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July 17 - July 19

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 17

Summer Concert Series - Drift Boat Cowboys

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd's Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
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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July 24 - July 26

Beverly Calloway @ Townsend Visitor Center

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

July 24

Summer Concert Series - Pistol Creek Catch of the Day

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd's Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
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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July 31 - August 04

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.

July 31

Summer Concert Series - Jerry Butler Band

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd's Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
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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August 06

Songs by the Brook Concert Series

A free summer concert series held in Springbrook Park in Alcoa from 6-9 p.m. The series will focus on Americana, folk and blues genres featuring performances by regional and local musicians. Springbrook is a beautiful park in the Alcoa community featuring nearby trails, playgrounds, and indoor facilities (in case of rain).  A perfect setting for outdoor summer concerts!  You can relax and enjoy the music, then walk around and visit with some of our onsite vendors like the Twisted Piston Car Club. Admission is free.

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August 14 - August 16

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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August 20

Songs by the Brook Concert Series

A free summer concert series held in Springbrook Park in Alcoa from 6-9 p.m. The series will focus on Americana, folk and blues genres featuring performances by regional and local musicians. Springbrook is a beautiful park in the Alcoa community featuring nearby trails, playgrounds, and indoor facilities (in case of rain). A perfect setting for outdoor summer concerts! You can relax and enjoy the music, then walk around and visit with some of our onsite vendors like the Twisted Piston Car Club. Admission is free.

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August 24 - August 29

Maxine Falls @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

August 28

Tall Tales of Tennessee: An Evening of Storytelling

We invite you to join us on Friday, August 28th for evening of Storytelling. Featuring Hannah Harvey, Elizabeth Rose, and Charles Maynard beginning at 6PM. Tickets are $10 (free for GSMHC members) and will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Please bring your folding chair and spend the evening with some of our area's most beloved storytellers.

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August 29

Paws in the Park (Dog Park event)

Come be a part of the 2nd annual “Paws in the Park” dog festival that will be located in the PetSafe Pistol Creek Dog Park area in Maryville from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  Dog owners with friendly dogs or those that just love dogs in general are welcome to attend.  Activities will include a Dog Talent Show, Dog Parade, Blount County K-9 demonstration, photo booth, grooming and pet massages, pet supply and adoption vendors, and more. 

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September 01

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Jeff Ross for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Edible Plants 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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September 03

Songs by the Brook Concert Series

A free summer concert series held in Springbrook Park in Alcoa from 6-9 p.m. The series will focus on Americana, folk and blues genres featuring performances by regional and local musicians. Springbrook is a beautiful park in the Alcoa community featuring nearby trails, playgrounds, and indoor facilities (in case of rain). A perfect setting for outdoor summer concerts! You can relax and enjoy the music, then walk around and visit with some of our onsite vendors like the Twisted Piston Car Club. Admission is free.

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September 04 - September 06

Ken Justice @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

September 07 - September 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 by Doug Bartlett.

September 08

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Lynn Fox for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Sam Houston. 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 11 - September 12

Great Smoky Mountain 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 16

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.

September 13

Gotta Tri Kids Triathlon

Bring your “Tiny Tot” (Ages 3-6) or “True Trooper” (Ages 7-9) for a fun afternoon of kid-friendly triathlon activities!  Event course is modified for age group levels, with each group having their own course.  Participants will run, bike, and get wet as they make their way to the finish line where everyone receives a medal.  Distances for each age group are as follows:   Bike Ride: 1/4 Mile for Ages 3-6 and 1/2 Mile for Ages 7-9, Run/Walk: 200 Yards for Ages 3-6 and 1/2 Mile for Ages 7-9. 

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September 15

Tuesdays @ Two

Join Warren Bielenberg for an informal and social "coffee talk" about Cades Cove Butterflies. 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 17 - September 19

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.

September 17

Songs by the Brook Concert Series

A free summer concert series held in Springbrook Park in Alcoa from 6-9 p.m. The series will focus on Americana, folk and blues genres featuring performances by regional and local musicians. Springbrook is a beautiful park in the Alcoa community featuring nearby trails, playgrounds, and indoor facilities (in case of rain). A perfect setting for outdoor summer concerts! You can relax and enjoy the music, then walk around and visit with some of our onsite vendors like the Twisted Piston Car Club. Admission is free.

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September 18 - September 19

Hudson Essex Terraplane Car Show

Come relax and enjoy the breathtaking Smoky Mountains in Townsend TN for our second year in this fantastic new location! 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 18

Tennessee Sheiks (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 19

Dancing Bear Bike Bash

The Dancing Bear Bike Bash returns in 2020 with 3 great rides to choose from and our famous post-ride outdoor lunch and complimentary beer! The Bicycle Bash is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020! 

Our ride will benefit the Bike Elf, with a portion of your registration fee being donated to fund the restoration of used bicycles that are earned and then given to local youths who may not have otherwise had the means of owning. 

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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 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 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 26

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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September 26

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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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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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 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 11 - October 12

Betty Becker @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy decorative gourds by Betty Becker.

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

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.

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

Carolyn Meiller & 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 Carolyn Meiller 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

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 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

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 03 - November 06

Deede Edele @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

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

Carolyn Meiller @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

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 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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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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