Take a trip back in time to days long past during Big Bone Lick State Historic Site’s (3380 Beaver Road, Union) annual Salt Festival. All ages interested in pioneer life can learn about salt making, weaving, and tomahawk throwing, as well as enjoy stories, frontier music, and craft demonstrations. Browse the vendors’ crafts, enjoy some tasty treats, and be sure to visit the resident bison herd. The Salt Festival takes place 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Oct. 18; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 19. Call 859-384-3522 or click here for details.
When you’ve absorbed all the history and fun at Big Bone Lick’s Salt Festival, stop by Jane’s Saddlebag (13989 Ryle Road, Union) anytime between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 17, 18 and 19 for a homemade lunch or dinner, followed by a trip to the petting zoo, a free hay ride, and a trip to the Kids Village and Flatboat. Call 859-384-6617 or visit janessaddlebag.com.