Battle of Blue Licks

Information for Re-Enactors Participating in the 2016 Battle of Blue Licks Re-Enactment Celebration

The following information is the complete package of information for registering for The 2016 Battle of Blue Licks. Online registration is also available. Please read through the following information concerning park rules, waiver information etc before registering. Thank You!

For a printable version of this packet - please click here.

Welcome to the Battle of Blue Licks Re-enactment Celebration

There is a nominal camp fee of $5.00 per camp, $20.00 if you are a sutler and would like to be set up on Sutler’s Row. The camp fee covers your ice, wood, water, and restrooms. The camp fee also allows you FREE access to park attractions such as the public pool, museum, and any event programs you wish to attend throughout the weekend.

We thank you for coming, please enjoy yourself and be safe.

Blue Licks Re-enactment Celebration August 19-21, 2016

Please Register Online or complete the form below and mail to the park or use the printable packet.


Circle the one that applies:   Settler & Militia   Native American   Loyalist    Sutler

Name(s)___________________________________Evening Phone_________________


City  ___________________________State: _________________Zip:_______________

Email ____________________________________________________________________________________

Cell Phone (optional) ________________________________________________________________________

Emergency Contact___________________________________________________________________________
                                                   (Name)                                  (Phone)

If you are a sutler, what will you be selling? __________________________________________________________________________________________



 I recognize that there is an element of risk in any adventure, or living history event. I am also fully aware of the risk and dangers inherent in this battle reenactment.

 Knowing the inherent risk, dangers and rigors required of said activity, I certify that I am, and my family, including minor children are fully capable of participating in the said activity.  I assume full responsibility for myself, my family, including minor children for bodily injury, death and loss of personal property and expenses thereof as a result of my negligence of my family participating in said activity.

 I hereby give Kentucky State Parks permission to use my (or my child’s) photograph(s) in its publications, promotional material, or on its web site to promote parks. I release the Kentucky Department of Parks, the photographer, employees, and the state from liability for any violation of any personal or proprietary right I may have in connection with such use.

If subject is under 18: I, ___________________________, am the parent/legal guardian of the individual named below and I have read this release and approve of its terms.

Subject Name: ___________________________ Date: ______________

________________________________________      _____________________________
                    Signature of participant                                                Witness


 If you have any further questions, you may contact:

Paul Tierney
Program Services Supervisor

Mailing Address:
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Hwy 68
Mt. Olivet, KY 41064-0066

Clothing Guidelines are available on request or click here for more information. The camp will be located near the public poolat Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. Areas will be designated for the following living historians:

Militia & pioneer settlers
Native Americans
British loyalists

     Sutlers with marquees wishing to set up on Sutler’s Row

The only animals permitted will be Disability Service Animals.

If you intend to participate in the battle re-enactment, all battle participants must sign a release form and attend a safety meeting scheduled for Saturday morning at 11am in camp.


1. All Kentucky Department of Parks rules and regulations apply.

2. Gate hours: 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. If you need to arrive at a time outside standard gate hours, please let us know, so we can make special arrangements. All re-enactors must check in at the registration table located on the basketball court upon arrival.

3. Please unload your vehicle(s) and then park your car in a designated parking area. One hour will be allowed for vehicles to remain in camp, however no vehicles are to be in the encampment areas between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. These are the hours when the public will be visiting the encampments, and it is our goal to present as accurate a picture of life on the frontier in the later 18th Century as possible.

Anyone setting up camp will be allowed to set up no earlier than Thursday August 18th.

4. "In period" attire must be worn at all times while in camp. All clothing, shelters and accoutrements should reflect the year 1782 in the frontier territory of Kentucky. Please refrain from using modern footwear or sunglasses, unless medically required. All modern items (coolers, bottles, cans, plastic, etc.) are to be kept out of sight at all times. Photography equipment should be covered when not in use.

5. Please do not cut any live trees or shrubbery. Clean straw will be available for bedding, and seasoned firewood will be available for fire pits. Please leave unused firewood for future events. Campfires must be in a pit, and attended at all times. Be sure to keep a quantity of water near by for emergency use.

6. Porta-johns and potable water will be available at the site.

7. The only loading or firing of firearms will be during the battle. No loading or firing is allowed in camp. No projectiles are to be loaded, which includes wadding. Only powder should be dropped. Keeping your muzzle slightly elevated will assure that the gun fires. For safety, one should aim above the heads of the other combatants.

8. It is the responsibility of all traders and possessors of FUR, CLAWS, FEATHERS, ETC. to confirm the compliance of your goods with Kentucky state and Federal laws.

Camp rules will be strictly enforced. Violators will be asked once, told once, and then escorted from the camp upon the third violation.

If you see something wrong, either make it right or seek immediate assistance to make it right.

You do not need to wait for an event coordinator.

Please leave your campsite looking better than it did when you arrived. Fill in your fire pit before you leave.

Rules and Regulations as they apply to the Battle of Blue Licks Re-enactment Celebration

- Parking in authorized areas only.
- No motorized trail bikes
- No firearms allowed except for those "in period" for the re-enactment
- Persons caught defacing trees, shrubs, or buildings or in any way vandalizing the park property will be prosecuted.
- Parents must be responsible for their children.
- Fishing licenses are required, and Fish and Wildlife officers patrol the park.

Battle of Blue Licks

Battle Times: Saturday 3:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:30 p.m.

Battle Coordinator & Safety Officers will be at the safety meeting at 11 am on Saturday  

1. There will be a Safety Meeting on Saturday morning at 11:00 am to review some details and cover the instructions for the battle re-enactment. If you cannot attend this meeting, you must contact the battle coordinator for their instructions.

2. We must have a signed release of liability form for each and every participant in the battle re-enactment.

3. No projectiles are to be loaded. This includes wadding. Only powder should be dropped. Keeping your muzzle slightly elevated will assure that the gun fires. For safety, always aim over the heads of the other combatants.

4. Do not aim directly at opponents when firing. Muzzles should be pointed over their heads, or off to one side. This assures there are no accidents from burning powder. Never point a firearm toward visitors or non-combatants.

5. Edged weapons must be tied down. This includes knives, hawks, and war clubs. You may carry them on a belt or sash, but they must be rendered inoperable by being lashed in place. Do not draw an edged weapon at any time. Neck knives are permissible, but must be securely tied into their sheaths.

6. Proper attire and firearms are required for battle participation (reflecting our time period of 1782, which would include styles and technology immediately previous).

7. As with the general camp rules, do not wait for a coordinator or Captain of the Guard to correct an infraction of these rules. If you see something wrong, make it right!

Safety is everyone's concern!

8. No ramrods on the battlefield.

9. No loading from the horn.

10. You must be checked by a safety officer prior to and after the battle re-enactment.

and …

11. Remember, "The British & Indians win this one!"



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