Louisville Grotto Announces 2014 Speleofest Caving Festival


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The Louisville Grotto today announced the 2014 Speleofest caving festival will be held from May 23rd to 26th, 2014 at the Lone Star Preserve in Bonnieville, Kentucky.

Celebrating paying off the mortgage on the Lone Star Preserve, the Louisville Grotto is expanding and improving the annual event with a lower admission price, new activities, and plenty of new cave trips.

Situated in a highly karst area, the region provides an excellent selection of local wild caves. Both led and self-led cave trips will be going on all weekend, including some excellent Barren County Caves, two new pit caves, as well as new sections of the classic Speleofest Caves.

The Louisville Grotto recently purchased an additional 10-acres of neighboring land, bringing the Lone Star Preserve to a total of 77 acres. With this new purchase, the Louisville Grotto now owns the land above Bucket Cave in its entirety, as well as a new and better access road that will eventually improve access to the valley floor. This purchase has allowed the construction of a new nature trail with geocaches.

In addition to the caving, there will be cook outs, a bonfire, a catered banquet, guest speaker Roger Brucker, rope climbing, crawl box, door prizes, and other activities.

Proceeds from this year’s festival will go towards cave conservation and improving Lone Star Preserve.

For more information or to register, visit the Speleofest website.

Until May 1st, the Louisville Grotto is running a contest for two free tickets to Speleofest 2014. To enter, fill out the contest form and like the Speleofest page on Facebook.

[via Louisville Grotto]

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