August 30, 2017

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Boonslick Folk Festival planned Sept. 4 at Boone's Lick State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 30, 2017 – The importance of salt mining in the area will be remembered at the Boonslick Folk Festival Sept. 4 at Boone’s Lick State Historic Site near Boonsboro. The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to the public.

Boone’s Lick is the site of an early 19th century salt manufacturing industry. To remember those days, the festival will feature a variety of historic crafters giving demonstrations of 19th century crafts that were important to pioneer settlers in the Boonslick area. Crafts will include rope making, making corn shuck dolls and quilting. There will be displays about salt mining and frontier life, children’s games and activities, food and musicians playing music of the period.

The event is sponsored by Missouri State Parks in partnership with the Boonslick Area Tourism Council.

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information.

Boone’s Lick State Historic Site is located in southwest Howard County on Missouri Highway 187 near Boonsboro. For more information about the event, call Arrow Rock State Historic Site at 660-837-3330. For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.