Autumn Heritage Celebration this Weekend!

Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6

Saturday from  10 am – 4 pm and Sunday from 10 am – 3 pm

This year may be drawing to a close, but we aren’t going to let it pass without one more festive weekend at Fort Watauga!   Events for the two days include…… 


A Walk in Their Boots: A Military Timeline

In honor of Veteran’s Day join reenactors and historians from across the nation for this unique look at our country’s military history. From the Revolutionary War to modern conflicts, see how our armed services evolved throughout the years. Uniform displays, living history camps, weapons demonstrations and battle reenactments are just a few of the many activities.


Colonial Harvest Celebration

While visiting the Military Timeline, join the festivities at Fort Watauga as the Washington County Militia gather to celebrate recent victories in the War for Independence and give thanks for a bountiful harvest. Enjoy demonstrations of 18th century life and living history presentations.


Fall Fibers Show

Fall is the time we plan our winter projects and our handmade holiday gifts! Spend a day visiting our regions’ finest fiber producers and artists! The day will include workshops, vendors with handmade items for sale, raw fibers, and demonstrations of spinning, weaving, and more! New this year! Sheep Herding demonstrations with Phil Lakin!


Saturday Workshop!

Inkle Weaving

Instructor: Ronnie Lail

Saturday, November 5   from 1 to 4 pm

Cost: $60 includes loom (to keep!) & all supplies

Min: 3              Max: 8

$20 thread only                         $10 instruction only

Learn how to weave wide sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around! You can create wonderful patterns through varied placement of colorful thread. Bring scissors.




For more information contact:

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park

1651 West Elk Avenue

Elizabethton, TN 37643

(423) 543-5808

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