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October 9th and October 24, Cades Cove will host two free one hour musical performances, featuring Paul Grace and the Boogertown Gap band.  The music will begin at 8:00 p.m. on the 9th and 24th, at the Cades Cove campground amphitheater.   

Paul Grace, who will be playing on the 9th, is a folk musician who has been performing for more than 25 years.  The Boogertown Gap band, who perform on the 24th, specialize in traditional songs and tunes played on stringed instruments.  They are a husband and wife duo and are known to share the music and stories of their ancestors and descendants of the Southern Appalachians.

Posted: 10/7/2009 7:19:19 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


It is definitely starting to feel like fall here in the Smokies!  With the cooler temperatures setting in and the days becoming shorter, the leaves are starting to turn those beautiful fall colors we all love!  The lower elevations are still pretty green, but up in the higher elevations you can see the early colors coming out. It will still be a couple weeks before the peak colors here in the Smokies, but we can tell now that it won’t be too long!  To get a better look at these wonderful fall colors, try taking a hike in the Smokies.  The Chimney Tops trail is a fun 4 mile round trip that takes you high up in the Smokies with a breathtaking 360-degree view!
Posted: 10/5/2009 7:20:06 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


Saturday, October 10, Cades Cove will be hosting a two-hour stargazing program beginning at 7:30 p.m. as long as the weather cooperates.  This event is being held in cooperation with the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society, where experienced astronomers with telescopes will be available to point out the position of the stars, galaxies, and constellations.  If you are interested in attending it is suggested that you park near the exhibit shelter at the entrance to the Cades Cove Loop Road where a ranger will then escort a group to the nearby field.  Those planning to attend should dress warmly and bring a flashlight, blanket or chair to sit on, and binoculars if you have any.  If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to call 865-448-4104.
Posted: 10/2/2009 7:21:12 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


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