Tanner Station Rifle Frolic Set For Nov. 6-7 at Blue Licks Battlefield

By Mark Shuller - Email

MOUNT OLIVET, KY (FOX19) – Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will host the "Tanner Station Rifle Frolic" – a living history event about 18th century history and weapons – on November 6th and 7th.

The frolic will include a shooting competition with flintlocks on both days by re-enactors. There will also be speakers, demonstrations and other examples of pioneer and Native American life from the 18th century that guests can see. The shooting competition will start at 10 a.m. both days. The event is free and open to the public.

Perry Riley of Kingman, Indiana, will speak about the history of gourds as well as the diet of humans, based on archaeological digs and research.

The event will take place at Tanner Station, across U.S. 68 from the main part of the park. The station is a wooden structure that resembles a small fort, similar to what pioneers of the 18th century would have used.

Blue Lick Battlefield State Resort Park is one of the few remaining Revolutionary War battlefields in the United States and offers various events, festivals and recreation opportunities throughout the year.  The park contains a restaurant, lodge, cottages, museum, campground, gift shop, mini-golf, picnic areas, hiking trails, swimming pool during summer months and more.

The park is located 48 miles northeast of Lexington on U.S. 68, between Mount Olivet and Carlisle. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call the park at 1-800-443-7008.