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Fall Creek Falls State Park
Special Events (2016)
Fall Creek Falls - EventsFrom 15km races, backpacking trips, bicycle excursions, to rock climbing workshops, Fall Creek Falls State Park offers activities for the whole family throughout the year. No matter where your interest lies, Fall Creek Falls has something for you.

For more info about any events please contact the Nature Center at (423) 881-5708.
May -Jun -Jul -Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec
May

Tennessee Spring Star Party 2016 (6th, 7th & 8th)
Programs range from entry to professional level. Professional and amateur astronomers will be giving free presentations. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate “bad weather” programs. For more information, contact Allen Ball at tnscoper@gmail.com, Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org.

June

Astronomy Weekends (3rd & 4th)
Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org.

July

Astronomy Weekends (1st & 2nd)
Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org.

Fourth of July Celebration (4th)
Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for the traditional parade to Campground “A”. After watermelon and cake, field events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites will be held in the Campground “A” field.

August

Astronomy Weekends (5th & 6th)
Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org.

September

38th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival (9th, 10th, & 11th)
The Mountaineer Folk Festival’s jam packed schedule includes handmade crafts, 2 stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking, and much more. Don’t miss this event!

Tennessee Fall Star Gaze (Septmeber 30th & October 1st)
View the night sky, learn about night sky viewing equipment, and engage in discussion with individuals experienced in the field of astronomy. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org. Feel free to bring your telescope if you have one!

October

Tennessee Fall Star Gaze (September 30th & October 1st)
View the night sky, learn about night sky viewing equipment, and engage in discussion with individuals experienced in the field of astronomy. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins at watkinslk@comcast.net, or visit www.CumberlandAstronomicalSociety.org. Feel free to bring your telescope if you have one!

Fall Colors Weekend (22th & 23th)
Bicycle tours, guided hikes, and slideshows focusing on the autumn splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park are a great way to enjoy a weekend.

Wild Foods Day (29th)
Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just part of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

November

Backpacking Trip (12th & 13th)
Embark on a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of Fall Creek Falls State Park. This hike is for both novices and experienced backpackers and includes a 2-day guided hike with an overnight camp. There is a $10 fee and pre-registration is required. Contact the Nature Center at (423) 881-5708.

December

Christmas on the Mountain - Tentative (2nd & 3rd)
Make plans to attend a weekend of Yuletide fun, holiday music, handmade crafts and gifts for the little ones. Activities include making Christmas crafts, storytelling, breakfast with Santa, and a mountain craft show for everyone.

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