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City of Berea suspends walk in traffic at Berea Tourism’s Visitor Center

As a precautionary measure, in response to COVID-19 Outbreak, the City of Berea will temporarily close City offices to walk in traffic effective Saturday, March 14, 2020.

We are sorry we missed you. If...

Berea Tourist and Convention Commission regarding COVID-19:

Like most destinations right now, Berea Tourism is monitoring news reports, official websites and CDC updates. In addition, we are working closely with the City, as well as industry associations, regarding suggested best practices concerning the coronavirus situation.

Originally published by Taste of Home Magazine.

Written by Nancy Mock

The Best Bagel Shop in...

​Originally published by Spectrum News 1

Written by Eileen Street

BEREA, KY. – Ten hours a week,...

Originally published by Spectrum News 1

Written by Eileen Street

BEREA, KY. – Berea is designated the arts and crafts capital of Kentucky, and Warren May has played the Appalachian dulcimer far longer...

Originally published by the The Lane Report

Written by Katherine Tandy Brown

Berea overflows with unique crafts — and opportunities to make your own


Originally published by Southern Living Magazine

Written by Valerie Fraser Luesse

Founded in 1854 by an abolitionist minister,

Originally published by WBON

Written by Marisa Hempel

If you were watching Guy’s Grocery Games last night, you may have seen a...

Originally written and published by Little Miss Bike Tour

Why artsy craftsy Berea is where to rest and explore in central Kentucky

I’ve been traveling on bicycle through Kentucky for about a week now. I...

Originally published by the Richmond Register

Written by Andy McDonald

The Pinnacles in the Berea College Forest were...

​Originally published by Preserve Cast

In Berea, Kentucky, the local government has taken stock of the town’s historic artistry and crafting traditions, decided to invest, and the craziest part? It seems to be working. Mayor Steven Connelly joined Nick to share some of the unique history...

Visit Berea!  Jan 06, 2018

​This video was produced as a cinematic short that tells the story of Berea, designed to enhance awareness of all Berea has to offer - arts, music, history, outdoor adventure and more.

Local shop owners, artisans, educators and business people spoke about their pride in the community,...

Written by Beverly Fortune Originally posted in LexGo

The Native Bagel Co. had been open five days, and Lisa Caldwell Reiss was there for a second time, bringing her friend Loretta Reynolds.

“They’re delicious,” Caldwell-Reiss said, breaking off a piece of a...

By: Destiny Calhoun Originally posted in The Pinnacle

If you love eating food but hate breaking the bank on eating out your concern may be addressed by the new restaurant in town, Noodle Nirvana. Noodle Nirvana is a new startup by Mae Suramek ‘95, and offers...

Mae Suramek spent years doing good. Now she’s cooking well and doing good at the same time. After graduating from Berea College, Suramek served in the Americorps Program, at a Lexington domestic violence shelter, at a refugee resettlement center in Raleigh, and in human rights advocacy for city...