Covered Bridge Days slated for September 24-26, 2021
Published 2:25 pm Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Due to on-going repairs on the E. Elk Avenue Bridge, and the resulting closure of Edward’s Island Park, through the month of June, the City of Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department announces that the annual Covered Bridge Days dates will move to a Fall event for 2021.
Covered Bridge Days will now be presented Friday, September 24, 2021, through Sunday, September 26, 2021.
“Although we had hoped to present Covered Bridge Days in June this year, as we know people are ready to be outside and return to some normalcy, we feel the impact from construction to our festival site isn’t a total loss for 2021’s Covered Bridge Days,” said Kelly Kitchens, Programming & Special Events Coordinator.
“We feel very positive that moving this event to the fall will have plenty of benefits, as cooler outdoor temperatures will allow attendees to enjoy the array of activities that will take place during this festival.”
This event has been a staple in the community for the last 50+ years, bringing entertainment, arts, food, and culture to Covered Bridge Park for residents and visitors alike.
The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to build on the success of this event with the new features and opportunities we have planned.
It is a great addition to the events and programming the department already oversees, including the free summer music series, Covered Bridge Jams, the Show on the Doe movie in the park series, and many more.
The Department will soon be reaching out to local businesses and agencies with sponsorship opportunities that help to ensure the success of this event.
Arts & Crafts vendor applications are now being accepted and can be found at www.elizabethton.org under the Parks and Recreation Department tab.
To stay up to date, visit Elizabethton.org under the Parks and Recreation tab and on Facebook @elizabethtonparksandrecreation for future announcements.
For more information, please contact the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation Department at 423-547-6441.