The first-ever Ocowassee Festival starts March 28th and offers a wide selection of free, family-friendly outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, orienteering and more. In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller discusses festival highlights with Tennessee State Park Ranger Angelo Giansante from the Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park.
From the festival’s Facebook page:
March 28 at 5:00pm until March 30 at 3:00pm
What does Ocowassee mean? Hopefully it is simply a portmanteau that combines the names of our parks two rivers, the Hiwassee and the Ocoee. This year’s festival is focused on the Hiwassee in order for us to gain some valuable experience hosting this event. In the years to come, we fully expect the Ocoee to play a larger role in this event.
Celebrate the wonder of spring at the inaugural Ocowassee Festival. This family-friendly event features night sky viewing, children’s programs, bird watching, wildflower and waterfall hikes and workshops on a multitude of topics including bee keeping, knot tying and paddling for beginners. Activities kick off at 5 p.m. ET on Friday and conclude at 3 p.m. on Sunday. For more information including schedules, as they become available, visit www.facebook.com/HiwasseeOcoeeStatePark or call 423-263-0050.