special events

Welcome to Fall Creek Falls State Park! These are some programs planned for your enjoyment and education.

For questions, please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.
Note: A parent or guardian must accompany youngsters twelve years old and younger.

Matt Brown – Park Ranger II
Theresa Wheeler – Seasonal Interpretive Ranger

Last Updated: December 21st 2015

Please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for information about scheduled activities

2016 January - December 2016
Special Activities

Please check back soon and a detailed list of Special Activities will be outlined here. In addition, the rangers are continuously busy making up weekly activities. Those weekly schedules are posted here too throughout the year. For now, you can download the list of 2016 Special Events here so you can plan your next visit to the Fall Creek Falls State Park area!

Please call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for more details

26-27 Feb February 26th & 27th
Basket Weaving Workshop

Jim and Nancy Phillips will guide you through the basics of basket making. There is a fee for this event and registration is required. For more information, contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.

5 Mar March 5th
Fall Creek Falls Thaw 15K Run

Run the finale of the TSP Running Tour in a 15k traversing one of the most beautiful areas in the eastern United States. Entry forms are available at the Tennessee Running Tour website. Register for this event here.

19-20 Mar March 19th & 20th
Waterfalls Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is the premier waterfall destination in Tennessee. Photography seminars, hikes, and driving tours to multiple waterfalls are offered in addition to excursions to more remote areas to see the lesser visited waterfalls of the park and surrounding area. Call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for more details.

26-27 Mar March 26th & 27th
Easter Weekend

Meet in the Village Green for an Easter egg hunt and crafts for kids on Saturday.

9-10 Apr April 9th & 10th
35th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

We will explore the wildflower rich areas of the park to see many early spring wildflowers and breathtaking views. A variety of hikes, workshops, driving tours, and slideshows will be offered.

5-7 May May 6th, 7th, & 8th
Tennessee Spring Star Party 2016

Programs range from entry to professional level. Professional and amateur astronomers will be giving free presentations. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate “bad weather” programs. There is no cost for attending this event. For more information, contact Allen Ball, Lloyd Watkins or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

3-4 Jun June 3rd & 4th
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

1-2 Jul July 1st & 2nd
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

4 Jul July 4th
4th of July Celebration

Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for the traditional parade to Campground “A”. After watermelon and cake, field events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites will be held in the Campground “A” field.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

5-6 Aug August 5th & 6th
Astronomy Weekend

Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

9-11 Sep September 9th, 10th, & 11th
38th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival

The Mountaineer Folk Festival’s jam-packed schedule includes handmade crafts, 2 stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking, and much more. Don’t miss this event!

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

30-1 Sep September 30th & October 1st
Tennessee Fall Star Gaze

View the night sky, learn about night sky viewing equipment, and engage in discussion with individuals experienced in the field of astronomy. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

22-23 Oct October 22nd & 23rd
Fall Colors Weekend

Bicycle tours, guided hikes, and slideshows focusing on the autumn splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park are a great way to enjoy a weekend.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

29 Oct October 29th 2016
Wild Foods Day

Field trips in Fall Creek Falls State Park identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just a few of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

12-13 Nov November 12th & 13th
Backpacking Trip

Embark on a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of Fall Creek Falls State Park. This hike is for both novices and experienced backpackers and includes a 2-day guided hike with an overnight camp. There is a $10 fee and pre-registration is required. Contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

2-3 Dec December 2nd & 3rd
Christmas on the Mountain

Make plans to attend a weekend of Yuletide fun, holiday music, handmade crafts and gifts for the little ones. Activities include making Christmas crafts, storytelling, breakfast with Santa, and a mountain craft show for everyone.

Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about activities scheduled in the park.

The Friends of Fall Creek Falls is not responsible for all activities, events or schedules posted. Therefore we recommend that you contact the park, the Friends group or other available contact provided for validation of dates, locations or times of events. All information should be verified by visitors wishing to attend any of the listed events.

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  • 2016 Special Events
  • 2016 Band Schedule
  • Check back soon for the 2016 Band Schedule and weekly schedules. These will be posted as they come available.

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Fall Creek Falls State Resort Park, situated on the Western Edge of the Cumberland Plateau, contains approximately 26,000 acres of rugged beauty. Inside the park are both first class recreational facilities and pristine wilderness. Resource management staff is available year round to assist park visitors. Fifty miles of trails, including twenty-five miles of backpacking trails, and twenty miles of biking trails, lead the visitor away from the roads and into the wilderness at Fall Creek Falls. Questions relating to the programs above should be addressed to the Nature Center, Fall Creek Falls State Park, 10821 Park Road, Pikeville, TN, 37367. Phone 423.881.5708. Cabins and rooms can be reserved at Fall Creek Inn by calling 423.881.5241 or 800.250.8610.

Stuart Carroll – Interpretive Specialist III
Matt Brown – Park Ranger II
Robert Becker – Park Ranger I
Dustin Crowell – Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Henry Thompson – Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Theresa Wheeler – Seasonal Interpretive Ranger
Jon Morris - Park Naturalist