48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival

Tennessee’s Oldest Town will celebrate the 48th Annual Jonesborough Days Festival on June 29 through July 1 with family activities, an exciting music line-up, handmade arts and crafts, patriotic parade, fireworks, storytelling and much more! The 2018 Jonesborough Days Festival will begin Friday, June 29 at 10 a.m. and host the Annual Kick Off Dinner […]

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Cumberland Gap: The Outdoor Getaway Town that Makes the List

You’ve probably heard of Cumberland Gap, a narrow pass through the long ridge of the Cumberland Mountains that is part of the Appalachian Mountains, joining Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee.  But, there’s also a town called Cumberland Gap that sits at the foot of the mountain range encompassed by the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park that […]

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3rd Annual Big Train Show June 1-2

The 3rd Annual Big Train Show will take place at East Tennessee State University’s Mini-Dome on June 1-2, in what is rapidly becoming one of the largest model train shows in the Southeast portion of the United States. The show features more than 50 vendors with over 300 tables featuring the finest scale-model railroading equipment, collector-and- operator-grade […]

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Blue Ridge Country Ranks Northeast Tennessee Among “Best of the Mountains”

Seven Northeast Tennessee attractions were recently named among the “Best of the Mountains” by readers of Blue Ridge Country Magazine, ranking the region as a top destination for travel and fun along the Southern Appalachian Mountains including Virginia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. As the longest-running and premier travel publication in this […]

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A Day on the Tweetsie Trail: What to See & Do When You Bike from Johnson City to Elizabethton, TN

If you were told that you could travel 10 miles from one Northeast Tennessee town to another without a vehicle or even a road, well, you might not believe it. But that’s exactly what you can do on the Tweetsie Trail, a Rails-to-Trails project that links Johnson City and Elizabethton via a flat, car-free path. […]

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25th 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 26-29 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 […]

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What to Do in Winter in Northeast Tennessee

Let’s face it, looking forward to your summer vacation while it’s still the middle of winter feels a lot like looking for the finish line in a marathon. You know you’ll get there sooner or later, but at the moment it seems impossibly far away. Luckily, Northeast Tennessee has a huge variety of attractions that […]

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Historic Jonesborough Tours

Jonesborough’s Historic Walking Tours are back with four, different options for 2018.  The Main Street Tour will be offered at least once a week March through December. Tickets are only $5 per person and can be purchased directly at the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum on Main Street.  Tours will depart from the […]

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Old Christmas at Fort Watauga: Jan. 6-7

Christmas isn’t over yet! Visit Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and see how our colonial ancestors celebrated a holiday called “Old Christmas”. In Colonial America, Christmas was celebrated as a twelve day holiday with many traditions and customs. Does The Twelve Days of Christmas sound familiar? These twelve days of feasting, and merrymaking ended on […]

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