Berea, K Y Tourism Newsletter
July 2019
Hello July!
Hello July! Just like the fireworks, Berea is shining this time of year! Hike our trails, enjoy some local food, and stop by for a photo op in front of our new murals around town! 
July brings with it brand new events, concerts, exhibits, demonstrations, and chances to enjoy experiences that are uniquely Berea. Visit Berea and make memories that will last a lifetime!

Hope to see you soon, 
Berea Tourism 
Upcoming from Berea Tourism
Berea Festival of Learnshops!

July 12- August 2, 2019

Registration is LIVE!

For more information or to register go to 
or call 800-598-5263.
 # BereaKY #VisitBerea #ExperienceBerea

#BereaKy Photos
We had so many beautiful pictures taken last month, and we cannot wait to share them with you! Be sure to follow us on social media and post your photos of Berea! 

Each month we will select photos of Berea posted by our wonderful visitors and citizens to be featured in our newsletter! In order to be selected, share your favorite Berea experience and use #VisitBerea, #BereaKY, #ExperienceBerea, or #BereaProud. 

We can't wait to see your photos!

Below are this month's #BereaKy photo selections. We had many great submissions over the past month, and you too could be featured in next month's newsletter. (Click on the photo to see the original source)

@ sneekpics9_18  came across this gorgeous flower blooming while visiting Berea! 

@oliviapate_ got a photo op with one of the new #MuralsOfBerea! 

@berea_college_crafts making brooms, getting them ready for sale!

@carsoncarby hiked and explored the Pinnacles with her dog, Obi! 


@brett_hait captured this stunning view of the waterfall while hiking at Anglin Falls! 
Special Events
4th of July Spectacular

July 4
Berea City Park

Food vendors, free kids games, live music and more, PLUS Police K9 Parko on his last day of service! All followed by fireworks at 10pm! Come out to City Park on July 4th and celebrate the USA with us!

For more information, call Berea Parks and Recreation at
(859) 986-9402 or check out their Facebook page.
Berea Festival of Learnshops!

July 12- August 2, 2019

Registration is LIVE!

For more information or to register go to 
or call 800-598-5263.
Berea Craft Festival

July 12-14
Indian Fort Theater
2047 Big Hill Rd. 

The 38th Annual Berea Craft Festival will be held July 12-14, 2019 at Berea's Indian Fort Theater. Over 100 juried artists from over 15 states will be on site demonstrating and selling their creations.

For more information visit 
or call (800) 598-5263 
A Murder Mystery Dinner: Homicide Hawaiian Style

July 12
Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant
100 Main Street North

Boone Tavern Hotel presents a Murder Muster Dinner by Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. Doors open at 7pm. Show and dinner begins at 7:30pm. $45.

For more information, go to the event page or call  (800) 366-9358.
Open House at The Woodworking School at Pine Croft

July 13
The Woodworking School at Pine Croft 
1865 Big Hill Rd.

Our first open house. We're opening the school to the community for the morning on Saturday, July 13th, from 10am-1pm. Everyone is welcome. Come meet our crew, talk a little woodworking, see the first-rate shop space and the picturesque property. Demonstrations throughout the morning. We hope you can make it. Please spread the word.

For more information, check out the event page.
Outdoor Free Play at the Pinnacles

July 13
Indian Fort Theater
2047 Big Hill Rd.

Join us for our monthly Outdoor Free Play at the Pinnacles! This month we will be joined by Get Outside KY who will be coordinating some fun outdoor leaderships/team games for the kids. This event is completely informal. Families are welcome to come and go as they please, and as always this is a completely free event! We hope to see you out there on the mountain!

For information, check out the event page.
Summer ARTS Camp

July 22-26
Spotlight Acting School
214 Richmond Rd. N.
Students will take part in 6 classes each day. Classes will include musical theater dance, design(set/costumes), stage makeup, visual art, music, acting, etc. We have a full week of FUN prepared! At the end of the week(Friday) we will have a short performance to show parents/families what we have been working on.

Ages: Kindergarten- 8th Grade
Cost: $75
Space is Limited. 

Please call or text 859-625-4176 (Sarah Jeck) to reserve your spot today! 
Nurturing Yoga Retreat for Women

July 27
Thrive Studios
128B N Broadway.

