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 »

Kingsport: Tasty Treats and Mountain Skies

Have you ever wanted to howl with wolves, or cozy up at a quaint downtown café before you chase your taste buds with locally made moonshine? We did all of that in one day, in the vibrant city of Kingsport, tucked beneath the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Joined by my husband, son and daughter-in-law, we… Read more »

2nd Annual Great Outdoors Fest

Whether you are digging in your own garden, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or rafting the Nolichucky River, this nature inspired festival has something for you. OverMountain Trout Unlimited and Project Healing Waters will be sponsoring several interactive demos and special events throughout the day, as well as a special showing of the International Fly Fishing… Read more »

Roan Mountain Trail Festival

The Roan Mountain community invites all Appalachian Trail enthusiasts to the Roan Mountain Trail Festival on Saturday, May 6. Roan Mountain Appalachian Trail Community Ambassador Jim Chambers believes the event will showcase many positive aspects of the community. “This is a celebration of several community events in Roan Mountain,” Chambers said. “It’s to celebrate Roan… Read more »

24th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show

Tractor enthusiasts from across the South will make a trip to Northeast Tennessee for the 24th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 27-30 at the Appalachian Fairgrounds in Gray, Tenn, hosted by the Tri-State Antique Power Association. In an event that has grown to showcase hundreds of rare and popular tractors over the years, a familiar returning… Read more »