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May 25 - May 27

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

May 27

Spring Taste of Art & Wine

Locally created art, locally crafted wine. Come taste them both.

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May 28 - May 29

Karen Semmel and Ken Justice at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Karen Semmel’s jewelry and miscellaneous craft as well as Ken Justice’s woodcrafts.

May 31 - June 02

Paulette Mittler at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Paulette Mittler’s decorated wine bottles.

June 08 - June 09

Smoky Mountain Crawl

Intended to be a gathering of like-minded deviants, the SMC appeals to the dedicated Ruckus Nation and growing Grom contingent, providing an avenue for comradery and fantastic riding during the weekend.

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June 08 - June 09

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

June 09

Summer Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars

Cades Cove Cellars offers award-winning locally made wines with a dose of Southern character from its location in Townsend, near the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since 2014, the wines they’ve crafted have won more than 50 medals at international competitions. 

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June 11 - June 16

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

June 20 - June 26

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

June 22 - June 23

Summer On Broadway & The Big BBQ Bash

Come to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies in Blount County for Summer on Broadway June 22-23, a series of outdoor events to celebrate the region and season. The weekend combines barbecue, beer, classic cars and more into an all-encompassing destination event designed to bring locals and visitors alike together for a celebration of the season.

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June 22 - June 23

Hops In The Hills

This yearly craft beer festival will celebrate the science and agriculture of the region, showcasing the area's finest artisan brews. Beer, food and music enthusiasts alike will gather to enjoy the celebration. Saturday’s main event is a brew festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a full schedule of events.

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June 27 - July 01

Cathy Coulter at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Cathy Coulter’s art.

June 30

FreedomFest 2018

The 40th annual City of Alcoa FreedomFest is a free public event held the last Saturday in June. The popular early celebration of Independence Day event is hosted by the City of Alcoa event is held at the City of Alcoa Duck Pond on Springbrook Road. Held this year on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., attendees can enjoy a variety of food vendors; children's activities including face painting, a climbing wall and a variety of inflatables; military exhibits, and live entertainment. 
  
For more information, contact the City of Alcoa at 380-4787.

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July 04

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

The good folks in Townsend, Tennessee invite you to their 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center.

Admission is free. For more information please call (865) 448-6886.

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July 05 - July 07

Larry Burton and Lynn Monday at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy local art by Larry Burton and woodworking by Lynn Monday.

July 08 - July 10

Betty Becker and Terri Bronchik at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Betty Becker’s decorative gourds and Terri Bronchik’s ceramic and beads.

July 11 - July 13

Randy White at Townsend Visitors Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Randy White’s art and walking sticks.

July 13 - July 15

Smoky Mountain Classic

This year’s “Smoky” will feature the top-ranked teams in the United States. Comparable to football’s Super Bowl, basketball’s Final Four, and baseball’s World Series, the Smoky Mountain Classic is considered the premier softball tournament in the country. The tournament is sponsored by Louisville Slugger, The Daily Times, Blount Partnership and Hang Rite Athletics.

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July 14 - July 15

Rick Kratz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy outdoor and wildlife photography by Rick Kratz.

July 16 - July 18

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

July 19 - July 21

Gloria Nelson and Paulette Mittler at Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Gloria Nelson’s art and Paulette Mittler’s decorated wine bottles.

July 20 - July 21

Volkswagen Car Show

Knox Volks Motor Club. Knoxville's premier Volkswagen Club with a membership made up of a wide range of ages and abilities with an emphasis on VW knowledge and education, family and fun. Come out for a weekend of fun and cool cars.

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July 23 - July 24

Ken Justice and Sue Ann Tippitt at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Ken Justice’s woodcrafts and Quilting/ felt work by Sue Ann Tippitt.

July 25 - July 26

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

July 27 - July 31

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

August 04

Scholars Run 5K

Remember, the Scholars Run is part of the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running, and you need to complete all three races (Spring Sprint, Scholars Run and Reindeer Run) to be eligible for cash awards and a special gift. 