Join us for a half-day yoga retreat at Thrive Studios in Berea, KY. We will experience three different styles of yoga designed to lift our spirits, oxygenate our bodies, learn better posture, strengthen the immune system, and help create peace in ourselves and our world. Light refreshments will be served.

Cost: $50/person

For more information, check out the event page.
Singing Bird Music School

July 31- August 2, 2019

Musicians of all experience levels are welcome to participate in three days of hands-on learnshops in old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass banjo and guitar.

For more information or to register go to 
or call 800-598-5263.
Chair Yoga with Judy

Fridays in July
Body Mind & Sol 
105 Jackson St.

We're excited to announce this new weekly Friday class starting May 3rd, 11am to 12 noon! Chair Yoga with Judy builds physical and mental strength, flexibility, and balance while seated in a chair or using a chair for support when standing. Appropriate for beginners and all practitioners who appreciate a deep, effective and gentle practice without getting up and down from the floor. 

For information or to sign up, visit the event page.
Be the Artist
Visual Arts Academy- Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Logo

Artists from all levels are invited to attend the Visual Arts Academy from the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.

From painting to bead work, everyone is sure to find something they will enjoy. 

These events are updated monthly, and can be found by visiting For more information call 859-986-3192.

Come on out with family and friends for your next art adventure! 

Miniature Hanging Christmas Tree Baskets with Deborah Peckler
Tuesday, July 9

During this three-hour class, you will create three miniature Christmas tree baskets. All materials will be furnished including dyed reed and colored ribbons for your selection as accent colors on your baskets. If possible, bring a pair of scissors and an awl (if you have one).
Cost is $85
Art and Crafts School- Classes with Berea College Trace

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen
116 N Broadway

Mondays: 10:00am-12:00pm
10:00am-12:00pm- Glassblowing: $50 (several items to choose from)
10:00am-12:00pmWoodworking: $45 (whirly birds)

1:00pm-3:00pm- Jewelry: $45 
3:00pm-5:00pm- Ceramics: $40

Please call Jeannette Rowlett at (859) 248-2505 for availability and registration or got to .  

Fiber Frenzy Workshops

-Sock Club, Every Friday
-Fiber Therapy, Every Tuesday

For more details, call 859-986-3832 or go to
Art Exhibits and Demonstrations
Kentucky Artisan Center Exhibits and Demonstrations 

9:00am-6:00pm Daily
200 Artisan Way


8th International Exhibition of Scratchboard Art
(Through July 31, 2019)

An International exhibit opens, a two-day scratchboard conference will be held, and exciting demonstrations by talented artists working with wood will be happening throughout the month of May at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
The Kentucky Artisan Center is proud to announce their first International exhibition to be on display in the Center's main gallery. The "8th International Exhibition of Scratchboard Art" opens May 17, with an open to the public reception from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Center. Artists are members of the International Society of Scratchboard Artists, (ISSA) and the opening reception will include awards 
given to members and Master Level artists exhibiting.
On display May 17 - July 31, 2019, this International exhibit includes works by 51 artists from all over the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, China and Portugal.
Many of these scratchboard works appear to be high-resolution photographs, fooling the observer upon first encounter. The level of artistry in this exhibit is extraordinary, especially in the works by Master Level member artists. The Center is pleased to host the annual ISSA conference on May 18 and 19.  

Pass it On: Exhibit of works by Learnshop Instructors
(June 30, 2019 - October 20, 2019)

The Kentucky Artisan Center will showcase the works of over 50 Learnshop                            Instructors
in the exhibit "Pass it On" in the Center's lobby from June 30 - Oct. 20, 2019. Berea's Festival of Learnshops offers over 160 workshops by outstanding professional artists, musicians, writers and craftspeople. This exhibit includes a wide variety of mediums and techniques from painting to furniture, sculpture and jewelry. Viewers can see the wi de array of talent these Learnshop instructors are passing on to their students.

Originally from Rochester, New York, Sabra L. Crockett has lived in numerous locations                   t hroughout the south before finding her home in Louisville, Kentucky. There she enjoys being surrounded
 by beautiful songbirds and a spectacular variety of trees.
"I am fascinated by nature. It has a secret language that I try to decipher. There is a feeling I get when observing the birds, animals, and trees - a feeling that I am experiencing something that is so familiar, and yet so extraordinary," she states. "I have been visiting one of the largest and oldest Ginko trees in Louisville for many years now and the painting in this exhibit is the first in a series about this tree."

