Visit Roan Mountain

Published 12:24 pm Tuesday, October 4, 2022

OCTOBER 1-31
Support Our Wildlife Ambassadors
ROAN MOUNTAIN STATE PARK

All Month
Price:

* $10.00 / Feeds one bird a day
* $20.00 / Feeds two birds a day
* $30.00 / Feeds three birds a day
* $40.00 / Feeds four birds a day
* $50.00 / Feeds five birds a day
At Roan Mountain, we house, care for, and educate the public on a variety of native animals. We work under an educational permit from TWRA. Currently, we care for three birds of prey and several snakes! As you can imagine, caring for these animals is costly, as their food and health care are a specialty!
All of our animals are non-releasable for a variety of reasons. We frequently program with these animals and never charge for educational programs when using them. Here is your opportunity to support our educational wildlife program and help us care for these animals!
All donations will go to purchase food, pay vet bills, purchase gloves, tethers, falconry equipment, aquarium bedding, and to improve and build more housing facilities for our non-releasable birds of prey.
To donate click the green “Register for Event” button at the right. Your donation is a one-time payment. If you wish to cover more than one day, update the “quantity” you wish to donate, or simply return to this page in future months.
Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park!

Subscribe to our free email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Saturday, October 8
Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet at the Park Amphitheater in Roan Mountain State Park and the Roan Mountain Citizens Club for our 2nd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival. This FREE outdoor festival celebrates traditional culture, food, art and music.
*Vendor registrations are still being accepted. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/FOD2022-vendor

Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase — 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Meet at the Park Amphitheater. Register for the event. Traditional fiddlers of all ages, heritage styles and abilities are welcome to audition by video to compete in the first-ever Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase at Roan Mountain State Park at Roan Mountain’s 2nd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Festival.
Entrance fees are waived for this first year’s friendly fiddle showcase and competition. A $100 prize will be awarded to the Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Fiddle Showcase Champion.
For complete rules and to enter, visit: https://bit.ly/fiddle-showcase-2022
For questions, please contact Marcianne O’Day at marcianne.oday@tn.gov or 423-491-1383.

October 9
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. — Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price is $5/optional donation. Register for the event.
The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings. Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

October 10
Miller Farmstead Tour — 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. — Meet at the front porch of the Miller Farmstead. Price is $5/optional donation. Register for the event.
The Dave and Louisa Miller family moved to Strawberry Mountain in 1870, where three generations of Millers lived for 90 years. The farmhouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because it reflects the lifestyle of rural subsistence farmers in Appalachian in the early 20th century.
Meet park staff at the farmstead porch for a guided walk through of the house and outbuildings.Tours are free, but donations are gladly accepted and will be used to improve maintain the farmstead.
Pets are not allowed in the house, with the exception of trained service dogs.

October 15
Peg Leg Mine GeoVenture – 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Price is $10 and register for the event. Meet at the Visitor Center Porch. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen at 10 a.m. at the Visitor Center Porch to take part in a 0.5-mile geology tour to the historic Peg Leg Mine. Along the way, we will learn about the iron mining history of the region and process our very own rocks each participant will get to keep.
This program is limited to 10 individuals at a cost of $10 per participant. Be sure to register today online or in person at one of our park offices.

October 22
Owls of Roan Mountain – 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at park headquarters (next to the owl exhibits).
Meet some of our owl ambassadors at the park aviary located at the park headquarters building at 3 p.m. to learn about the birds of prey found around Roan Mountain. These owls are known to be quite the hoot! This is a free program with no limit. Please leave pets behind for this program as they are not able to be around the owls. Service animals are still welcome.