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September 20 - October 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 mountain shelves, stone art and wooden flags by Doug Bartlett.

September 22

Tuesdays @ Two

Join James Bordwine for an informal and social "coffee talk" about The Salt Maker. Topics include history, nature, the Smoky Mountains, folklore and more! Meets in the GSM Heritage Center Auditorium. Tuesdays @ Two is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

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September 22

Tasting Tuesdays — At The Bear

The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Tasting Tuesday dining experience will be dedicated to showcasing the incredible culinary talents and Appalachian roots of our Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, who will be offering a carefully curated, 4 Course Prefix Menu with an optional 4 course Wine Pairing available by our certified sommelier, Matt Burk.

Guests will be presented with two options. The featured 4-course tasting menu, or a vegetarian option, both prefix. Guests can also take advantage of an incredible wine pairing crafted by Chef Cooper & the Bistro’s Sommelier & bar team.

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September 25

Early Morning String Dusters (Fall Concert Series)

Fall Concert Series Proudly Sponsored by CBBC Bank ($10 per guest – GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5
Due to limited seating, you must call or email for a reserve a spot for the concerts. Call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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September 29

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Laura Howard for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Saving the Planet One County at a Time. Topics include history, nature, the Smoky Mountains, folklore and more! Meets in the GSM Heritage Center Auditorium. Tuesdays @ Two is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

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September 29

Tasting Tuesdays — At The Bear

The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro Tasting Tuesday dining experience will be dedicated to showcasing the incredible culinary talents and Appalachian roots of our Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, who will be offering a carefully curated, 4 Course Prefix Menu with an optional 4 course Wine Pairing available by our certified sommelier, Matt Burk.

Guests will be presented with two options. The featured 4-course tasting menu, or a vegetarian option, both prefix. Guests can also take advantage of an incredible wine pairing crafted by Chef Cooper & the Bistro’s Sommelier & bar team.

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October 02 - October 04

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

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.

October 06

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Dewaine Speaks for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Disasters in East Tennessee. Topics include history, nature, the Smoky Mountains, folklore and more! Meets in the GSM Heritage Center Auditorium. Tuesdays @ Two is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

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October 07 - October 10

Bronco Super Celebration 2020

Join the largest gathering of Broncos in the entire country at Talley Ho Inn in Townsend! All years welcome, 1966-96. Scenic drives everyday! Bronco Vendors, Bronco Olympics. Kicks off Wednesday. Multiple rides every day, Food Trucks , Show & Shine. Nashville Early Broncos live streaming on YouTube. Awards, Raffle and Evening Bon Fires.

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October 08 - October 10

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 09 - October 10

CAM Cabin Crafts Fall Festival

Welcome to our annual Outdoor Fall Festival Craft Fair. Local crafts and crafter’s, Food, Music, Fun and much more.  Free Admission and Free Parking All Welcome. The fair runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1329 Wears Valley Rd, Townsend.

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October 10

Harmony Family Center's Mudder's Day 5K

Join us for the 2020 8th Annual Mudder's Day Madness 5K, which features 19 different obstacle courses, rolling trails and good, messy fun!

Proceeds from the Mudder’s Day Madness 5K benefit Harmony Family Center and their services to children through foster care, adoption, and post adoption counseling and programs.

 Challenging 5K course with many hills and obstacles along the way.

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October 10

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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October 13 - October 15

Paulette Mittler @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

October 13

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Harry Moore for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Rock Formations of the Smokies. Topics include history, nature, the Smoky Mountains, folklore and more! Meets in the GSM Heritage Center Auditorium. Tuesdays @ Two is sponsored by the First Tennessee Foundation

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October 16 - October 18

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 17

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 17

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 19 - October 23

Reba Rhyne & Beverly Calloway @ 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 and framed pebble art by Beverly Calloway.

October 24 - October 26

Jan Kitelynn @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

October 27 - October 29

Deede Edele @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

October 30 - November 02

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.

October 30 - October 31

Smoky Mountain Fall Festival

Come to the Smoky Mountain Fall Festival on October 30-31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Admission is free with $10 parking.  Held at Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center (209 Wears Valley Rd Townsend, TN 37882)……..rain or shine!

Food trucks, art and craft vendors, antiques, baked treats, games, hay rides and more.

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October 30

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular in downtown Maryville.

November 01 - November 04

Vietnam 1st & 8th Infantry

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

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November 06 - January 03

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 07

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 07

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 09 - November 11

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 12 - November 17

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.

November 13 - November 14

Great Smoky Mountains Food Truck Festival

The Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival brings together food, fun and the mountains for a weekend of fun. The festival will bring nearly 40 food trucks to the Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend. You’ll park at Smoky Mountain River Rat and be shuttled over to the Resort for a day by the river, complete with food, campfires, drinks and more. March 27: VIP Night with food, drinks, entertainment by the Drift Boat Cowboys, a silent auction and more. November 14: 11 am- 7 pm: A day of fun by the river with 40 food trucks, swag packs included with each ticket, covered areas and campfires.

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November 14

Holiday Handcrafters Fair

Held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center (123 Cromwell Dr., Townsend) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

November 19 - November 20

Ken Justice @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

November 21 - November 22

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 21

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 25 - November 29

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.

November 30 - December 06

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 by Doug Bartlett.

December 03 - December 05

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. Event held at Fairview United Methodist Church, 2508 Old Niles Ferry Rd, Maryville.

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December 06

Townsend Christmas Parade

On the Parkway in Townsend. Line up is at 1 p.m. with the parade beginning at 2:30 p.m.

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December 06

Reindeer Run

3rd Event of the 2020 Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running   1st Event Spring Sprint  2nd Event Scholars Run  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 10 - December 13

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.

 

April 15 - April 17

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.

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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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