Wouldn’t it be cool to pitch a tent at Locust Grove Historic Home? To wander the grounds after dark imagining what it was like when the 1790 Georgian mansion was a new house for William and Lucy Clark Croghan?
Add to that a day-long Kentucky music festival and a barn dance, and you have the Watershed Festival: two nights of (optional) camping and a lineup of bands and jams all day on Saturday.
The Watershed Festival is headlined by Grammy winner Don Flemons, co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The day culminates with a barn dance featuring Tee Claw and the Kentucky Round Ups.
The event also has an advocacy component. According to the website, “Watershed seeks to shed light on Kentucky’s unique heritage while promoting advocacy that addresses Kentucky’s 21st century challenges. Watershed offers festival attendees the opportunity to engage with musicians, artists, nonprofit NGOs and entrepreneurs who celebrate Kentucky’s vibrant culture by linking the past to the future.”
Camping on site is allowed from 10 a.m. on Friday to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. Food trucks and local craft beer will be available. Weekend passes that include camping are $50. Day passes for Saturday are $18 for the festival and $10 for the barn dance, or $25 for both. Children 12 and under are free.
All proceeds from the festival will support Kentucky nonprofits.