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July 2020

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park: History at Home

July 1 - July 12
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park History at Home Seasonal Interpreter Programs: July 1st – July 12th   with Interpretive Rangers Laura Ellis and Taylor Moorefield             ***In keeping with CDC guidelines to prevent Covid-19, all guests MUST register in advance for the listed programs. We encourage attendees to bring masks and keep 6 feet apart from other guests. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation*** Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill Home Tour: Our beautiful historic homes have a TOUR FEE. Adults…

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Watauga Valley Art League: Summer Art Show and Sale

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Art show and sale, July 9 through July 26 Meet-the-Artist Awards Reception: Sunday, July 12, 1:30 - 4:00 pm The Watauga Valley Art League celebrates its 50th year in 2020! This multi-media exhibit is two art shows in one: “17th Annual Judged show” and the “25th Annual Watauga Valley Art League Member show”. Please join us for this popular summer event! Show will be open for viewing during regular visitor center hours.

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August 2020

Old Oak Festival

August 28 - August 30
Tusculum University, 60 Shiloh Road
Greeneville, TN 37743 United States
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Free

Named after a tree on the Tusculum University campus in Greeneville that is more than 300 years old, the Old Oak Festival is a family-friendly event that features more than 50 artisans, art exhibitors and homemade craft vendors and more than a dozen food vendors. In addition, about a dozen local authors will be on hand to discuss and sell their works. The event will also feature a number of activities for and about children. Plus, a variety of musical…

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September 2020

23rd Annual Fort Watauga Knap-In

September 12 - September 13
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, 1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643 United States
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Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Knapping—with a “K”—has nothing to do with sleep! Knapping is the art of making stone tools, and the Knap-In at Fort Watauga is our celebration of Tennessee Archaeology Week. Watch primitive skills craftsmen make arrowheads, spear points and other survival tools. There will be demonstrations of primitive tools such as the bow, arrow and atlatl throughout the day.

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November 2020

26th Annual Siege of Fort Watauga

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Siege of Fort Watauga, originally scheduled for May 16 & 17 has been rescheduled to coincide with the Autumn Heritage Celebration and Colonial Harvest Event on November 14 and 15. Join us on Veterans Day weekend as we honor our ancestors and bring the 18th century frontier to life! FREE ADMISSION!!! In the summer of 1776 the Watauga settlement was ablaze with war. Join us as 200 living history educators present this dramatic retelling of the Cherokee attacks in…

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