Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers’ Day Schedule of Events

Schedule is subject to change. For updates and more information, contact the Townsend Visitor Center, 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend, TN 37882, 865-448-6134, 800-525-6834. http://www.smokymountains.org/

Friday, Sept. 26

All Day:

Appalachian Skills on the Grounds:

• Mountain Berry Basket Making and Poetry, Bill Alexander

• Blacksmithing, David Thompson

• Lye Soap Making, Sallie Swor

• Sorghum Molasses Making, Mark and Sherry Guenther

• Apple Butter Making, Marie DeVault and friends

• Beekeeping and Observation Hive, Tony Holt

• Herbal Harvest, Honey Rock Herb Farm, D. Brown

• Antique Tractors and Engines, Foothills Tractor Club

• Bluegrass music on stage

• Jam Sessions on the Porch and under the trees

9 a.m. to 5 p.m: Arts and crafts in the Exhibit Room:

• Rug Hooking, Carol McBride

• Weaving, Effie Suttles

• Charcoal and Pencil Artwork, Andy England

• Quilting, Ila Mae Morton, Dorothy Belcher, and Maetta Conrad

• Basketry, Bonny Kate Sugg

• Woodcarving, Lendel Abbott

9 a.m to 1 p.m.:

• Featured author, Sam Venable. Book-signing in the Visitor Center.

Noon to 10 p.m.:

• Bluegrass Music on the Stage and Jam Sessions on the porch and under the trees.

Some of the featured bands scheduled to perform: Carolina Bluegrass Boys, Notchey Creek, Larry Hobbs & Company, Blue Collar Bluegrass, County Line, Red Label Bluegrass, Outta The Blue, Kentucky Komfort, Barker Brothers, Valley River Boys, Thankful Heart, Shilo Band, Appalachian Bluegrass & others.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

• Harvesting and Using Herbs from the Fall Garden, presentation with Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm. Plants for sale all day Friday.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m:

• Meet the Llamas, from Liles Acres Organic Farm.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

• Arts and Crafts Booths along the Bike Trail

1 to 5:30 p.m.:

• Featured Author and Book-Signing, Bill Lea, Cades Cove and wildlife photographer

1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.:

• Cake Walk and Bake Sale, with proceeds to the Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund

Saturday, Sept. 27:

All day:

Appalachian Skills on the Grounds:

• Mountain Berry Basket Making and Poetry, Bill Alexander

• Blacksmithing, David Thompson

• Sorghum Molasses Making, Mark and Sherry Guenther

• Apple Butter Making, Marie DeVault and friends

• Beekeeping and Observation Hive, Tony Holt

• Pottery, Carol Ware

• Bluegrass music on stage

• Jam Sessions on the Porch and under the trees

Some of the featured bands scheduled to perform: Carolina Bluegrass Boys, Notchey Creek, Larry Hobbs & Company, Blue Collar Bluegrass, County Line, Red Label Bluegrass, Outta The Blue, Kentucky Komfort, Barker Brothers, Valley River Boys, Thankful Heart, Shilo Band, Appalachian Bluegrass & others.

• Antique Tractor and Engine Show

9 a.m. to 5 p.m: Arts and crafts in the Exhibit Room:

• Rug Hooking, Carol McBride

• Weaving, Effie Suttles

• Quilting, Ila Mae Morton, Dorothy Belcher, and Maetta Conrad

• Basketry, Bonny Kate Sugg

• Woodcarving, Lendel Abbott

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

• Young Folks Program and Family Fun in the Storytelling Tent

A variety of activities, including stories, games, pottery, music, and demonstrations for kids.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

• Meet the Llamas, from Liles Acres Organic Farm.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m:

• Arts and Crafts Booths along the Bike Trail

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