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 »
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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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The 25th running of the Food City 500 has been rescheduled to Mon., April 24 at 1 p.m. due to weather. Gates will open at 11 a.m. Welcome NASCAR Fans to Northeast Tennessee, home of the Last Great Colosseum. Racing at Bristol Motor Speedway starts with Bush’s Beans Pole Day Friday, followed by the Fitzgerald Glider… Read more »
We may have had a milder-than-usual winter, but residents of Northeast Tennessee know that spring does not officially arrive until we can begin to look forward to the annual Spring Garden Fair at Exchange Place Living History Farm. So put on your best plantin’ duds, because the oldest garden fair in our region — this will… Read more »
It may be cold and snowy, but that doesn’t stop the fun in Northeast Tennessee. We’ve put together a list of activities and events going on this winter that are sure to keep the kids busy and maybe even you too! Niswonger Performing Arts Center Catch a show just for the kids at NPAC this… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee is a region characterized by small towns, rolling hills and rich history. Often referred to as Southern Appalachia, the entertaining attractions are literally limitless across the dynamic landscape. Festivals and numerous historic sites celebrate a strong folklore and frontier past. Voluminous mountains give way to spacious farmland that is solely interrupted by rural… Read more »