Crab Orchard Independence Day Celebration | Heart of Appalachia

Crab Orchard Independence Day Celebration

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Event Details

Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Mark your calendars for the Museum’s oldest annual event in celebration of our nation’s independence. This fun-filled, family-oriented event includes live music performances, old fashioned kids’ games, a kids’ craft trail, costumed demonstrations in the Pioneer Park, and great food vendors, including Appalachy Mountain Kettle Corn and R & J Concessions.
This annual summer celebration is not to be missed!

Cool off in the museum center and visit the exhibits in the gallery. Be sure to stop by the gift shop for handcrafted items, books, toys, home décor, and souvenirs!

Admission is FREE thanks to our 2022 generous sponsors:

  • Rotary Club of Tazewell * Sleepin’ Dog Galleria
  • Crab Orchard Veterinary * Hurst-Scott Funeral Home of Tazewell
  • Tazewell County Public Library * Claypool Hill Pharmacy


Kids’ Games may include: a watermelon seed spitting contest, sack race, three-legged race, bubblegum-blowing contest, & more.

Kids’ Craft Trail (make-and-take crafts) include wooden stars, beaded necklaces, and wooden flags. All craft stations will be located in the picnic shelter area.

Costumed Demonstrations may include: blacksmithing, woodworking, butter making, tomahawk throwing, archery, & more.

2022 Schedule of Events

10:00 Flag Raising – VFW Post 7136
11:00 – 1:00 Kids’ Craft Trail (All crafts under the Picnic Shelter)
11:00 – 2:00 Little Critters Petting Zoo (by Doc Witten Cabin)
12:00 – 1:00 Bluestone on the Daniel-Murray Homestead Porch
1:00 – 2:30 Kids’ Games (Under the Willow Tree) Games include bubble gum blowing, watermelon seed spitting, stick horse & sack races.
2:00 – 3:00 Bluestone on the Daniel-Murray Homestead Porch
3:00 – 3:30 Historical Program & Dancing the Virginia Reel on the Green
4:00 Event Conclusion