American history, country music, Appalachian heritage and, of course, NASCAR: these are usually the first things that spring to mind when people think of Northeast Tennessee. But this area offers so much more, especially for adventurous travelers. If you’re planning a getaway for friends, you’ll find that Northeast Tennessee offers a surprising variety of unique… Read more »
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There’s nothing like the holidays in the south and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 14 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Celebrating the Seasons Community Festival With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open… Read more »
Imagine, peeking in the window of a charming historic home filled with the warmth of people, the twinkling lights illuminating off a freshly cut Christmas tree and the sound of your favorite carol lulling in the background. You’re kindly invited inside to hear stories passed down from the rich history that encompasses the Oldest Town in… Read more »
Our music roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Home to the Birthplace of Country Music, this is where it all began back in the 1927. Our rich musical heritage lives on today and continues to influence music around the world. So, whether you are looking for country, bluegrass, blues, Americana, jazz, folk,… Read more »
Some of Tennessee’s finest fly-fishing spots are in the state’s northeast region.
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 »
Mountain Makins is an award-winning festival which started in 1976 as a way to raise funds to save historic Rose School. The festival continues to support the preservation of the Rose School building, provides Arts Education for residents of 5 counties, and serves to keep Appalachian history and culture vibrant and alive for generations to come. Festival… Read more »
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge mountains of Northeast Tennessee lies the small town known as Erwin, Tennessee. Its county name, Unicoi, shared with its nearby neighbor, the Town of Unicoi, is derived from an old Native American word meaning “hazy” or “fog draped.” The adventure and fun that awaits in this small mountain community… Read more »
Heritage Days will celebrate its 38th anniversary on October 13, 14, and 15, 2017, in Historic downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. Grand Presenters of this year’s celebration include US Bank, TVA – John Sevier Combine, Wellmont – Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, The Rogersville Review, Rural Health Services Consortium, WRGS and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Please stop… Read more »
Did you know right here in beautiful Northeast Tennessee there is an amazing winery and vineyard as beautiful as anything located in Tuscany? In fact, in 2016, Johnson County, Tenn. was included in the establishment of the Appalachian High Country Viticultural Area. This designation affords the region the distinct notoriety of a wine destination. It helps… Read more »
We’ve narrowed down all the Halloween activities in the region to some of our favorites including haunted houses, scarecrow exhibits, spooky stories, Halloween bashes, a corn maze, ziplines, marathons and of course….trick or treating. We found so much to do, that you’ll need November 1st to recuperate! Here is our list, in order by date…. Read more »
Make plans now to attend the 45th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 6-8, 2017 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee! Beginning on the first Friday in October each year, this world renowned, 3-day event celebrates storytelling at its most magical. Learn more about how the Festival works. View a Map of the Festival Grounds View the 2017 Festival Brochure to see how things work…. Read more »