November 26, 2022

NBF State Park to host lots of fall events

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A Walk in the Park

Susan Woods

There are always many things to do at NBF State Park, but the fall season is especially busy.
Below are detailed just some of the many special events that you won’t want to miss during
September and October. Sept. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival: This free festival at Eva Beach will offer a full line-up of musicians playing on the stage, lots of food and craft vendors, demonstrators such as basket weaving and ax throwing, the Legend Cruisers Car Club, and much more. To learn more, search Facebook for the Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival.
Sept. 25, 2 p.m., Speaker Series at NBFSP Museum: The Friends of NBFSP resume their very popular speaker series, kicking off with one of everyone’s favorite entertainers, Tennessee State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath. He will be taking us on a trip to our many Tennessee state parks, and he really knows what is special about each of our parks. Get some ideas for places you’d like to see, or just enjoy taking an imaginary trip through his words and pictures.
Oct. 8, 4 p.m., Pickin’ in the Park at Shelter #1: Calling all musicians and fans of musicians! Bring your guitar or other instrument and come join fellow musicians to play and/or sing just for fun and fellowship.
Not a player but love to listen?
Come on out and enjoy the music. Oct. 15, 10 a.m., Pilot Knob 10K Race: This challenging 10K is one of the many foot races in the TN State Parks Running Tour. Walkers start at 10 a.m. and runners at 11 a.m. To register and for more information, visit www.tennesseerunningtour.com. Awards and food from Goodwings and Friends of NBFSP will follow the race.
Oct. 23, 2 p.m., Speaker Series at NBFSP Museum: We love our hummingbirds, and this speaker can tell you all about the best things you can do to help them. Cyndi Routledge is a federal licensed master bird bander and CEO of Southeastern Avian Research (SEAR) in Clarksville. In addition to her research with SEAR, she does avian conservation contract work for TWRA and manages the Tennessee Watchable Wildlife webpage. Information on her work can be found at southeasternavianresearch.org.
Oct. 29, 5-7 p.m., Fall Festival at NBFSP Group Lodge: Bring the kids to the park group lodge for games and activities as well as a chance to go trick or treating through the RV campground. On-going Ranger Led Events: All year long the rangers at NBFSP lead fun activities such as hikes, kayak floats (kayaks provided), owl prowls, snake and bird demonstrations, etc. To find out when special events are happening at the park, visit tnstateparks.com/parks/nathan-bedford-forrest.com and click on “upcoming events.”
Need more information or specific assistance? Call NBFSP at 731-593-6445.

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