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May 14 - May 16

Kathy Janke @ Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy pine needle basketry, alcohol inks & photography by Kathy Janke.

May 15 - May 16

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games

Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games at Maryville College, East Tennessee's premier celebration of Scottish culture and history. Originally founded in 1981 as the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games, we are one of the oldest Scottish Festivals in the country. In 2010, we established a new home in the City of Maryville on the grounds of historic Maryville College, home of "The Scots". You don't have to be Scottish in order to enjoy this unique Festival! Our location in the foothills of The Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect backdrop for you and your family to get a wee glimpse of Scotland.

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May 16 - May 19

Vietnam 1st & 8th Infantry

Members and family of the Vietnam 1st & 8th Infantry are invited to this reunion.

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May 17 - May 20

Corinne Coley & Bill Saltz @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Corinne Coley and art and hiking sticks by Bill Saltz.

May 22

Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival

The single most important event of the 2021 calendar year. Don’t stop BELIEVIN’! This first-ever event will feature Bigfoot competitions and oral history, live music, vendors, and food trucks. You won't wanna miss this! Crafter Application. Food Vendor Application.

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May 24 - May 27

Maxine Falls @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy art, old windows and saws by Maxine Falls.

May 28 - May 31

Larry Burton @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Larry Burton.

May 28

Sunset Concert Series at GSM Heritage Center

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents Steve Kaufman Sunset Series Concert. 

Tickets $10

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June 01 - June 04

Lyda Plemons & Reba Rhyne @ Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy art by Lyda Plemons and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

June 05

Book Signing with Greg Monroe

“Keokee the Cherokee Boy," written by Greg Monroe, is a captivating story of a young Cherokee boy and his many adventures that inspire lessons in him. Get your copy of this book signed by by the author at the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pwy, Townsend TN 37822)

June 07 - June 09

Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

June 08

Tuesdays @ Two

Join James Bordwine for the Art of Salt Making for Tuesdays @ Two. This event is streamed on the Heritage Center website rather than having in-person meetings. Click the link below for access information.

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June 09 - June 12

National T-Bucket Alliance

The 2020 T-Bucket Nationals will take place at the Talley Ho Inn. T-Bucket fanatics prefer big engines, huge rear tires, and lots of fancy paint and chrome. 

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June 10 - June 13

Corinne Coley & Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Corinne Coley and art and hiking sticks by Bill Saltz.

June 14 - June 17

Nancy and Tom Sciple @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy folded fabric ornaments and decorations by Nancy Sciple and woodturning by Tom Sciple.

June 21 - June 24

Larry Burton @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Larry Burton.

June 25 - June 26

Summer on Broadway

Enjoy summer weekend in downtown Maryville with Dock Dogs, music, food, muscle cars and Hops in the Hills craft beer festival. Crafter Application. Food Vendor Application

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June 25

Beverly Calloway @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy framed pebble art from Beverly Calloway.

June 26 - July 01

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy abstract acrylic paintings, gourds, polymer clay jewelry and needle felting by Bonnie Mueller and wooden flags, mountain shelves and stone art by Doug Bartlett.

June 26

Hops in the Hills

Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival set against the backdrop of the Smokies, returns for its sixth celebration in downtown Maryville.  This festival allows attendees to sample regional craft beer from the best breweries in the area.

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July 02 - July 04

Betty Becker and Terri Bronchik @ 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 ceramics and Terri Bronchik’s ceramic and beads.

July 05 - July 08

Paulette Mittler @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy lighted decorative wine bottles by Paulette Mittler.

July 09 - July 11

Townsend Artisan Guild @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit Townsend Artisan Guild.

July 14 - July 16

Kathy Janke @ Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy pine needle basketry, alcohol inks & photography by Kathy Janke.

July 16 - July 17

Volkswagen Car Show

Knox Volks Motor Club has moved from the pavement to the green, green grass of Townsend, Tennessee for the show. Yep, that's right. No HOT pavement! Not for show cars, not for vendors and not for our visitors!

