Townsend Heritage Festival

Smoky Mountains Come Alive with Music, Food & Crafts

(July 3, 2020) In response to the COVID-19 cononavirus outbreak, and in what the Blount Partnership sees is the best interest of our visitors, employees and community, the Townsend Fall Festival scheduled for September 25-26 at the Townsend Visitor Center is canceled. The event will not be rescheduled.

Sponsors, crafters, food vendors and entertainers will be contacted to complete cancelation details.


September 25-26, 2020

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

CRAFT VENDOR APPLICATION IS CLOSED.

FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION IS CLOSED.

 

Premier Sponsors
LeafFilter North of Tennessee, LLC
Renewal by Andersen

Silver Sponsors
Big Meadow Family Campground
Great Smoky Mountains Association
Smoky Mountain River Rat

Jammer’s Tent Sponsor
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
Tremont Lodge and Resort

No Pets

Daily Schedule

Sept. 25 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

Sept. 26 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

PARKING GOES ON SALE IN AUGUST.
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.


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

Buses, donated from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, run from the Heritage Center to Little Arrow to Big Meadow Campground & RV to Little River Railroad Museum to Cades Cove Cellars to Apple Valley to Townsend Visitor center to 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 leaves the Townsend Visitor Center at 6 p.m. and returns to the Heritage Center, both Friday and Saturday.


CRAFT VENDORS

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ON-SITE DEMONSTRATORS

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EXHIBIT ROOM

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

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Seasonal Info

BAND SCHEDULE

Friday September 25
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Saturday September 26
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FOOD VENDORS

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OTHER TOWNSEND EVENTS

Blue Ribbon Country Fair
Sept. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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
The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center celebrates the 13th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair. Bring your family and friends and delight in Blount County’s only fair! Participate in various contests that include hog calling, rooster crowing, the lodge ladies skillet throw or even catch the greased pig! Admission: $5 per person, free for Heritage Center members. Railroad Days at Little River Railroad &

Old Timers Day, Cades Cove
Sept. 27, All Day

Join the Cades Cove Preservation Association for Old Timers Day in Cades Cove for a day-long event of music and discussion of Cades Cove history with former residents who lived here before and after it became part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event will be held at the Cable Mill and Becky Cable House in Cades Cove (located on the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road). The CCPA will have historic exhibits and photographs of homesteads that populated the valley and the people who lived there.

Lumber Co. Museum
Sept. 25-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
7747 East Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend
865.448.2211 | www.littleriverrailroad.org

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

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