Save the Date
During the early stages to the Revolutionary War, a band of southern frontiersmen set out on a journey to find and engage a British-sponsored army and defeat it at the Battle of King’s Mountain. Come out to Lake James State Park Sept. 29 and learn about these courageous patriots and their connection to Lake James as we celebrate the anniversary of their heroic march. The program will take place in the East Picnic Shelter at the Paddy’s Creek Area. Live music will begin at 6 p.m. courtesy of the Backwater String Band, followed by storytelling and a live demonstration, courtesy of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association. The program will conclude by 7:30 p.m. Kindly RSVP to the park office at (828) 584-7728. Hike on the OVT the following morning, Sept. 30, with OVTA reenactors at 10 a.m. Each year, reenactors dressed in period garb and weaponry retrace the journey of the original Overmountain Men at various sites along the 330-mile National Historic Trail. Don’t miss out on your chance to relive history. Meet at the Paddy’s Creek Bridge around 9:45 a.m.