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August 19 - August 28

Debora Cook- Tremont Institute Artist

Celebrate 50 years of Tremont Institute during a special exhibit of Debora Cook's work inspired by her time at Tremont and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The exhibit will be at the Townsend Visitor Center ( 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway). Enjoy artwork by Tremont Institute's Artist-in-Residence Debora Cook during a special artist reception at the Townsend Visitor Center on Friday, August 23, from 3 to 5 pm. 

 

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August 24

The Three Amigos – John Condrone/Chris Long/Kevin Mahoney

August 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

The Townsend Abbey 
7765 River Road 
Townsend, TN 37882

Come enjoy an evening of music while sitting by the river enjoying local craft beer paired with tasty bites.

No cover charge, just a good time! Please remember to tip them! They need to eat too!

August 30 - August 31

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

August 30

Storytelling: Tall Tales of Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents a storytelling series entitled "Tall Tales of Tennessee" featuring three different storytellers on August 30 at 6 p.m.

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August 31

Good Time Trio

August 31, 2019 at 7 p.m.

The Townsend Abbey 
7765 River Road 
Townsend, TN 37882

Come enjoy an evening of music while sitting by the river enjoying local craft beer paired with tasty bites.

No cover charge, just a good time! Please remember to tip them! They need to eat too!

September 01 - September 05

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

September 05

18th Annual Taste of Blount

Ticket holders can try savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in addition to voting for their favorite appetizer, main course, sandwich, dessert, beverage, presentation and overall winner.

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September 06 - September 09

Cathy Coulter at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Cathy Coulter’s art.

September 06 - September 07

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 10 - September 15

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

September 13 - September 14

Ford Truck Show

At Talley Ho Inn. Our Events are Designed to be more than just a show! We have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Bronco or Ford Truck! 865-650-0522.

 

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September 14

Dancing Bear Bike Bash

 The event offers something for experienced riders as well as families and beginners. We will post more information about the bicycle bash as the event date nears. Call us at 1.800.369.0111 ext. 1 for more information.

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September 17 - September 19

Tammy and Dan Schlosser at the Townsend Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry and art by Tammy Schlosser and Dan Schlosser's  woodworkings & signs.

September 17 - September 19

Paulette Mittler at Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Paulette Mittler’s decorated wine bottles.

September 20 - September 21

Barbara and James Dull at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy James Dull’s cigar box dulcimers and Barbara Dull’s handmade jewelry.

September 20

Fall Concert: Tennessee Sheiks

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September 27 - September 28

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 27

Fall Concert: Steve Kaufman

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September 28

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 28

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 01 - October 03

Deede Edele at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Deede Edele’s art and miscellaneous crafts.

October 04 - October 06

Townsend Artisan Guild

Come on out to enjoy the Townsend Artisan Guild.

October 07 - October 09

Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry and art by Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh’s miscellaneous crafts.

October 11 - October 12

Anna Radosti and Paulette Mittler

Come join us at the Townsend center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) for decorated wine bottles by Paulette Mittler and homemade jewelry with Anna Radosti.

October 13 - October 14

Woodcraft with Ken Justice

Come by the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local woodcrafts by Ken Justice. 

October 15 - October 17

Cathy Coulter at the Townsend Visitors

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Cathy Coulter. 

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October 18 - October 20

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

October 18 - October 19

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 19

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 23

Halloween Spooktacular

Come join the festivities in downtown Maryville as ghosts and goblins take to the streets to have fun.

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October 24 - October 26

Betty Becker and Terri Bronchik at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Betty Becker’s decorative gourds and Terri Bronchik’s ceramic and beads.

October 27 - October 29

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

October 30 - October 31

Audrey Cordle and The Crochet-Ladies at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Crochet-Ladies' and  Audrey Cordle’s crochet and women’s accessories.

November 01 - November 03

Larry Burton at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Larry Burton. 

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November 01 - November 02

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 04 - November 06

Jan Kitelynn at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy photography by Jan Kitelynn.

November 07 - November 08

Audrey Cordle and The Crochet-Ladies at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Crochet-Ladies' and  Audrey Cordle’s crochet and women’s accessories.

November 09

Theresa Godfrey at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy knitting and crocheting by Theresa Godfrey.

November 13 - November 15

Ken Justice at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Ken Justice’s woodcrafts.

November 16 - November 17

Rick Kratz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy outdoor and wildlife photography by Rick Kratz.

November 18 - November 23

Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy homemade jewelry by Corinne Coley and Bill Saltz’s art and hiking sticks

November 23

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 28 - November 30

Fred Weiser at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come out to the Townsend Visitors Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) exhibit room and enjoy Fred Weiser’s art.

December 01

Townsend Christmas Parade

On the Parkway in Townsend.

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December 01

Reindeer Run

3rd Event of the 2019 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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December 05 - December 07

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 16 - December 21

Anna Radosti at Townsend Visitor Center

Come join us at the Townsend center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend) for homemade jewelry with Anna Radosti.

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