History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park, October 8th

September 29, 2011

Seats are filling fast for the Sixth Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park on Center Hill Lake, between Smithville and Cookeville, Saturday, October 8th. . There is still time to call in your reservations if you hurry! Call the park office at (931) 858-2114 or Toll Free: 1-800-250-8619. Admission is only $10 per person, including light refreshments. There is a $20 non-refundable deposit for groups of four or more.

This is a wholesome family oriented event sponsored by the Friends of Edgar Evins State Park, in partnership with park and other State employees. Nine wagon loads will leave from the park’s Visitors Center at approximately 30 minute intervals to visit nine scenes along the route where costumed re-enactors will present a story depicting real people and events from past days in the park and area. Commemorating the 150 year anniversary of the start of the War Between the States some new characters from the era of the Civil War will appear along with a few of the old favorites. In addition there will be a pre-show at the Visitors Center where participants will be greeted by an actor portraying James Edgar Evins, the man for whom the park was named.

Reservations will be for wagons leaving at staggered intervals but all participants are requested to arrive at the Visitors Center at least 30 minutes before the projected wagon departure time. This will allow time for completing the registration process and visiting the refreshments table. Admissions may be paid by cash or check.

It is advised that people prepare for cooler temperatures than at home as the breezes off the water of the lake and the moving wagons make it seem colder. Dress warmly in layers and bring a blanket.

For those wishing to make this an over-night or weekend event the park office can also take reservations for the cabins which sleep up to six comfortably. Camping at the park (both primitive and with hook-us) is also available but no reservations are required.

The Galley Restaurant at the marina in the park will offer a special for participants of the Hayride who wish to dine there before or after the event on October

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