I Am Home Returns to Jonesborough February 23, 24, 25 and March 2, 3, 4 The play I Am Home, a compelling theater piece created from the stories of the people of Jonesborough’s past and present, and featuring an incredible cast of seventy community members, comes back home to perform at the McKinney Center beginning… Read more »
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Christmas isn’t over yet! Visit Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park and see how our colonial ancestors celebrated a holiday called “Old Christmas”. In Colonial America, Christmas was celebrated as a twelve day holiday with many traditions and customs. Does The Twelve Days of Christmas sound familiar? These twelve days of feasting, and merrymaking ended on… Read more »
Northeast Tennessee offers a rich cultural and historical experience for its residents and visitors. We recently took a day trip to the Sullivan County area, more specifically the county seat of Blountville, to discover the heritage and culture that have become longstanding traditions. Northeast Tennessee was originally part of North Carolina until the formation of… Read more »
Bring the family for a trip packed with unique adventures, time for discoveries and experiences that will create memories only found in Northeast Tennessee. Explore some of the best ways to spend time with your family in Northeast Tennessee. Here are a few trip ideas to get you started: Hands On! Museum A classic… Read more »
Historic Blountville Christmas Festivities, Dec. 7-9, 2017 “One Special Town… Two Special Trees” Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 PM, Thurs., Dec. 7 Blountville Ruritan Christmas Parade, 2 PM, Sat., Dec. 9 Want to ring in the Christmas Season with family and friends? Do you have a special someone you would like to… Read more »
There’s nothing like the holidays in the south and we may be partial to Northeast Tennessee’s picture perfect downtowns and mountain landscapes. Looking for a list of holiday activities for the family? Check out our top 14 ways to celebrate the season. Rogersville Celebrating the Seasons Community Festival With Santa’s annual visit, the Parade of Trees, Downtown merchants Open… Read more »
Imagine, peeking in the window of a charming historic home filled with the warmth of people, the twinkling lights illuminating off a freshly cut Christmas tree and the sound of your favorite carol lulling in the background. You’re kindly invited inside to hear stories passed down from the rich history that encompasses the Oldest Town in… Read more »
Mountain Makins is an award-winning festival which started in 1976 as a way to raise funds to save historic Rose School. The festival continues to support the preservation of the Rose School building, provides Arts Education for residents of 5 counties, and serves to keep Appalachian history and culture vibrant and alive for generations to come. Festival… Read more »
Heritage Days will celebrate its 38th anniversary on October 13, 14, and 15, 2017, in Historic downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. Grand Presenters of this year’s celebration include US Bank, TVA – John Sevier Combine, Wellmont – Hawkins County Memorial Hospital, The Rogersville Review, Rural Health Services Consortium, WRGS and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Please stop… Read more »
We’ve narrowed down all the Halloween activities in the region to some of our favorites including haunted houses, scarecrow exhibits, spooky stories, Halloween bashes, a corn maze, ziplines, marathons and of course….trick or treating. We found so much to do, that you’ll need November 1st to recuperate! Here is our list, in order by date…. Read more »
Make plans now to attend the 45th annual National Storytelling Festival, October 6-8, 2017 in historic Jonesborough, Tennessee! Beginning on the first Friday in October each year, this world renowned, 3-day event celebrates storytelling at its most magical. Learn more about how the Festival works. View a Map of the Festival Grounds View the 2017 Festival Brochure to see how things work…. Read more »
The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. The 4oth annual festival will include over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the… Read more »