Big South Fork Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is hosting its 31st Annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival on September 16. At the festival, you have the chance to engage in captivating craft demonstrations rooted in Appalachian culture.

Live Fun Demonstrations

  • Traditional Farrier Services: Observe the timeless skill of horseshoeing, integral to Appalachian history.
  • Moonshine Crafting: Delve into the intricate art of making moonshine, closely linked to local folklore and economy.
  • Revolutionary Period Long Hunters: Transport to the American Revolution with historical long hunters’ reenactments.
  • Ham Radio Operators: Discover the role of HAM radio in Appalachian communities and its communication significance.
  • Forest Ecology Booth: Learn about the unique Appalachian forest ecosystem, its plants, and creatures.
  • Wildlife Safety: Acquire vital tips for navigating the diverse wildlife-rich region safely.

These hands-on craft demonstrations mirror the festival’s storytelling theme. For more on this event and others, dial 423-569-9778.

This above news story is based on a press release from the National Park Service, which was issued on September 2, 2023. You can read the original release here.

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is located in the southeastern United States, spanning parts of Tennessee and Kentucky. It’s a beautiful area known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities. You’ll find vast forests, flowing rivers, and stunning rock formations. The landscape here is a mix of rugged beauty and tranquility.

Activities here are all about embracing the outdoors. You can go hiking on scenic trails, discovering hidden waterfalls and peaceful forests. If you’re up for a challenge, try mountain biking on the winding paths. The rivers offer a chance for exciting water activities like kayaking and fishing. Don’t forget your camera – the views are worth capturing.

Camping under the stars is a must-do here. There are campsites where you can relax and enjoy the sounds of nature around a campfire. If you’re into history, check out the old coal mining sites and learn about the past.

Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is all about getting active in nature and creating memories that will last. It’s a place where you can disconnect from the busy world and connect with the natural world.

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