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 »
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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 »
Make Sunny Side your next road trip: a drive through Smoky Mountain backroads and lush Appalachian countryside, through small towns brimming with history and attractions bursting with adventure. Maybe you find your thrills at amusement parks, or maybe it’s the thrill of a shopping hunt that gives you a charge. And if you love exploring… Read more »
Every time I visit Bristol, I love to tell my friends that I was in two different states at the same time. Where else can you stand in the middle of downtown and know that one foot is in Tennessee and the other foot is in Virginia? The state line between Tennessee and Virginia literally… Read more »
The biggest outdoors expo in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is hitting Kingsport January 6 through 8. The 3B Outdoors Expo includes all the gear and information to make your hunting and fishing experience the best it can be. Hosted by 3B Outdoors, the Expo includes guest speakers, shows and demonstrations, archery exhibits, a kids corner and… Read more »
This Valentine’s Day weekend, forget love and fall in to chocolate in Downtown Jonesborough on February 11 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Jonesborough’s Annual Chocolate Fest is back by popular demand after crowds filled the streets of Tennessee’s Oldest Town in the midst of a snow storm last year in search of homemade, unique and popular chocolate… Read more »
The history in Northeast Tennessee is rich with happenings, major events and perhaps most interesting influential people. The area known as the gateway to the west has hosted many pioneers during their journeys through new lands. Out of those, some decided to settle in Northeast Tennessee and make a home. This is where our story… Read more »
Christmas had arrived in Tennessee’s Oldest Town and I was lucky enough to experience it on the coldest Saturday of the season thus far. Needing a little warm up, I opened the front door to the cozy Corner Cup, the most charming coffee shop in town. I perused the colorful menu and decided on a… Read more »
What better way to say farewell to 2016 and hello to 2017 than in one of our festive downtowns? Here’s some of our favorite places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee. Kingsport New Year’s Eve Party It’s a New Year’s Eve Party 100 years in the making, as Kingsport celebrates 100 years in… Read more »
The Sunny Side Trail, one of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, starts at the foot of the Smoky Mountains and heads northeast up through the Tennessee Valley. Following it on its course and stopping along its 179 listed stops will bring you on a tour through a scenic mountain landscape filled with eclectic… Read more »