‘Largest Jane Austen Event in North America’ to be held at LouisvilleKY’s Locust Grove this weekend

Louisville, KY., – A Regency style show, Regency Emporium, Regency Fashion Display, Four Course Afternoon Tea ($25), a Children’s Tea, Grand Ball ($25), Workshops, 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 15h at  3 p.m.  Visit our website for information about Mourning attire & traditions.

Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America, Greater Louisville Region.  Watch our website for updated information, www.jasnalouisville.com  On-line advance registration will begin on June 8th  Noon EDT.   Advance registration highly recommended for the afternoon tea, workshops and the Grand Ball as they sell-out before the festival opens.

 Additional information:

Friday, July 14th

Bastille day! Hear the presentation “Gods of War” jointly presented by Napoleon and Lord Nelson (both Colonial Williamsburg interpreters, Mark Schneider & Bryan Austin) followed by a short presentation of about what happened on July 14, 1789 by Mark Schneider who portray Napoleon.

Sweet N Savory Food truck will be on the premises serving up their delicious crepes!


Saturday- July 15

Main Speaker – Dr. Cheryl Kinney of Dallas, TX,  who travels the world speaking about Jane Austen will deliver this interesting talk: “The Eulogy Jane Austen Should Have Had.”

Jane Austen’s eulogy, written by her beloved brother Henry, has evoked criticism since the time it was published. Was she really the saintly moralist that Henry Austen made her out to be or perhaps the most subversive and unsparing satirist of her century as depicted in Robert Rodi’s “Bitch in a Bonnet”?  Come hear Dr. Cheryl Kinney discuss the eulogies that were written and the one that should have been written for Jane Austen.
Guinness World Book Attempt-3 p.m.  – A Regency Mourning Procession (photo attached of Julie Rockhold in proper Regency mourning attire)

Although the colors of mourning are black, dove grey, purple & lavender, various vendors will have black accessories and even sashes for attendees to purchase to wear.

Twilight Shopping, Musical Entertainment & Food, Friday, July 14, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday
Saturday –  Guinness Book World Record Attempt – Largest Mourning Procession at 3 p.m.
Admission: Friday, $6, Saturday & Sunday $12 each day – 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”


The entire festival schedule can be found here: http://jasnalouisville.com/festival-schedule