53nd Annual Cave Degree 2024 Itinerary


Union Lodge #38 F&AM

550 West Spring St.

Kingston, TN 37763

and Eblen’s Cave (≈ 15-minute drive from lodge)


Friday & Saturday (August 16 – 17)


9:00 AM continuing through the day

Registration will begin in the dining area of the Lodge and continue Saturday morning until 12:00 noon. When you register, you will be issued a “King Solomon’s Passport” which will allow you access to the Entered Apprentice Degree starting at 7:00 P.M. Friday night in the Lodge, and to the Master’s Degree in the cave on Saturday starting at 1:00 P.M. To avoid delays at degree time, the Passport is recommended. Please have a current dues card or someone who can vouch for you.

4:30 PM – 7:00

Dinner served in Lodge Dining Room (See Menu)


A North Carolina E.A. Degree will be conferred in the Lodge by MONROE #244, AF&AM, From Monroe, N.C.


8:00 – 11:00 AM

Breakfast will be served in Lodge Dining Room. (See Menu)

8:00 – 12:00 PM

Registration continuing.

9:00 AM

Tall Cedars Meeting – Burlington Forest #207 will be opening. If there any petitions, a short form installation will be conferred. Informal dress.

1:00 PM

August 17th. 2024 FLORIDA MM Degree will be conferred bo the Florida 13th. Masonic District.  

5:00 PM

Farewell Dinner at Lodge Dining Room (see Menu) – – – Safe Travels

Other Pertinent Information

Attire – The dress for all events is casual. Also please bring your apron. Jackets, folding chairs, cap, & good walking shoes are recommended for the cave, (natural cave, 55 degrees and damp.)  In the cave, Caps/Hats are permitted for everyone – not just the WM.

Lodging – We recommend the Holiday Inn Express in Harriman (10 minutes, 6.7 miles from Lodge), and I suggest contacting them.   There are other hotels and campgrounds in the vicinity but several of our visitors have endorsed the Holiday Inn Express and it appears previous participants from last few years have booked already.  If you plan on an RV campground, you would be wise to contact them early as they are generally full during the season.

Lodge Menus for Cave Degree (subject to change, based on availability.)

Friday Dinner – BBQ Feast

  • Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork w/bunsf
  • Coleslaw
  • Baked Beans
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Banana Pudding
  • Apple Cobbler
  • Beverages

Saturday – Southern Breakfast

  • Eggs
  • Sausage
  • Biscuits
  • Gravy
  • Grits

Saturday Dinner (following cave degree)

  • Peach Glazed Smoked Pork Loin
  • Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Brown Gravy
  • Yeast Rolls
  • Peach and Cherry Cobbler
  • Beverages

Apparel Sales

Cave Degree T-shirts, polo shirts, caps, travel mugs, and 53nd Annual Cave Degree Pins will be for sale at Lodge. No other vending is permitted so please do not bring other items for sale into the Lodge building.

For any info. on the event contact:

865-603-1015 or [email protected] (monitored by the Lodge Secretary, Charley)

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