October 2020 Newsletter
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 VisitBerea.com.
  • 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
  VisitBerea.com & social media!
Hope to see you soon!

-Berea Business & Tourism Development

#VisitBerea #BereaKY #ExperienceBerea
In 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:
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!

@ldb859 & the famous Cane Dog posing with the Bob Dylan mural for the #BereaBucketList Challenge!

@natalieltate on a weekend adventure & escape with her favorite boy!

Pumpkin spice season has officially begun at @nativebagelco!

@viceroy.veneno exploring & hiking at The Pinnacles!

@blackcatequestrian, #BereaKY's newest horse riding farm, introducing some of their horses!

@papaflogs kayaking with this stunning view of the mountains at Owsley Fork Reservoir!
Visit 5 Berea locations, snap a photo, and upload it to
Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #bereabucketlist

We will select one winner weekly & one GRAND PRIZE winner!

Suggested locations:
Artisan Village
Berea Welcome Center
College Square
The Pinnacles
Boone Tavern


$25 Gift Certificate from Papaleno’s, College Square
Handmade apron & 3 matching face masks from Old Town Fabric, Artisan Village
Hand turned “Christmas Snowman” from The Cabin of Old Town, Artisan Village
Lunch for 2 at the Amish Store, Prince Royal Drive
Dinner for 2 at Dinner Bell Rest., Plaza Drive
Handmade candle from Copperas Mountain Candle Co., Artisan Village
Oak leaf design pottery bowl from Top Drawer Gallery, Artisan Village
Basket of locally sourced bath products from Village Life Boutique, Artisan Village
FREE Night Stay at Boone Tavern, College Square
The "Hottest" event in Berea, KY is coming up on Halloween night (Oct. 31st, 2020) from 7-9pm. It's the Berea Chamber of Commerce's new Hot Air Balloon Glow Drive Thru - and you don't want to miss it!

The Berea Chamber will light up the sky with up to 10 hot air balloons positioned at specific locations around Berea, KY. Individuals and families will have the opportunity to drive along a designated route to see the balloons from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles.

We've partnered with 106.7 The Pinnacle to broadcast live during this event to ensure our current information, up-to-date traffic, and announcements are provided in real-time to visitors via free local radio.

There will also be designated stops for pre-packaged candy for the kids and we're encouraging guests to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes.

For locals, we encourage you to light up and decorate your homes and businesses, dress up and wave, and let passersbys experience of the small town excitement and bright lights of Berea, KY on Halloween.

Take part in this "Hot" new event by securing your sponsoring now! Call/Text Special Events Chairperson: Bud Montgomery at (859) 661-5595, or email chamber@bereachamber.com
Open Friday & Saturday Nights

7:30PM - 11PM

September 25 - November 7

They will be giving first responders $5 off at ticket booth with proof.
(Police, fire, paramedics, nurses, doctors & military personnel)

128 Mt Vernon Rd
(859) 661-3280
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 forestryoutreach@berea.edu
 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

When you're ready to find out where the tour bus can't take you, our GeoTour will guide you on an outdoor adventure. Taking you to places only the locals know, in and around Berea and Madison County KY. The Berea Chamber of Commerce hosts the only GeoTour in Kentucky, and it's definitely one you don't want to miss! Use the Expedition Guides on the Berea Chamber of Commerce website to earn a custom artisan crafted souvenir!

Learn more at www.geocaching.com
Berea Farmers Market

Saturdays 9AM-1PM

Fee Park on Chestnut St., beside People's Bank.

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
We look forward to seeing you here in #BereaKY!

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

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

Megan Campbell
#VisitBerea #BereaKY #ExperienceBerea