Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest 2013

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Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest 2013

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Jul 3, 2013 11:06 am

Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest is the annual fundraising auction & party hosted by the Sewanee Mountain Grotto. The event is held Labor Day weekend and there will be an auction, cave trips, float trips, a live band, and a pot luck dinner. The event kicks off Friday night August 30th and goes thru Monday September 2nd. The event is held at Caver's Paradise (http://www.caversparadise.com), the address is 482 Wild Heart Lane, Sewanee, TN 37375.

Registration: There is no registration fee to attend, however the campground does charge a $5 camping fee per person for the entire weekend (children under 12 are free). Electrical hookups are available for $25.

Dinner & Auction: The grotto asks that you donate an item to the auction and if you plan on participating in the Pot Luck dinner, please bring a side dish (the Grotto provides the meat). It is preferred that your auction item be caving or camping related and it does not have to be new, be creative! Your 30 year old piece of equipment that you no longer use just might be interesting for a collector!

Friday: We will be showing the movie “Journey into Amazing Caves”, which stars Hazel Barton & TAG’s very own Nancy Aulenbach. Popcorn and refreshments will be on hand.

Saturday: We’ve mixed it up a bit this year and the pot luck dinner and auction will be Saturday night. Dinner starts at 5pm CST, followed by the auction at 7pm.

Sunday: The Bat Float to Nickajack Cave at dusk and the live band Albert Ogden & The Fanatics to follow.

Sewanee Mountain Grotto Mugs will be available again this year for BEER, which includes brew from our very own guys with the TAG Brewery. For a $10 donation you get a 14oz collectors mug that you can fill with beer each night, all weekend!

Some vendors who have already donated items for the auction are: Coleman, Hodag Video Productions, Karst Sports, The NSS Bookstore, Ruby Falls, Chattanooga Nature Center, TN Valley Railroad, The Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, The LOST Sea, Yakima, Mountain House, Rite in the Rain, Rock City, Ruby Falls, Fozzils, Seventh Generation, and more!

All of the proceeds from our event go back into the caving community!

Hope to see you there. If you have any questions, you can email me directly at rowland7840@bellsouth.net.

Kelly Smallwood
2013 Chair Sewanee Mountain Grotto
rowland7840@bellsouth.net

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Re: Sewanee Mountain Cave Fest 2013

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Aug 21, 2013 11:25 am

Here is the cover of the Fall Newsletter of TAG Caver, which also serves as the Guidebook for Cave Fest. This is a perk for coming to the event, a free guidebook. How many other caving events can you go to and only have to pay $5 for camping the entire weekend and get free registration with a free guidebook...?! This year's guidebook features caves located in Coppinger Cove (Marion County) and nearby "hard core" vertical caves not far from the campground. There are only 100 copies printed. First come first serve. Oh, and I will have some preview copies on hand for those who show up for the work day on Sunday, August 25th.

See above post for more details about Cave Fest.


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