Join us at the Townsend Visitor Center as a Volunteer!
We depend on volunteers for the success of our Festivals and other events. There are a variety of ways you can share your time, talents, and skills.
Volunteers needed for upcoming events in 2013:
February 2: Winter Heritage Festival in the Smokies. A celebration of the human history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A variety of presentations, storytelling, music, walks, exhibits, and tours-at the Visitors Center, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tremont, and other businesses and organizations around Townsend.
April 19--20 Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival. Hosted by the Townsend Artisan Guild, Fine Arts Blount, and the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority. This interactive fiber arts event connects the community with fiber arts activities. The festival will include Border collie sheep-herding, sheep-shearing, classes and workshops, arts exhibitions, educational demonstrations of fiber processes, spinning, weaving, needlecrafts, dyeing, hands-on projects with children and adults, Fiber Arts Market and more. See: www.smfaf.org
May 3 & 4: 21st Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day, 9:00am-10:00pm each day. Bluegrass music, Young Pickers Talent Contest, arts and crafts, Appalachian skills, wildflower walks and garden tours, storytelling, BBQ and other good food.
May 17--19: Smoky Mountain Highland Games. A celebration of Scottish Heritage with traditional games, gathering of the clans, dance, music, and athletic contests. See: http://www.smokymountaingames.org
September 27 & 28: 21st Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day, 9:00am-10:00pm each day. Bluegrass music, clogging, arts and crafts, sorghum molasses making and other Appalachian skills, artisan demonstrations, family activities, good food.
Contact the Visitor Center to participate: 865-448-6134, 800-525-6834, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers in Action: Put yourself in the picture!
Throwing a pot
Storytelling with puppets
Cooking hot dogs
Festival Music Men
Pickin', Grinnin', Singin'