You are invited to join us for our annual event! Food, music, and fun hosted by Friends of Panthertown. Our picnic is Saturday, August 22 at Camp Merrie-Woode in Sapphire, North Carolina, adjacent to Panthertown Valley, from 3 to 8 pm. Admission is free. Parking is $10 donation per vehicle (includes a prize ticket). Carpooling is encouraged.
The picnic and concert will be held rain or shine under a covered picnic pavilion on the shores of Fairfield Lake.
Family fun activities from 3 pm to 5 pm include outdoor games, kids’ art table, hiking around the lake, viewing the magnificent waterfall located at Camp Merrie-Woode, and visiting the lush moss garden hidden in a beautiful cove at the end of the lake.
Food, live music, and a festive social event will be from 5 pm to 8 pm, food and beverages from a featured local guest chef will be available to purchase, or you may bring your own picnic to enjoy. Live music by Strange Brew, featuring a talented group of local musicians from Hurricane Creek Band playing originals and upbeat rockin’ classics from Cream, Hendrix, Zepplin, Tom Petty, ZZ Top, and much more!
Friends of Panthertown trail leader, Mike Purdy, will lead a trail building demonstration.
Camp Merrie-Woode is located in Sapphire Valley at 100 Merrie-Wood Road off US 64 about five miles east of NC 107 Cashiers. You are welcome to invite your friends, but please leave your pets at home.
For more information: You may visit our Facebook event page, send e-mail to email@example.com, or call us at (828) 269-HIKE (4453).
Thanks to our event sponsors:
Camp Merrie-Woode, McKee Properties, Landmark Realty Group, Food Matters Market & Cafe, Cruise Planners, Lupoli Construction, Buck’s Coffee Cafe, Sonrise Sanitation, Inc., and Wendy’s of Cashiers.
Friends of Panthertown volunteers are responsible for maintaining 30 miles of public trails in adjacent Panthertown Valley, the popular backcountry recreation area in Nantahala National Forest. This event is held annually to show appreciation to the volunteers, members, and community that give support towards the conservation of Panthertown Valley.
Invite your friends or RSVP to this event via Facebook!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Here is your chance to help support conservation in Panthertown and win a Big Green Egg grill. Winning raffle ticket will be drawn at our August 22 event! Winner does NOT need to be present to win.
Raffle tickets for a chance to win this versatile prize are $5 each or 5 for $20 with proceeds to benefit Friends of Panthertown.
This is your last chance to buy raffle tickets and enter to win a Big Green Egg grill, smoker, and cooker with Big Green Egg Nest!