What You Must See Inside the Museum of Ancient Brick

What do Nebuchadnezzar, the Roman Colosseum, Great Wall of China, and the Mayflower have in common?  Only a handful of these museums exist, and one is in the Appalachian Highlands of Northeast Tennessee. There is a museum in Johnson City dedicated to one of the oldest forms of building structures made from natural elements of […]

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Where to Go For the Best Views

If leaf looking is your thing, then this map is for you.  Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, Northeast Tennessee attracts guests from all over the country in anticipation of peak fall foliage. The peak time for fall foliage in Northeast Tennessee this year is the first week of November. An interactive map from Smokymountains.com allows […]

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19th Annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Festival

Bristol Sessions Super Raffle & More in September State Street in Historic Downtown Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia will be filled with music as 40,000-plus visitors from all over the world converge on the site of the legendary 1927 Bristol Sessions for the 19th annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival – the award-winning event that honors those legendary recordings […]

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The Perfect Date Night in Historic Abingdon

If you’re looking for a fun, romantic and unique area for a date night, Abingdon, Va. may the place for you. This artsy small town is just a short drive from Northeast Tennessee — making it a perfect spot for locals and visitors alike. It’s full of hidden gems and history, and the cozy vibe […]

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The Long Journey Home Tour Aug. 29-Sept. 1

The four-day Long Journey Home Tour and Festival spans over Labor Day weekend, August 29th through September 1st.This year’s theme is “Legacies.” The fun begins on Thursday with a kickoff dinner and square dance with authentic Old Time fiddling. On Friday evening, Buskin’ on Main Street brings the small town to life with music, friends, […]

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Northeast Tennessee on Amazon Prime Video

The true beauty and natural landmarks of Northeast Tennessee are now featured to a worldwide audience of billions on Amazon Prime Video through Air, Water, Or Land, an outdoor adventure travel show. The season 1 episode 3 portion includes a variety of Northeast Tennessee’s outdoor adventures with familiar faces serving as local guides. The show’s […]

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Hometown Race Week Parties

As race fans descend upon East Tennessee for the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race in August, Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol in partnership with Food City are teaming up again with Bristol Motor Speedway to launch America’s Night Race week with the official Race Week Parties. Kingsport will kick off the trifecta of parties on Monday, Aug. 12, before Johnson City grabs the […]

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The 8 Best Dog-Friendly Parks and Trails in Northeast Tennessee

For dog-owners, planning a vacation—even a quick weekend getaway—requires making the additional preparations of arranging care for pets. And, if you aren’t blessed with an animal-loving neighbor or a nearby relative, that often means dealing with the expense and hassle of a kennel service. For a vacation in Northeast Tennessee, though, you can cancel the […]

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Kingsport’s Fun Fest set for July 12-20

Kingsport, Tenn., June 19, 2019 – Fun Fest 2019 will feature a variety of events and activities for many age ranges and interests over the course of 9 days! Popular favorites will return, including pre-Fun Fest events such as the trash barrel paint-in and block parties along with the parade, hot air balloons, Sunset Concert […]

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Meet the Mountains Festival: Aug. 23-24

A free outdoor recreation festival in Northeast Tennessee is back for a second year and it’s called Meet the Mountains. Festival organizers say the mission is in the title.  “The festival promotes healthy and active lifestyles,” said Kayla Carter, a member of the festival planning crew. “We want people who attend the festival to leave […]

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