What:   A Nature Festival

Where:  Seven Islands State Birding Park

When:  Saturday October 7th

Time:  10 AM to 4 PM

Cost:  It’s Free!

The Friends of Seven Islands State Birding Park are proud to host the first TuckahoeDown Nature Festival at Seven Island State Birding Park.  Tennessee’s first-only-and-best-ever State Birding Park is not just for the birders! This 416 acre park truly has something for everyone. Hikers, bikers, fishermen, photographers, birders, kayakers and many more flock to Seven Islands to hook up with nature and enjoy the beauty of this pristine East Knox County landmark.

So bring the kids and come join us.  It’s free to the public!

Activities and Programs

Cattywampus Puppet Council
Longhunters on the French Broad
Live wildlife encounters
Monarch Butterfly Tagging
Educations Talks on Nature
Kayak/canoe demonstrations
Educational programs for children
And much more!

Schedule of Programs and Activities

All Day Programs

  10:00 – 4:00                    Kayak/SUP/Canoe Demonstrations (Boat Ramp) **

                                               Music by 6ix Mile Express (Bluebird Barn)

                                               TWRA Archery (Green House)

                                               Cattywampus Puppet Making Booth (Green House)

** Bring a change of clothes in the event you get wet

Scheduled Programs

     Bluebird Barn (at park entrance)

  TIME SLOT                      PROGRAM

10:30 – 11:00                  Native Plant Rescue Squad – with Gerry Moll

11:10 -11:40                    Feeding Backyard Birds – with Liz Cutrone

11:50 -12:40                    Monarch Tagging Hike- with Steve McGaffin 

11:50 -12:40                    Reading Wildlife Signs – with Marty Silver

12:50 – 1:20                    Birds of Seven Islands – with Morton Massey

1:30 – 2:00                       Aquatic Diversity of the French Broad-Conservation Fisheries

2:10 – 2:40                       James J Audubon – with Randy Hedgepath

2:50-3:30                         Giant Puppet Parade – with Cattywampus Puppet Council

Green House (approximately .6 miles from main entrance)

  TIME SLOT                    PROGRAM

11:20-11:50                   James J. Audubon – The Bird Man on the Birding Park

12:00-12:40                   Sarah Pirkle – Musical Duo

12:50-1:20                     Nature Fun with Bobby – Cattywampus Puppet Council

1:30-2:10                        Riverdale Musical Duo

2:20-3:00                       Birds of Prey – guests Teddy the Barred Owl and Shaun Rainone

3:10-3:40                        Longhunters on the French Broad – with Steve Smith


Presenting Sponsors


Bald Eagle Sponsors

               Sharon Pryse

Bobwhite Sponsors


           Randy and Jenny Boyd

Heron Sponsors

                                   Dawn Coppock, Attorney

            Karen Claussen Bishop           Becky and Morton Massey