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Traditional 1850’s Wedding Celebration Re-Created at The Homeplace in LBL


Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Celebrate an 1850’s wedding at The Homeplace Living History Farm on Saturday, October 16th. The Homeplace is located in the TN portion of Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area.
The annual event brings to life an 1850’s wedding, including the customs, traditions, games, and festivities of the era with interpreters dressed in period clothing. This is one of the living history farm’s most popular events during the year.  Visitors from throughout the region come to join the wedding re-creation of a typical couple from “between the rivers.”       

Reading of vows during The Homeplace wedding celebration

Reading of vows during The Homeplace wedding celebration

“Weddings were major social events for a community during the 1850s,” said Cindy Earls, Special Events Coordinator for The Homeplace.  “Everyone becomes involved in the celebration, and I think that is what makes this event so popular. Visitors become the guests of the farm family and are invited to participate in everything from dancing a reel to playing wedding games. Visitors get to participate in the wedding just like friends of the couple getting married.”

Wedding games, traditional 19th century fiddle music, traditional dancing with a dance caller, wedding cake and cider, and a lively “shivaree” of the newly married couple follow the ceremony. Wedding preparation and trousseau viewing will be from 10:00am-12:00pm.  The wedding ceremony and celebration is from 1:30pm-4:00pm. 

Program is included with Homeplace admission.

About Land Between The Lakes

Land Between The Lakes is managed by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with “Friends of LBL,” to provide public lands outdoor recreation and environmental education.  We encourage visitors to review our website at each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, and temporary trail and road closures.  Additional LBL and “Friends of LBL” information is also available on our website or by calling 1-800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.


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