Jane Austen festival returns to Louisville

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WHAS11.com

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 12:04 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 20 at 12:04 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The 7th annual Jane Austen Festival will take place at beautiful 1790s Locust Grove located at 561 Blankenbaker Lane. 

Admission to the festival is $5 Friday only; one day pass $12, two day pass $20 and children 12 and under are free. Admission (except Friday evening) includes access to the ca. 1790 Locust Grove, a National Historic Landmark. Recently intensive research and restoration has completely changed the interior of the home to the period, 1809-1818, when Revolutionary War hero, George Rogers Clark, lived in the House. 

The Greater Louisville Region of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) was founded in July of 2007. They meet monthly at Locust Grove. The Jane Austen Festival has become the largest Jane Austen event in North America with approximately 1,700 attending from 18 states and Canada in 2013.

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