Saturday Demonstrations
10:30am - 3:30pm

Saturday, July 6
Folk Art Painting by Janice Miller

Janice Miller, of Lancaster, will demonstrate her folk art painting techniques on July 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center.
Miller is a self-taught folk artist who creates paintings with acrylics on Masonite board. Her colorful works reflect her love of animals, landscapes and nature forms.

Saturday, July 13-
Folk Art Sculpture Demonstrated by Joann Butts

Folk artist Joann Butts, of Sandy Hook, will demonstrate her carved and painted wooden animal sculptures on July 13, from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Joann learned her craft from her aunt, the well-known folk artist Minnie Adkins. She creates a wide array of animals from carved wood and colorful acrylic paint.

Saturday, July 20-
Demonstration from the Berea Welcome Center Carvers. 

Two members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate a variety of woodcarving styles and techniques at the Kentucky Artisan Center 


Saturday, July 27-
Pottery on the Wheel Demonstrated by Mike Ware

On Saturday, July 27, Mike Ware, of Hindman, KY, will demonstrate pottery on the wheel from 1 0:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center. Ware carves and colors the surface of his functional pottery with his signature dogwood motif and other imagery.

Levitt Amp Music Series 2019 

July 19 - October 4, 2019
Artist Circle

Join us on Friday nights in July - October 2019 from 6PM-9PM for a family-friendly community block party!
Featuring national, regional, and local live music and performance art, handmade arts and crafts vendors, Kentucky Proud local foods, performance art, children's activities, and a family fun atmosphere.

Presented by the Berea Arts Council, First Friday Berea, Berea Tourism & including sponsorships from MACED.

(Levitt will skip the weeks of Aug 16 and Sept 20 for Celtic and Spoonbread Festivals)

For more information please visit 
Mountain Dulcimer Concert

July 19
Berea Baptist Church
310 Chestnut St

Join us for a Mountain Dulcimer Concert with Tull Glazener, Judson Steinback, Judy House and special guests Donna and Lewis Lamb, during the Berea Festival of Learnshops. This concert is a free event and is open to the public - No tickets or registration required.

For more information call Berea Tourism at 859-986-2540.
Jammin' on the Porch

Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson Street 

A family friendly jam session held by father-daughter duo Donna and Lewis Lamb. It's a truly unique Berea event!
Call (800)  598-5263 for more information.
English Country Dance

2nd Saturday
July 13
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson St. 
Beginner teaching session at 6:45 pm, dance begins at 7:00 for easier, fun dances. Then after the break, move to intermediate dances (also fun!). Calling by Mary Harrell, Howard Carlberg, Peter Rogers, and others. Lovely and lively music by a fantastic gang of local musicians!  

Admission is free, though donations are accepted to help maintain sound equipment and support musicians! Refreshment/snack donations are also welcome!
Berea Family Dance

3rd Thursday
July 18
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Happiness Hills Farm & Retreat Center
8682 Battlefield Memorial Highway

Berea Family Dances are a place for kids and their parents to learn the basics of folk dancing in a fun and welcoming environment. No experience necessary! Cost is $5 per family. 
Free Form Dance

3rd Friday
July 19
Body, Mind & Sol
105 Jackson St. 
An open, free form dance. All ages and abilities welcome. This is a safe place to move to some good music with old and new friends. Donations of $3-$5 requested.

For more information, call (859) 567-9642
Contra Dance

4th Saturday
July 27
$9 regular price, $6 students & seniors (65+)
212 Jefferson St. (Russel Acton Folk Center) 
Caller: Cari Huffman Band: The Berea Castoffs.  
Saturday's dance starts with a beginners session, from 7:30pm-8pm that will teach you everything you need to know, then dance the night away to foot-stomping live music, and a rotating cast of experienced callers. Bring a snack for the break if you're so inclined - your fellow dancers will appreciate it!

