Berea, KY October 2021 Newsletter
60th Anniversary Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
Tree Week October 9-16

Berea Tourism, in partnership with Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, University of Kentucky and Urban Forest Initiative, join four other Kentucky communities to celebrate Tree Week, October 9-16, 2021.

Tree Week is a celebration of trees and all the ways trees affect our lives. Berea citizens are invited to participate as we celebrate the trees and greenspaces around us with friends and neighbors throughout the city.

Events geared toward all ages are planned for Tree Week in Berea, including: tree walks with Berea College Forestry Outreach Center, preschool and toddler story time, teen leaf crafts, chalk tree drawing contest in Old Town Artisan Village, self-guided tree tours, tree identification presentations, and more.

Tree Week will begin with a Kick-Off Ceremony with Mayor Bruce Fraley and guests at Tillie Memorial Dog Park (131 Harrison Court, Berea) on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:00 AM.
Guided tree hikes will be offered as part of the 60th Anniversary Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair, October 9-10, 2021 at Indian Fort Theatre. Tree related activities will take place at the Berea Farmers Market both Saturdays during Tree Week at the Chestnut Street Pavilion. Virtual concerts hosted by Berea College Celebration of Traditional Music will also take place during Tree Week.

Full list of events below.
Movie Night at Memorial Park

Brought to you by Berea Parks & Recreation and Madison County Public Library
Fall Pop-Up LearnShop Weekend

October 23-24, 2021

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

Berea Parks & Recreation Halloween at the Park

Berea Tourism now has a blog! Check out the latest stories linked below or visit
Berea Farmers Market
Tuesdays 4PM - 7PM & Saturdays from 9AM - 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
Berea Welcome Center Woodcarvers
Wednesdays 10AM - 12:30PM

Visit with the woodcarvers every Wednesday outside the Berea Welcome Center as they demonstrate their techniques and share their stories.

Location: Berea Welcome Center, 3 Artist Circle
Jammin' on the Porch
Thursdays 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: Russell 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!

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.
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.
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.
Free Make and Take Fall Crafts for Children
Fall Pop-Up LearnShop Weekend
Morning and afternoon sessions will feature:
- Becky Brown Jewelry Floral Enamel Jewelry
- Jessica Cox Ceramic Pumpkin Floral Arrangement

Berea KY Tourism Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops Return this November
Give extra special gifts made by your very own hands this holiday season! Berea KY Tourism Make It, Take It, Give It LearnShops return this November!

Small Business Saturday
November 27

Shop Berea small businesses, the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

More details coming soon!