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August 06 - August 09

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

August 10 - August 11

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

August 16 - August 17

Paulette Mittler at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Paulette Mittler’s decorated wine bottles.

August 18

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.

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August 18

Paulette Mittler and Jan Kitelynn at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Paulette Mittler’s decorated wine bottles and photography by Jan Kitelynn.

August 19

Jan Kitelynn at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy photography by Jan Kitelynn.

August 20 - August 25

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

August 27 - August 29

Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry and art by Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh’s miscellaneous crafts.

August 30 - September 02

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

September 03 - September 06

Cathy Coulter at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Cathy Coulter’s art.

September 07 - September 08

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

This event is produced by Vacation Races and is the 7th race of the 2018 season in the National Park Half Marathon Series. The course runs immediately outside of the National Park in Blount County Tennessee. Most of the pre- and post-race activities will be held in Townsend, TN. The race course includes beautiful scenery and panoramic views.

Come. Not to achieve your personal best time, but to have the best time of your life.

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September 08

Fall Taste of Art and Wine at Cades Cove Cellars

Cades Cove Cellars offers award-winning locally made wines with a dose of Southern character from its location in Townsend, near the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Since 2014, the wines they’ve crafted have won more than 50 medals at international competitions. 

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September 13 - September 19

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

September 13 - September 15

Ford Truck Show

Talley Ho Inn. Open to all generations and years of Ford trucks and Broncos. Family-friendly events,
both at the show grounds and in the area. Games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing
drives, and much more. 865-650-0522.

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September 13

17th Annual Taste of Blount

Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.

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September 14 - September 16

Velo View Bike Tours

Our goal on this Tennessee bike tour is to showcase that special beauty with three gorgeous rides (including the Foothills Parkway and Cades Cove), each providing stunning scenery and really fun curvy roads! We’ve also chosen the quiet side of the Park for our rides, staying well clear of overcrowded tourist destinations like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

Using the peaceful setting of the Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee as our home base, we’ll discover firsthand and from the seat of our bikes what it is that makes the Smokies such a popular destination.

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September 16

Dancing Bear Bike Bash

 The event offers something for experienced riders as well as families and beginners. We will post more information about the bicycle bash as the event date nears. Call us at 1.800.369.0111 ext. 1 for more information.

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September 20 - September 22

Sue Ann Tippitt and Randy White at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Sue Ann Tippitt’s quilting and felt work, along with Randy White’s art and walking sticks.

September 21 - September 22

CAM Cabin Crafts Annual Fall Festival

Come out and enjoy the Annual Fall Festival at CAM Cabin Crafts Annual Fall Festival September 21st-22nd 2018.

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September 28 - September 29

Townsend Fall Festival and Old Timers Day

The Fall Festival and Old Timers day at the Townsend Visitors Center celebrates the traditional music, crafts, Appalachian skills, and heritage of Townsend, East Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains.  Featured activities are bluegrass music concerts, clogging, jam sessions on the porch, demonstrations of cornmeal making, blacksmithing, apple butter, basketry, weaving, spinning, and quilting.  Arts and crafts booths include woodworking, pottery, jewelry, hand-sewing, and painting.  There is an antique tractor show and guest storytellers share tales of the mountains.

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September 29

Blue Ribbon Country Fair

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will celebrate the 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair on Saturday, September 29th.

Show off your finest in Competitive Exhibits; Poultry * Vegetables *Produce * Canning * Baked Goods * Honey Show * Woodworking * Floral Design and Horticulture * Photography  & Student Art:

Participate in various contests that include Hog Calling, Rooster Crowing – ‘Crow Like a Rooster’, the Lodge Ladies Skillet Throw or even Catch the Greased Pig!

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September 29

Little River Railroad Days

Activities will center around what it was like way back when. There will be blacksmiths, old rail cars, a steam engine, and of course – the museum telling the story of the beginning of Townsend with the lumber company and the railroad.

