July 2018- Special Events and Workshops

Come Share in the Glorious Cause of Liberty!


Watauga Valley Fife and Drum Corps

Saturdays                    Senior Corps-10 am – noon       Junior Corps-Noon – 1 pm

The Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. The Junior Corps is open to new members and beginners. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary, just come with a willingness to learn. Junior Corps members have opportunities throughout the year to move into Senior Corps as they progress.


History at Home Summer Ranger Programs                                                        

June – August

A creative mix of historical & natural programs presented throughout the summer by our Seasonal Interpretive Rangers Jessica Newell and Stuart Shelton. These programs are great for the whole family to enjoy! Please call for weekly schedules or check them out at www.sycamoreshoalstn.org – choose Monthly Interpretive Programs/History at Home


“Scenes of Liberty!” by Mike Hill

Opening Saturday June 16 – Sunday, July 1

9 am – 4 pm – Monday – Saturday

1 pm – 4:30 pm – Sunday

Join us for an exciting art show that commemorates the 40th season of Outdoor Drama at Sycamore Shoals! Don’t miss this opportunity to see Mr. Hill’s Liberty! inspired original brush and ink drawings, hand colored reproductions, and large scale Giclee reproductions on canvas of artwork created from images of the cast of Liberty! and militia re-enactors at Sycamore Shoals. A coloring book and notecards have also been created from his drawings that are for sale at the park.


Independence on the Frontier: Militia Muster at Fort Watauga

Saturday, June 30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 1

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience the 4th of July, 18th century-style! What did colonists think about a new nation? Be a guest in Fort Watauga as news of Independence arrives to the colonial frontier. Walk among historical characters and hear their varied reactions to the Declaration, from fear of war to the hope of a brighter future. The Celebration will take place on Saturday; the muster will continue until 3 pm on Sunday.


Summer Art Show at Sycamore Shoals     

Art show and sale, July 8 – July 29

Meet-the-Artist Awards Reception: Sunday, July 8

1:30 – 4:00 pm

This multi-media exhibit is two art shows in one:  “15th Annual Judged show” and the “23rd Annual Watauga Valley Art League Member show”. Public is invited to the July 8th Reception and to enjoy the art exhibit all month.


The Liberty Spinners

Tuesday, July 10

9:30 am

This gathering of spinners and fiber artists is open to anyone interested in the art of spinning. Join us at 9:30 am on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (April to November). 


Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals – Our 40th Year!

Thursday – Saturday, July 12 – 14, 19 – 21 & 26 – 28

7:30 pm

Celebrate the 40th Year of Tennessee’s official outdoor drama, presented by local performers against the backdrop of Fort Watauga.   See the Revolution as told by the Overmountain Men: colonists who defied British law and settled on Cherokee lands. These settlers formed an independent government, made treaties with the Cherokee, defended their homes, and fought a British army at the epic battle of King’s Mountain. Bleacher seating is available in the Amphitheater. Sponsored by Friends of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.

Advance Ticket Sales: http://www.thelibertydrama.com 


Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang

Sunday, July 22

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!