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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park featuring two shows this weekend

John Thompson • Nov 5, 2019 at 6:17 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Fall will be celebrated in full force this weekend at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park, with two events scheduled — The Annual Fall Fibers Show and the Colonial Harvest Celebration.

The harvest celebration will take place on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Fall Fibers Show will be held in the park visitors center. There will be fiber artists, vendors, workshops and demonstrations.

The schedule of events for the harvest celebration:

Saturday, Nov. 9

10 a.m.: Militia inspection and raising the colors. Hear the roar of muskets and rifles as the militia starts off the day with a patriotic ceremony.

11 a.m.: Firearms of the Overmountain Men. A close-up look at the types of weapons used in the Battle of Kings Mountain.

Noon: Militia drill — view the county militia as the members train and prepare for military action.

1 p.m.: Staying warm in the 18th century. From hunting shirts to hoods, capes to cloaks, and mittens to muffatees. Learn how to ward off the cold on the colonial frontier.

2 p.m.: Echoes of the Revolution — members of the Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums showcase martial music of the 18th century.

3 p.m.: Medicinal plants and herbs — learn how plants and herbs were utilized by the frontier people for medicine.

Sunday, Nov. 10

10 a.m.: Militia inspection and raising the colors.

11 a.m.: Worship service — all are welcome for Sunday morning service held in the courtyard of Fort Watauga.

Noon: Echoes of the Revolution. Members of the Watauga Valley Fifes & Drums showcase martial music of the 18th century.

1 p.m.: Staying warm in the 18th century.

2 p.m.: Veterans Day observance. Tribute paid to the combatants of the Battle of Kings Mountain and the nation’s current veterans and armed service members.

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