Learn more about John Muir Fest.
"Most heavenly place I ever entered," is what John Muir wrote about seeing Roane County on his 1,000-mile trek to Florida 150 years ago. This is a Celebration of Land and Song to honor the 'Father of the National Park System.
To be held annually in September, the John Muir Fest is an Americana Music & Preservation Festival celebrating land and song. It was first held on 9/7/17 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Muir's 1,000-mile walk from Indiana/Kentucky to Florida that included a trek into Roane County, across the Emory River, and into Kingston where he stayed the night.
Plans are being made to hold it again on 9/15/18 that should again include a Sturgeon Release - so stay tuned!
This event is one of a kind with lots of great music but also learn about the environment and how to preserve it. Last year the event included a sturgeon release, local botanists and well-known conservationists. To read 2017 event's press release, including speaker bios and information - click here.
This event was sponsored by City of Kingston, Kingston Parks & Rec, Roane Tourism & Roane County News
1226 S Kingston Street
Kingston, TN 37763