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
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.
FOR THE RE-ENACTMENT OF
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.
11. Remember, "The British & Indians win this one!"