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August 26

The Pickin Porch @ the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop

Come by the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop for the Pickin Porch in Townsend Tn at 7pm. Butch Ross on August 26th 2017. 

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September 02

The Pickin Porch @ the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop

Come by the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop for the Pickin Porch in Townsend Tn at 7pm. Aaron O'Rourke on September 2nd 2017

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September 04

Ken Justice @ The Townsend Visitors Center

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

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September 08

New Midland Plaza's Art & Craft Fair

Arts and Crafts Show held at the New Midland Plaza.

September 08

Music In The Mountains Concert: Good Thyme Ceilidh Band

The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center will be having a Music in the Mountains Concert on Friday September 8th 2017 with Good Thyme Ceilidh Band. Cost for non-members is $8 members are free. The concert will begin at 7pm. 

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September 09

Emma Dufort & Ken Justice @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Emma Dufort and woodcrafts by Ken Justice. 

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September 09

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

The course for the Great Smoky Mountains Half is a beautiful run through the woods just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The course begins near Heritage High School in the Hubbard Community outside Maryville and ends in Townsend, just under a mile from the National Park boundary. The finish line is at the visitors center in Townsend with beautiful views of the mountains.

Miles 9 – 12 will be even further away from the main road, and this is where some of the hills come in. There is a 364 foot elevation gain on this course. It is a subtle and steady gain. Along these last few miles you have a few ups and downs.

OPEN COURSE: This race is an open course. There will be cars on the road as well as runners. DO NOT step off the course into traffic, you will be disqualified. We want you to stay safe.

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September 09

The Pickin Porch @ the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop

Come by the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop for the Pickin Porch in Townsend Tn at 7pm. Larry & Elaine Conger on Sepember 9th 2017

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September 13

James Dull & Barbara Dull @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by James and Barabra Dull. James will have Cigar Box Dulcimers and Barabra will have Jewelry. 

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September 14

Ford Truck Show

The Great Smoky Mountains area has plenty of activities for the whole family. You are more than welcome to venture out on your own and explore, shop, hike, horseback ride, sight see, or just sit and relax in the fresh mountain air. True Blue Ford Truck Magazine and our staff have organized events over the next couple days that can help you enjoy the area and have fun with your FORD. If you wish to find a seat to ride on a Daily Cruise - ask at our information table. If you get lost or have a vehicle malfunction (never in a Ford) please call our hotline 865-690-0522. Maps of the area are available at our information desk.

All we ask is that you enjoy yourself, have fun, meet new fellow Bronco friends, and stay safe!

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September 14

16th Annual Taste of Blount

The 16th annual Taste of Blount hosted by the Blount Partnership and the City of Maryville will be held at the Theater in the Park in Maryville (across from the Blount County Courthouse) on Thursday, September 14 from 6–8 p.m. Savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers, and gourmet grocers can be sampled by ticket holders. 

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September 16

Dancing Bear Bike Bash

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September 16

The Pickin Porch @ the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop

Come by the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop for the Pickin Porch in Townsend Tn at 7pm. Seane Crews September 16th 2017. 

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September 17

Blackberry Farm Pro Am Classic

Held at Blackberry Farm in Walland.

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September 23

Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Festival

Come and enjoy local artist at the Nawger Nob arts and crafts festival taking September 23rd & 24th 2017. 

September 23

The Pickin Porch @ the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop

Come by the Wood N Strings Dulcimer Shop for the Pickin Porch in Townsend Tn at 7pm. Shadow Mountain String Band on September 23rd 2017.

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September 29

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, sorghum molasses making, 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. September 29-30, 2017.

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September 29

Little River Railroad Days

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.

Townsend was the site of the sawmill, and headquarters of this operation, which logged huge portions of what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, from 1901 until 1939.

The Little River became famous far beyond its remote mountain origins, due in large part to its innovations in railroad motive power, which included invention of the first 2-4-4-2 articulated Mallet, and the smallest 4-6-2 Pacific ever built for North American standard gauge. 

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September 29

Fall Sunset Music Series: Steve Kaufman

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will be having a Fall Sunset Music Series with Steve Kaufman on Friday September 29th 2017. Cost for non-members is $8 and Free for members. 

