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 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival begin?

Online advance registration will begin June 6th at 5 p.m., EDT. 

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?

Festival Admission is $6 per person for Friday Night-Twilight Shopping and $15 per person for one-day admission on Saturday or Sunday. A two-day admission pass for $25 per person will be available online onlyChildren under 12 admitted free with an adult. The Four-Course Afternoon Tea is $25 (plus Festival admission) per person and Children's Tea is $20 per child (plus Festival admission if over 12 years of age). The Grand Ball ONLY is $30. The Grand Ball and Dinner is $75. Workshop prices vary and can be found HERE (scroll to the bottom of the page). 

Where can I find the 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival schedule?

Click HERE. The Schedule is always subject to change. It is recommended to check it before you arrive at the Festival.

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 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th, 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?

Roast Beef with horseradish cream cheese spread

Egg Salad on marble rye


Fresh fruit

Scones with clotted cream & jam


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 10th Annual Jane Austen Festival?

Yes! "That Place" Catering will be providing food for purchase all weekend long. See the menu below to see what will be offered. We will also have Justin Cherry, Chef/Owner of Half Crown Bakehouse, an 18th century mobile clay oven, baking bread, cakes, and cookies on site.

More Questions?

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