Sycamore Shoals State Park will host Colonial Games Saturday

Published 11:19 am Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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In the 18th Century, kids would invent many different games to pass their time. Saturday, June 6, Laura Ellis will bring those games to the 21st Century and to Sycamore Shoals State Park.
Those attending are asked to meet in the field by the butterfly garden. Families are invited to bring their children, set up a picnic, and enjoy the day watching or participating in colonial games!
The games will last about an hour and admission is FREE, however if you would like to make a donation to the park you can choose the FREE plus $5 donation or FREE plus $10 donation option when you register.
The games begin at 11 a.m.
In keeping with CDC guidelines to prevent COVID-19, the park can only host programs for groups of 10 or less. Therefore, all guests MUST register in advance for the listed programs. Those attending are encouraged to brings masks and keep six feet from from other guests.
Also, the park will host “Walking in Frontier Footsteps on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail, beginning Saturday. The event had been sold out as of Tuesday.
Steve Ricker, interpretive program director for the Overmountain Victory Trail Association, will lead an easy walk along portions of the trail as he recounts the story of the Overmountain Men, their historic gathering at Sycamore Shoals, and their ultimate victory at Kings Mountain.
From 3 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Taylor Morefield will play songs and tunes from the 18th century and discuss ways the settlers made music, and the important role it played in their daily lives. The program is free and those attending are asked to meet at the park visitors center.

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