So, You’re Planning a Family Trip to Northeast Tennessee? 15 Insider Tips on What to See and Do

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Between work, school, and soccer practice, spending quality time with loved ones can be a rare opportunity. When you’re on vacation, you want to make the most of your trip and create memorable experiences for your family. When you visit Northeast Tennessee with your kids, you’ll find exciting and interactive learning opportunities, easy ways to […]

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Feeling Like Christmas All Year Long in Jonesborough

There’s a festive boutique nestled in Historic Jonesborough that gives you an opportunity to be walkin’ in a winter wonderland all year long. Unlike anything else in Northeast Tennessee, this specialty shop is more than a store — it’s an experience. Gabriel’s Christmas is decked with lights, trees and colorful ornaments, so much so that […]

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Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tours

Appalachian Sustainable Development’s Farm Fresh Appalachia Farm Tour will hold the 2nd annual farm tour on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (exact times vary per farm), rain or shine. Tickets are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased here. Thirteen unique farm operations are participating in Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington […]

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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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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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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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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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Local Artisan Shows Kick off Holiday Shopping Nov. 9 – 11

The holiday season is just around the corner and that means it is time for shopping local at area bazaars and markets. The weekend of Nov. 9-11 will host the largest number of holiday shopping events in Northeast Tennessee, providing great options for homemade and one of a kind gifts, while supporting local craftsmen and […]

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Exchange Place Living History Farm: Fall Folk Arts Festival

Kingsport, TN – Exchange Place Living History Farm will welcome in the beautiful season of autumn when it hosts its annual Fall Folk Arts Festival.  Always eagerly anticipated, this celebration of pioneer arts and crafts and the harvest season will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, September […]

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Mountain Music: Long Journey Home Festival

Just about a far northeast in Tennessee as you can get, you’ll find a county that is half Cherokee National Forest and half Watauga Lake. Nestled within those hills, lies Mountain City (appropriately named), and each year a celebration takes place honoring the iconic old time mountain music style that shaped country music as we know […]

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