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Aug 25, 2020

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Jul 24, 2020

Smoky Mountain Coffee Houses a

Jul 13, 2020

Search for Veterans Buried in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park a

NOVEMBER 7, 2020

Grains and Grits Spirits & Food Festival

The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.


Park Resumes Additional Campground and Picnic Area Operations
Blount County Tourism Sees Growth Spike
Gov. Lee Announces Expanded Small Business Relief

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