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17th Annual Rendezvous Weekend at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park October 27-29

Thursday, October 19, 2006 | 07:00pm

SEE HOW THE EARLY PIONEERS OF TENNESSEE LIVED IN THE 18TH CENTURY

Millington, Tenn. – Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park announces the 17th annual James Logan Colbert Rendezvous October 27-29, 2006. The Rendezvous will take visitors back in time to see how the early pioneers of Tennessee lived in the 18th century. The event is free and open to the public.

The weekend will feature living history demonstrations, black powder shooting competitions, tomahawk and knife throwing, primitive cooking, craft vendors, games and more.

Event hours are as follows:

  • Friday, October 27 – 2:00 p.m. until dark
  • Saturday, October 28 – 11:00 a.m. until dark
  • Sunday, October 29 – 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

For additional information about the Rendezvous weekend, call the Meeman-Shelby Forest Visitor Center at (901) 876-5215.

Bordering the Mississippi River, two-thirds of Meeman-Shelby State Park’s 13,467 acres is bottomland hardwood forests of large oak, cypress and tupelo. The park also contains two lakes with fishing and boating and many miles of hiking trails. Camping and cabins are available as well as picnic facilities and swimming. For more information about the park or directions, visit: www.tnstateparks.com/MeemanShelby.

For more information contact:

Tisha Calabrese-Benton
Office (865) 594-5442

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