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September 30

Blue Ribbon Country Fair

This category has a wide range of opportunities, most of which are on the weekends and accommodate busy schedules. Please pick up a Heritage Center events calendar from the front desk or visit the calendar of events page or special events page for more detailed information. Our largest events are the summer concert series on Friday.

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October 04

James Dull & Barbara Dull @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by James and Barbara Dull. James will have Cigar Box Dulcimers and Barabra will have Jewelry. 

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October 06

Fall Sunset Music Series: Early Morning String Dusters

The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center will be having a Fall Sunset Music Series with Early Morning String Dusters on Friday October 6th 2017. Cost is $8 for non-members and Free to members. 

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October 07

Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival

Come out to the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center for the SMOKY MOUNTAIN WOODCARVING FESTIVAL. This event will be fun for the whole family!

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October 09

Audrey Cordle, Julia Shirack, Carol Dean, and Randy White @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Audrey Cordle she will have crochet ladies accesories, Julia Shirack and Carol Dean will have Jewelry and Randy White will have an art exhibit. 

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October 15

Emma Dufort & Ken Justice @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Emma Dufort and woodcrafts by Ken Justice. 

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October 20

Maryville College Homecoming

Come on out to the Maryville College campus for a weekend full of homecoming activities. 

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October 21

Maryville College Arts and Crafts Fair

Come out to Maryville College Campus during Homecoming weekend and enjoy an array of arts and crafts. 

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October 23

Ken Justice and Emma DuFort @ The Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy woodcrafts by Ken Justice and art by Emma DuFort.

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October 24

Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh. Maxine will have Art and Jewelry, while Norma will have Misc. Crafts.

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October 27

Music in the Middle

Storytelling with Music in between held at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center.

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October 28

Fall Taste of Art and Wine

Cades Cove Cellars partners with the Townsend Artisan Guild for Art and Wine tasting.

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October 28

Quilters Road Show

Display of beautiful Quilts at the Heritage Center.

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November 04

Fly Tyers Weekend @ Little River Outfitters

Fly Tyers Weekend 2017
Will be held
Saturday and Sunday
November 4th & 5th

It's FREE!

We will be errecting large heated tents, on our store property where the fly tyers will be demonstrating. 
There will be no admission charge either day.

 

These web pages will be updated over the next few months as progress is made in the planning proces

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November 04

Townsend Grains & 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 crafts spirit and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region's legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in The Peaceful Side of the Smokies. 

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November 05

Jan Kitelynn, Larry & Kathleen Thacker @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local photography by Jan Kitelynn, Woodturning by Larry Thacker and handmade jewelry by Kathleen Thacker.

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November 08

Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh at the Townsend Visitor Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by Maxine Falls and Norma Tosh. Maxine will have Art and Jewlery and Norma will have Misc. Crafts. 

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November 17

James Dull & Barbara Dull @ the Townsend Visitors Center

Come on out to the Townsend Visitors Center and enjoy local art by James and Barbara Dull. James will have Cigar Box Dulcimers and Barabra will have Jewelry. 

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November 18

Holiday Homecoming

Held at the Heritage Center.

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November 30

House of Santa Mouse

Variety of Christmas and other arts and crafts held at the Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville, TN.

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December 03

Townsend Christmas Parade

Come to Townsend and enjoy the hometown Christmas Parade. Bring the whole family for fun. 

December 03

Reindeer Run 5K

The Reindeer Run 5k and 1-Mile Run sponsored by Parks & Rec. December 3rd in downtown Maryville. A portion of the proceeds from this race benefit The Empty Pantry Fund. Several participants dressed in Christmas attire which made the event have a festive atmosphere! 

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December 15

Ken Justice @ The Townsend Visitors Center

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

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June 30

FreedomFest 2018

“The 40th annual City of Alcoa FreedomFest is a free public event held the last Saturday in June. The popular early celebration of Independence Day event is hosted by the City of Alcoa event is held at the City of Alcoa Duck Pond on Springbrook Road. Held this year on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m., attendees can enjoy a variety of food vendors; children's activities including face painting, a climbing wall and a variety of inflatables; military exhibits, and live entertainment. 
  
For more information, visit the City of Alcoa’s website at http://www.cityofalcoa-tn.gov/freedomfest or contact the City of Alcoa at 380-4787.”

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