Walker Rocks Outdoor Series Kicks Off with Family Campout at Mountain Cove Farms

Chickamauga, GA – Imagine a summer filled with camping, hiking, fishing and watersports with some music, movies and good eats mixed in.  The newly launched Walker Rocks Outdoor Series blends these experiences to make some of Walker County’s leading outdoor attractions more accessible to the general public.

The series kicks off with the Family Campout at Mountain Cove Farms (994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga) on Saturday, May 25th.  Load up your vehicle and head to the Cove for an afternoon of campground music and field day style games, like three-legged races, sack races and kickball.  Campers can also relax by the campfire while making s’mores and catch a special showing of the 80’s adventure movie The Goonies.

“This is a family friendly event that offers a unique opportunity for parents with young children to try out camping and see what it’s like to sleep outdoors,” said Lacey Wilson, Chamber President.  “We also see this as a staycation of sorts for folks looking for something unique to do with their family over the holiday weekend.”

Set up for tent camping begins at 2:00 p.m.  A vehicle parking pass gets you inside for all activities.  The cost is just $5 per vehicle in advance online at walkerrocks.com or $10 cash the day of the event.  Food, drinks and popcorn will also be available on site to purchase.

The Walker Rocks Outdoor Series continues later this summer with the following events:

  • Family Camp Out at Mountain Cove Farms on May 25
  • Kayak & Canoe Day at Lee & Gordon’s Mill on June 22
  • Trivia Scavenger Hunt at Lula Lake on July 13
  • Dive-in Movie and Such at Queen City Lake on August 17
  • Fright Night Camp Out at Magnolia Pines on September 13
  • Duck Pond Rodeo at the Rossville Duck Pond – TBA

“The Farmer and the Belle” Now Filming in Walker County!

Chickamauga, GA – Lights, Camera, Action!  Walker County welcomes the cast and crew of The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland to our community. The Farmer and The Belle is about a New York City fashion model who spends the holidays in a small town and falls in love with a childhood pen pal/farmer.  She helps her friend save his hometown’s “SantaLand” and learns that true beauty comes from the heart.  Jenn Gotzon Chandler (Frost/NixonGod’s Not Dead 2), Corbin Bernsen (Major LeagueLA Law) and John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville) are among the credited cast.

Want to be part of the movie?  A casting call for extras is currently underway.  Here’s how to apply: send photographs of yourself (head and body shots) along with your age and resume (if applicable) to SavingSantalandCasting@gmail.com and be sure to put WALKER COUNTY EXTRA in the subject line and indicate which day(s) you would like to be considered for and whether you can fully commit to those days.

Saturday, 4/27: Barn Church, 30 needed, all ages/ethnicities; expected filming first 1/2 of day

Sunday, 4/28: Santaland, 50-60 total needed; all ages/ethnicities; 5 ladies needed age 50s-70s, 10 additional ladies (50s-70s, 4 will be featured with high fashion makeup); 3 “crew members” needed, males, 20s-30s; expected filming first 3/4 of day

Friday, 5/3: Santaland, 30 needed, all ages/ethnicities; expected filming all day
Saturday, 5/4: Santaland, 30 needed, all ages/ethnicities; 10 additional ladies needed, various ages; expected filming all day

Sunday, 5/5: Santaland, 30 needed, all ages/ethnicities; 4 children (ages 9-11) needed for nativity scene; expected filming all day

Monday, 5/6: Santaland, 10-30 volunteers needed, with change of clothes; expected filming first 1/2 of day

Thursday, 5/9: Christmas Tree Farm, 30 needed, families with all ages/ethnicities; expected filming 1/2 day

Saturday, 5/11: Barn Dance, adults only; need couples but can pair single extras with other single extras to make pairs; expected filming 1/2 night, 7 pm – 12 am

Sunday, 5/12: Airport; 8 travelers needed, various ages/types; 1 “Uber driver” needed (would be great if also available 4/29); expected filming 1/2 day