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Abingdon: Barter Theatre Presents: Church Basement Ladies

May 12 @ 8:00 am - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

Church Basement Ladies Written by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, Music and Lyrics by Drew Jansen Based on the book Growing up Lutheran by Janet Letnes Martin & Suzann Nelson “I enjoyed watching my companions rock with laughter and revel in the show.” The ladies of the local church fortify their flock with love, wisdom and, of course, the food they prepare in the church’s basement kitchen. Bringing their own special brand of humor, the story of the four women,…

Abingdon: Barter Theatre Presents: Shrek: The Musical

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - August 25 @ 8:00 pm

Shrek: The Musical Music by Jeanine Tesori, Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire Follow the adventures of Shrek, his sidekick Donkey, Princess Fiona, Lord Farquaad and every fairytale adventure you know and love in this Tony Award-winning musical based on the blockbuster DreamWorks Animation film. A little green ogre grows up to be a big, disgusting, layered hero. Shrek finds himself on a life-changing journey to rescue the feisty princess with his witty and sarcastic friend, Donkey. Along the way,…

Abingdon: Barter Theatre Presents: Exit Laughing

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - August 24 @ 10:00 pm

Exit Laughing A comedy by Paul Elliott “The Golden Girls” meets “Steel Magnolias.” For this group of genteel southern ladies, the biggest highlight in their lives for the past 30 years has been their weekly bridge night out with the “girls.” What do you do when one of your foursome, whose caustic wit and love of life makes her the bond that holds the four musketeers together, inconveniently dies? If you’re Connie, Leona and Millie, three southern ladies from Birmingham,…

Abingdon: Barter Theatre Presents: La Cage Aux Folles

June 14 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm

La Cage Aux Folles Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman, Book by Harvey Fierstein Based on the French movie of the same name, which later spawned the American movie “The Birdcage,” this Jerry Herman musical remains one of the all-time biggest hits worldwide. This multi-Tony Award-wining musical tells the story of a middle-aged show business couple, grappling with aging, fidelity, kids, and holding on to their dignity when the world around them would rather strip it away. At the center…

Northeast Tennessee Water Media Innovations Art Show

August 4 - August 25

NE TN Water Media Innovations Art Show August 4 – August 25 – during regular park hours Reception and Demonstration: Saturday, August 10 th Water Media Demonstration 10 am – 1 pm Reception 2 pm – 4 pm This new art event is sponsored by the Watauga Valley Art League and focuses on watercolor and other water media on paper. Entries are open to members of the TN Watercolor Art League. For information please contact Barbara Jernigan –

Crockett Days

August 16 - August 19

Join us on August 16-18, 2019 for our annual Crockett Days celebration. Visit the Crockett Homestead, shop for 18th century wares, and attend excellent programming about frontier life. We have many special surprises in store, 18th century style. Camping, firewood and hospitality is provided on the beautiful Nolichucky River for reenactors.

Appalachian Fair

August 19 - August 24

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National Aviation Day

August 19

Monday, August 19th - National Aviation Day Join us for some fun, high-flying activities related to aviation, including a paper plane contest in honor of National Aviation Week.  Programs announced periodically throughout the day.

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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park: Summer Ranger Program

August 19
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until August 25, 2019

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park History at Home Summer Ranger Programs – August 2019 Seasonal Interpretive Rangers – Ian Anderson & Laura Ellis   Carter Mansion and Sabine Hill Historic House Tours August dates are listed throughout the calendar- Pre-registration is required Go to Choose “Upcoming Events” in the left hand menu to register online. Paying with Cash? – Come to the park Visitor Center during regular operating hours to purchase tickets. Admission is $7.00 for adults and $3.00…

Norris Bicycles Monday Night Ride

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for our Monday Night road ride, starting at Norris Bicycles at 6 PM. We have a 21-mile short route, 25-mile medium route, and 27-mile long route. This is a NO-DROP ride. The Short route is relatively flat, with some rolling hills. The Long route adds a bit of climbing. The Medium route is mostly the long route, with one climbing section cut out. All routes leave town together in one group, and will split in the Watauga area.…

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