Jul 19, 2012

by English Muse

Janeite-ing |’jen īt iŋ|

noun

1. the act or experience of putting one’s love and enjoyment of all things related to Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Era into practice and/or making it public knowledge

2. attending a Jane Austen Festival every year

JASNA Louisville‘s 5th Annual Jane Austen Festival is this weekend.  My grandmother, aunt, sister, mother, and I have attended every year since it began, and look forward to it every summer.  Hundreds of Janeites and their friends come and go at Locust Grove (home of George Rogers Clark‘s sister and her husband), exploring the rolling hills, the house with a slanted staircase, and all sorts of Regency Era-style vendors, re-enactors, antiques, fashions, books, and, but of course, afternoon tea.  There’s even a gentleman’s duel.

I absolutely cannot wait for Sunday.

I’ll be back next week with pictures and a report on all the loveliness.

Until next Thursday,

Katie (Unwritten, Untitled)

 

p.s. If you live in or near Louisville and would like to attend, you can find information on the festival here.

[Images are mine, all from JASNA 2011.  More can be found in my album from last year.]

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4 Responses to “Janeite-ing”

  1. Melissa says:

    Oh my gosh, how did I not know about this? I live only 3 hrs from Louisville, I’m definitely going to have to plan on going next year. Have a wonderful time!

  2. Tonia says:

    Oh, you must read Death Comes to Pemberley by PD James – am racing my way through it now. Gripping and fun!

  3. Oh my god – how did I not know this existed?! I loved you blog before, but now I think you’re my hero:) I take it that green dress is what you’ll be wearing? Gorgeous!

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  4. Katie's Mom says:

    Katie, I also cannot wait for the happy event. I eagerly look forward to tea with you!

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