July 24, 11 AM to 5 PM at the Valle Crucis Community Park
Sponsored by Appalachian Voices and the Upper Watauga Riverkeeper
About the Festival
The Appalachian Mountains are some of the oldest and most biodiverse in the world. Freshwater streams like our own Watauga River have more species of salamanders, crayfish, and freshwater mussels than anywhere else on the planet!
At Appalachian Voices, we are committed to protecting the land, air, and water of the central and southern Appalachians. This summer, we want to show people what a wonderful resource we have in our own community, and why we should protect it.
Through the Watauga Riverkeeper Festival, we want people to recognize the important link between outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship. The event will include games and activities for children and families, including nature walks, fly fishing demonstrations, relay races, field games, and (if the water level is adequate) a float down the Watauga River. Musical entertainment is provided by Melissa Reeves. We want the festival to be a place for people to come celebrate, have fun, and enjoy the outdoors.
We hope to see you there!