Berea, K Y Tourism Newsletter
May 2020
Hello May!

Spring has sprung & we're so excited about it!

Keep up with everything #BereaKY on


Hope to see you soon!

-Berea Tourism 
 # BereaKY #VisitBerea #BereaProud

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Berea Tourism is continuing to monitor updates from the CDC regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The City of Berea suspends walk in traffic at Berea Tourism's Visitor Center
As a precautionary measure, in response to COVID-19 Outbreak, the City of Berea will temporarily close City offices to walk in traffic effective Saturday, March 14, 2020.
We are sorry we missed you. If you need visitor information, please check out our website at: www.visitberea.com
Please be patient with out offices during this time. We are committed to the safety of our employees, our visitors and our citizens. The Berea Welcome Center will reopen to walk in traffic as soon as possible.

As we all navigate the unpecedented, extraordinary and evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Berea wants you to know that we always have been and will continue to be available for assistance. Therefore, the City of Berea has announced a temporary website at:

#BereaKy Photos
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!

Below are this month's social media 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)
 






@robertkelam came across these gorgeous tulips in front of the Boone Tavern while he was out enjoying the #BereaKY spring weather!













































@kels_meade practicing social distancing #BereaKY style, kayaking at Owsley Fork Lake!


















@bereacollege flying their American flag in the College Square at half-staff to honor those lost to COVID-19. #TogetherKY 












 




@homegrown_hideaways captured this breathtaking rainbow shining over #BereaKY!
















@rubywendyc enjoying this stunning #BereaKY sunset while exploring at Brushy Fork!  
Art Exhibits and Demonstrations
Kentucky Artisan Center Exhibits and Demonstrations 



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






The Kentucky Artisan Center is located just off I-75 at Berea Exit 77.
For more information, call (859)-985-5448
Community Events
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center


In response to large gatherings that have been occurring at popular hiking and outdoor activity sites, Governor Beshear has urged the closure of all such venues to the public. 
The Red River Gorge is said to be closing as are most of our state parks and many outdoor city areas, as well.
The Administrative Committee has reluctantly made the decision to close temporarily the Indian Fort area and the College Forest more generally to hiking and other outdoor recreational activities.


For more information, go to forestryoutreach@berea.edu or call (859) 756-3315
Berea Farmers Market

Saturdays
10:00am-1:00pm 
Parish House, BUMC
101 Fee St.

We are following all state, city, and agriculture guidelines related to Farmer's Markets - this means we will have an outdoor market will all necessary  sanitary  procedures in place, and will practice social distancing. If you see a line or too many people standing around, please stay in your car. 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. 

If you would like to pre-order, please call Dennis (DNC Eggs) at 859-353-2186 

For more information, call 859-813-0750 or go to  bereafarmersmarket.org.
Berea Parks and Recreation Events
Thank You!
As always, thank you for following us! We look forward to seeing you here in Berea!

You can find even more information on our website at www.visitberea.com

If you have any comments or suggestions, be sure to send them to megan@visitberea.com

Megan Campbell
800-598-5263
www.visitberea.com  
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