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A United Church of God Feast of Tabernacles site
Due to restrictions imposed by the state government to combat COVID-19, we have found it necessary to cancel the Lake Junaluska, North Carolina Feast site for 2020.
You can change your registration to an open site by following the instructions here: https://www.ucg.org/members/news/changing-feast-plans. We apologize for any inconvenience and pray that you have a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles this year wherever you will be.
COVID-19 Update: We have been working with the Lake Junaluska administration to determine whether or not it will be feasible to keep the feast at Lake Junaluska this fall. The decision will depend on the guidelines for the state of North Carolina. The governor will send out a decision by the end of next week (Friday July 17th) as to guidelines and additional rules based on the COVID-19 situation. After the guidelines are determined by the state of North Carolina, we will have a video conference the following week to determine whether it is feasible to meet this year at Lake Junaluska. At present there are guidelines which would make it impossible to meet in Lake Junaluska, but we have been asked to hold off on a final decision until the week of July 20th. We will have a decision to notify those registered no later than July 24th.
At this time we have closed registration for the site as we have over 500 registered. This is well above the amount that would be allowed under the current parameters, but after the next guidelines are published for North Carolina, we will be able to make a final decision about this feast site.
Enter into the stunning beauty of fall in the Appalachian Mountains when you attend the 2020 Feast of Tabernacles in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina! The area offers many restaurants, coffee shops, microbreweries, shops and activities for all ages. Explore rivers and mountains by horseback, hike a scenic trail, enjoy a picnic by the lake while you fish or paddle the serene waters of Lake Junaluska in a canoe or kayak. The more adventurous may try an afternoon of whitewater rafting or ziplining! Most importantly, come to soak in the many beautiful views and peaceful surroundings to bring you back to the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles every day.
Group Activities: Scenic mountain train excursion, family dance and family and teen activities (and more events) will be posted soon.
Daily Temperature: In mid-October, the average daily high is 68 degrees and a low of 40.
Parking: Several shuttle vans will be running between the parking lot and the building entrance. This should alleviate the issues with walking up and down the hill as experienced in 2017.
Dining and Shopping: There are many restaurants in nearby Waynesville (about a five-minute drive), in Maggie Valley (10 minutes), Asheville (30 minutes) and shopping throughout the area.
Recreation: On the campus enjoy picturesque 200-acre Lake Junaluska (fishing requires a North Carolina license). There is a 3.8-mile lakeside walking trail, fitness center, volleyball, basketball, tennis, mini-golf, children’s playground, 18-hole golf course, gift/coffee shop and more. Nearby Asheville, North Carolina, is a lovely city with some of the best restaurants in the south. Attractions include the famous Biltmore Estate, Asheville Botanical Gardens, Tweetsie theme park and much more.
Note: Small crosses are on Lake Junaluska’s informational signs and there is a large cross at the far end of the lake. However, there are no crosses in the hall where services will be held.
Location of Services: Shackford Hall, Lake Junaluska, NC, 28745.
Taxes: The hotel/motel tax is 11 percent, and the state sales tax is 7 percent.