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Big South Fork NRRA to Host 21st Annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 24

Mule Teams Plowing a Field
Mule Teams Plowing a Field


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News Release Date: April 19, 2021

Contact: Christopher Derman, 423-569-9778

Final preparations are underway at Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area for the 21st annual Spring Planting and Music Festival on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The festival celebrates the coming of spring and the Appalachian way of life that has been an important part of the history of the Big South Fork area.

Activities are scheduled at Bandy Creek Visitor Center and Lora Blevins home site. In addition to the plowing and planting demonstrations, the event will feature music from some of the region’s most gifted musical talents, children's activities, ranger-led talks, living history demonstrations, and food sales.

Due to efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, shuttle service is not available this year. However, parking will be available in the Appaloosa Fields between Bandy Creek and Lora Blevins home site. Bandy Creek Visitor Center will be open with capacity limitations to help visitors practice social distancing. Wearing of masks is required inside the building.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a great day of good food and music! This free event starts at 9:00 AM (ET) and goes until 4:00 PM. A designated bus parking area is available for large groups.

For more information, call 423-569-9778.

Last updated: April 19, 2021

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