​Trail Weekend Hootenanny Features Food, Fun and Music

The Trail Weekend Hootenanny, part of Trails & Trilliums and Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend, will take place April 13 from 4-8 p.m. at Baggenstoss Farms in Tracy City.

Admission of $10 (kids with adults free) covers food donated by local sponsors, including the Smokehouse, Blue Chair Tavern, and Sewanee Dining. Bounce house, zipline, and frisbee golf will be available, and Shane Worley will perform. Beer will be available for purchase from Blue Chair Tavern. Tickets can be purchased at the event or at mountaingoattrail.org/run.
The event is a collaboration between the Friends of South Cumberland State Park and the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA). Funds raised will go toward construction of a connector trail between the Mountain Goat Trail and the South Cumberland Visitor Center.
“Together, the MGTA and FSC have identified an opportunity to directly connect the MGT with the State Park Visitor Center, allowing both adults and children, to safely walk, run, or bike there without the need to drive by car or walk or bike along narrow, winding rural roads. We’re glad to co-sponsor this event and to work with the MGTA on this project,” said Naullain Kendrick, president of the Friends.
“We’re excited about this collaboration with the Friends to connect two of the best outdoor recreation resources in our area. We hope people from all over the Plateau will come support our efforts and enjoy themselves at this fun event,” said Patrick Dean, executive director of the MGTA.
Trails and Trilliums, April 12-14, is a multi-day celebration of spring, featuring expertly-guided hikes on many of the South Cumberland State Park’s most scenic trails. The festival offers a full slate of nature-themed speakers and workshops, a fabulous expanded plant sale, and family-oriented activities for the kids. Proceeds go to the Friends of South Cumberland State Park. Learn more or sign up at trailsandtrilliums.org.
Mountain Goat Trail Race Weekend takes place April 13-14. The sixth annual Mountain Goat Trail Run & Walk, featuring a 5-mile run and 2-mile walk, will be held on Saturday, April 13. The second annual Mountain Goat Trail Half Marathon takes place on Sunday, April 14. All proceeds will go to the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance (MGTA) to aid their efforts to complete the Trail.