Whitewater Rafting: Cruising Down the Nolichucky Gorge

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 »

Jonesborough Days June 30 – July 2

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 »

Rogersville: Hot Sauce, History and Hot Rods

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 »

World’s Largest Natural Rhododendron Gardens Set to Bloom

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 »

Summer Hangout Concert June 24

Featuring The Vamps, Aaron Carter and MAX (BRISTOL, Tenn.)—The region’s premier lifestyle shopping destination reaches new heights this summer with an exciting partnership with Electric 94.9 to bring a free concert to The Pinnacle this June. The concert will feature a diverse lineup of pop stars including The Vamps, Aaron Carter and MAX. The electrifying… Read more »

57th Annual Southeastern Autorama

Hot rods, classics, imports and wheels of all kind will take to the streets on June 3 as the 57th Annual Southeastern Autorama returns to Erwin downtown. Hosted by RISE Erwin and the Town of Erwin, the family fun will begin at 8 a.m. with car show registration and continue throughout the day with the highly… Read more »

Warriors Path: Summer in the Park May 30 – June 4

Summer is here and Warriors Path State Park is hosting a variety of activities dedicated to the colorful and warm summer season in the great outdoors. Partake in sessions dedicated to packing for the trail, creating art from nature, up close with native animals, night hikes and wake up walks, star gazing, Cherokee games, campfire tales… Read more »

Rolling Out The Red Carpet in Greeneville

If there’s one characteristic that sums up Northeast Tennessee, it’s the blue rolling hills that appear as if they are welcoming you to the region. The drive into Greeneville, Tennessee is one of those that you won’t soon forget with hilltop after hilltop passing you by as you peer out the window in wonder of… Read more »

Elizabeth-Tons of Fun

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when you have to overcome a fear. Whether it be heights, going way too fast, or trying new food, you can do all of these things in Northeast Tennessee. My husband and I went on a little adventure in Elizabethton where I had to conquer some serious fears,… Read more »

Big Creek Cherokee Artisan Market

On May 20 beginning at 11 a.m., browse locally made Cherokee crafts including authentic stone knoves, tomahawks, jewelry, pottery and hand carved treasures along the grounds of Amis Mill. Guests will also have the opportunity to learn about the region’s history inside the Amis Mill Visitors Center, lounge by the flowing creek and sneak a… Read more »

Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week

Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week celebrates the role of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer in American life with nine days of concerts, workshops and “Hands on Jonesborough” opportunities in pottery, drawing and painting.   Jonesborough’s Dulcimer Week takes place May 13 through the 21st. Kicking off the week is Ivy Rowe, which shares the story of the life of… Read more »