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Bare Knuckle Boxing at the Jane Austen Festival

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Keith Kaiser learns the art of bare knuckle boxing - a demonstration happening at the 5th annual Jane Austen Festival.

The Jane Austen Society of North America presents the 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival at Historic Locust Grove this weekend.

The grounds of Historic Locust Grove will be transforms into the 19th century on July 21 & 22 from 10am-4:30pm each day.

The event will be filled with activities and demonstrations including.

*Side-Saddle Demonstration

*A Duel Between Gentlemen

*Tutorial on Fencing

*A Bare Knuckle Boxing Demonstration

Roving musician Jack Salt will entertain as will Commonstock Entertainment with shadow stories and their Potato Wagon of Wonders!

Workshops will involve learning about Tea (Tea, Anyway you Steep it! and Play with your Leaves), offered by Bingley's Teas, and more.

The Grand Ball will take place on Saturday evening at Spalding University in downtown Louisville. The ball room is reminiscent of a Georgian Assembly Room. A practice session will be held in the afternoon.

Admission is $10 each day which admits you to the Emporium, Shoppes, most everything under the Big Top Tent and tours of the 1790 Georgian home.

The Afternoon Tea is $20 per person, the workshops are $25 each, the theatrical performance is $10 and the Grand Ball is $20 per person.

Click here to learn more about the Jane Austen Society of North America. 

Jane Austen Festival
Historic Locust Grove
Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville
Saturday & Sunday 10am-4:30pm
$10 Admission
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