Townsend Heritage Festival

Smoky Mountains Come Alive with Music, Food & Crafts

September 28-29, 2018

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Fall festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882

Applications for crafters and food vendors are open until August 15, 2018.
Crafter Application | Food Vendor Application

Premier Sponsors
Country Manor Acres
The Daily Times

Silver Sponsors
Big Meadow Family Campground
Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park

Friends Sponsors
Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ
Wild Laurel Golf Course

Jammer’s Tent Sponsor
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

No Pets

Daily Schedule

Sept. 28 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

Sept. 29 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Parking is $10 per day or $15 for two-day pass. Proceeds benefit the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. 
Parking passes may be purchased at the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend), the Maryville Welcome Center (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) or at the parking gate on event days.

Parking passes can be purchased online by going to this link and clicking the "Register" button at the bottom of that web page.

FREE Townsend Shuttle
Don’t forget to hop on the FREE shuttle that takes you around Townsend.

Buses, donated from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, will run from the Heritage Center to Trillium Cove to Little River Railroad Museum to Cades Cove Cellars to Apple Valley to the Townsend Visitors Center and back to the Heritage Center.

One bus runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a second from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both days.

The last bus will leave the Townsend Visitor Center at 6 p.m. and returns to the Heritage Center, on both Friday and Saturday.







EXHIBIT ROOM (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)


Carol McBride – Rug Hooking and Misc. Crafts

Carol Ware – Pottery Animals, People & Beads

Ila Mae Morton & Dorothy Belcher – Quilting Demos

Joyce Jarman – Fiber Arts


Featured Author – Roy Oliver, “The Last Man From Tremont”




Seasonal Info


Friday, September 28
11:30 - TBA
12:00 - Friends of Bluegrass
12:40 - Timberwinds
1:25 - Sweetwater Grass
2:40 - Blackberry Jam
3:20 - Grandview Pickers
4:00 - Appalachian Grass
4:35 - Brushfire
5:10 - Grandview Pickers
5:55 - Mike Clemmer
6:10 - Blackberry Jam
6:50 - Rail Riders
7:20 - Gravel Road
7:50 - Rail Riders
8:20 - Foothills Express
8:50 - Jones Brothers
9:20 - Close Out band

Saturday, September 29
11:30 - Muleskinner
12:00 - Bluestreaks
12:30 - Friends Of Bluegrass
1:00 - Grandview Pickers
1:30 - Sweetwater Grass
2:00 - Rail Riders
2:30 - TryeStar Travelers
3:00 - Brushfire
3:30 - Appalachian Grass
4:10 - Blackberry Jam
4:50 - Jones Brothers
5:20 - Gravel Road
5:55 - Mike Clemmer
6:10 - Blackberry Jam
6:50 - Rail Riders
7:30 - Square Dance featuring The Jones Brothers
8:10 - Foothills Express
8:50 - Grandview Pickers
9:25 - Close Out Band





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