The Big Read at Bays Mountain Park

Big Read events at Bays Mountain

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Tom Sawyer Barge Rides

Visitors dressed as a character from the book or carrying a Tom Sawyer book will receive a free barge pass.
Passes may be picked up at the gift shop.

“Tom’s Treasures” Contest

A special exhibit case will display a “natural” specimen from the park. Identify the item for your chance to win! Drawing will be held on Mondays in April and the first correct answer will be the winner. The winner will be announced on Tuesday. Winners will receive a courtesy pass to the park and a special barge ride.

Drama Workshop
Saturday, April 10th at 3 p.m.

The Kingsport Theatre Guild will provide a Drama Workshop at the Amphitheatre
on Saturday, April 10th at 3pm. Could you be an actor? Come on up and try out.

Tom Sawyers Forest Adventure
Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m.

Have you ever wondered how Tom Sawyer wandered the great Mississippi without getting lost? On April 17th Bays Mountain Park will be offering a map and compass class, starting at 10am. You can learn Tom’s secrets with this one time experience.
Pre-registration is required. Event is limited to 12 people. To register, call (423)229-9447.

“Lunch with Mark Twain”

On Sunday, April 25 from 12noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Bays Mountain Park Amphitheater.
Enjoy lunch with one of history’s most entertaining and accomplished authors as portrayed by Kurt Sutton. Bring a brown bag lunch and enjoy the show!

Go Fishing!

Children dressed as a character or carrying a Tom Sawyer book can fish from the dam on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until Noon.


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