Sunday, July 22, 2012

JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL

JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL 2012

This year's Jane Austen Festival at Locust Grove Historic Home is better than ever.
many people on the lawn at locust grove during the jane austen festival with a tent with gift wareEach year we have a group of guests who come and take part in the two day event which includes the day long lectures and demonstrations and a ball on the Saturday night where the costumes are just like something out of Pride and Prejudice.
four of my guests standing in front of a large window in the parlor dressed in period dresses from the early 1800s in light colors
Each year activities, lectures and demonstrations are added. This year one very popular class called "Dressing Mr. Darcy" showed the layers of clothing a fashionable gentleman had to wear during the Regency period. Many vendors participating with wares such as teapots and teas and fabrics of the period set up on the front lawn of the 1790 Locust Grove.