ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF SPRING Day of Fun for Families and Individuals, 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. SAT., APRIL 8, 2017 Bring Your Lunch to Enjoy the Whole Day or Drop By for a While.
This annual event is held the 2nd Saturday in April. The next one will be on April 8, 2017. ) There is no admission fee. Everything is free except concessions and boat rides. The boat rides will be $2 per person. Children must be over 3 years of age and accompanied by an adult to ride on a boat.
This will be a full day of fun for adults and families. It will include wildflower and nature hikes, live entertainment, wild animal shows (including the ever popular NHECM with Bob Tarter and his animals), old time 3-legged & sack races with prizes, Dutch oven cooking demonstration by Boy Scout Troop 875, crafting, face painting, boat rides and more.
Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. in front of the Visitors Center for the hikes and boat rides. The park will provide transportation on a hay wagon or motor vehicle to other locations in the park where activities will be taking place. You may park and "leave the driving to us."
The Tennessee State Naturalist, Randy Hedgepath, will lead a wildflower hike on the Highland Rim Nature Trail at 8:30. If you are planning to join him on this hike please be at the registration table by 8:15 a.m. to signup.
In addition to the light refreshments for sale by the Boy and Girls Scouts there will be sandwiches and cold drinks available at the Big Rock Market across from the park entrance, a corporate sponsor of the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. Everyone is also welcome to bring a picnic lunch. There are tables in several places in the park.