BellFest 2018


      We kick off spring in the Jocassee Gorges and celebrate the rare Oconee Bell flower, Shortia galacifolia, which promises to be in full bloom along the Oconee Bell  Trail. Come and hike the trail to hear interpretive information about its interesting place in history.
       Our guest speaker, Kate Farrah, will share the interesting story of how this plant has made it’s place in history and how she came to love this plant as we do. 

    Robin McGee, of Wild Earth Botanicals, will take guests on an herbalist walk around the picnic area to learn of nature’s secrets within the plant community!

     Conservation Theory is a rustic Appalachian Americana folk band from the beginnings of the Blue Ridge in South Carolina.

      The Blue Ridge Cloggers are a young troop of students who are dedicated to the preservation of traditional clogging.

     Join FOJ or renew your membership and get a complimentary one hour pontoon tour with Jocassee Lake Tours.