Environment & Conservation

Three State Park Inns in West Tennessee Receive Green Designation

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 01:31 pm
Three state parks in West Tennessee recently received recognition as certified “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
Three state parks in West Tennessee recently received recognition as certified “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association.
Certification by the Tennessee Hospitality Association Shows Inns’ Commitment to Sustainability
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau and Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill announced today the inns at Paris Landing, Natchez Trace and Pickwick Landing state parks have been certified as “Tennessee Green Hospitality” facilities by the Tennessee Hospitality Association. The three hotels join a roster of only 33 certified facilities in the state, including the Inn at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Old Stone Fort to Hold 35th Bi-Annual Knap-In September 23-25

Thursday, September 08, 2011 | 01:31 pm
Ancient Arts Festival Includes Celebration of Stone Age Skills
 
MANCHESTER, Tenn. – Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park will host its 35th Bi-annual Knap-in Sept. 23-25, 2011. A celebration of the ancient arts and archaeoskills, the weekend's main activities and special programming are slated to begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday and will run until approximately 4:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 | 10:18 am
Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park Sept. 16-17
Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park Sept. 16-17
Eighth Annual Fall Festival Slated for Sept. 16-17
 
CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. – Henry Horton State Park will host the Eighth Annual Step Back in Time Festival Sept. 16 – 17, featuring an 1840s encampment, horse-mounted shooters, arts and crafts, country petting zoo, a sheep dog / herding demonstration, bluegrass music, food and much more. Activities will begin at 7 a.m. each day and run until approximately 7:30 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

Standing Stone State Park to Host National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 | 09:25 am
29th Annual Event Draws Country’s Best Players to Tennessee 
 
NASHVILLE –Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the world’s most challenging marble tournament. In its 29th year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making, a swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, live bluegrass music and food.

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum to Present the Great Island Festival

Friday, September 02, 2011 | 12:58 pm
Great Island Festival slated for Sept. 10-11 in East Tennessee
Great Island Festival slated for Sept. 10-11 in East Tennessee
September 10-11 Festival Will Take Visitors Back in Time
 
VONORE, Tenn. – The Fort Loudoun State Historic Park and the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum are partnering for the Great Island Festival, slated for September 10-11, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Great Island Festival is actually a series of concurrent events, designed to take visitors back in time to an 18th century Trade Faire and a Cherokee encampment.