Tennessee State Parks

Sycamore Shoals State Park

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January Traditional Art Workshops

A traditional art is a skill worth preserving! Through our workshops and wonderful instructors we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.

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February Traditional Art Workshops

A traditional art is a skill worth preserving! Through our workshops and wonderful instructors we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.

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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.

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Colonial Skills and Trades: Militia Muster at Fort Watauga

Step into a colorful Revolutionary world! Re-enactors portray a variety of characters who share their past through mini-dramas and demonstrations of 18th century life.

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March Traditional Art Workshops

A traditional art is a skill worth preserving! Through our workshops and wonderful instructors we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

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.

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Overmountain Weavers Guild Fibers Show and Sale

Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit with some of the best fiber artists of our region! Demonstrations include weaving, spinning, knitting, natural dyeing and more.

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April Traditional Art Workshops

A traditional art is a skill worth preserving! Through our workshops and wonderful instructors we hope you will find something to learn and keep with you forever.

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Carter Mansion Celebration and Militia Muster

Join us for two days of history, traditional arts and family fun as we celebrate the oldest frame house in Tennessee, and the historically prominent Carter family.

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Landscape Seminar & Plant Auction

This is a great opportunity to add new species to your landscape!

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Community Plant Exchange

Out annual plant exchange is a fun way to meet other gardeners and increase your plant collection.

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Bird Walk with the Lee & Lois Herndon TOS Chapter

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

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21st Annual Siege at Fort Watauga

Hear the rattle of muskets, smell the campfire smoke and see history come to life at the Siege of Fort Watauga. Join us as 200 colonial and Native re-enactors present this dramatic re-enactments.

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25th Annual Native American Festival

A two-day celebration of our Native American heritage! Award-winning dancers, storytellers, artists and scholars share their arts, music and legends.

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Independence on the Frontier: Militia Muster

Experience the 4th of July, 18th century-style! Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future.

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Summer Art Show and Sale

This multi-media exhibit is two art shows in one and runs through the end of July.

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Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals

Now in it's 37th season, Liberty is presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga. A regional favorite, performances are July 9-11, July 16-18 and July 23-25.

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13th Annual Elizabethton Butterfly Count

Meet naturalist Don Holt at 9 a.m. for this day-long winged adventure across town. Come for all or part of the day.

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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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9th Bi-Annual Newell Hendershot Watermedia Exhibition

Don’t miss this unique show which comes to us once every two years!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

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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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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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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