GRAVEL SWITCH, Ky. – History will come alive at this year’s 41st annual Forkland Heritage Festival and Revue, which is set for Oct. 12-13 at the Forkland Community Center.
“Front Porch Memories” is the event theme, and several exhibits are planned, including living history skits performed in a historic log cabin. In these performances, descendants of early pioneer settlers will bring to life several historical figures, including a blacksmith, Revolutionary War soldier and a traveling peddler.
Other exhibits will include the Forkland Abraham Lincoln Museum, Salute to Servicemen, genealogy documents, old farm machinery and tools, and Native American artifacts.
Festival-goers will have a chance to see artisans at work woodcarving, painting, spinning, weaving and making pottery. There will be sorghum molasses-making; horse-drawn wagon rides to a woodland waterfall; a silent auction for one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, including a handmade Amish quilt; old-fashioned kids games and crafts; and a Fox and Hound race. Delicious country meals and take-home treats will be available, and there will be a pancake breakfast on Saturday.
The festival will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 12, and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Oct. 13.
General admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children under age 13. Kids age 5 and under are free. Reservations are required for the Old Country Supper Theatre, and tickets are $15 for supper and drama, and $3 for the drama only.
The Forkland Community Center is located at 16479 Forkland Road, Gravel Switch, KY 40328. For more information, call (859) 332-7146 or (859) 238-7390, email, or visit http://www.forklandlincolnmuseum.org. For Supper Theatre reservations, call Janie Drye at 270-692-2732 after 6 p.m.