Don't miss the wagon! It's time to make reservations for the 11th Annual History Hayride at Edgar Evins State Park, Saturday, October 8. Ride wagons back into the past where costumed characters from the history of the park and surrounding area will tell their stories. Between stops there will be narrators who will give additional historical details. The price is still $15 per person for the approximately 2 hour circuit.
Reservations are required and may be made at https://www.tnvacation.com/events/8740 If you need help making on-line reservations call the park office for contact information for Fount Bertram, President of Friends of Edgar Evins State Park. He or Mrs. Bertram will be happy to assist you. The park office phone numbers are (931) 858-2114 or toll free at 1-800-250-8619
Ten loads are scheduled at 30 minute intervals with report times running from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the park office. Reservations will be for a specific wagon load. This is not a Halloween themed event and is not suitable for small children or anyone unable to sit quietly for about 2 hours.
Edgar Evins State Park is located on in DeKalb County on Center Hill Lake. The physical address is 1630 Edgar Evins Park Rd., Silverpoint, TN 38582 It is approximately 20 miles north of Smithville, 20 miles west of Cookeville and 60 miles east of Nashville. From I-40 take exit 268 at State Hwy. 96 and Center Hill Lake. From Woodbury go through Gassaway toward Liberty and turn left on Dale Ridge Road (Hwy. 96), go over the dam, past the Corps of Engineers to the park entrance, across from Big Rock Market and Caney Fork Outdoors.
The History Hayride is a fundraiser for the all-volunteer non-profit Friends of Edgar Evins State Park with the help of park employees. The Friends will provide complimentary hot beverages in the office with homemade cookies for sale in individual portions. Profits from this and other