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Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 29

Beats, Burgers & Brews at the Old Rock Café
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: No cover charge & no reservations required

Select Friday and Saturday evenings throughout October

After leaf peeping, relax outdoors to the beat of bluegrass, Americana, folk, blues or other genres while enjoying a regional craft brew or glass of wine on our riverside deck. Talented local musicians and singer-songwriters liven up the scene on select Friday & Saturday evenings in October at this popular burger joint in Chimney Rock Village. The Old Rock Café features one of the 2014 Zagat-rated “Must-try Burgers across the Country” with Hickory Nut Gap Meats’ 100% grass-fed beef burger. The full menu includes grilled sandwiches, salads and fresh-baked fruit cobbler.

Performance Schedule

Friday, October 14: Dulci Ellenberger
Saturday, October 15: Hands of TIME
Friday, October 21: Redleg Huskey
Saturday, October 22: Hands of TIME
Friday, October 28: Carrie Morrison & Steve Whiteside
Saturday, October 29: Redleg Huskey

Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30

Family Animal Encounters
Time: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost: Free with admission

Meet some of Grady the Groundhog’s woodland friends or possibly our birds of prey, a Red-tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl! A Park naturalist will explain each animal’s role in our ecosystem, how they came to live at the park and lessons on what we can do to help protect wildlife. Animal Encounters meet at the tent outside Grady’s Animal Den Saturday & Sunday. Afterward, grab a Track Trail brochure at Grady’s Den and take a hike along our Great Woodland Adventure trail with 12 interactive education stations!

Monday, October 31

Centennial Campfire Celebration: Halloween Fun
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free

Bring the kids and trick-or-treat down Main Street in Chimney Rock Village. Merchants will have candy and Halloween displays set out in front of their stores. Afterward, join our awesome rangers for a campfire and free marshmallows at the entrance to the Park! Guests should meet at the front gate for this activity.

*This event is part of a once-a-month series of Centennial Campfire Celebrations hosted by the Chimney Rock State Park Rangers in honor of NC State Park’s centennial year.  Contact (828) 625-1823 for more information.

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