Roan Mountain Events Calendar

Published 9:12 am Thursday, October 5, 2017

Saturday, Oct. 7

8 a.m. – 12 noon — Chili Cook-Off 2017 — Cook up a pot of your secret recipe and compete for prizes, or just come sample the chefs’ creations! Everyone is welcome to kick-off the fall season with food, fun and fellowship. Pre-register at Park Headquarters or Camp Store to secure your spot. Meet at Picnic Shelter 3.

Tuesday, October 10

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6 p.m. – Back Country Horsemen of East Tennessee (BCHET) Outpost 3 meeting at the Carter County Courthouse. UT Extension Agriculture Agent Kathleen Wilson will speak at the meeting. Kathleen has horses and is very interested in working with our Outpost. She also plans to begin teaching the Tennessee Master Horse Program in February.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Noon – 3 p.m. — Autumn Harvest 2017 — Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage at Roan Mountain and celebrate autumn at the park’s annual harvest festival with traditional crafts, food and entertainment. At the historic Miller Farmstead. In the event of rain the festival will be relocated to the Park’s Visitor’s Center..

Saturday, Nov. 4

11 a.m. — Roan Mountain 10K — Compete with runners from across the state as part of the Tennessee Running Tour. This certified 6.2 mile course is an all road (no trail!) race starting at 11 a.m. from the Campground. Day-of-race registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Picnic Shelter 3 in the RMSP Campground. Runners take off from the Start Line at 11 a.m. $22 pre-registration fee with T-shirt, $10 pre-registration without T-shirt. Pre-registration closes Thursday, Oct. 26. No T-shirts available for day-of-race registration. Registration fees are non-refundable. For more info,visit the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour website:

Saturday, Nov. 11

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. — Old Time Yule — Roan Mountain State Park ends the year’s events with an old-fashioned holiday celebration at the Miller Farmstead. Step back in time and experience how Christmas was celebrated years ago with traditional music and tasty treats.

Monday, Nov. 20

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. —Roan Mountain Community Christmas Tree Lighting — Come help celebrate this wonderful time of year with a community Christmas tree lighting. We will have live entertainment by Cloudland Elementary and Cloudland High School. Light refreshments will be provided while we await the arrival of Santa. A special community guest will flip the switch and the Roan Mountain Community will be aglow with Christmas spirit for the upcoming holiday season. Come out and enjoy an evening of community fellowship and excitement.