Townsend Heritage Festival

Smoky Mountains Come Alive with Music, Food & Crafts

September 27-28, 2019

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 food vendors and crafters are open until July 8. Food Vendor Application | Crafter Application

Premier Sponsors
Wild Laurel Golf Course
LeafFilter North of Tennessee, LLC
The Daily Times

Silver Sponsors
Big Meadow Family Campground
Cades Cove Cellars

Friends Sponsors
Tremont Lodge and Resort
Smoky Mountain River Rat

Jammer’s Tent Sponsor
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

No Pets

Daily Schedule

Sept. 27 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

Sept. 28 
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 Little Arrow Campground to 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.












Seasonal Info


Friday September 27
12:00 Wayne Wright Review
12:30 Spur of The Moment
1:00 Oakland Road
1:30 The Tuba Thomas Family
2:00 Lunch Break
3:00 Wayne Wright Review
3:30 Carolina Bluegrass
4:00 Spur of The Moment
4:30 Blackberry Jam
5:00 Appalachian Grass
5:30 Mike Clemmer
5:45 Blue Shadows
6:15 Blackberry Jam
6:45 Carolina Bluegrass
7:15 Rail Riders
7:45 Steve Jordan Band
8:15 Wilson Family
8:45 Double Cross Band
9:15 Close Out Band

Saturday September 28
11:30 Muleskinner
12:00 Bluestreaks
12:30 Steve Jordan Band
1:00 Blackberry Jam
1:30 Carolina Bluegrass
2:00 Lunch Break
3:00 Grandview Pickers
3:30 Blackberry Jam
4:00 Appalachian Grass
4:30 Spur of The Moment
5:00 Wilson Family
5:30 Mike Clemmer
5:45 Blue Shadows
6:15 Steve Jordan Band
6:45 Grandview Pickers
7:15 Square Dance with Don Tipton
7:45 Double Cross Band
8:15 Oakland Road
8:45 Rail Riders
9:15 Close Out Band






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