Roan Mountain State Park, 527 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA

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Roan Mountain State Park, 527 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA

August 2017

Afternoon at the Farmstead

Afternoons at the Farmstead: Thistle Dew Get a taste of the unique mountain flavor known as “Celta-lachian” music. This blend of Celtic and traditional Appalachian sounds is in perfect harmony with the beautiful mountain scenery of the Miller Farmstead. 12:00 PM-2:00 PM at the Miller Farmstead. Free admission, donations accepted.

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June 2018

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

June 16, 2018 @ 10:00 am - June 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

June 1947 saw the first of the Rhododendron Festivals, conceived and carried out by the Roan Mountain Citizens Club as a two-day celebration to memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous display of natural beauty on the North American continent. This festival has continued uninterrupted for over sixty years. Over 100 arts and crafts vendors on site and a variety of food will be available. Visit the world’s largest natural rhododendron gardens atop 6000-ft Roan Mountain. Hike the Appalachian Trail as…

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July 2018

Xtreme Roan Adventures

July 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - July 28, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

The Friends of Roan Mountain has held Naturalist’s Rallies for over 50 years. Their purpose is to promote the natural beauty of the Roan Mountain and to offer outdoor education. The Kid’s Naturalist Rally started in 2009. Ages of children that participate: from 12 months (although I’m not sure what he remembered) to seventeen years. The average age is ten to twelve. These kids are very eager to learn and are usually very interested in new things. Children are to…

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September 2018

56th Annual Roan Mountain Fall Naturalists Rally

This fall rally continues to celebrate the natural world by providing two top speakers, Gabrielle Zeiger and Dr. Joey Shaw. Evening and lunch programs will take place in Roan Mountain State Park’s Conference Center and unless other noted, field trips will leave from the field on the left before the cabins in the park. FRIDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Zen and the Art of Mushroom Hunting - Gabrielle Zeiger SATURDAY EVENING PROGRAM: Digitizing Tennessee’s One Million Herbarium Specimens – Dr Joey Shaw…

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May 2019

2019 Junior Trout Tournament

On Saturday, May 11th, Roan Mountain State Park will be partering with the Elizabethton Elks Lodge for our 2019 Junior Trout Tournament. Kids 6-14 years of age may enter to have a chance at catching "the big one." Tagged rainbow and brown trout will be stocked prior to the event along the Doe River for scoring purposes. Tournament registration begins at 8:00AM on May 11th at the Roan Mountain State Park Amphitheater. Fishing will begin at 9:00AM. Junior fishers will…

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June 2019

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival

June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Since 1947, the community of Roan Mountain has celebrated each June to herald in the blooming of the famous Catawba Rhododendron along the highlands of the Roan. Join us at Roan Mountian State Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, from 10AM-5PM for a true mountain celebration. Aside from the natural beauty of the blooming Rhododendron, people from all over the world come to enjoy the flavors of local cuisine, browse local crafts and arts, and take in the music…

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Roan Mountain State Park Independence Day Celebration

Join Roan Mountain State Park on Saturday, June 29th for a 4th of July Weekend celebration! Starting at 9:30AM, the park will be hosting a line-up of fun actitivites for kids and adults alike. Our Field Game line-up will be announced closer to the event date, but expect the following: 4th July Bicycle Parade and Contest Tug-O'-War Corn Hole Tournament Various Relay Races Meet at: Picnic Shelter #3 in Campground

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July 2019

Junior Ranger Camp

Roan Mountain State Park is proud to host our 2019 Junior Ranger Camp for youth ages 8-12. Junior Rangers will participate in outdoor activities and classes while learning the many duties of a park ranger: wilderness medicine and survival, law enforcement, plant and animal identification, and outdoorsmanship. At the end of their week, 30 Junior Rangers will graduate with their very own Junior Ranger Badge. This year's classes will be held the week of June 8-12 (Monday - Friday). A…

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September 2019

The Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association will present the story of the Overmountain Men and their journey to the Battle of Kings Mountain in September 1780. Join historical interpreters in period dress at the Roan Mountain State Park Amphitheater for an interesting and informative program. Program begins at 6:00 PM. There is no admission charge for this event. For more information, please contact: Steve Ricker, OVTA Director of Interpretation Primitivetrails@gmail.com Meet at: Park Amphitheater

