September 16, 2017     -     Corbin, Kentucky

Location

CORBIN, KY

Why Corbin, KY?

Corbin is a great small town nestled at the foot hills of the Appalachian Mountains on Interstate 75 at the midway point between Knoxville, TN and Lexington, KY.  It is also where Highway 25E heads into the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee and the North Carolina mountains.   


Corbin is home to the Birthplace of Colonel Sanders and Kentucky Fried Chicken as well as Laurel River Lake and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park which is the only place in the eastern US where you can find a Moonbow.


Where is the Moonbow Eggfest being held?

We have moved the event to the parking lot behind the Tri-County Elk's Lodge and Colonel Sander's Park in Downtown Corbin, KY.  The event will be set up at the Corner of Depot Street and Monroe Street directly behind 207 North Main Street.  


What is a Moonbow?

A Moonbow is a rainbow seen at night.  It is caused by the reflection of light from the moon’s surface refracting off of the mist caused by water falls.  There are only a few locations in the world where you can see a Moonbow and Cumberland Falls right here in Corbin, KY is one of the places where they appear with reasonable frequency.  They can also be found in Yosemite, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Africa.  


What else is there to do in the area?

Corbin is right in the Center of three counties:  Knox, Laurel and Whitley.  In addition to Cumberland Falls and The Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum, Corbin is home to Laurel Lake which is a very clean, deep and clear impoundment that feeds the Cumberland River and Lake Cumberland.  Laurel Lake is known for it’s water sports but is also home to some of the best Walleye, Trout and Smallmouth Bass fishing in the region.  Laurel Lake has two National Park campgrounds near the two Marinas on the lake:  Holly Bay and The Grove. 


Other nearby places of interest are Daniel Boone National Forests, Levi Jackson State Park, General Burnside State Park, Big South Fork, Pine Mountain State Park, Cumberland Gap and, of course, Corbin is not far from the Bourbon Trail.