|Other Townsend Events
Blue Ribbon Country Fair
123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend
(located between Townsend’s only traffic light and the national park entrance on Scenic Hwy 73)
865.448.0044 | www.gsmheritagecenter.org
No midway here! Old-fashioned family fun includes competition in baked goods, produce, woodworking, student art, cattle, chickens, canning and more. Visitors compete for prizes in the Lodge Ladies Skillet Throw, Hog Calling, Crow Like A Rooster, Rooster Crowing, Watermelon Seed Spitting and the popular Catch A Greased Pig Contest! Bring the family and spend the day. Concessions by the Blount County Livestock Association, demonstrations by mountain craftspeople, displays, music and much more. Small children will especially enjoy the Farmer in the Cove interactive exhibit.
Railroad Days at Little River Railroad & Lumber Co. Museum
Sept. 28, 2013
7747 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend
865.448.2211 | www.littleriverrailroad.org
117 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend
Trillium Cove provides visitors a unique shopping experience, at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Intertwining walkways meander through the Appalachian style village, offering a variety of shops & galleries, salons & barber, cabin rentals & real estate, and an extensive home and garden center. If you’re in the market to relax and enjoy panoramic mountain views ...our cuban cafe boasts the best sandwich selections in town, locally roasted coffee, homemade desserts, as well as an extensive list of beers.
We are conveniently located on Hwy. 321 and the Townsend foot and bike paths ...so whether by car, bicycle, or on foot, we invite you to visit Trillium Cove ...”Townsend’s Downtown.”
In addition, please book your calendar for the 2014 festival on Sept. 26-27.
Please! Do not bring your pet to the Festival! With the crowds, kids, activities, crafts, and food, the event is not a good place for your dog or other pet.
Scenes from last year:
Spend some time with us! Click here for links to accomodations, including motels, cabins, B and B's, and camping.
A special note: In partnership with Keep Blount Beautiful and Spectra Recycling, Inc., we will be recycling plastic and aluminum at the Fall Festival. Please use the containers provided. Your recycling efforts benefit Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund.
Stay tuned as we update the Fall Festival schedule. See our Calendar of Events for dates and other details about all of our activities.
The Heritage Festival is sponsored by the Blount County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority.
Festival Parking benefits the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Thanks to our great Festival Volunteers who staff the Chamber Coke Booths and help with the crafts, demonstrations, and overall operation.
Please Note: Schedule is subject to change. For updates and more information, contact the Townsend Visitor Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882, 865-448-6134, 800-525-6834, and see http://www.smokymountains.org/.
Our Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day celebrates mountain culture, including bluegrass music, Appalachian arts and crafts demonstrations, and the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Visit the Smoky Mountain Festivals website!
For more information, please call the Smoky Mountain Tourism Development Authority at 1-800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134.