All New Hands On! Discovery Center to Open June 14th

Hands On! Museum will be relocating to the Gray Fossil Site and re-opening as the Hands On! Discovery Center on June 14th. The current downtown location will close on May 19th. The project will re-invent the space at the Gray Fossil Site Museum and become an all ages Discovery Center dedicated to STEM education and… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

This is What You Live For: NASCAR Takes on Bristol April 13-15

Anticipation continues to grow as we move closer to Bristol’s first NASCAR race week of 2018, anchored by the Food City 500 (Sunday, April 15). The excitement builds for several reasons, but it all comes down to the unique “Bristol Experience” our guests encounter while visiting the foothills of Northeast Tennessee. It’s a time to a break… Read more »

11 of the Best Northeast Tennessee Trail Towns (and What to Do in Each)

From the Smoky Mountains to the far corners of the Cherokee National Forest, Northeast Tennessee is home to fantastic trails that wind through lush mountains and gorgeous countryside. But, when you step off the trails you’ll discover even more treasures. Tucked away in the folds of the landscape are many “trail towns” that offer explorers a chance to grab a hearty meal, relax, and restore their supplies. To help you plan your next trek through Northeast Tennessee, we’ve highlighted 11 of our favorite trail towns.

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… Read more »

Where To Catch Live Music

Our music roots run deep in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Tennessee. Home to the Birthplace of Country Music, this is where it all began back in the 1927. Our rich musical heritage lives on today and continues to influence music around the world. So, whether you are looking for country, bluegrass, blues, Americana, jazz,… Read more »

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… Read more »

Window Wonderland in Downtown Jonesborough

Feeling a little blue now that the holidays are over and the decorations are put away? Main Street Jonesborough is hosting Window Wonderland and Winter Sale January 12-15 to help kick those winter blues. Come see a display of beautifully decorated windows throughout Downtown Jonesborough depicting winter scenes and shop some great winter sales. It… Read more »

An Insider’s Guide to the Fly Fishing Scene in Northeast Tennessee

When fishing folks from the rest of the country think of East Tennessee, they usually imagine Great Smoky Mountains National Park and little streams with wily brookies. However, most don’t consider the Northeast corner of Tennessee and its abundant fishing opportunities. Truth be told, folks who live from Chattanooga to Knoxville to Bristol know that… Read more »