The Daniel Boone Festival
The Daniel Boone Festival is held each October, and is Barbourville, Kentucky's major celebration of the year -- bringing home many folks who've migrated elsewhere and attracting thousands of visitors. According to the Daniel Boone Festival Committee on its website Daniel Boone Festival, the festival is "the oldest continuous celebration in the state honoring the man who embodied the pioneer spirit of Kentucky." The festival was created in 1948 by Union College professor Karl Bleyl.
The Daniel Boone Room features memorabilia from the Daniel Boone Festival, which was established in Barbourville, Kentucky in 1948.
Here's a concise history of Daniel Boone for all our festival-goers. It was published in the November 1984 edition of the "Ed News" by the Kentucky Department of Education. Media specialist Tom Vantreese created the page.