Where will you be when the 2017 solar eclipse takes place? If your answer is Northeast Tennessee, you’re in luck because there are several events throughout the region leading up to and during the August 21 event dedicated to the skies. Even though Northeast Tennessee will not host a total eclipse, depending on where you… Read more »
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Just about a far northeast in Tennessee as you can get, you’ll find a county that is half Cherokee National Forest and half Watauga Lake. Nestled within those hills, lies Mountain City (appropriately named), and each year a celebration takes place honoring the iconic old time mountain music style that eventually developed into country music. The Long… Read more »
A trip to the foot of the Appalachian Mountains is where you’ll howl with wolves, relax on nationally renowned waters, or hike through mountain tops showcasing fluorescent colors of each distinct season. It’s time to step outside and take in the outdoors, the Northeast Tennessee way. Here are a few trip ideas to get you started:… Read more »
I had heard that folks from all over the country visit the small Tennessee mountain town of Erwin to take on the whitewater rapids of the infamous Nolichucky River. And, when I stepped on a bus full of folks that had traveled for a few days just to feel that cool mountain breeze against the… Read more »
The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is excited to present an original, murder mystery event. Legs In a Barrel follows the twists and turns of an actual, historic murder that took place in Jonesborough in 1909. The body of a local resident was pulled from the French Broad River, and his body was returned… Read more »
Rogersville has been on the map for longer than the United States has been a country, so they know a little something about history. When you pair Rogersville’s heritage with slow cooked barbecue and a Main Street decked out in classic hot rods, you end up with a pretty sweet combination. Having a family of… Read more »
The campfires, the laughs, the racing, the music, the sights, smells and the check off your bucket list. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication The Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the… Read more »
What do you get when you mix nine days with more than 60 locations and nearly 100 events? Kingsport Fun Fest! And, with the City of Kingsport celebrating 100 years, this year’s festival is set to be one of the largest parties of the year. Many FunFest! favorites will return, including block parties along the… Read more »
Graveyard Tales Return to Rocky Mount July 22 The Jonesborough Storytellers Guild returns to Rocky Mount State Historic Site with the notorious and spooky Graveyard Tales on Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m. Creepy tales unfold from supernatural occurrences within the graveyard, from the tomb or beyond as guests embark on a journey through the… Read more »
Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee’s Oldest Town, will celebrate the 47th annual Jonesborough Days Festival on June 30 through July 2 with family activities, regional music, parade, fireworks, storytelling and more! The 2017 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Friday, June 30 at 10 a.m. and continue through Sunday, July 2 at 10 p.m. as it goes out… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee has some of the most beautiful mountain scenery in the country, but what you may not know about is the abundance of waterfalls throughout the region. We’ve put together some of our favorite videos of area waterfalls as a guide for your next outdoor adventure. Backbone Falls On Highway 133 in Johnson County,… Read more »
It was June 1947, when the first festival along the mountain tops of Northeast Tennessee dedicated to the bright blooms of the Rhododendron took place. The Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival has grown in to a weekend event that folks from all over the United States anticipate, as mother nature works her magic and produces the… Read more »