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Summer Finale and 1850’s County Fair & Storytelling Festival Labor Day Weekend at LBL

Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm In Events | No Comments

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Spend your Labor Day Weekend enjoying a variety of outdoor activities to celebrate the end of summer at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. 

Join us September 3rd-5th, as we celebrate LBL’s Summer Finale at Woodlands Nature Station (NS). Activities include appearances by Smokey Bear, canoe trips, nature hikes, a campfire, a watermelon feast, and much more.  Visitors to the NS can also enjoy live animal programs, nature exhibits, backyard bird-watching, and nature trails. 

Last year The Homeplace (HP) debuted the 1850’s County Fair and Storytelling Festival, enjoy this popular event again on Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd-4th, 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. 

Step back in time and visit with historic trades’ people as they demonstrate and sell their wares, learn about heirloom vegetables, 1850 children’s activities and games, and enjoy homemade goodies at the farmers’ market and country store.  Learn how to play cricket, a popular 1800’s game, from cricket historian Tom Melville.  Enjoy the old-fashioned tradition of storytelling with some of the best storytellers in our region, Jamie Futrell, Ann Roseberry, Gerry Gutfreund, and Brother Don Bailey.  An added twist to the traditional storytelling festival will be stories through music, thanks to the talented Red River Breeze, Civil War Singers, and Charles Berryhill. 

“LBL’s Summer Finale and the 1850’s County Fair and Storytelling Festival are great ways to celebrate the end of summer,” said Cindy Earls, Special Events Coordinator.  “These Labor Day Weekend events, from canoe trips to pie eating contests, provide educational fun that the whole family will enjoy!”

Below is a complete list of Summer Finale and 1850’s County Fair and Storytelling Festival activities.  Some events, such as the Sunset Canoe Trip, require advance reservations or an additional fee.  For complete details or to reserve your spot, contact LBL at 270-924-2020.

Saturday, September 3rd
10:00am-12:00pm Beaver Trek (Meet at Hematite Lake Trailhead)
10:00am-4:00pm Heirloom Vegetable Display, Storytelling Festival, All-American Cricket, Farmers’ Market, Country Store, 1850 Children’s Games & Activities, & Historic Trades (HP)
1:00pm Story Time with Smokey Bear (NS)
2:30pm Pie Eating Contest (HP)
3:00pm Watermelon Feast (NS)
7:00pm-9:00pm Kids’ Campfire (NS-call for reservations)
Sunday, September 4th
11:00am, 1:00pm & 3:30pm Visit with Smokey Bear! (NS)
10:00am-4:00pm Heirloom Vegetable Display, Storytelling Festival, All-American Cricket, Farmers’ Market, Country Store, 1850 Children’s Games & Activities, & Historic Trades (HP)
11:30am Creature Feature: Red Wolves (NS)
2:15pm All Fired Up! (NS)
2:30pm Pie Eating Contest (HP)
5:30pm-8:00pm Sunset Canoe Trip (NS-call for reservations)
Saturday, September 3rd
10:30am-12:30pm “Scales n’ Trails” Hike (NS)
2:15pm Creature Feature: Bobcat (NS)


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 www.lbl.org [1] each season, and throughout the season, for our Calendar of Events, updates on programs and policies, safety information, maps, and temporary trail and road closures.

Follow us on Twitter @LBLScreechOwl and on our blog at http://landbetweenthelakes.blogspot.com/ [2]. 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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