Berea, KY Newsletter
June 2022
Berea Welcome Center, located at 3 Artist Circle, Berea, KY 40403

Open 7 days a week from 9AM - 5PM
Berea Anime Fest
June 3, 2022
Russel Acton Folk Center

Berea Anime Fest is a free family event hosted by the Madison County Public Library, Berea Parks and Recreation, and Berea Kids Eat. This fun-filled day will include an anime cosplay contest, tabletop gaming with Berea's Bad Wolf Gaming, anime face painting, and a showing of Studio Ghibli's "My Neighbor Totoro" at 6pm. Noodle Nirvana and Bumble Bites will be on site with free food for all attendees.
First Friday Berea
June 3, 2022
6:00PM - 9:00 PM
The Lot

Join us on The Lot in Berea for a block party fundraiser to support the Levitt AMP Berea Music Series!

With musical performances by Mitch Barrett & Randall Conn, Food, Live Music, & Vendors with Moonflower Market.
Treasure Island at
The Spotlight Playhouse
June 3-5, 2022
Spotlight Playhouse

Performed by Spotlight Acting School Students, ages 14-18, this swashbuckling production is packed with drama, swordplay, fighting, double crossing, and more!

L&N Day
June 4th, 2022
Berea Tourism Welcome Center

Join us for a day at the L&N Depot as we explore life on the railroad!
Check out the model trains and train memorabilia while enjoying live music, activities for the kids, and a wide variety of vendors.

L&N Day doesn't end at the station, though!

The Taleless Dog, Berea's newest book store, will be celebrating their grand opening on June 4th and will have some fantastic train books on hand for the occasion.

Local watercolor artist, Bob Berger, will be available for a meet and greet at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen throughout the day alongside his display of train-themed paintings.

The Top Drawer Gallery will be selling handmade toy trains crafted by a Kentucky artist.

Village Life will be hosting a performance of the Bluegrass Cloggers beginning at 5pm.
June 4, 2022
Sunshine Ballard Cottage

The Taleless Dog is so happy to be your local, neighborhood bookstore.

We are opening our doors on June 4th with a book signing and reading with poet, non-fiction, and children's book author Hasan Davis, J.D.

Location: Sunshine Ballard Cottage (Behind the Log House Craft Gallery)
204 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403

There is street parking available on either side of the store as well as across Center Street.

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For The Music Showcase
June 10-11, 2022
Owleyes Farm

2 Days of music at Owleyes Farm in Berea, where 100% of the ticket sales are for the musicians to split evenly. 16 Bands from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Illinois come together to share their own original music with the community of Berea, KY.
Berea Arts Council Plant Sale
June 18, 2022
Berea Arts Council

Got plants? Why not donate some to our annual plant sale by stopping by the gallery between 10 am and 6 pm on June 17?

Need Plants? Come buy some from us between 10 am and 3:30 pm on June 18!

Whether you donate, purchase, or both, you are helping to support us in our mission of making “art for everyone” possible in our community.
June 21, 2022
7:00PM - 10:00PM
HomeGrown HideAways

HomeGrown HideAways cordially invites you to the Holler in the Holler Musicians Memorial Concert Series featuring opening performances by young musicians from the Rock School program at Lexington Music Education. This show is dedicated to the memory of musician and artist Pat McNeese. Join us on the 3rd Tuesday from May through October to celebrate our remembered friends. Each event will have a Food Truck onsite – cash preferred.

Musicians Memorial Concert Series with proceeds donated to a scholarship fund for the future rock stars at Lexington Music Education.
Berea Craft Festival
July 8-10, 2022
Indian Fort Theater
Friday and Saturday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM

Over 110 artists from 15 states will be on site with their work and providing demonstrations. 20+ artists are new to the festival!

INDIAN FORT THEATER– 3 MILES east from downtown Berea, 40 miles south of Lexington. Just off I-75, exits 76 & 77. Follow signs to Berea and the Festival!

Berea Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Tuesdays from 4:00PM - 7:00PM

Visit the market for baked goods, fresh produce, greens, eggs, cheese and meats, hand crafted items, and more!

Location: Chestnut Street Pavilion
635 Chestnut Street Berea, KY 40403
Jammin' on the Porch
Thursdays from 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Russel Acton Folk Center

Bring your instrument and join in the jam session, or feel free to just sit and tap your toes. Father and daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb host the free event.

Bring your own chair.

Location: Russel Acton Folk Center
212 West Jefferson Street
Berea, KY 40403
Woodcarver Wednesday
Wednesdays 10:00am - 12:00pm
Berea Welcome Center at the L&N Train Station

Every Wednesday morning the Welcome Center here at the L&N Train Station hosts an incredibly talented group of wood carvers! Stop by and watch them work on the platform behind the building any time between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

You can even purchase raffle tickets for a piece of their beautiful work!
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
Wine Down Wednesdays

Wednesdays from 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Boone Tavern

Every Wednesday at Boone Tavern is Wine Down Wednesday! Stop by the Frost Cafe or Boone Tavern Restaurant between 5 pm and 8 pm, for $2 off glasses and $5 off bottles of wine.

Location: 100 Main Street
Berea, KY 40403
The Berea College Trace

Berea College Campus has so much to share.

In an effort to bring together everything Berea College has to offer, we welcome you to the Berea College Trace.

The Trace is the thread that weaves together Berea College history and our future.

We invite you to come stay, shop, eat, learn and explore!

The Berea College Trace has started a new film series showing the incredible work and treasures of Berea College!
Berea KY Tourism LearnShops
Berea KY Tourism LearnShops offer the next step in your artistic journey. With year-round courses you can explore a broad range of art, including music, painting, authentic Appalachian crafts, woodworking, and so much more.

Whether you are looking for a class for beginners or you are already an experienced artist, take your skills to the next level with LearnShops.

All programs are taught by talented artists and professionals. The LearnShop programs include seasonal weekend LearnShops, The Berea Festival of LearnShops (July 15-24, 2022), and the popular Make It Take It Give It LearnShop for the Holidays.
Teaching from the Berea Urban Farm
Sustainable Berea is offering a free educational series via Zoom for those new to home gardening. Each 45-minute event will begin with a short lesson on a specific topic that will help guide beginners through their first growing season.

Second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 10:45 am.

You can view the schedule and find registration information here.