Berea, KY November 2021 Newsletter
Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops Return!
Let this year's perfect gift come from your heart and your hands!

Berea Kentucky Tourism is pleased to announce the return of Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops during the 2021 holiday season! Three-day weekend offerings of classes will take place three times throughout November and December.

“Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops offer a unique opportunity to come together with family or friends and share a creative experience," said Liz Todd, Berea Tourism Program Manager. "There’s a special joy that comes from the anticipation of the event, gathering stories to share, and making lifelong memories."

Dates for Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops include: November 12-14, November 19-21, and December 10-12. Small class sizes will be hosted in venues throughout the city of Berea, led by distinguished local artists. Sessions include: woodworking, fiber arts, blacksmithing, cookie and cake decorating, and more!

"Whether you're looking to add a homemade touch to your gift-giving or longing to share a memorable experience with your loved ones this holiday season, we hope you'll join us for Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops this year!" said Liz.

Many classes are youth friendly, providing opportunities for guests to register with their children or grandchildren and create together. Share with your friends, give as gifts to your family, and treat yourself to another great experience in Berea!

Register for Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops at LearnShop sessions are filling quickly due to small class sizes!
Berea Tourism Unveils New Outdoor Adventure Video

Check out Berea Tourism's latest video - featuring some of our exciting outdoor adventure tourism destinations!
Berea Hosts USBR 21 Ribbon Cutting

The City of Berea was honored to host a media event and ribbon cutting on Monday, November 1st recognizing the completion of signage installed along United States Bike Route 21 through Kentucky. The Kentucky portion of USBR 21 stretches from the Cumberland Gap to Maysville and intersects USBR 76 here in Berea at Boone and Chestnut Streets.

Remarks were made by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, Madison County Judge Executive Reagan Taylor, Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley, Berea College President Lyle Roelofs, and Dr. John Fox of Friends of Boone Trace.
Tree Week Celebration in Berea

Berea Tourism celebrated Tree Week in early October with a variety of events throughout the city. Tree Week 2021 started as local student Landon Savia planted a beautiful dogwood tree with Mayor Fraley during the kick-off ceremony at Tillie Memorial Dog Park!

Check out the video below from the kick-off:
Friday Finds: Peruse the Cookbook Collecion

Friday, November 5, 2021
2-3 PM
Hutchins Library, Berea College

Just in time for the holidays, Hutchins Library invites you to view selections from the more than 400 historic and regional cookbooks that are housed in the Special Collections and Archives. Who knows? You might just find that perfect old (or new) recipe to serve at your upcoming fall and winter gatherings. Participants will receive free blank recipe cards for recording their finds (with proper bibliographic citation, of course). You are also welcome to take pictures with your phone.

“Friday Finds” private showings are by appointment only. Please register for this special showing before 11:00 the day of the tour.

All participants must show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination before entering Hutchins Library. Please see for library policy details.

Tinsel & Treasures Annual Holiday Vendor Market

Saturday, November 6, 2021
9AM - 4PM
Berea Community School's Conkin Gym

It’s Back!

GFWC Berea Woman’s Club is proud to present our third holiday vendor market.
Held at Berea Community School’s Conkin Gym on Saturday, November 6th from 9 AM- 4 PM.

***Current CDC guidelines will be followed. This means masks will be required by all in attendance! Thank you.

Berea Parks & Rec: Free Fall Painting

Saturday, November 6, 2021
1-3 PM
Russel Acton Folk Center
212 W Jefferson Street
Dinnerbell's Sixth Annual Christmas Open House

Saturday, November 13, 2021
8AM - 8PM
Dinnerbell Restaurant
127 Plaza Drive

Do you need to get your Christmas shopping done early this year. Come to our Christmas Open House and receive 25% off your of your total purchase excluding Tater Knob Pottery. We also will offering 50% off our Mitchell Tolle prints, framed prints and books. We’ll also be offering some sweet treats to those who attend.

Fall Kids Craft Day

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center
2047 Big Hill Road

Free and open to all! Please bring a mask!

Warehouse Sale at Berea College Student Craft

Friday, November 19, 2021 8AM - 5PM
Saturday, November 20, 2021 9AM - 5PM
Berea College Student Craft
100 Student Craft Court

Kick start your holiday shopping with our Warehouse Sale! Last year we weren’t able to have our normal warehouse sale, but that means this year we have even more items to choose from!

Come see what our students have been making in the ceramics, broom, weaving, and woodworking departments. Browse our seconds – handmade student crafts that didn’t quite make the cut to be firsts. Find the perfect item for your loved ones this holiday season at an excellent price!

Log House Pop-Up Shop

Friday, November 19, 2021 12-6PM
Saturday, November 20, 2021 10AM - 6PM
Log House Craft Gallery
200 Estill Street

With more people enjoying their kitchens today than ever before, the Log House Craft Gallery wants to be your single shopping source for all your cooking needs. We’ve grown our selection of hand-made kitchen items to be one of the largest in the country, including knives from the Solingen region of Germany, Dutch ovens from the Netherlands, copper pots from Germany, and so much more!

On November 19th and 20th, we will have demonstrations of the use of many of our new cookware items. Stop by to browse an even larger variety of new items than normal, experience extraordinary culinary lessons, and sample some of the exquisite things being made on our stovetop and in our oven!

