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May 02

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.  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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May 03 - May 06

Vietnam 1st & 8th Infantry

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

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May 06 - May 09

Corinne Coley and 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 08 - May 09

British Car Show

Owners of British vehicles from around America gather at the Talley Ho Inn to celebrate British and European cars and motorcycles. The British Car Gathering is popular among car enthusiasts, who travel from as far away as Michigan to show off their cars.

If you don’t own one of these spectacular British cars, you are welcome to walk around and enjoy looking at these rare and well maintained cars and motorcycles.

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May 09

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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May 14 - May 11

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.

May 16

17th Annual Heritage Center Gala and Auction

The Heritage Center's Annual benefit Gala & Auction is the social highlight of the Spring season; with great food and music, in addition to both a live and silent auction. The Guild of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center invites you to spend the evening with us on Saturday, May 16, 2020 as we host the 17th Annual Heritage Happening at the Hilton Knoxville Airport in Alcoa. Reservations are required. To purchase your tickets please call 865.448.0044.

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May 16

Tour De Blount

The 78 mile route is literally the pinnacle and high point of the Tour de Blount and is the most advanced route. We affectionately call it “The Wall Route” and it includes our “Conquer the Wall” challenge. “The Wall” is a 6 mile climb on Montvale Road which takes riders up the Western Side of the Foothills Parkway. The climb allows riders to measure themselves as the road climbs and becomes a 13-14% climb during the last 1.5 mile. Riders will be greeted by bell-ringers, photographers, and a well-deserved rest stop at the top.

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May 21 - May 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.

May 22

Bill Mize: Spring Concert Series

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Aubrey's
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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May 25 - May 27

Maxine Falls & Carolyn Meiller @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

May 28 - May 30

Deborah Adams @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy silk scarves by Deborah Adams.

May 29

Spring Concert Series – Steve Kaufman

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Aubrey's
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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May 31 - June 03

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit and handmade jewelry by Bonnie Mueller & wooden flags by Doug Bartlett.

June 05 - June 06

Barbara Dull @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Barbara Dull.

June 06

Duck Pond Fishing Derby for Kids

The derby is held for Ages 3–15 to encourage the sport of fishing for kids. No fishing license is required on event day. Trophy for the Overall Event Champion for the “Largest Fish” caught, as well as the “Most Fish” caught.

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June 07 - June 10

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.

June 10 - June 13

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 11 - June 13

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.

June 14 - June 20

Kaufman Kamps & Concerts

Old Time Banjo, Old Time Mandolin, Mountain Dulcimer, Flatpicking, Fingerpicking, Irish Fiddle, Celtic Guitar, Traditional And Old Time Rhythm Guitar, Old Time Fiddle, Old Time Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer And Old Time Singing And Harmony

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June 14

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit and handmade jewelry by Bonnie Mueller & wooden flags by Doug Bartlett.

June 15 - June 17

Lyda Plemons @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

June 18 - June 20

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 19 - June 20

Summer On Broadway

Come to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies in Blount County for Summer on Broadway June 21-22, a series of outdoor events to celebrate the region and season. The weekend combines barbecue, beer, classic cars and more into an all-encompassing destination event designed to bring locals and visitors alike together for a celebration of the season.

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June 19 - June 20

Hops In The Hills

This yearly craft beer festival will celebrate the science and agriculture of the region, showcasing the area's finest artisan brews. Beer, food and music enthusiasts alike will gather to enjoy the celebration. Saturday’s main event is a brew festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a full schedule of events.

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June 19

Summer Concert Series: Acoustic Eidolon

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd's Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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June 20

Spring Sprint 5K

This run, which is the first leg of the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running, is a 5K.

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June 21 - June 27

Kaufman Kamps & Concerts: Bluegrass Week

Flatpicking, Bluegrass Banjo, Bluegrass Fiddle, Mandolin, Songwriting, Swing And Western Swing Rhythm Guitar, Ukulele, Bass, Bluegrass Vocals, Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar And Dobro ™

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June 22 - June 25

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.

June 26 - June 30

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.

June 26

Grizzly Goat: Summer Concert Series

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd's Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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July 02 - July 04

Betty Becker & Terri Bronchik @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

July 04

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

The good folks in Townsend, Tennessee invite you to their 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center.

Admission is free. For more information please call (865) 448-6886.

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July 05 - July 07

Bonnie Mueller & Doug Bartlett @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit and handmade jewelry by Bonnie Mueller & wooden flags by Doug Bartlett.

July 08 - July 10

Lyda Plemons, Carolyn Meiller & Deborah Adams @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy an art exhibit by Lyda Plemons, book signing by author Carolyn Meiller and silk scarves by Deborah Adams.

July 10 - July 12

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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July 10

Summer Sunset Series Concert - Angela Easterling

Spring Concert Series – Sponsored by Boyd’s Jig and Reel
$10 per person
GSMHC Members and Children 5 and Under are FREE
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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July 11 - July 12

Rick Kratz @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

July 11

Dr. Lin and J.L. Stepp Book Signing

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and get autographed copies of books written by Dr. Lin and J.L. Stepp.



July 11

Lin and J.L. Stepp Book Signing @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and get autographed copies of books written by Lin and J.L. Stepp.

July 13 - July 16

Gloria Nelson @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

July 15 - July 19

Volkswagen Car Show

Knox Volks Motor Club. Knoxville's premier Volkswagen Club with a membership made up of a wide range of ages and abilities with an emphasis on VW knowledge and education, family and fun. Come out for a weekend of fun and cool cars.

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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
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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July 18

RT 73 CAR COLLECTOR’S SHOW

50 antique cars including: 1917 Overland Touring Car, 1966 Corvair Convertible, 1956 Ford Parklane Station Wagon, 1948 Buick Super Sedan, 1959 Rambler Rebel V8, 1940 Plymouth Sedan, 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe (Moonshine Car), 1954 Buick Skylark, 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible and more. Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Dr., Townsend. Presented by the East Tennessee Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Food available on site for purchase. Classic Car Films shown throughout the day. Door Prizes.

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July 20 - July 26

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 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
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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July 27 - July 30

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.

July 31 - August 01

Barbara Dull @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Barbara Dull.

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
Now Available for all Sunset Series, Reserved Seating! Only $5 Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! call 865-448-0044 *Restrictions apply

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August 01

Scholars Run 5K

Remember, the Scholars Run is part of the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running, and you need to complete all three races (Spring Sprint, Scholars Run and Reindeer Run) to be eligible for cash awards and a special gift. 

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August 06 - August 09

Lyda Plemons @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

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 15

Great Smoky Mountain 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.

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August 19 - August 23

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.

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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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 11 - September 12

Barbara Dull @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Barbara Dull.

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 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
Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! 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 25 - September 26

Townsend 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, 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 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
Leave your chair at home and use ours! Quantities are limited please! 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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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 08 - October 10

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.

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 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 20

Barbara Dull @ The Townsend Visitor Center

Come to the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend) and enjoy handmade jewelry by Barbara Dull.

October 21 - October 23

Gloria Nelson @ The Townsend Visitor Center

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

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 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.

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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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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