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October 2019

Autumn Harvest Festival

Step back in time with us on Saturday, October 12th at the Miller Farmstead from Noon-3PM. Our Autumn Harvest Festival brings guests back into the mid 1800s with historical tours of the Farm, house, and land surrounding the area. The farmstead will be packed with historical demonstrations, games, traditional music, food, crafts, and more! Come out and support these local artists and re-enactors, or join in the fun by calling us to sign up as a vendor or re-enactor today.…

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Halloween Fall Fun Day

Enjoy a wide variety of program offerings from Roan Mountain State Park Ranger staff throughout the day as part of Halloween Fall Fun Day! See the following activities and times for activities... 9:00 AM Fall on the Balds guided hike-- Join Ranger Meg Guy for a 3 mile fall hike along the balds of Roan Mountain upon the beautiful Appalachian Trail. Meet at the park headquarters to carpool to Carver's Gap.Limited to 20 hikers. Register for free here: https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/register/fall-on-the-balds-hike 10:30…

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November 2019

Roan Mountain 10K Road Race

Compete with runners from across the state as part of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. This certified 6.2 mile course is an all road (no trail!) race starting at 11:00 AM at Picnic Shelter 3. Walkers start early at 10:00 AM. Day of race registration begins at 9:00 AM at Picnic Shelter 3. Advance entry fee for the race is $10 with no shirt. If you wish to order a race t-shirt (long sleeve), the entry fee will be…

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Old Time Yule Celebration

Celebrate Christmas with Roan Mountain State Park on Saturday, November 9th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the historic Miller Farmstead. This 1800s Christmas celebration will feature old-time traditional Christmas music, cookies and refreshments, a campfire, tours of the historic farmstead, and an old-timey letter writing station to Santa. In case of bad weather, this event may be moved to the Conference Center. If the event will be moved, notice will be given on our Facebook Page and a sign…

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July 2020

Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series: Mountain Rose

Join these local talents for a bluegrass/folk-rock experience like no other! Experience the music and energy of Roan Mountain. ** Concerts will be relocated from the amphitheater to Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground in case of bad weather. FREE ADMISSION! Donations accepted.

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Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series: The Roan Crows

Rock out with The Roan Crows as they dish out crowd-pleasing favorites from 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s rock and roll classics. These guys are loads of fun, don’t miss ‘em! ** Concerts will be relocated from the Amphitheater to Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground in case of bad weather. FREE ADMISSION! Donations accepted.

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Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series: Roan Mountain Moonshiners

These local favorites from right here in Roan Mountain always provide a toe-tappin’ good time with their old-time music and rousing fiddle tunes. ** Concerts will be relocated from the amphitheater to Picnic Shelter 3 in the Campground in case of bad weather. FREE ADMISSION! Donations accepted.

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September 2020

The Overmountain Men and the Battle of Kings Mountain

The Overmountain Victory Trail Association will present the story of the Overmountain Men and their journey to the Battle of Kings Mountain in September 1780. Join historical interpreters in period dress at the Roan Mountain State Park Amphitheater for an interesting and informative program. Program begins at 7:00 PM. There is no admission charge for this event.

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October 2020

Autumn Harvest Festival

Step back in time with us on Saturday, October 10th at the Miller Farmstead from 10AM-3PM. Our Autumn Harvest Festival brings guests back into the mid 1800s with historical tours of the Farm, house, and land surrounding the area. The farmstead will be packed with historical demonstrations, games, traditional music, food, crafts, and more! Come out and support these local artists and re-enactors, or join in the fun by calling us to sign up as a vendor or re-enactor today.…

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November 2020

Appalachian Winter Celebration

Roan Mountain State Park is building on the Old Time Yule celebration to tell the story of traditional holiday celebrations and preparations for winter in the Appalachian Mountains. Join us from Noon-3PM at the historic Miller Farmstead to enjoy a true mountain celebration. Event includes: Fire-pit with s'mores and hot chocolate. Historic house and farmstead tours. Appalachian Story-telling. Traditional Christmas and mountain music by Thistledew. Winter Nature Hikes. Old time letters to Santa. Home-made Cookies Station. Historical winter preparation demonstrations…

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