August 2020 Newsletter
Hello August!
We're here to welcome you back to #BereaKY
when you're ready!
A few things you should know...

  • We're open daily 9AM-5PM.
  • Social Distancing & sanitation are important to us.
  • Masks are required.
  • We are currently limited to 7 visitors at a time.
  • Virtual visitor information is available on
  • In a hurry or don't feel comfortable coming in? No worries! We have prepared grab-and-go bags full of Berea information available for contactless curbside pickup.
Keep up with everything #BereaKY on & social media!
Hope to see you soon!

-Berea Business & Tourism Development

#VisitBerea #BereaKY #ExperienceBerea
Socially Distanced Berea Experience!
I n the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we're still offering visitors a socially distanced
Berea experience!
Learn more about shopping, dining, staying,
experiencing & exploring at:
#BereaKY Featured Photos of the Month
We had so many amazing pictures taken last month, and we cannot wait to share them with you!
Each month, we select photos posted on social media by our wonderful visitors & citizens to be featured in our newsletter! Make sure to tag us for a chance to be featured. We can't wait to see your #BereaKY adventures!

@penny_n_nash enjoying an afternoon kayaking in #BereaKY!

@everydaynutritionberea OPEN for business!

@bereacollegefarm showing off their beautiful (and delicious) hand made bread!

@jess.shoemake got an amazing photo op & shot of this #BereaKY sunset while hiking The Pinnacles!

@sherrycruse_ captured this stunning shot in front of the flowers in full bloom in front of the Boone Tavern!

@bhope30 taking in the view of the mountains on their adventure at The Pinnacles!
Upcoming for Berea Tourism
Singing Bird Music School Virtual Learnshops
August 1-2

This year's Singing Bird Music School classes and community gatherings with be held via Zoom.
We will carry the inclusive and fun spirit of the event into this new format! Interactive, small-group classes in guitar, clawhammer banjo, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, and Kentucky mountain folk songs will be taught by an expert group of musicians, including Deborah Payne, Jon Pickow, Carla Gover, Jesse Wilhite, Cari Norris, and Sam Gleaves.
Berea College Forest Hiking Trails are OPEN!
Berea College is pleased to announce that the Governor's orders allow us to re-open hiking trails on the Berea College Forest, including trails at The Pinnacles, Brushy Fork, and Anglin' Falls!

We recognize these trails play an important role in keeping the Berea community physically and mentally strong, and we thank you for your cooperation and understanding during the closure. It is a privilege for all of us to enjoy these trails and one we should carefully safeguard.
While the trails will open, at this time, the Forestry Outreach Center and all restrooms will remain closed. As the Governor has made clear, our ability to keep trails open across the state will depend on public willingness to follow social distancing guidelines. Visitors are expected to remain in family groups of less than ten persons, and each group should do their best to stay at least 6 feet from other hikers. While masks will not be required when you are away from other hikers, best practice is to wear masks when passing others on the trail. Also, please practice Leave No Trace guidelines, especially with regard to carrying out all trash.
Please note, in order to keep the trails open, we need everyone's cooperation in following these social distancing measures. Failure to do so could result in spread of the coronavirus which is still very much with us and deadly to some. In the event of outbreak of COVID-19 in the Berea area, the forest may again have to be closed.
We greatly appreciate your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you on the trails.

-Lyle Roelofs, President
Berea College

For more information, go to
  or  call (859) 756-3315
Get Outside KY
#BereaKY 's outdoor adventure experience company!

Specializing in getting every shape and size of person and/or pets out on the water. From kayaks, canoes, to SUP boards... they have the fun! Exploring the surreal environment of Owsley Fork Reservoir is a treat for both the experienced outdoorsman and the first timers. Easy terrain makes for a pleasant experience every time!
Nature is one of the healthiest places one can be. So get some fresh air, relax, and even get back to your center with all the happiness and good vibes down here at GOKY!

2428 Big Hill Rd.
Currently running by reservation only
Call or text: (859) 544-7079
Kentucky Artisan Center

The Kentucky Artisan Center retail areas are open daily from 9AM to 6PM.

The Kentucky Artisan Cafe is open for lunch and breakfast
from 9AM to 4PM.

In the interest of public health-- our facility is complying with social distancing, reduced occupancy and encourage the wearing of face coverings.

The Kentucky Artisan Center is located just off I-75 at Berea Exit 77.
For more information, call (859)-985-5448
Berea Farmers Market
Join the Berea Farmers Market:
Saturdays 9AM-1PM
Tuesdays 3PM-6PM

Fee Park on Chestnut St., beside People's Bank.
Join us at the Berea Farmer's Market!

IMPORTANT: we are following all state, city, and agriculture guidelines related to Farmer's Markets - this means we will have an outdoor market with all necessary sanitary procedures in place, and will practice social distancing. We ask that you do not congregate or socialize - quickly pick up your goods and return to your car. Thank you for supporting us during this difficult time. 

For more information, call 859-813-0750, check out their  Facebook page , or go to .
Thank you!
We look forward to seeing you here in Berea!

You can find even more information on our website at

If you have any comments or suggestions, be sure to send them to

Megan Campbell
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