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John Muir Fest

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"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

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Holloway Sisters sing at Muir Fest
Enjoy live music all day long!
cannon at Fort Southwest Point
Come for the cannon firing
John Muir Fest

1226 S Kingston Street
Kingston, TN 37763

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