859-527-3131. In case weather forces a cancelation, the information will be posted on the park’s Facebook page and ticketholders will be contacted, he said.

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