Townsend Fall Festival

Smoky Mountains Come Alive with Music, Food & Crafts

September 29-30, 2017

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 crafters and food vendors is closed.

Premier Sponsors
Country Manor Acres
The Daily Times

Silver Sponsors
Big Meadow Family Campground
Cooper’s Cove at Heritage Park

Friends Sponsors
Wood-N-Strings Dulcimer Shop
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ
Wild Laurel Golf Course

Jammer’s Tent Sponsor
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

No Pets

Daily Schedule

Sept. 29 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

Sept. 30 
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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 the Heritage Center to Jeepism 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.


Janet Earl/Brenda Anderson - locally grown and made jams and preserves

Dragon Fly Soaps (Traci White) - handmade soap, lotions, bath bombs and lip balm, pur soy wood wick candles

Common Sense Candles (Angela Casavant) - beeswax candles

Pearl Pagoda (Hui Malkowski) - pearl jewelry

Becki Grindell - scarflet, yarn necklaces

Bearly Baskets (Linda & Russell Smith) - handmade baskets

Lyn Tomczak - painting on canvas, wood, glass and gourds

Peggy & Sharryn Taylor - wire wrapped jewelry using natural stones and pearls

5 Bears (Glen & Lew Bailey) - local photographs sublimated on coasters and glass cutting boards, wood mosaic art

Natural Affinity Soaps (Denisea Mann) - soaps, oils

Mud Slingers Pottery (Cherie Dozier) - functional pottery

Perrys Woodcraft (Herb & Bonnie Perry) - wood crafts

Dandy Candy (Doug Hawxhurst) - homemade caramels

Rick Kratz Photography (Rick Kratz) - nature photography

Wood-n-Strings Dulcimer Shop - Mike Clemmer

Sunny Side Crafts (Laura Luallen) - bottle cap magnets, hair pins, rings, aprons, collegiate tote bags

Silver Mountain Jewelry (Cori Coley) - handmade silver jewelry

Crockett Creek (BD Hitch) - muscadine juice

Anna Fleckenstein - candles

Sannie Mae Heirloom Foods (Sandy Hood) - heirloom recipe foods- canned

Maxine Falls - painted recycle things

JTF Jewelry (Judy Fritts) - hand crafted jewelry

Susie Subel - quilts

Rebecca Hiatt - photography

Sugar Britches Sugar Scrubs n More (Tabitha Schultz) - handmade soaps

Sherian Oakley - painted wood signs and hand stitched samplers

Kate Marshall Graphics (Kate Marshall) - DVD/photos/books

MoJo Bee Company (Max Rytz) - bees/honey

Bill Hammond - leather goods, pencil drawings and watercolors

Knotty Gecko Hand Crafts (Denise Burchfield) - paracord art, bracelets, headbands, etc.

Vintage Creations (Randy Green) - yard ornaments, vintage designs

Debra Powers - hair bows, tutu’s, American girl doll clothes everything girls

Gail Marie’s (Gail Basile) - farmhouse chic décor

Linda Cortes - quilts, table runners, wool applique items

Theo Thudpuckers Walking Sticks & Canes (Bert Anderson) - walking sticks & canes

Winfred Whitehead - Scroll saw art

Lonnie McMillan

Little House Industries (Joseph Dinwiddie) - wood birdhouses, chairs and decor

Smoky Mountain Soap Company (Jessica Hinchee) - handmade soaps and lotions and lip balms

Bills Log Cabin Lamps (Bill Fannin) - log cabin lamps

Blue Jane’s Folk Art (Jane Barton) - folk art paintings

Baskets & Bowls (Sally & Bob Spista) - baskets

Quilts & More (Leona & Dalton Jones) - bowls & quilts

Jenkins Valley Farm (Bobbie Jenkins) - vegetables & hand made fabric goods (aprons, hand towels)

South by Southwest (Selma Burgin) - handmade Native American jewelry

Tennessee Naturescapes (Lori McAlister) - native plants, shrubs, wild flowers, etc.

Smoky Mountain Soap Company (Jessica Hinchee) - soaps & lotions

Karen Runnels - crochet and custom T-shirts


Blacksmith - David Thompson

Cornmeal Making - Ronald & Angel Fowler

Farm Equipment - Phil Cox

White Oak Shingle Making - Sam White

Apple Butter Making - David Mitchell

Upstate Birds of Prey - Natalie Mong

EXHIBIT ROOM (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Rug Hooking - Carol McBride

Oil Painting - Auora Bull

Pine Needle Coiling - Sharron Eckert

Pottery Sculptures - Carol Ware

Author - Roy Oliver will sign his book, “The Last Man From Tremont,” both days


Smoky Mountain Flywheels

Townsend Rocks

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Cades Cove Preservation Association - Meet descendants of Cades Cove

CHARM (CHilhowee ARea Ministries) presents a demonstration of the heritage of religion in the mountains. You can walk inside a miniature church, look at old photos, and hear stories about the olden days in local churches. There will also be many children’s games and activities.

