Wednesday, October 18, 2017

It's a perfect weekend for hay rides, chili pies, hot dogs, and hot cider.





Toss in a Civil War Battle reenactment,  some cannons firing, and an afternoon 1860s style tea party and it will become a truly memorable event.


You can find all that and more this weekend at Paris Landing at the ....


Civil War Living History at Paris Landing State Park



Nice story from the Paris Post-Intelligencer.  Visit their Facebook here.


PARIS TN: Civil War living history encampment to return to Paris Landing State 



History will come alive this weekend at Paris Landing in the fourth annual Battle of Paris Landing Re-enactment and Civil War Living History events.
Friday is Kids Day, with special events designed as hands-on history lessons, especially for children (and their parents or supervisors).
The learning and fun begins at 10 a.m.
The 19th Alabama Civilians will provide living history exhibitions of 1860s life.
Examples of the demonstrations and lessons are: handling a period long gun, learning to march and dressing in period uniforms, including that which a Civil War soldier would wear into battle.
Other demonstrations and hands-on activities are a battle field nurses’ tent, learning candle lighting techniques and dressing in period clothing.  
There will also be a beekeeper demonstrating mid-19th century beekeeping techniques and discussing the importance of bees during the Civil War era.
Tamara Edwards of the Paris Landing Tourism League, which is sponsoring the weekend activities, said, “We are seeking to provide children attending the events, with serious and educationally sound lessons in their history.”
Saturdays and Sundays are very busy days with many activities and a lot of good eating for everyone: children and parents. Cannons will be fired every hour, cake walk dancing and hayrides will be available with period music provided by Clint and Amanda Sprague.
On both days, all day to dusk, a vendor camp will be in operation selling food: chili, hot cider, chili pies, hot dogs as well as souvenirs, art and relics.
From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, there will be a chili cook-off. At noon, there will be a tea party in the large pavilion.
At 2 p.m., Civil War re-enactors will provide infantry, cavalry and artillery demonstrations.
At 10 a.m. Sunday, a church service will be celebrated in the large pavilion with a message by Chappy — aka Charles Morrison — from Porters Battery and music by Q&A.
At 2 p.m., there will be more infantry, calvary and artillery demonstrations by the Civil War re-enactors.  
Edwards noted, “With this living and lively demonstration of period armaments, the weekend festivities will close. The League hopes the events will prove entertaining, but especially, educational for children and adults alike.”
All events and activities are free to the public.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Photo Contest Winner Week Ending 10/14/2017



Congratulations to Randy Collins, winner of the photo contest ending 10/14/2017 for this photo, "Oklahoma bound early morning on 10/5/2017."

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Arts & Crafts Vendors Needed



Christmas By The Lake Arts & Crafts Show at Paris Landing State Park Inn. There will be over 30 booths full of holiday decor and home made craft items. This is a great chance to find that unique and personal gift for that special person in your life.

If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Ranger Brandon Williams at 731-641-4465.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Paris Landing Tourism League (PLTL) will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6 pm at the Paris Landing Emergency Complex at 15616 Hwy 79 N., Suite A
Buchanan, Tennessee 38222.

We hope you'll join us.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

We didn't have any entries in this week's photo contest but here are some ideas for next week - trees beginning to show Fall colors, wild life, camping, hiking, catch of the day, photos around the park, the marina, kids play ground, the bridge, people having fun and of course - the lake!  Send us your photos!

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules

This photo will go into the Monthly Contest.  Monthly winners are based on the number of Facebook “likes” and “shares” for your favorite photo.   "Shares" count twice.   So like and share away!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

September Photo Contest Winner



Congratulations to Karen Hagedorn, September 2017 photo contest winner, for this unique view  of a beautiful Kentucky Lake morning.

Entering the weekly photo contest is easy. Just post your photo in our MESSAGE BOX on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Paris-Landing-Tourism-League-305712731432/. You must tell us something about the photo - like who or what and where. Check out the rules here: http://visitparislanding.blogspot.com/search/label/Photo%20Contest%20Rules