7:32pm

Sun August 10, 2014
Kentucky Arts and Culture

First Ever 'River Blast' Will Highlight History and Recreation

Credit parks.ky.gov

This month commemorates the 40th anniversary of the construction of the fort at Fort Boonesborough State Park.  The structure is a replica of the fort built in the mid 1770's by pioneer legend Daniel Boone.  Park Manager Rob Minerich says a significant amount of work has gone into maintaining the fort. "This is my second year here as park manager and digging into the history of the fort, it's constant maintenance with buildings that get that old, but it's in great condition at this time," said Minerich.

On Saturday, Fort Boonesborough State Park hosts the first ever River Blast event.  It's intended to draw attention to recreational opportunities along the Kentucky River.  "Just think you're seeing a resurgence of activity on the river be it fishing, pontoon boats, water ski boats, jet skis, and there seems to be a growing interest in kayaking, canoeing, and even paddle boarding," added Minerich.

Saturday's event includes canoe and kayak races on the Kentucky River.  There will also be a car show, live music, arts and crafts, and educational materials.