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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. The 4oth annual festival will include over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the… Read more »
Travel a few miles into NortheastTennessee, cross the fields and streams where the men of the North and the South gave their lives and here you will find the historic little town of Blountville. East Tennessee was of strategic importance during the Civil War primarily because the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad. Early in the war,… Read more »
It was the year 1780. The tide of the Revolution had turned against the colonists. The British, forced out of New England, gained new allies in the divided South and won victory after victory in a bloody civil war. Charleston had fallen, and American forces had crumbled at the battle of Camden. But then the… Read more »
For Catherine Shook, it really all began when she was 12 years old. “Dad gave me my first pocket knife,” she said, “I thought, ‘this is cool, I want to figure out how to make this stuff.’” Youthful curiosity grew and expanded until now, at the age of 21, she is a full-fledged blacksmith, a traditional… Read more »
Its not often that you hear of a grape stomp taking place in Northeast Tennessee, but Watauga Lake Winery has turned the age old tradition of winemaking in to an event attracting folks from all over the country. Wayne and Linda Gay opened Watauga Lake Winery in 2012 in the historic Big Dry Run Schoolhouse… Read more »
Just about a far northeast in Tennessee as you can get, you’ll find a county that is half Cherokee National Forest and half Watauga Lake. Nestled within those hills, lies Mountain City (appropriately named), and each year a celebration takes place honoring the iconic old time mountain music style that eventually developed into country music. The Long… Read more »