Festival FAQ

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. IT IS CLOSED NOW (as of July 1, 2019). You can purchase tickets onsite at the Festival with cash or credit.

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?

Admission, Four-Course Afternoon Tea and Grand Ball ticket prices are posted HERE. Workshop ticket prices are posted HERE.

Where can I find the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival schedule?

The Festival schedule is HERE.

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? 

What is the menu for the Four-Course Afternoon Tea?

Are any of the Four-Course Afternoon Tea foods gluten free?

No. The Tea foods are not gluten free, but upon request at your tea seating you may ask for sandwich spreads to be put on rice crackers. There is a gluten free dessert.

Will there be food and drink available for purchase at the 11th Annual Jane Austen Festival?

Yes! "That Place" Catering, Half Crown Bakehouse, and the Gelato Cart will be providing food for purchase all weekend long. 

More Questions?

For Festival information inquiries, please email janeaustenfestivalKY@gmail.com.