11th Annual Jane Austen Festival
Join us as we celebrate “Northanger Abbey: Adventure and Romance Unmasked”
Cristina Barreto-Lancaster – “The Good Guide to creating the Perfect Wardrobe. All the answers that every lady needs to know about wearing their clothing & accessories: When, Who, How, Where and Why.”
Martin Lancaster – “Touching the Tiger – How to find History through Re-Enactment.”
Cristina Barreto-Lancaster & Martin Lancaster are the authors of Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion book (out of print, new edition coming).
Dr. Glynis Ridley, University of Louisville – Isabella Thorpe’s Northanger Abbey: Gothic Plots and Possibilities & Eleanor Tilney’s Northanger Abbey: Histories of England and Empire.
Shop our Regency Emporium and Shoppes of Meryton, promenade with "Catherine Morland and Mrs. Allen in Bath," encounter His Majesty's Royal Navy, and dine and dance the night away at our Masque Ball at our new fabulous location, The Pendennis Club.
Also, the Betsy Bashore Regency Fashion Show and Gayle Simmons Regency fashion display in the Grand Parlor of 1790s Locust Grove, Punch & Judy, Common Stock Entertainment, Lady Caroline Linnington, Sunday morning church services and so much more. Sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of Greater Louisville, and held at Locust Grove. Tours of the house Saturday & Sunday of the festival. Festival hours are 6 p.m. Friday evening until 9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Watch our website for updates: www.jasnalouisville.com On-line advance registration will open June 5th. Advance reservations for the ball, tea times and workshops are highly recommended because these activities all sell-out before the festival opens. Because of a large music festival the same weekend, it is recommended you book your hotel or B&B well in advance. The 2018 festival had a record attendance of 2400+ from 25 states.