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Join Foothills Trail Conference members, Master Naturalists and others to celebrate the Jocassee Gorges’ most famous harbinger of spring, the flower of the rare and beautiful Oconee Bell.

Highlights of BellFest, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include guided wildflower walks with Upstate Master Naturalists, live bluegrass music, guided boat tours of Lake Jocassee, guided woodland songbird tours, speakers, book signings by local authors, and good food. A silent auction is planned, in addition to many other events. BellFest is a spring benefit for Friends of Jocassee, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting the natural and cultural resources of the Jocassee area, and the recreational opportunities it provides.

BellFest is sponsored by the Friends of Jocassee, Duke Energy, S.C. State Park Service, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, Upstate Master Naturalist Association, Clemson Extension Service and the Foothills Trail Conservancy.

Devils Fork State Park is located on Lake Jocassee in northern Oconee County.

Admission to BellFest is free after paying the admission fee at Devils Fork State Park.

For more information, call Devils Fork State Park at (864) 944-2639.

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