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SERA Cave Carnival

The SERA Cave Carnival is the annual caving event of SERA. It is hosted by a grotto or cave survey on a rotating basis. The event is usually held over a weekend in May or June. Usually there are between 400 and 700 attendees. There are many activities including: Led and self-guided caving trips, vendors, rope climbing contests, squeeze box, a band one night, a munchie stand and fellowship.

The event provides revenue for the hosting grotto or cave survey for their activities. It also provides the sole revenue for SERA. The carnival currently is taxed at $1.50 per person which goes to SERA and the SKTF for its operations and awards.

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69th SERA Summer Cave Carnival

Oct 29 at 9 AM → Nov 1 at 6 PM CDT

Camp Parrish(Tubb)
400 Tubb Ln, Walling, TN 38587

Hosted by the Upper Cumberland Grotto of the National Speleological Society

Now available for download are the SERA Cave Carnival Event Guide and the SERA Cave Carnival Vendor Row Guide. These guides are intended to aid in the planning for hosting the SERA Summer Cave Carnival. Note that these guides are only that, guides. Any comments or suggestions are welcomed. The guides are available in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word file formats.


SERA Cave Carnival Event Guide


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SERA Cave Carnival Vendor Row Guide


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