Digging Big: A Hands On Experience at Gray Fossil Site

There aren’t many places in the world where you’ll find an active pre-historic fossil site that actually allows visitors to dig for remains of animals dating back more than 4.9 million years. Northeast Tennessee is home to the Hands On! Discovery Center at the Gray Fossil Site, an active Pliocene-era fossil dig site, operated by […]

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26th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show

Tractor enthusiasts from across the South will make a trip to Northeast Tennessee for the 26th Annual Appalachian Antique Farm Show April 25-28 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 […]

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7 Places You Must Visit in Cumberland Gap

The historic town of Cumberland Gap is nestled at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains and known by many as the “Gateway to the West.” Rich with history and natural beauty, Cumberland Gap makes for the perfect outdoor getaway. Located within the downtown area, you will find an array of little shops, restaurants, and even […]

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Kingsport’s Mountain Music Museum

Our music roots are laced with history and flowing with characters that run deep into the hills of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. A museum located in Downtown Kingsport is dedicated to the early 19th century mountain style that has evolved into the popular tunes of bluegrass and country music. The Mountain Music Museum tells […]

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Mountains, Music and History: The Sunny Side of Tennessee

Take a trip to the Sunny Side of Tennessee beginning with one of the oldest mountain ranges known to man leading to the hidden treasures of Appalachia. The Sunny Side Trail traces country music’s roots from the backwoods to Main Street, with local eats and tales along the way. The Sunny Side Trail starts in the […]

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100th Anniversary of Tennessee Erine Ford

February 13, 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s birthday, and his hometown has come together to celebrate that milestone with a variety of events and activities, including a musical performance, a conversation with Ford’s son Buck, a special church service, show screenings, a commemorative stamp, and birthday cake! […]

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The 10 Best Family Adventures in Northeast Tennessee

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When you’re planning a family adventure, the real challenge is finding a destination that offers a variety of activities. With lush mountains, rushing rivers, serene lakes, and delightful small towns, Northeast Tennessee is one of those places that has something for everyone in your family, from children to teens to adults. As you’re ziplining through […]

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24th Annual Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Festival

Get your banjos, fiddles, and bows because the date has been set for the 24th Annual Fiddlers and Fiddleheads Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Farmhouse Gallery and Gardens in Unicoi. Make sure to mark your calendar and bring the whole family. The event includes a full day’s worth […]

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Family Fun for the Holidays in Northeast Tennessee

There’s nothing like the holidays in the south, and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtown and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 12 ways to celebrate the season. 1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Niswonger Performing Arts Center The beloved TV classic Rudolph the […]

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