Department of Parks
Buffalo Night at Natural Bridge Will Feature Appalachian Music and Storytelling
SLADE, Ky. -- Natural Bridge State Resort Park will host an Appalachian Heritage Buffalo Night that will include a feast of Kentucky Proud buffalo dishes along with live music and storytelling of the mountain region on Jan. 16, 2010.
Located in the Hemlock Lodge, the Sandstone Arches Restaurant will be offering Roasted Buffalo Steamship Round, BBQ Buffalo Ribs, Buffalo Meatloaf, Country Fried Chicken, and Fried Catfish Filet. Side items will feature Country Fried Corn on the Cob, Green Beans, Whipped Potatoes, Soup and Salad Bar and assorted desserts. Buffet price is $16.95, children 6-12 are $8.95 and children 5 & under are free. This popular annual event features a live performance of traditional mountain-style music and an Appalachian Heritage Presentation. The program will start at 5 p.m. and last till 8:30 p.m.
Cari Norris & Jim McGee will perform 5-7 p.m. in the Hemlock Lodge Lobby. Cari Norris, granddaughter of Lily May Ledford, and Jim McGee will be performing traditional mountain-style music (the precursor to bluegrass music) for guests during the Appalachian Heritage Buffalo night. This accomplished duo is sure to be ear-catching for the whole family.
From 7:30-8:30 p.m., join storyteller, musician and self-proclaimed “old geezer” John Tierney for an entertaining presentation that will shed light on what really happened during the infamous Hatfield & McCoy feud on the Tug Fork of the Big Sandy River. Tierney, who is a retired Park Naturalist from Carter Caves State Resort Park, is an entertainer whose presentation will be enjoyable for visitors of all ages.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is home to one of the largest natural arches in the state and is surrounded by Daniel Boone National Forest. Natural Bridge offers lodging, cottages, hiking trails and other recreational opportunities. For more information call Brian Gasdorf at 1-800-325-1710.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is 52 miles southeast of Lexington and 2 miles off the Mountain Parkway at Slade, exit 33.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov.