Jane Austen Festival Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be a member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) or JASNA-Greater Lousville Region?
No, you do not need to be a member to attend. All are welcome!
Do I have to dress in Regency Attire to attend the Jane Austen Festival?
No, you do not. However, we do encourage attendees of the Four-Course Afternoon Tea to dress in dressy casual and The Grand Ball to dress in Regency Ball dress or formal wear (coat and tie required).
When does online Registration for the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival begin?
Online registration opens on Wednesday, June 5th, at 6 p.m.
Why should I register online?
The Four-Course Afternoon Tea, the Grand Ball and Dinner, and the Workshops usually SELL OUT before the Festival opens. It is highly recommended to register early, but sometimes openings do become available before and at the Festival.
Are group discounts available?
Yes. If 10 or more people register together, then you will receive a discount of $2.00 off for all people in the group on a one-day pass.
How much is Admission, the Workshops, Four-Course Afternoon Tea, and/or the Grand Ball?
Where can I find the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival schedule?
The Festival schedule will be posted at the end of May 2019 on the website.
What are some local Hotel or Bed and Breakfast recommendations?
Click HERE to view our Hotel/B&B Recommendation list. Making your hotel reservation early is HIGHLY recommended!
Can I dress like a zombie, like from Pride & Prejudice & Zombies?
No. Due to the recent P&P&Z movie, the Jane Austen Festival Committee requests that NO zombie or zombie paraphanila be represented (make up, attire, etc.) or brought throughout the Festival weekend (July 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2018). Weapons are only allowed by pre-approval of the Jane Austen Festival Committee and is limited to Jane Austen Festival reenactors and entertainers. The Jane Austen Festival is NOT a cosplay event.
When are the Four-Course Afternoon Tea sittings?
The Festival schedule with the Four-Course Afternoon Tea times will be posted at the end of May 2019 on the website.
What is the menu for the Four-Course Afternoon Tea?
Chicken Salad on mini-croissant
Pimiento Cheese on marble rye
Blueberry Lemon Scones with clotted cream
Lavender Rum Cake
Mr. Darcy's Favorite Lemon Cake with whipped cream and fresh berries
Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Apricot Almond Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Selection of Bingley Tea Salon Teas
Are the Four-Course Afternoon Tea foods gluten free?
No. The Tea foods are not gluten free.
Will there be food and drink available for purchase at the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival?
Yes! "That Place" Catering will be providing food for purchase all weekend long. Menu will be posted here in June.
For Festival information inquiries, please email janeaustenfestivalKY@gmail.com.