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November 09 - January 06

Holiday Model Train Exhibit

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!

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November 09 - January 06

Smoky Junction Model Train Exhibit

Temporary Museum Exhibits (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays)

 

Sponsored by Blount Partnership, East Tennessee Foundation and Richardson Construction 

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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

Holiday Home Tour

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents Holiday Home Tour 

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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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December 15

Craft Party

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)

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January 25 - January 26

Smoky Mountain Snowdown, A Winter Festival

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.

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March 01 - March 31

Tennessee Artists Association Exhibition

View outstanding artwork from the Tennessee Artists Association at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.

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March 01 - March 31

Tennessee Artists Association Exhibition

Temporary Museum Exhibits 

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March 26

Tuesdays @ Two

Dr. Aaron Astor - Issac Anderson 

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April 09

Tuesdays @ Two

Mark Davidson 

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April 12 - April 14

Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

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.

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April 16

Tuesdays @ Two

Jeff Hunter- Wildlife and Roadways

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April 23

Tuesdays @ Two

MaryBeth Lima - Proper Canning Techniques

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April 30

Tuesdays @ Two

Libby Weitnauer - Music of the Smoky Mountains

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May 04

Tennessee Pottery Festival

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.

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May 10

Spring Concert: Acoustic Eidolon

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June 21

Summer Concert: Jesse and Nick Keen

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July 19

Summer Concert: Chris Muncey and the Narrow Way

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August 02

Summer Concert: Jerry Butler's Band

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August 09

Summer Concert: Wild Blue Yonder

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September 20

Fall Concert: Tennessee Sheiks

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September 27

Fall Concert: Steve Kaufman

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September 28

Blue Ribbon Country Fair

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!

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November 23

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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