41st Annual Mountain Makins Festival

The award-winning Mountain Makins Festival celebrates the very best of Appalachian culture, from crafts to music. In 2016 it was selected as the Best Festival in the Southeast by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association. It has been designated a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” four times by the Southeast Tourism Society, and was […]

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Rogersville Heritage Days

Year after year Rogersville’s historic downtown district provide a welcoming festival setting for Heritage Days – a traditional community celebration of Rogersville’s unique heritage. The festival showcases traditional music, storytellers, and dancers, special activities for Children, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment, a juried craft show, and a food court to […]

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The Brewly Noted Beer Trail

Within the past twenty or so years Americans discovered just how much we love beer, and not just any beer but craft beer. A craving has really been developed for local, unique brews all across the states. With ingredients not commonly found in beer such as cocoa, cinnamon, fruit, vegetables, and many other flavorful spices […]

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Tennessee’s Largest Oktoberfest

From our heritage to the original settlers in the Tri-Cities, German heritage plays an important role in the Appalachian Mountains. The Kingsport Oktoberfest embraces our German influences with Oktoberfest, a celebration of German heritage and fun for everyone. Featuring the ever popular Wiener Dog races and award winning Craft Bier Garden, this year is one to […]

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National Storytelling Festival

Located in the natural beauty of Northeast Tennessee in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, Historic Jonesborough has played host to the three day National Storytelling Festival for over four decades. Called “the leading event of its kind in America” by USA Today, the award-winning festival begins on the first Friday in October each year. Now in […]

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Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

The award-winning Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival is an electrifying music experience that features the very best in roots music Sept. 16-18, 2016. From folk-rock and alternative country to Americana and traditional old-time string band music, Bristol Rhythm is amped to the beat of our region’s past, present, and future. Families, tour groups […]

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Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol

The Pilot Flying J Battle at Bristol will be College Football’s Biggest Ever on Sept. 10, 2016 when the Volunteers of the University of Tennessee take on the Hokies of Virginia Tech.  You won’t want to miss this historic sold out event and all the parties throughout the region in anticipation. There will be numerous events including concerts, festivals and […]

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Big, Bigger…Colossus!!

Multiple engineering and technological firms are combining forces to create a piece of history right here in Northeast Tennessee. The Bristol Motor Speedway, The Last Great Colosseum, is revolutionizing its look with the addition of the world’s largest outdoor, permanent, center-hung video display. This state-of-the-art digital display will be the most modernized of its kind […]

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