Third annual fort siege this weekend

Published 8:47 am Thursday, May 17, 2018

History comes to life in Stanford this weekend, with the third annual Logan’s Fort Siege of 1777 Reenactment, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 17-20.

Throughout the weekend, there will be living history demonstrations, a Native American encampment, settler’s encampment, Sutler’s Village, food vendors, children’s activities and tractor/horse and wagon rides taking place around the Fort, located at the end of Martin Luther King Street in Stanford. 

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Admission is $5 (Friday and Saturday) and free to children 12 and under. All proceeds will fund future events at the fort.

The Logan’s Fort Siege of 1777 Reenactment schedule, which is subject to change, follows:

Thursday, May 17

• Annual T. J. Hill IV History Walk — 6 p.m. Meet at Willys Overland Garage (corner of Mill and Main Street). Rain cancels. 

Friday, May 18

• Special Dusk Battle — 8 p.m. Park opens to public at 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 19

• Park opens — 10 a.m.

• “Kentucky’s American Indian History” by Tressa Brown — 10:30 a.m.

• “Life in Central Kentucky from Ice Age to Contact” by Randall Carrier — 11:30 a.m.

• “The Court Martial of Daniel Boone” by Eddie Carter — 12:30 p.m.

• Reenactment of the Siege of 1777 — 2 p.m.

• Live Auction — 6:30 p.m. Public welcome.

Sunday, May 20

• Park opens — 10 a.m.

• 18th Century Church Service — 10:30 a.m.