Halloween Chills and Thrills Event – October 30, 2021

Don’t miss the 10th Annual “Chills and Thrills” in the Campground at Cedars of Lebanon State Park on Saturday, 30 October 2021.

For details and preregistration (required) visit:


The cost for non-campers will be $1 per person, presale only. Limited number available.

Parking is limited in the campground and all non-camper guests will be directed to designated parking area for the event. No parking in the campground. Road to campground will closed from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm.

All three campgrounds will be available for trick or treating site to site. Campers can decorate sites and hand out candy. Two free night’s stay will be awarded to the winners of the “best-decorated sites” in each campground.

Festivities begin at 5:00 pm.

Costume contest in the Assembly Hall begins at 5:00 pm.

Trick or Treating in the campgrounds 6:00- 8:00 pm.

Movie at 8:00pm- located at the stage next to the camp store. Bring a chair. Popcorn will be provided.

All activities and times are subject to change and are tentative.

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WPA Day Celebration – Saturday, 2 October 2021

8 am – 10 am Breakfast at the Cedar Forest Lodge
– The park is hosting a breakfast for those in the community that was affected by the work done by WPA in 1937 whether park-related or in the surrounding communities.  We welcome you to register on our website, tnstateparks.com, so we can have an accurate number to have the appropriate amount of food.

10 am – 2 pm Nature Center will be open

9 am – 3 pm WPA at the Farm
– The park host WPA activities at the Sadie Ford Farm, located at 5220 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon, TN. Below is a list of live demonstrators you will see at the farm.

Live Music
Wooden Shingles
Farmhouse Tours
Cast Iron Cooking
Historical TN Maneuvers
Fiber artists
Cross Cut Saw
Basket weaving
Food trucks
Tom Jones Broom Shop

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Native Plant & Butterfly Garden Workshops

Do you want to attract Tennessee butterflies to your garden? Do you want to learn about native plants that are host plants for some of our most exquisite butterflies & moths and other native pollinators?

The Friends of Cedars of Lebanon State Park invite you to volunteer with us as we work on Monday mornings at the beautiful pollinator garden located behind the Dixon Merritt Nature Center at Cedars of Lebanon State Park.

We maintain the garden under the direction and supervision of Linda Robertson & Kathy Powers, both Wilson County Certified Master Gardeners. They are our our teacher/mentors as we learn about the Tennessee native plants, butterflies, moths and pollinators that are essential to a healthy, sustainable ecosystem.

During this hot season, we work from 7:30 to 10:00 AM so we can beat the heat. In September, we will start at 9:00 AM. We hope you can join us. For more information call 903-880-7133.


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