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Sycamore Shoals State Park

Upcoming Events

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August Programs and Workshops

Summer may be winding down, but not our August workshops!

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Carter Mansion Autumn Open House

Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion.

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Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Are you interested in playing with the Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps?

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The Liberty Spinners

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Meets the second Tuesday of each month April through November.

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Carter Mansion Autumn Open House

Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion.

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14th Annual Sycamore Shoals Celtic Festival

Celebrate Appalachia’s Celtic heritage! In addition to music and festivities, clans and family societies will be on hand throughout the weekend to help with family history.

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Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Are you interested in playing with the Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps?

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Carter Mansion Autumn Open House

Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Gathering at Sycamore Shoals

The Tennessee Society Sons of the American Revolution will celebrate the 235th Gathering at Sycamore Shoals with a memorial and wreath laying service.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Are you interested in playing with the Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps?

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Carter Mansion Autumn Open House

Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Overmountain Victory Trail March

Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association have recreated the historic march to King’s Mountain since 1975.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps

Are you interested in playing with the Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps?

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

National Public Lands Day - Walking in Frontier Footsteps

Join Historic Interpreter Chad Bogart on a special guided walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path.

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Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration

Join us for an encampment by the Overmountain militia before the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. Live some of the most crucial days of the American Revolution!

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Old Time Music Jam

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play an instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!

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Carter Mansion Autumn Open House

Join historic interpreter Ramona Invidiato for a tour of Tennessee’s oldest frame house, the John and Landon Carter Mansion.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park
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21st Annual Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show

This four-day exhibition, sponsored by the Sycamore Shoals Stitchers, features a show and demonstrations by local quilters. Bed quilts, wall hangings, miniatures and antique quilts will be on display.

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18th Annual Fort Watauga Knap-In

Knapping—with a “K”—has nothing to do with sleep! Knapping is the art of making stone tools, and the two day Knap-In at Fort Watauga is our celebration of Tennessee Archaeology Week.

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October Bird Walks with the Lee and Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists at 8 a.m. for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Spinning and Fiber Meet

Join area fiber artists, producers and vendors as they share their knowledge of spinning, felting, rug hooking, basketry, weaving, fiber production and so much more!

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

The Liberty Spinners

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Meets the second Tuesday of each month April through November.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

October Bird Walks with the Lee and Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists at 8 a.m. for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Gardening Series with Ben Hunter

Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences and techniques for growing the garden of your dreams! Each program meets in the park Community Room from 9 a.m. to noon.

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October Bird Walks with the Lee and Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists at 8 a.m. for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Scary Stories at Fort Watauga

Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at an old fort by the river. Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure.

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October Bird Walks with the Lee and Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

Meet other birders and naturalists at 8 a.m. for a morning of birding during the migratory season.

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Walk in Their Boots: A Military Timeline

In honor of Veteran’s Day, join re-enactors and historians from across the nation for this unique look at our country’s military history.

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Colonial Harvest Celebration

Festivities continue at Fort Watauga as the Washington County Militia gather to celebrate recent victories in the War for Independence and give thanks for a bountiful harvest.

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Winterfest Art Show

The Watauga Valley Art League exhibition and sale begins with a reception on November 29 with great opportunities for holiday shopping! Show runs through Jan. 3.

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Christmas at the Carter Mansion

Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, enjoying music, refreshments and historic interpreters acting out scenes from an 18th century Christmas. Reservations required.

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