Kingsport Fun Fest! July 14-22

What do you get when you mix nine days with more than 60 locations and nearly 100 events?  Kingsport Fun Fest! And, with the City of Kingsport celebrating 100 years, this year’s festival is set to be one of the largest parties of the year. Many FunFest! favorites will return, including block parties along the… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

It’s Bristol Baby

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 »

2017 National Carousel Fine Craft Show

The National Carousel Fine Craft Show honors the handcrafted legacy of the exquisite Kingsport Carousel.  Fine Craft exhibitors will show and sale works of heirloom quality in a wide variety of media including photography, pottery, quilts and fibers, glass and jewelry on March 25 and 26 at the Kingsport Farmers Market.  Talks and demonstrations are sprinkled… Read more »

The Sunny Side Trail

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 »

Downtown Bristol: A Day in Two States

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 »

Jonesborough: The Town From A Storybook

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 »