Foley's Florist and Gifts Annual Christmas Open House

Saturday, November 20, 2021 10AM - 4PM
Sunday, November 21, 2021 10AM - 4PM
Foley's Florist and Gifts
592 Chestnut Street

Our annual Christmas Open House will begin on Nov. 20-Nov.21. We will have 30% off all holiday gifts, decor, and trees. We will have door prizes and light refreshments to offer. Hours: 10AM-4PM

Thanksgiving at the Tavern

Thursday, November 25, 2021 11AM - 3PM
Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant
100 Main Street

This Thanksgiving Boone Tavern is offering 2 options to enjoy a delicious meal with your family.

From 11:00 am to 3:00 pm we will be offering dine-in and carryout services.

Small Business Saturday & Santa at the Train Depot

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stop by the Berea Welcome Center (Train Depot) to visit Santa from 10AM - 1PM!

Visit Berea for your holiday shopping! Small businesses throughout the city will offer special promotions and deals, helping you find something for everyone on your list!

Stay tuned by following Berea Tourism on social media!
Berea Farmers Market
Saturdays from 10AM - 1PM.

Visit the market for local produce, microgreens, eggs, sourdough breads & baked goods, mushrooms, dried beans & cornmeal, dried herbs, meat, artisan cheese & butters, and more!

NEW LOCATION: Chestnut Street Pavilion, 635 Chestnut Street
Jammin' on the Porch
Thursday 11/4
Thursday 11/11
Thursday 11/18
Tuesday 11/23

7PM - 9PM

Bring your instrument and join in the jam session, or feel free to just sit and tap your toes. Father and daughter duo, Lewis and Donna Lamb host the free event.

Location: Russel Acton Folk Center, 212 West Jefferson Street.
Bring your own chair.
Berea College Forestry Outreach Center

Berea Pinnacles - Saturday Hikes, 1PM
Join us at the Pinnacles every Saturday at 1PM for a public hike!

*No group hike on 11/27

Request a Hike
Prefer to hike with a group? First time hiking the pinnacles? Interested in learning about Berea College, the history of the forest, restorative forestry practices, local plants/critters? Email or at least 24 hours in advance to schedule a hike with one of our staff.
Wine Down Wednesdays

Don't forget to stop by Boone Tavern and the Frost Cafe for #WineDownWednesday!

All dine-in orders receive $5 off bottles of wine and $2 off glasses of wine.
The Berea College Trace

Berea College Campus has so much to share.

In an effort to bring together everything Berea College has to offer, we welcome you to the Berea College Trace.

The Trace is the thread that weaves together Berea College history and our future.

We invite you to come stay, shop, eat, learn and explore!

The Berea College Trace has started a new film series showing the incredible work and treasures of Berea College! Check out the films on the Stories page by clicking here or following the link below.
Fall Pop-Up LearnShop Weekend

November 6-7, 2021

Morning and afternoon sessions will feature:
- Becky Brown Jewelry Floral Enamel Jewelry
- Jessica Cox A Little Southern Class Cornucopia Floral Arrangement

Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShop Weekends

November 12, 13 & 14
November 19, 20 & 21
December 10, 11 & 12

Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops are BACK! Let this year's gift come from your heart and your hands!

Ugly Mug Classes

November 6, 2021 4-6PM
November 9, 2021 7-9PM
November 12, 2021 5-7PM

Build an Ugly Mug with Berea Pottery!

Explore your creative side and personalize your own ceramic mug by making it “ugly”! A couple of ears, eyes, a nose or two and you’ll be well on your way to making an “ugly” mug. Christmas is right around the corner and handmade one-of-a-kind mugs make perfect gifts should you want to give it away.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

November 14, 2021
1PM - 5PM

HomeGrown HideAways is pleased to announce the return of our Mushroom Inoculation Workshop. Learn about which trees to cut for logs and when to cut them; methods of inoculation; placement and care; plus take a tour of the farm! All mushroom spawn is from Field and Forest Products and certified organic. SPACE IS LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS!

Teaching from the Berea Urban Farm
Sustainable Berea is offering a free educational series via Zoom for those new to home gardening. Click here for the Each 45-minute event will begin with a short lesson on a specific topic that will help guide beginners through their first growing season.

We will meet on the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 10 am to 10:45 am. There will be 15 minutes on the scheduled topic, 15 minutes about what is happening on the Berea Urban Farm, and 15 minutes for questions and sharing by participants. If you are a more advanced gardener, you are welcome to join us and share your wisdom!

You can view the schedule and find registration information here.
Log House Open House
December 2-3, 2021 9AM - 7PM
December 4, 2021 9AM - 6PM
December 5, 2021 11AM - 4PM

Log House Craft Gallery
200 Estill Street

Jump into this holiday season with the Log House’s Annual Open House! Enjoy some warm apple cider while you browse our amazing Christmas decorations, sample some of our new products, and get 20% off on almost EVERYTHING in the store!

Stop by on Friday 11-4 to see a professional chef demonstrate how to make FIVE different side dishes, one every hour! If you’re still feeling a little hungry, stop by anytime on Saturday for a sampling of all the food products we carry! We hope to see you there!

35th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade
December 4, 2021 6PM

The Berea Chamber of Commerce will host their 35th Annual Twilight Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 6:00PM.

The 2021 theme is “A TV / Movie Themed Christmas”.

The Local-Maker's Market
December 4, 2021 10AM - 6PM
The Pop-Up Market
2730 Battlefield Memorial Highway

Christmas at Boone Tavern
Enjoy the Christmas season at Historic Boone Tavern Hotel & Restaurant by attending one (or all!) of their holiday events.

December 10 - Christmas Themed Murder Mystery

December 11 - Christmas Tea

December 18 - Breakfast with Santa

December 18 - Enchanted Princess Dinner