The Wonders of Fall in Land Between The Lakes

Land Between the Lakes FallFall is the perfect time of year to go camping, fishing, and just get outside and play. As temperatures cool a bit, mother nature begins to show brilliant colors and many of our winged friends arrive. Here are highlights of natures wonders in Land Between The Lakes in the Fall:

Fourth Week: Elk Fall rut and bugling
Fourth Week: Peak of monarch butterfly migration
Sassafras, sumac, and Virginia creeper are beginning to show fall color

Winter bird residents arriving: golden and ruby-crowned kinglets, white-throated sparrows, dark-eyed juncos, purple finches.
Third Week: American white pelicans migrating
Third to Fourth Week: Maple, sweetgum and hickory reaching peak fall color.

Bald eagles migrating to Land Between The Lakes for winter.
Fallen leaves blanket the forest floor.

If you are visiting Western Kentucky in the fall, make sure you take time for a day to play outside in Land Between The Lakes. For a complete Land Between The Lakes Calendar of Events, visit the Land Between The Lakes website.

The Homeplace Fall Events 2014

homeplacelblThe Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes has a busy schedule this Fall and they would love to see you join them for the fun in games and old farm lessons.

Every Thursday this September from 2PM-3PM they will be doing a practical life skills lesson where you can learn 1850′s harvest skills. This is a fun lesson where children have the opportunity to step back in time and see how kids worked in the 1850′s on the farm.

Saturday October 4th from 10:00AM until 4:00PM the Homeplace will be celebrating corn. This event is free with the purchase of the Homeplace admission. From 10:00AM until noon; the Homeplace will have Cooking with Corn. Follow the wonderful smells of the staffs cooking to the double pen kitchen where the farm women prepare their favorite corn recipes from the “Homeplace History and Recipe Book”. This book is also sold in their gift shop, available for you to take home to try these recipes out for yourself.

From 11:00AM until noon the Homeplace staff will have the Cornfield, Shock and Shell. In the 1800’s corn was one of the most important crops you could grow in the field. Help the Homeplace staff make some corn shocks in the field. Also help turn the corn Sheller to see how much their hogs love to eat fresh corn right off the cob.

From 2:00PM until 3:00PM make your own corn shuck doll. Take part in some old time fun and make yourself your very own corn shuck doll. Then stick around to see how else they used these leaves on the farm in the 1850’s.
For more information on this program or the Homeplace please visit or call at (931)232-6457.

The Homeplace is located on the Woodland Nature Trace 45 minutes south of Grand Rivers.

Archaeology Field School at Land Between The Lakes

150x150xIMG_0316-150x150.jpg.pagespeed.ic.b9QqUsdAzSLand Between The Lakes will host an Archaeology Field School for youth ages 10 through 13 years during fall break. This 3-day outdoor classroom will be held from 9am to 3:30pm Wednesday through Friday, October 8, 9, and 10. Six openings exist. This archaeological experience is FREE of charge. Parents need to call Jamie Bennett at 270-924-2015 for more information and to register by Tuesday, September 30.

“Students will learn how to read a topographical map, use a GPS, find locations through orienteering, and excavate an historical site during the field school,” says Jamie Bennett, Heritage Program Manager at Land Between The Lakes. “This is a fun way for participants to learn how we preserve our history.”

Participants and their parents will meet each morning at Hillman Ferry Campground at 9am. From there, participants will be transported to various locations around Land Between The Lakes. Participants need to pack a lunch, snacks, and water with them each day. Extra water, all tools, and equipment will be provided. Parents will pick up their children each day at 3:30pm at Hillman Ferry Campground.

Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area manages more than 170,000 acres in western Kentucky and Tennessee as part of the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Agriculture’s public lands program. Land Between The Lakes offers outdoor recreation, lake access, land management, and environmental education to over 1.4 million visitors annually. The Friends of Land Between The Lakes works in partnership with the Forest Service providing program services, funds development, and volunteer support.

To find more information about Land Between The Lakes, log on to the official website at or call toll-free at 1-800-LBL-7077 or local at 270-924-2000.

Enter the 2014 Hunters Moon Fall Festival Parade

Hunters Moon ParadeSign up now to enter your antique car, musical group, or your organizations float in the Annual Hunters Moon Festival Parade.

The Parade takes place in Grand Rivers on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. The parade is the highlight of the Grand Rivers Hunters Moon Festival and the theme for this year’s parade is Autumn.

Prize money will be awarded to the top three float entries. The Prize for 1st Place is $300, 2nd Place is $200, and 3rd Place is $100. Floats will be judged on the use of recognition of the float sponsor, as well as originality and design of your float.

To sign up for the Hunters Moon parade, email or – or call 317-294-5887. It is easy to signup; we just need your name and contact information, group type, and a short description of your parade entry to be read by the announcer during the parade.

The parade marshals at the Catholic Church, and the old Grand Rivers Elementary School. You must arrive to line up no later than 1:00 p.m. The parade steps off promptly at 1:45 p.m.

It is important to remember that the Grand Rivers Chamber asks that you do not throw candy from floats or vehicles. This could become a safety issue for children running into the parade traffic to catch the candy. You may have two people walk the parade route beside your car or float and hand out candy.

Find the Complete Schedule of Events and Hunters Moon Details Here.

September at the Badgett Playhouse Grand Rivers

TunaVegasHere is what’s happening at the Badgett Playhouse in Grand Rivers, KY, in September. Please call to confirm before you travel. All shows are reserve seating. Call the box office at 888-362-4223 and book your tickets today. Please note: The theater does not have shows on the weekend of September 5 and 6, 2014. They are spending that weekend getting ready for all the superb show they have planned for the fall season!

Tuna Does Vegas
Friday night, September 12
7:00 PM
Tuna Does Vegas, the hilarious new installment from the legendary Greater Tuna creative team! Tuna Does Vegas re-unites the lovable and eccentric characters from the ‘third smallest town in Texas’ as they take a rambling romp in Sin City!

Smoke on the Mountain
Matinees on September 13 and 20
2:00 PM
The year is 1938. It’s Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin’ evening of singin’ and witnessin’. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. More than two dozen songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening.

The Southern Gospel Show
Saturday September 13
7:00 PM
Join the Badgett Playhouse for these special Gospel Shows where the soaring vocals and talented musicians will have you singing along to your favorite gospel songs and hymns. Reserve seating.

Carters Cords
Saturday, September 20
Carters Cords from Nashville in Concert at the Badgett Playhouse.

Civil War Letters

Friday, September 26
7:00 PM
Relive one of the darkest periods of our nation’s history through actual letters from both sides of the conflict, along with authentic music from the era.

Big Band Show
Saturday, September 27
The Big Band Show features all of the classic sounds from the late thirties through the early fifties. A live band and five singers will perform the hits of Glen Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and the Ink Spots.

Nashville Songwriter’s Night
Saturday, September 27
Join the Badgett Playhouse as we present talented singer-songwriters from the Nashville area. This promises to be quite an exciting evening of original music from Music City’s next big stars!