Happy Fourth of July!

NapoleonJaneNelsonHappy Independence Day for the United States of America! In ten days, we will be celebrating another holiday- Bastille Day! Friday, July 14th, during our Twilight Shopping event at the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival, we will host a presentation by Emperor Napoleon (aka. Mark Schneider, a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter) on “July 14, 1789” to honor Bastille Day. Napoleon will also make another appearance with his rival Admiral Lord Nelson (aka. Bryan Austin, a Colonial Williamsburg interpreter) in their head-to-head presentation, “Gods of War.”

Napoleon Bonaparte was the emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. He was a Colossus! A great changer of Europe by spreading the ideas of the French Revolution, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Napoleon is also known as one of the greatest generals in the history of warfare. His victories at Rivoli, Marengo, Austerlitz and Friedland are still studied at the great military academies of the world.

Admiral Horatio Nelson is remembered as England’s greatest naval hero, and one of the greatest Admirals in the history of Naval Warfare. Victories such as Cape Saint Vincent, the Nile and his most famous Trafalgar, will not only be remembered as brilliant Naval victories but we’re also instrumental in the turning of the tide in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. In many ways these two”gods of War,” were very much like an elephant and a whale, not being able to engage one another directly but indirectly with their abilities on land and on sea and with their policies.

This evening you will get the rare opportunity to meet both Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, and Admiral Horatio Nelson in this “what if” meeting of history.

Meet Napoleon and Nelson Friday Night, July 14th, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. under the Big Tent at the Jane Austen Festival. Plan to stay there for the “Bastille Day- July 14, 1789” presentation from 8:00-9:00 p.m. 

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JANE NEEDS YOU!

VolunteerFlierHalfLAST CALL FOR FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS!

Here are the areas that we need the MOST help (check them all out on our SignUp website):

Thursday, July 14th 

Set Up (NEED 9 more people)– 4:30-7:00 pm

Friday, July 15th

Set Up (NEED 9 more people)– 10:00am-5:00pm, come when you can

Saturday, July 16th

Laborer (NEED 2 people- great job for significant others!)– 10:00am-2:00pm, with several breaks

Concessions (NEED 2 more people)– 11:00am-1:30pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 3 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 11:00am-1:00pm

Janeite Boutique- Sales (NEED 1 more person)– 12:30-3:00pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 1 more person)– 1:00-3:00pm

Concessions (NEED 3 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 1:30-3:30pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 2 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 3:00-5:00pm

Tablecloth washer and presser (NEED 1 person)– Take home the tablecloths from the Tea Room to launder and iron. Bring them back Sunday (July 16th) morning by 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, July 17th

Concessions (NEED 1 more person)– 9:00-11:00am

Ticket Gate (NEED 6 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 9:00-11:00am

Tea Room Servers (NEED 1 more person)– 10:30am-1:00pm

Hospitality (NEED 1 more person)– 11:00am-1:00pm

Concessions (NEED 2 more people)– 11:00am-1:30pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 1 more person)– 11:00-1:00pm

Janeite Boutique- Sales (NEED 1 more person)– 12:30-3:00pm

Hospitality (NEED 1 person)– 1:00-3:00pm

Concessions (NEED 2 more people)– 1:30-3:30pm

Kitchen Helper (NEED 1 person)– 1:00-3:30pm

Tea Room Servers (NEED 1 more person)– 1:00-3:30pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 3 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 1:00-3:00pm

Concession (NEED 3 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 1:30-3:30pm

Hospitaltiy (NEED 2 people)– 3:00-5:00pm

Ticket Gate (NEED 3 people- DIRE NEED, PLEASE SIGN UP)– 3:00-5:00pm

Concessions (NEED 1 person)– 3:30-5:30pm

Kitchen Helper (NEED 1 more person)– 3:30-5:45pm

Tea Room Server (NEED 1 more person)– 3:30-5:45pm, serves during the Children’s Tea

Kitchen Helper-Wash/pack tea cups and pots (NEED 2 more people)– 4:30-6:00pm 

Clean Up (NEED LOTS OF HELP)– 5:00-8:00pm (hopefully done sooner!)

