The popular Blessing of the Buffalo and Fall Festival at the Vital Buffalo Farm takes place from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday. The farm is at 8220 Highway 60 in Georgetown. The event is free.
The event celebrates Native American history and land conservation includes a program that begins at 3:15 p.m. Shortly thereafter, one of the event’s highlights – the run of the 15 buffaloes on the farm over a hill down to the festival area – will take place followed by the blessing and other entertainment.
The annual festival will include Native American storytelling and dancing along with bluegrass music children’s activities and a farm animal petting zoo.
Chili and other refreshments will be available.
The 100-acre Vital Buffalo Farm is protected by a voluntary conservation easement through The Land Trust for Tennessee. The property is owned by businessman and conservationist Greg Vital, who established the farm 15 years ago.
“Appalachia’s Homestead with Patara” did a short documentary on the 2018 event. Patara is Cherokee supporter and Trail of Tears Tennessee Board Member. Click here to watch.