Cades Cove Artifacts - Harry Adams

Picking throughout the Grounds - Dedicated tents for Jammers

Seasonal Info


Friday September 29

12:00 p.m. - Jay Tipton and Friends

12:40 p.m. - Carolina Bluegrass

1:25 p.m. - Harley and The Boys

2:10 p.m. - Foothills Express

2:40 p.m. - Blackberry Jam

3:20 p.m. - Grandview Pickers

4:00 p.m. - Harley and The Boys

4:35 p.m. - Highpoint Quartet

5:10 p.m. - Appalachian Grass

5:55 p.m. - Mike Clemmer

6:10 p.m. - Blackberry Jam

6:50 p.m. - Tremont Express

7:20 p.m. - Steve Jordan Band

7:50 p.m. - Carolina Bluegrass

8:20 p.m. - Jay Tipton and Friends

8:50 p.m. - Jones Brothers

9:20 p.m. - Close out Band

Saturday September 30

11:30 a.m. - Muleskinners

12:00 p.m. - Bluestreaks

12:30 p.m. - Mountainveiw Bluegrass

1:00 p.m. - Jay Tipton and Friends

1:30 p.m. - Harley and The Boys

2:00 p.m. - Old Tradition

2:30 p.m. - Highpoint Quartet

3:00 p.m. - Brushfire

3:30 p.m. - Steve Jordan Band

4:10 p.m. - Blackberry Jam

4:50 p.m. - Carolina Bluegrass

5:20 p.m. - Jones Brothers

5:55 p.m. - Mike Clemmer

6:10 p.m. - Blackberry Jam

6:50 p.m. - Tremont Express

7:30 p.m. - Appalachian Grass

8:10 p.m. - Rough Around The Edges

8:50 p.m. - Jay Tipton and Friends

9:25 p.m. - Close out Band


Knights of Columbus - Pulled pork, chicken or rib dinners with cole slaw, beans, chips and soda or water; pork loins & pulled pork sandwich

Blount County Chamber of Commerce - Hot dogs, drinks, chips, and candy

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream - Real ice cream, sorbet

Church of the Cove - Beans and cornbread; sausage & pepper sandwiches; and drinks

Gary Gray Concessions - Old tyme soda pop, new orleans shaved ice

B&B BBQ - Pulled pork sandwich, shredded smoked chicken sandwich, “Hawg Trough” (layers of baked beans, pulled pork, coleslaw and shredded cheddar cheese), “Chicken Boat” (layers of baked beans, shredded smoked chicken, coleslaw and shredded cheddar cheese), baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, canned drinks, bottled water, ice tea, chips and cookies

Toby’s Kettle Corn - Kettle corn, pork rinds, lemonade, water & soft drinks.

Stanleys Produce & Bakery - Banana bread, banana nut bread, pumpkin bread, apple cinnamon bread, apple dumplings, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, M&M cookies, peanut butter cookies, pumpkin rolls, coffee, hot apple cider, water

B & W Food Stand - Hot dogs, hamburgers, mule burgers, ribbon fries/french fries, funnel cake, corn dogs, nachos, fried banana, covered cheese cake, lemonade, soda & water, ice cream

Mattie Moox the Coffee Camper - Coffee, fresh fruit smoothies, espresso, loose leaf teas, iced tea, Italian soda, soft drinks, water, hot chocolate, chicken salad, soups, chili, fresh apple dessert, scones, muffins and cookies

Got Donuts - Fresh hot mini donuts with many different toppings, made on site and fresh squeezed lemonade

Clotile’s Kitchen - Jambalaya, Cajun sausage, boudin


Blue Ribbon Country Fair
Sept. 30 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 will celebrate the 11th Annual Blue Ribbon Country Fair. Bring your family and friends and delight in Blount County’s only fair as we celebrate! 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! Admission: $5 per person, free for Heritage Center members.

Railroad Days at Little River Railroad & Lumber Co. Museum
Sept. 30, 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, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.

Trillium Cove
117 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend

Trillium Cove provides visitors a unique shopping experience, at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Intertwining walkways meander through the Appalachian style village, offering cabin rentals & real estate, if you’re in the market to relax and enjoy panoramic mountain views. 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.”

Sept. 29-30
8205 Highway 73, Townsend
865-738-3088 | www.jeepism.com

Jeepism is the retail store for Jeep owners, lovers and enthusiasts. They live the Jeep lifestyle and feature apparel, hardware and accessories. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday.

Guided Cades Cove Tours
Sept. 30
123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend
(located between Townsend’s only traffic light and the national park entrance on Scenic Hwy 73)
865.448.8838 | www.gsmheritagecenter.org

Reserve your spot for a guided Cades Cove tour on Sept. 30. Cost is $15 per person. Tours depart from the Heritage Center at 1:30 p.m. Call 865.448.8838 for reservations

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