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Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glades Wildflower Festival
May 5 - May 6
Please join us in 2023 for the Elsie Quarterman Cedar Glade Wildflower Festival, the evening of May 5 and all day May 6, 2023 at Cedars of Lebanon State Park. All events will take place outside, weather permitting. There is no food concession at the park, so bring snacks/food if you are planning to spend the day. Keep in mind extreme weather or excessive rain will cancel most activities. For more information and a schedule of events go to: Elsie Quarterman Festival Program 2023.
The 2-day festival offers informative walks highlighting birds, butterflies, geology, native plant gardening, edible plants, and more around the park. Activities are suited for families, including programs designed to introduce children to cedar glades and wildflowers.
The festival is named for the late Dr. Elsie Quarterman, a distinguished biologist and tireless advocate for the cedar glades. The wildflower festival is co-sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University’s Center for Cedar Glade Studies.
This year the Festival will be held jointly with the TNPS Annual Conference. TNPS will also have a table where books will be sold and membership materials will be available.