July 19th-21st, 2019



Extended to July 5th, Midnight!

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Check the KOR 2019 website and facebook page for details and updates! The Saturday night theme will be announced soon!








KOR 2019 would like to welcome cavers, their families, and friends.

This year, in addition to caving, we will be highlighting other activities in the area.


To register, you must be an NSS member, a member of a grotto in good standing, or sponsored by someone who is. Please be sure that your sponsor has registered prior to your registration! If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at Every year people come back to enjoy caving and all the events. But mostly they come back to see old friends and make new ones. It’s a win-win. We look forward to seeing the regulars and will hopefully be seeing the people who have missed past KORs.


There will be a variety of cave trips, vertical contest, Caver kid’s activities, door prizes, informational speaker, howdy party and Saturday night party with a live band. Your registration also includes camping fees for Friday and Saturday night, you are welcome to come earlier in the week and enjoy our caving area with self-led trips. Additional camping fees are $6 for each person for each night. Saturday night dinner tickets can be ordered online, and a limited amount of dinner tickets will be sold at the campground.  Please note, Rockcastle County is a dry county!




Karst-O-Rama (KOR) is an annual caving convention hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Grotto (GCG). It takes place at the historic Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve (GSP) near MT Vernon KY in June or July, depending on when the NSS convention falls that year. KOR is a social event presented by cavers, for cavers and runs from Friday through Sunday featuring led cave trips, cave equipment vendors, rope climbing contest, cave box, photo contest, and cave map contest, among other things. There is a “Howdy Party” Friday evening for everyone to get reacquainted and on Saturday evening there is a banquet, program, and door prizes followed by a DJ or live band. Proceeds from KOR benefit both GCG and GSP.