For more details call (859) 985-5501 or go to
Community Events
Free Narrated Trolley Tour of Berea

Saturdays until October 12, 2019
10am - 4:20pm

Free Narrated Trolley Tour of Berea: The trolley will run every Saturday until October 12, 2019. The tours will start at 10am at the Kentucky Artisan Center, then stop at the Artisan Village, Chestnut Street Park, Boone Tavern, and back to the Kentucky Artisan Center. The tours are approximately 40-45-minutes round trip. You may get on and off at any stop. Trolley Tour schedules are available upon request. Please call with any questions: 859-986-2450. 

For more information, call (859) 986-2540
Berea Farmers Market

Saturdays 10am - 1pm 
416 Chestnut St.

Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm
Memorial Park, W Jefferson St. 

Want some delicious local foods during your visit to Berea? Don't miss Berea's local farmers market. 

Providing favorites like fresh salad greens, kale, root vegetables, baked goods and locally harvested canned goods. 

For more information go to
Guided Hikes

The Berea College Forestry Outreach Center and the Friends of the Berea College Forest are excited to offer group community and student hikes every at Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:00 Am starting May 10th! Meet in the Berea College Forestry Outreach Center building!
Hiking is a great way to meet people, have fun, and de-stress!

Some weeks will have special topics and some will be led by Berea College students! If you have any ideas or requests, or would like to lead a hike yourself, let us know!

For more information, call  859-756-6094 or go to .
Strong Hearts | Strong Community Saturday Charity WOD 

9:00am - 10:00am
CrossFit Berea
1333 Slate Lick Rd

Welcome to CrossFit Berea where we value our community. Our Strong Hearts | Strong Community Saturday Charity WOD at 9am will be dedicated to a different charity each month. You may be asked to bring in canned food, pet supplies, or even a little cash to help out those folks we feel need a hand up. So join us and bring a friend. We will never turn you away, should you forget your donation. And we will surely appreciate everything you can give.
Our Saturday WOD is family friendly and everyone is welcome. However, before you can participate, you need to fill out a waiver! So stop in a little early if you have not done that yet.
For information, check out the event page.

A Walk in the Woods - Book Club

July 6
1pm - 2pm
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
2047 Big Hill Rd. 

Join the Berea Forestry Outreach Center as we discuss "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. This book follows the author's journey along the Appalachian trail and his joy at rediscovering nature.

For information, check out the event page.

Pancakes on the BUF

July 20
Berea Urban Farm
201 Adams St.

Don't miss this month's breakfast, every third Saturday from 8:30am - 10:00am at the Berea Urban Farm!
Learn more about our work in the community and meet our neighbors next Saturday.
Bring your friends!

For information, check out the event page.

Open Mic Night at the Berea Arts Council

2nd Tuesday
July 9
7:00pm - 9:00pm
444 Chestnut St. 

Share your poems, essays, or short fiction with other writers or hear others read their work.

For more information, call (859) 985-9317
Kentucky Trail Town

Summer is a great time to go outside and see Kentucky's natural beauty. Come visit Berea and hike through our breathtaking trails!
You can see a waterfall, stunning views of the mountains, and also enjoy the beauty of the flowers blooming. 

Maps to hike or bike some of Berea's various trails are located in the Welcome Center at 3 Artist Circle off of N. Broadway and on our website at

Enjoy scenic views at the Pinnacles and Anglin Falls, take a nice stroll or bike ride along one of our lovely shared use paths through town, or launch your kayak at Owsley Fork Reservoir. Your experience is waiting for you!
Upcoming in Berea
Berea Celtic Festival 

August 16-18

The Berea Celtic Festival has over the years drawn numerous excellent musicians and singers to town for this traditional, grassroots and puredrop event. A low-budget, cozy, reliable fest that encourages musicians to meet, inspire and play at sessions, workshops and concerts throughout town. Most events are free of charge, but there will be admissions for other ones to cover our expenses.

For the schedule or more information,  visit
Spoonbread Festival

September 20-22
Memorial Park & Berea Community School
W. Jefferson St.

23rd Annual Spoonbread Festival
Signature Event of the Berea Chamber of Commerce
September 20-22, 2019
Memorial Park - Berea, KY
3 Days of Affordable Family Fun

For more information visit

or call (859) 986-9760
Berea Parks and Recreation Events
Thank You!
As always, thank you for following us! We look forward to seeing you here in Berea!

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Megan Campbell
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