Summer Jam will feature a huge display of air- and water-cooled Volkswagens vying for tops in their vehicle category, bicycle show, new and used parts vendors, swap meet vendors, children’s activities, and games.Summer Jam will be filled with two-days of planned events and giveaways. 

 

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July 19 - July 22

Fred Weiser @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy local art by Fred Weiser.

July 23 - July 26

Cathy Coulter @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Cathy Coulter.

July 27 - July 30

Corinne Coley & Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Corinne Coley and art and hiking sticks by Bill Saltz.

July 31 - August 05

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy abstract acrylic paintings, gourds, polymer clay jewelry and needle felting by Bonnie Mueller and wooden flags, mountain shelves and stone art by Doug Bartlett.

August 06 - August 07

Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

August 08 - August 12

Lyda Plemons & Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitors Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy art by Lyda Plemons and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

August 13 - August 16

Fred Weiser @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy local art by Fred Weiser.

August 21

GSM 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. Crafter Application. Food Vendor Application

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August 23 - August 26

Maxine Falls @ the Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy art, old windows and saws by Maxine Falls.

August 27 - August 30

Larry Burton @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Larry Burton.

September 02 - September 04

Paulette Mittler @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy lighted decorative wine bottles by Paulette Mittler.

September 05 - September 09

Nancy and Tom Sciple @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy folded fabric ornaments and decorations by Nancy Sciple and woodturning by Tom Sciple.

September 10 - September 11

Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon

This event is produced by Vacation Races 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 13 - September 19

Corinne Coley & Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Corinne Coley and art and hiking sticks by Bill Saltz.

September 17 - September 18

Hudson Essex Terraplane Car Show

Come relax and enjoy the breathtaking Smoky Mountains in Townsend TN! The Talley Ho Inn hosts many car and motorcycle clubs throughout the year, and offer a great venue for our group.  Events include cookout at the meet, Friday night Bonfire, swap meet, driving tour, Low Country Boil, and Orphan car show on Saturday.  

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September 24 - September 25

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, sorghum molasses making, 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 28 - September 30

Lyda Plemons & Reba Rhyne @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy art by Lyda Plemons and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

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September 30 - October 02

British Car Show

Blount British Cars, Ltd. has become a leader in the East Tennessee area by hosting a British Car gathering on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend, Tennessee. The Gathering has been open to all British cars and motorcycles.

Motorcars have ranged from a 1932 Morris sedan and a 1935 MG Airline Coupe to 1950s, 1960s and newer models of MG, Triumph, Austin-Healey, Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls-Royce, Minis and Sunbeams. We have also had De Loreans and an Amphicar.

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October 01 - October 03

Townsend Artisan Guild @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit Townsend Artisan Guild.

October 05 - October 07

Betty Becker & 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 ceramics and Terri Bronchik’s ceramic and beads.

October 08 - October 09

Ken Justice @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy woodcrafts by Ken Justice.

October 10 - October 12

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy abstract acrylic paintings, gourds, polymer clay jewelry and needle felting by Bonnie Mueller and wooden flags, mountain shelves and stone art by Doug Bartlett.

October 13 - October 14

Kathy Janke @ Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy pine needle basketry, alcohol inks & photography by Kathy Janke.

October 15 - October 17

Cathy Coulter @ The Townsend Visitors

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Cathy Coulter.

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October 18 - October 21

Nancy and Tom Sciple @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy folded fabric ornaments and decorations by Nancy Sciple and woodturning by Tom Sciple.

October 22 - October 25

Fred Weiser @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy local art by Fred Weiser.

October 26 - October 28

Beverly Calloway & Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy framed pebble art from Beverly Calloway and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

October 29 - November 01

Larry Burton @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Larry Burton.

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November 02 - November 05

Deede Edele @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy art and miscellaneous crafts by Deede Edele.

November 06 - November 07

Rick Kratz @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy photography by Rick Kratz.

November 08 - November 10

Corinne Coley & Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Corinne Coley and art and hiking sticks by Bill Saltz.

November 15 - November 19

Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

November 20

Theresa Godfrey @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy knitting and crocheting by Theresa Godfrey.

November 22 - November 26

Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

December 14 - December 20

Reba Rhyne @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy a book signing by author Reba Rhyne.

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