The 2018 3CT Fall Event will be hosted by the Clarksville Friends of Photography on October 26-27-28, 2018. Plans are underway for a variety of unique photo opportunities on all three days. See old friends and meet new ones! A block of 50 rooms has been reserved for 3CT members at Riverview Inn in historic downtown Clarksville with a special rate of $119 per night. The hotel is within walking distance (one-two blocks) from restaurants and shops and has free parking and a complimentary breakfast. Any 3CT rooms not reserved by September 12, 2018, will be released to other guests. Reservations can be canceled up to 24 hours prior to the check-in date. Since it is homecoming weekend at Austin Peay State University, it will be difficult to find a hotel room in Clarksville that weekend. So, even if you are unsure about attending, go ahead and make your reservation NOW!
Keep in mind we were only asked to host the event a few weeks ago, so the exact details of the sites we will visit are still a work in progress. However, I can tell you that we are considering these categories: (1) historic downtown Clarksville (lots of unique architecture, public art, river views, etc.); (2) rural sites to include Historic Collinsville (a "village" of historic pre-Civil War buildings and furnishings); (3) a "military" option to include the Don Pratt Museum at Fort Campbell (historic aircraft, Army equipment, etc.), Fort Defiance (a Civil War earthen fort), and possibly Fort Donelson battlefield and cemetery at nearby Dover, TN; and (4) a tour of local micro-breweries, distilleries, and a winery; and (5) the annual Hay Bale Trail in nearby Todd County, Ky (unique art using hay bales (trust me, it's pretty cool.).
On Friday night after dinner, we plan to photograph the railroad bridge that crosses the Cumberland River. The bridge is illuminated by LED lights that change colors continuously. Great opportunity to get beautiful reflections of the bridge in the water below. (Trust me, it's pretty cool). Our biggest problem is narrowing down the list. We should have the details nailed down by this time next month.