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October 02 - October 04

Deede Edele at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Deede Edele’s art and miscellaneous crafts.

October 05 - October 07

New Midland Plaza Arts & Craft Festival

The New Midland Plaza Fall Arts and Crafts Fair will host more than 60 artisans, as well as food vendors, face painting, and balloons.  Admission is free. 

October 05 - October 06

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

October 11 - October 13

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

October 14 - October 19

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

October 20 - October 22

Randy White at Townsend Visitors Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Randy White’s art and walking sticks.

October 23 - October 24

Audrey Cordle and Karen Semmel at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Audrey Cordle’s crochet and women’s accessories along with Karen Semmel’s jewelry and miscellaneous crafts.

October 25 - October 27

Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry and art by Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh’s miscellaneous crafts.

October 26 - October 28

Maryville College Homecoming

The weekend included something for everyone: the Harvest Crafts Festival and Bake Sale, athletic events, Homecoming parade, Decade Bash, children's activities, tailgates, reunions, Homecoming Choir performance and awards ceremonies.

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October 26

Music in the Middle: Story Telling Evening

An evening of storytelling and music that will delight families of all ages.

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October 27

Maryville College Arts and Crafts Fair

Join us for the annual Harvest Craft Festival & Bake Sale hosted by the Blount County Alumni Association.  All proceeds from booth rental and bake sale go toward scholarships for MC students graduating from a Blount County school (including Maryville City, Aloca and Blount County Schools).

Come browse the hand-crafted items and get your holiday shopping done early!

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October 28 - October 30

Cathy Coulter at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Cathy Coulter’s art.

October 28

Fall Taste of Art and Wine

Locally created art, locally crafted wine. Come taste them both.

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October 31 - November 02

Larry Burton and Lynn Monday at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy local art by Larry Burton and woodworking by Lynn Monday.

November 02 - November 03

Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

The Townsend Grains and 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 oft he region's legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.

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November 03 - November 05

Jan Kitelynn at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy photography by Jan Kitelynn.

November 06 - November 07

Ken Justice and Sue Ann Tippitt at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Ken Justice’s woodcrafts and Sue Ann Tippitt’s quilting and felt work.

November 08 - November 09

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

November 10

Theresa Godfrey at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy knitting and crocheting by Theresa Godfrey.

November 12 - November 14

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

November 15 - November 16

Audrey Cordle at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Audrey Cordle’s crochet and women’s accessories.

November 17 - November 18

Rick Kratz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy outdoor and wildlife photography by Rick Kratz.

November 17

Holiday Homecoming

Come and celebrate harvest, home, and the holidays with live music throughout the day, kids’ crafts, candy making demonstrations, Santa, and more!

Fun activities for the kids:  Make old fashioned Christmas tree ornaments to hang on your tree, learn how candy is made, and best of all visit with Santa Claus!

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November 17

Ornaments of Joy 2018 to benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue

Ornaments of Joy 2018 to benefit Appalachian Bear Rescue at Vienna Coffee House (212 College St., Maryville) from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Live Music, Beary beautiful Ornaments created by local artists and a special silent auction

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November 19 - November 23

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

November 29 - December 01

House of Santa Mouse

The Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild annual member craft show has grown into the largest and most-recognized annual craft show of our local area.  Over 50 Guild members participate and sell their items during this 3-day event. 

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December 01 - December 31

50th Anniversary Tremont Institute Art Display

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy the art display honoring Tremont Institute’s 50th anniversary.

December 02

Townsend Christmas Parade

On the Parkway in Townsend.

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December 02

Reindeer Run

3rd Event of the 2017 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running   1st Event Spring Sprint April 8   2nd Event Scholars Run August 5   Those participating in ALL THREE events will be eligible for Triple Crown cash awards, door prizes and a special memento. If you are unable to participate in ALL THREE events, you still have a chance at winning the great Triple Crown door prizes worth a minimum of $100 each if you participate in the Reindeer Run and at least one of the other two

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