Opening on November 9th! Running on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through January 6th! A multi themed model railroad experience at the GSM Heritage Center featuring a Townsend/Walland landscape, a garden scale train, and a winter wonderland!View More
Temporary Museum Exhibits (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)
Sponsored by Blount Partnership, East Tennessee Foundation and Richardson ConstructionView More
Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.
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.View More
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents Holiday Home TourView More
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 twoView More
Give the gift of "handmade" this year at the craft party hosted at Cades Cove Cellars on Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. ($35 RSVP limited seating. Call Cades Cove Cellars at 865-325-9463)View More
The festival features live music, lots of food including a Chili Cook off, expert history of the area presented in tales and tunes, as well as arts & crafts from the local artisan community as it shows some of its best moves.View More
View outstanding artwork from the Tennessee Artists Association at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.View More
The Festival will focus on the “sheep to shawl” concept – transforming fleece into finished goods and art pieces. Join us to explore your creativity, enhance your skills and to pursue interests in the fiber arts. Vendors will offer demonstrations in addition to selling supplies, tools, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, and finished goods.
Register to learn basic skills and advanced techniques in classes. Geri Forkner, renowned instructor, award-winning fiber artist, and our featured artist, will offer classes ranging from basic techniques to emerging electrified fiber art.View More
Clay Art connoisseurs and novices are invited to enjoy the pieces of art in the historic village at the Heritage Center. This is a perfect time to learn from and discuss different styles and forms of pottery with the expert potters. The Tennessee Pottery Festival is a unique opportunity to find the perfect piece of custom clay art for your home. Whether it is for decoration or function, this festival will have something for everyone at a wide range of price of art as unique as the state of Tennessee.View More
Show off your finest in Competitive Exhibits; Poultry * Vegetables *Produce * Canning * Baked Goods * Honey Show * Woodworking * Floral Design and Horticulture * Photography & Student Art:
Best of Show ribbons and cash prizes awarded in all divisions
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!View More
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!View More