Find out about frontier life in Kentucky by visiting Carter Caves State Resort Park for the 28th Annual Pioneer Life Week July 22-29.
This event focuses on life in Kentucky in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visitors can enjoy a step back in time in the Pioneer Encampment near the Carter Caves campground registration building.
See re-enactors demonstrate skills needed for frontier life Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
This year’s event will also feature a special Kentucky Chautauqua performance featuring Dr. Ephraim McDowell, frontier doctor, on Wednesday at 8 p.m., and Jonathon Hagee, who portrays a colonial balladeer, on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Pioneer Encampment.
McDowell’s performance is sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council and is portrayed by Henry Dowell. This is Hagee’s second appearance at Pioneer Life Week. Both performances are free to the public!
For a complete list of special activities and programs for the entire week, like us on Facebook or contact the park’s recreation office at 606-286-4411. Carter Caves State Resort Park is a full resort with lodge rooms, cottages, campground including horse campground with full hook ups, and a restaurant featuring Kentucky fare.