Becky Buller Band & The Fairfield Four, gospel concert

For this special concert, Grammy and IBMA winner Becky Buller and her band will join voices with the legendary Fairfield Four for an evening of gospel and bluegrass. Buller is a graduate of ETSU, where she was involved in the Bluegrass, Old Time & County Music program. She has since written songs for artists and […]

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Winterfest Art Show

December 2 – 16 Opening Reception: Sunday, December 2 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm Kick off the holidays at Sycamore Shoals! The Watauga Valley Art League exhibition and sale begins with a reception on December 3 with great opportunities for holiday shopping! Artwork from the Watauga Valley Art League will remain on display during regular […]

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Lamplight Christmas Wreath Exhibit

December 2 – 16 Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm A visit to the park Visitors Center is sure to inspire as the rooms will be graced with wreaths of all designs and colors hung from old time lampposts. Please contact the park to request a place […]

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Christmas at the Carter Mansion

Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost: $7.00- Adults/$3.00- Ages 7 to 17/6 and under Free Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Registration Opens on November 1st – Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Spend a candlelit evening in the oldest frame house in Tennessee, decorated with bright greenery […]

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Tomahawk Tossin’

Thursday, November 29 10:00 am – 11:00 am Cost: $5.00 Adults/ Ages 17-12 $1 Max: 6 Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/ sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu. Join ranger Hayslett in Fort Watauga to learn about how the tomahawk was used by natives and settlers alike in the 18th century. Proper methods of […]

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Walking in Frontier Footsteps – After Thanksgiving Day Hike

Friday, November 23 11:00 am Join Ranger Davis for a special guided interpretive walk through the grounds of Sycamore Shoals and along portions of the walking path on Friday, November 24. Discover the historical events that took place surrounding Sycamore Shoals and their significance to the formation of our State and Country. Dress appropriately for […]

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Fire Starting Basics

Wednesday, November, 14 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Cost: $5.00 Max: 5 Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu Interested in learning the art of building a fire? Develop your outdoor skills by joining Ranger Jason Davis for a hands-on tutorial about basic fire starting tips and techniques. We will […]

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Autumn Heritage Celebration

Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11 This year may be drawing to a close, but we aren’t going to let it pass without one more festive weekend at Fort Watauga! Events for the two days include…… Colonial Harvest Celebration Saturday, November 10 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, November 11 10:00 am – 3:00 […]

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Banjos through History

Wednesday, November 7 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Cost: $5.00 Adults/ Ages 17 and Under $1 Max: 14 Pre-registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu. Ever wondered how the banjo came to be? That round, twangy instrument that we commonly associate with Appalachia actually traces its lineage to Africa over […]

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