Howard County — Each Labor Day kids of all ages converge on the Boone’s Lick State Historic site near Boonesboro for the 11th Annual Boonslick Folk Festival put on by the Boonslick Area Tourism Council and Missouri State Parks. It’s a chance to enjoy the outdoors and experience history while having a whole lot of fun.
There will be demonstrations of period crafts, music, kids games and food. The event is free of charge. Food and drink can be had for a small fee. Reenactors will be on hand to bring the Civil War to life, and stories will be told of Nathan and Daniel Morgan Boone who manufactured salt at the site from which the Boonslick area got its name.
Fiddles, banjos, guitars, Native American flutes, and dulcimers will fill the air with period music. Blacksmithing, weaving, broom making and campfire cooking are just a few of the 19th century crafts that can be experienced firsthand.
“This is one of the best events in the Boonslick area for family fun, and each year we’ll get anywhere from six to eight hundred kids of all ages attending,” says festival organizer Connie Shay of Fayette.
The event will boast direction signs along Highway 87 in Howard County towards Boonesboro to Highway 187.
Go to www.boonslicktourism.org for more information.