Please visit our SignUp WEBSITE and look at all the Volunteer position/shift times for each day of the Festival (either click on a Calendar day that is highlighted or scroll down to see the complete list).  There are descriptions for each position, so you know what is expected for each job.  When you sign up, please make sure to include your email address and phone number.

All Volunteers are encouraged to attend our Volunteer Training session on Thursday, July 13th from 7-8 p.m.  Training will be held in the Audubon Room at Locust Grove (same location as the Festival). Please email our Volunteer Coordinators if you cannot attend Volunteer Training ASAP.

Volunteering comes with two perks…FREE admission to the Festival on the day(s) you volunteer and you will have access to the Hospitality Room (excluding Friday, July 14th, evening).

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The Jane Austen Festival is 24 Days away! Happy First Day of Summer!

FullSizeRenderHappy First Day of Summer, Janeites! If you haven’t registered for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival already, we encourage you to do so soon! Admission tickets are still available- July 14th Twilight Shopping admission is $6 per person and Saturday, July 15th, and Sunday, July 16th, admission is $12 per person, each day, with children 12 and under are free all weekend. You can get a discount on 2 day (July 15th & 16th) admission online only for $20 per person. Also, we still have TEA TICKETS! Saturday’s 3:45 p.m. tea sitting has seats available as well as all the Sunday tea sittings. Sadly, our Grand Ball and Workshops are FULL and heavily waitlisted. Go to our Registration page to sign up today! http://jasnalouisville.com/jane-austen-festival-registration

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Announcing our Official Poster Contest Winning Design!

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Here is our winning festival poster designed by Lynsey Lehr of Philadelpha, PA!!

Thirteen days until advance online registration opens on June 8th at Noon EDT for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival! The Jane Austen Festival is coming up this July 14, 15, and 16. Visit our website, www.jasnalouisville.com, for the schedule of activities and more!

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Events for the Gents!

18581576_1484480071623610_1658199475063883303_nOnline advance registration for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival opens in 18 days (June 8th, Noon EDT)! Ladies and Gentlemen are welcome to attend! We have events specifically for the Gentlemen in our audience, including a Bare Knuckle Boxing demonstration, a Duel between Gentlemen and the Acasta Naval Encampment.

The Festival begins with a special Twilight Shopping event on Friday, July 14, 6-9 p.m., and continues Saturday and Sunday, July 15 & 16, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. Visit our website, www.jasnalouisville.com, for ticket prices, full schedule, and more information. The Festival is held at the 1790s Georgian farm, Locust Grove, which is just six miles from downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

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Exclusive Friday Night Workshops!

2017 Regency Master Class. LBCC and Virgil'sHere’s the 20th reason why you should come to the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival this July- exclusive Friday night Workshops! Before Twilight Shopping starts, Proprietress of LBCC Historical Apothecary and the Proprietress of Virgil’s Fine Goods will teach a Regency Beauty Master Class from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Then from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Andrea Amey will teach you how to String Your Own Pearls with Swarovski Pearls! Descriptions and costs for each workshop can be found at http://jasnalouisville.com/2017-festival-workshops

Advance online registration for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival opens June 8th, Noon EDT! #janeaustenfestivallouisvillekentucky#janeaustenlegacy #janeausten #regencycosmetics #regencypearls#itsjaneyall

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Twilight Shopping returns July 14, 2017 | 6:00-9:00 p.m.

IMG_039421 days until online advance registration opens for the 9th Annual Jane Austen Festival, which goes live on June 8th! Our Twilight Shopping event on Friday, July 14th, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. is not to be missed! Be the first to peruse the Shoppes of Meryton and purchase the beautiful goodies from our vendors. And make sure to visit our Janeite Boutique for special, limited-edition items commemorating the
200th Anniversary of our dear Jane’s passing. Admission for the Twilight Shopping event is $6 and Children 12 and under are Free.

The Festival continues July 15 & 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day! Visit jasnalouisville.com for more information.

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