31st Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival

TWRA will be presenting the 31st Annual Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival, January 15-16 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, celebrating over 20,000 majestic Sandhill Cranes that stopover during their winter migration at the Hiwassee Refuge. The family-friendly festival provides a chance to experience the call, which can be heard for over a mile, the dance between mates, the wingspan stretching 6-7 feet, and the view of this 4-foot-tall bird, along with entertainment, vendors, and children’s activities.

Shuttles will run from Birchwood School, 5623 Hwy 60 Birchwood, TN. Shuttles are free and loop between the Cherokee Removal Memorial, the Hiwassee Refuge, and the school.

*Due to Covid19, normal entertainment, and indoor activities have been altered and reduced. Please see the agenda for details. 

Sponsored by TWRA, Olin Chlor Alkali Products, Cherokee Removal Memorial, and Birchwood Area Society Improvement Council.