Roan Mountain Calendar

Published 9:04 am Thursday, July 25, 2019

Friday, July 26, –

Saturday, July 27

Xtreme Roan Adventures Youth Rally — 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. — The Friends of Roan Mountain will be hosting an adventurous weekend for youth ages 4+. On July 26 and 27, Junior Naturalists will take part in outdoor nature classes, hikes, and adventures. Friday night classes will begin at 6 p.m. and Saturday events will take place from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For event details and registration information, keep an eye on the Friends of Roan Mountain Website at Lunch will be provided on Saturday for registered individuals. Meet at the Park Amphitheater.

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Saturday, July 27

Roan Mountain Roundup will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Triple J Ranch, 290 Heaton Creek Road, Roan Mountain. The event will feature arts, crafts and handmade treasures created by local artisans, live music and food in a lovely ranch setting in beautiful Roan Mountain. Enjoy fun for the entire family while supporting the talented artists of this special mountain region. For more information:

HPHP Fitness Hike – 9-10 a.m. – What does HPHP stand for? Did you know there is a way to get FREE stuff in Tennessee State Parks? Well join Park Ranger Keifer Helle at the Camp Store to learn about HPHP and be prepared for a simple hike! Meet at: Campground Check-in Station

Farmstead Life: Make Your Own Butter – 1-2 p.m. – Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen at 1:00PM on Saturday, July 27th to step back in time at the Miller Farmstead.  Learn how life was lived on the Farmstead through the 3 generations of the Miller Family before making your very own butter to enjoy with buttermilk biscuits made from scratch (gluten and lactose intolerance be aware).

This program is limited to 20 participants at a cost of $10.00 per person.  Participants will keep their own butter-making supplies to take home with them afterwards.  Click the green register button on this page to reserve your spot.  The program will start at the front porch of the Farm House. Meet at:Miller Farmstead House

Tuesday, July 30

Tuesday Blast On The Mountain, Roan Mountain Community Park (behind the post office), 4-5 p.m., Tai Chi with Master Carol Ann Mitchell. Low impact stretching to relax the mind and improve flexibility and balance. All ages. $5 donation is appreciated; 4:30-6 p.m., Farmers Market with handcrafted quilts and assorted knitted items, fresh local produce, discount plants, delicious local honey and handmade soap. (This changes weekly as new produce comes into season); Last Tuesday of the Month Only: “Steppin Out” — Open Mic Coffeehouse moves to the Community Park through September. 6 p.m. Sign-Ups for 15 All Acoustic, family friendly slots in music or spoken word; 6:30 p.m., Kick-Off by Dr. T.V. Barnett and his Roan Mountain Moonshiners (will be held at the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center in case of rain). Good family fun. Bring your lawn chairs, Pack a picnic and come have some fun up in the mountains.

Friday, Aug. 30

– September 1

2019 Fall Naturalists’ Rally – Celebrating their 57th Fall Naturalists Rally, the Friends of Roan Mountain will be offering a weekend full of outdoor classes on varying subjects. Take part in hikes, biotic surveys, naturalist lectures, and outdoor adventures that the whole family can enjoy. This event will take place within Roan Mountain State Park on the weekend of August 30 – September 1. Meet at RMSP Conference Center. 

A list of activities and registration information will be available closer to the date on the Friends of Roan Mountain Website. Visit them at

Saturday, Oct. 5

Fall Chili Cook-Off – 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. — 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. Register prior to October 5 at the Park Headquarters or Campground Check-in Station. 8:00 a.m.-noon. Prizes will be awarded to the judges favorite chili, public favorite chili, best decorated chili booth, and overall best use of heat to flavor ratio (no burning off taste-buds!). Meet at: Picnic Shelter #3 in Campground.

Saturday, Oct. 12

2019 Autumn Harvest Festival – Noon – 3 p.m. — Step back in time with us on Saturday, October 12th at the Miller Farmstead from noon-3 p.m. Our Autumn Harvest Festival brings guests back into the mid 1800s with historical tours of the Farm, house, and land surrounding the area. The farmstead will be packed with historical demonstrations, games, traditional music, food, crafts, and more! Come out and support these local artists and re-enactors, or join in the fun by calling us to sign up as a vendor or re-enactor today. 

In case of bad weather, the festival will be moved to the Visitor’s Center. If the festival will be moved, we will post it on our park Facebook page and have a sign re-directing guests from the Farmstead entrance. Meet at: Miller Farmstead.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Roan Mountain 10K Road Race – 11 a.m – Compete with runners from across the state as part of the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour. This certified 6.2 mile course is an all road (no trail!) race starting at 11 a.m. at Picnic Shelter 3. For more info/advance registration: (423) 547-3900,, or visit the Tennessee State Parks Running Tour website at Meet at: Picnic Shelter #3 in Campground.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Old Time Yule Celebration – 1-3 p.m – Celebrate Christmas with Roan Mountain State Park from 1-3 p.m. at the historic Miller Farmstead. This 1800s Christmas celebration will feature old-time traditional Christmas music, cookies and refreshments, a campfire, tours of the historic farmstead, and an old-timey letter writing station to Santa. 

In case of bad weather, this event may be moved to the Conference Center. If the event will be moved, notice will be given on our Facebook Page and a sign redirecting traffic from the Farmstead entrance will be posted. Meet at: Miller Farmstead.