Weekly Interpretive Programming


Special Note:  We welcome day visitors and lodge guests to attend programs held in the campground, but we ask that you park at the Water Park and make the short walk to the interpretive stage as there is no available guest parking in the campground.  Thank you.



Friday, October 20
5:30 PM – HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST – Now is your chance to put your Halloween Costume before the judges! Judges will score your costume based on the creativity, originality and participation. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each age category. Contest will take place at the Amphitheater across from the Rhododendron Lodge. Adults are welcome! FREE ACTIVITY.

6:00 PM – SCREAM CONTEST – This is your chance to let it all out! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd person who has the loudest and scariest scream! Contest will take place at the Amphitheater across from the Rhododendron Lodge. FREE ACTIVITY

7:30 pm – NIGHT HIKE – The Park takes on a whole new look after dark. Meet us at the Visitor Center for a trip to see how the forest comes alive at night. You never know what you are going to see! Trail is rated as easy to moderate. Please wear appropriate closed toe footwear. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Flashlights are recommended. FREE ACTIVITY

Saturday, October 21
12:00 PM – PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST – Stop by the Visitor Center to enter our pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkins may be purchased for $5.00 each while supplies last. Use your own creativity and originality to create a masterpiece for a chance to win one of three prizes! You will have until 2:30 PM to complete your carving and submit it at the Visitor Center. FREE ACTIVITY UNLESS PURCHASING A PUMPKIN
3:30 PM – CAMPSITE DECORATING CONTEST – Don’t you like to go all out for trick-or-treating? Register your campsite for the decorating contest at the Campground Store. Judges will come by the sites starting at 3:30 PM and will judge on originality, creativity and camper participation. Prizes will be awarded! FREE ACTIVITY

4:30 PM – TRICK-OR-TREATING IN THE CAMPGROUND – Halloween is a great chance to dress up, be someone or something else and stuff your mouth with yummy candy! Campers will be set up to give out candy throughout the campground. Each campsite that is participating will have a special card attached to their camp post to let you know they are open for business. For those of you that would like to participate, bags of candy will be sold at the Campground Store. Upon purchase of candy, you will receive a free bundle of wood to thank you for your participation! FREE ACTIVITY

6:30 PM – 10:00 PM – HAUNTED HAYRIDE – End your Halloween celebration with a fantastic hayride that’ll leave you in chills! First ride will go out at 6:30 pm with the last ride heading out at 9:45 pm. Admission is $5 per person and all proceeds will go to benefit the Breaks District of the Sequoyah Council Boy Scouts of America. Due to limited space, please call (276) 865-4413 ext. 3201 to reserve a space on the wagon. Hayrides will leave every 20 minutes.

On behalf of our staff, thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing you again!















This page is dedicated to weekly programming provided by our interpretive staff. For information about annual park events, click here.

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