Haunting in the Hills – Sept. 16th 10am

August 15th, 2017

Nationally-recognized storytellers will once again visit the Big South Fork NRRA this fall for Haunting in the Hills, the Big South Fork’s annual story-telling festival.

REMINDER the Eclipse is quickly Approaching! Must RSVP to attend event!

August 15th, 2017

On August 21, 2017, BSFA friends and neighbors are gathering for front row seats to experience a natural phenomenon. The airpark is on the path for a 99 percent partial eclipse!  Please join us for food, drinks and once in a lifetime opportunity.

The Welcome Center accommodations are already booked to capacity, but we have alternatives accommodations if anyone is still interested in attending. We also have a scheduled ATV weekend excursion for Labor Day, for our friends that are unable to make the event or want to wait until the Welcome Center is available.
Reserve your spot!
Eclipse Information
Must RSVP to Bill Armstrong, and BSF will provide eclipse viewing glasses.

Dig into Scott County’s Deep History with the Upcoming Heritage Festival!

August 7th, 2017

When: Sept. 30, 2017
Where: Museum of Scott County
Time: 11 a.m. EDT

The students and staff of Scott High School host the Appalachian Heritage Festival on the fourth Saturday of each September. The day-long festival is free to the public and takes place at the Museum of Scott County (800 Scott High Drive, Huntsville, TN 37756). A wide variety of crafts demonstrations fill the day, including flint-knapping, rifle-making, basket-weaving, soap-making and much more. A Civil War reenactment is also held, and many crafters have their foods for sale. Get a taste of the pioneer era with the homemade jellies and jams, fried pies and other food items on sale as well.

More Information

Call 423-663-2801

Brimstone Paragon September 15-17, 2017

August 7th, 2017

When: Sept. 15-17, 2017
Where: Brimstone Recreation – Huntsville
Time: 8 a.m. daily

Camp, ride, cut loose and kick back in the country at Brimstone Paragon, a brand-new event hosted by the Southeast’s premier ATV destination. In 2016, Brimstone welcomed tens of thousands of riders to Paragon, which featured country music legend Hank Williams Jr. in concert. What will 2017 hold in store? Be sure to check back to find out!

 

Living with your Plane Airpark Check List

July 14th, 2017

Our friends at Living with your Plane have made a comprehensive check list on how to determine which Airpark is right for you! Finding a residential airpark that fulfills the needs of everyone in the household is easier than ever. 

BSFA Is coming to Oshkosh!

July 14th, 2017

Big South Fork Airpark will once again be an exhibitor at this year’s EAA Air Venture atOshkosh. We are looking forward to taking an apart in the airshow and watching Third Eye Blind concert and Canadian Forces Snowbirds.  This is a great event for the entire family, featuring all kinds of planes including warbirds, vintage, homebuilts, ultralights, aerobatics, and much more! Stop by Hangar D – booth 4068 – see you there!

Big South Fork Airpark Eclipse Viewing Party

July 14th, 2017

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. And at BSFA we are enough to be on the path for a partial view! The last time a total eclipse crossed the United States from sea to sea was June 8, 1918.  It is an historic event and a wonderful opportunity to view one of  nature’s most stunning  displays. Please join us for food, drinks and once in a lifetime opportunity. Must RSVP
*Big South Fork Airpark will provide solar viewing glasses.

Scott County Fair Coming up in August!

July 10th, 2017

The annual Scott County Fair will be held in August at the Stanley Street fairgrounds in Oneida. Festival foods and rides, livestock competitions, exhibits and all the usuals will mark the 93rd annual fair, along with four beauty pageants.

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Dark sky event this Saturday at Big South Fork – Join Us!

June 21st, 2017

Take a look at the Big Sky at Big South Fork on Saturday.

In support of the “GO BIG 2017” Challenge, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area is presenting a dark sky program, featuring the Paul Lewis, director of the University of Tennessee’s Space Science Outreach.

Lewis and amateur astronomy enthusiasts from around East Tennessee will be at Big South Fork to find and describe the stellar objects in the nighttime sky. Telescopes will be set up for observations.

The event begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center parking area.

The program is kid friendly and Junior Ranger Night Explorer packets will be available.

All ranger-led campfire programs are free of charge. Big South Fork personnel advise those participating to wear weather-appropriate clothing. Participants might also want to bring a blanket or chair for comfortable seating.

In the event of inclement weather, the solar viewing program will be postponed and an alternative dark skies program will be presented in the Interpretation and Education Building next to the Bandy Creek Visitor Center. For directions or additional information call 423-286-7275.

The GO BIG 2017 Challenge is a year-long park-wide event designed to motivate visitors to go out and explore their park. Participants earn points by answering questions about the nature and history of the park that will require exploration in search of site-specific information. Some answers may even require a photo to be taken. Points are also given for miles hiked, biked, paddled or equestrian-ridden so participants and earn them any time.

Lewis talks to thousands of school children each year about astronomy and has conducted night sky observations for University of Tennessee astronomy students. He has been involved with teaching about astronomy for nearly 30 years.

He said he first got involved at looking into the night sky when as a child he saw the Russian satellite Sputnik shoot across the sky. The satellite was the first in space.

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork protects the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The river and recreation area gets more than 650,000 visitations a year.

Firemen’s Fourth of July

June 15th, 2017

When: July 3-4, 2016
Where: Courthouse Mall, Huntsville
Time: 11 a.m. EDT

Join the Huntsville Fire Department’s firefighters and friends as they host one of the largest Independence Day festivals in the region. Held each July 4 on the Courthouse Mall in Huntsville, the event is a long-standing tradition and attracts more than 10,000 for the annual fireworks spectacular at sundown on Independence Day.

The event begins with food, crafts and entertainment, featuring local musicians, on July 3 and continues on July 4. Independence Day begins with a Kiwanis Club pancake breakfast and continues with the annual 4th of July Parade through the streets of Huntsville at 11 a.m. Kids games and carnival rides fill the afternoon, leading up to the 10 p.m. fireworks display.