Colors of Christmas: A 40 Year Tradition in Jonesborough

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 […]

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Where To Catch Live Music

Our music roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee.  Home to the Birthplace of Country Music, this is where it all began back in the 1927. Our rich musical heritage lives on today and continues to influence music around the world. So, whether you are looking for country, bluegrass, blues, Americana, jazz, folk, […]

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Mountain Makins Festival

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 […]

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38th Annual Rogersville Heritage Days

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 […]

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Northeast Tennessee Halloween Guide

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. […]

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45th Annual National Storytelling Festival

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. […]

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40th Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival

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 […]

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2017 Battle of Blountville Reenactment

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, […]

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The Overmountain Victory Trail Celebration: Sept. 23-25

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 […]

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Exchange Place: Fall Folk Arts Festival

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 […]

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