Roan Mountain Calendar

Published 8:25 am Wednesday, October 18, 2023

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

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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 is 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 come back to this page in future months. 

 

Thank you for supporting our Wildlife Ambassadors at Roan Mountain State Park! 

 

October 27

Fall Céilí at Roan Mountain State Park – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Price is $2/kids 17 and under, $5/adults. Register for the event. An Irish céilí (or cèilidh if you’re Scottish!) is a traditional social gathering that often includes traditional dance, music, storytelling and all kinds of good fun. In honor of our region’s Scots-Irish heritage we’ll be hosting a fall dance céilí at the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.

Highlights include: 

  • Ceili Dances: No previous dance experience is required! These dances are meant for regular people and anyone who can walk comfortably can enjoy learning them.
  • Traditional Music: The Roan Mountain Céilí Band will play a variety of dance tunes to accompany the dances, and a few other tunes in between (traditional Scottish and Irish musicians are welcome to join us, contact Ranger O’Day for details).  
  • Light Refreshments: Coffee and treats provided. 

Dress comfortably with good shoes and come well-hydrated! Fun, festive attire recommended!

This is a ticketed event! Adults 18 and older $5 each, kids 17 and younger $2. Volunteers attend free (contact Ranger O’Day for volunteer opportunities).

 

October 28

Peg Leg Mine GeoVenture – 10 a.m. – 12 Noon. Meet at the Visitor Center Porch. Price is $10 and register for the event. Join Park Ranger Phil Hylen for a geology adventure hike to the Peg Leg Iron Mine from 10:00AM – 12:00PM on Saturday, October 28th at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center.  Up to 15 participants will explore the 1800s era iron mine before opening up their very own mining spoils.  Along the way on this moderate difficulty 1.1-mile hike, we will explore the history and geology of Roan Mountain State Park.  Be sure to wear good hiking clothes and boots and prepare for cool weather.

 

December 16

Christmas Céilí at Roan Mountain State Park – 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. Meet at the Conference Center. Price is $2/kids 17 and under, $5/adults. Register for the event. An Irish céilí (or cèilidh if you’re Scottish!) is a traditional social gathering that often includes traditional dance, music, storytelling and all kinds of good fun. In honor of our region’s Scots-Irish heritage we’ll be hosting a fall dance céilí at the Roan Mountain State Park Conference Center.

Highlights include: 

  • Ceili Dances: No previous dance experience is required! These dances are meant for regular people and anyone who can walk comfortably can enjoy learning them.
  • Traditional Music: The Roan Mountain Céilí Band will play a variety of dance tunes to accompany the dances, and a few other tunes in between (traditional Scottish and Irish musicians are welcome to join us, contact Ranger O’Day for details).  
  • Light Refreshments: Coffee and hot cocoa will be provided, as well as an assortment of holiday treats.
  • Photo Booth: Attendees are encouraged to dress in festival holiday attire and take photos to celebrate and remember this special holiday event. 

Dress comfortably with good shoes and come well-hydrated! This is a ticketed event! Adults 18 and older $5 each, kids 17 and younger $2.Volunteers attend free (contact Ranger O’Day for volunteer opportunities).

December 16

Christmas Craft Spectacular! 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Meet at Conference Center. Price is $5 age 4 and under, $10 age 5 and over. Register for the event. ‘Tis the season!

Join Rangers O’Day, Hylen and Holland and our Interpretive staff for an afternoon of festive Christmas crafts, treats and holiday cheer! We’ll be making traditional and nature-themed ornaments, decorating cookies, and enjoying Christmas refreshments and music!

Fee covers instruction, materials, and refreshments. Children must be accompanied by an adult.