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 […]

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Exchange Place Spring Garden Fair

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Chocolate Fest in Jonesborough Feb. 11

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 […]

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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 […]

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New Year’s Eve in Northeast Tennessee

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 […]

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Continue the Journey Along Sunny Side Trail

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 […]

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Top Events for Christmas

There’s nothing like Christmas 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 12 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Hometown Christmas Parade With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open House and the […]

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