WPA Day at Cedars of Lebanon State Park – Saturday, 8 October 2016

WPA Day begins at 9:00 AM on Saturday, 8 October 2016 and you will love the artists, craftsmen and musicians lined up for the event.  You will also love the cornbread and pinto beans served up courtesy of the Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

southern-corn-breadThere will also be a Cornbread Contest. Bring your favorite cornbread, and enter it in either the traditional recipe category or the original recipe category. Register online here: Cornbread Contest Registration

Split-Rail-Fence-Woods-1235863Learn how to make cornbread in a Dutch oven and have a bowl of beans to go with your bread. Then grab a partner and enter the cross-cut log sawing contest. If log sawing is not your thing, how about a game of  horseshoes? Or check out the basket maker, the wool weaver, the soap maker, a hand quilter or the wheel potter, each demonstrating their craft. Also see a lumberjack harrow, and watch Larry the lumber man make cedar shakes and split cedar fence rails the way they used to. He’s handy with an axe, a froe and a mallet!

There will be lots of old tools on display, and be sure to see all the old photographs from the area circa 1920s and 1930s.  Look for all these things in and around the old Cedar Lodge.

fiddlerThere will be some masterful musicians on hand all day including the Old Brakeman Roy Harper and Michael DeFosche among others.

It’s an old-time, family-friendly event and it’s all free, so come join us for a step back in time.







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Cedars Of Lebanon Triathlon – Saturday, 27 August 2016

Cedars Of Lebanon Triathlon logoThe Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park are thrilled to be a part of the 12th Annual Cedars Of Lebanon Triathlon on Saturday, 27 August 2016.

In years past the Cedars of Lebanon Triathlon has taken place in May, but this year Team Magic is trying something new.

tn_20140517 triathlon-IMG_2521Beginning at 6:00 AM on Saturday morning, 27 August 2016 hundreds of triathletes will converge upon Cedars of Lebanon State Park for a swim, a bike ride and a run. Sounds easy enough  doesn’t it? It ain’t. It’s a 200 yard swim, 9.6 mile bike race, followed by a 2 mile foot race made more difficult this year in the heat of August. But it will be fun for those racing and those watching. If you’re an athlete come join us, and if you’re not come watch.

The Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park thank the amazing Team Magic crew for allowing us to participate.

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Moth Spotting at Cedars of Lebanon SP – Friday, 29 July 2016

On Friday night, 29 July 2016 John Froeschauer, Interpretive Specialist for TN State Parks, will bring his moth lights and other paraphernalia for a fun night of moth spotting at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

sphynx-moth-78363882John will set up behind the nature center about dusk, so plan to get there about 8:00 PM.

If you have a moth field guide, bring it. Also, bring a camera if you wish. Some of these moths are spectacular.

Finally, 23-31 July 2016 is National Moth Week. For more information on NMW and attracting moths, see: http://nationalmothweek.org/

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