Townsend Calendar of Events

September

26 - 27: 16th Annual Heritage Festival and Old Timers’ Day

Celebrates mountain and Appalachian arts and crafts. Features demonstrations, bluegrass and mountain music, an antique tractor and engine show, storytelling, children’s activities, crafts by local artisans, basketry, spinning, weaving, sorghum molasses, apple butter making, lye soap, beekeeping, and blacksmithing. 865-448-6134.

27 - 28: Nawger Nob Arts & Crafts Show, Townsend. 865-448-2259.

27: Old Timers Day in Cades Cove

27: Pickin’ On the Porch

Wood N’ Strings Dulcimer Shop. 7 pm.

27: Blue Ribbon Country Fair

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. 865-448-0044.

October

4: Sunset Music Series

Wild Blue Yonder

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. 865-448-0044.

4: Pickin’ On the Porch

Wood N’ Strings Dulcimer Shop. 7 pm.

10: Benefit Golf Tournament

Rarity Pointe Golf Course

Presented by the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Guild

11: Sunset Music Series

Jenna & The Joneses

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. 865-448-0044.

11: Pickin’ On the Porch

Wood N’ Strings Dulcimer Shop. 7 pm.

18: Maryville College Autumn Harvest Crafts Fair, Maryville. 865-981-8200.

18: Pickin’ On the Porch

Wood N’ Strings Dulcimer Shop. 7 pm.

25: Townsend 10K

Call Howard Jackson. 865- 546-1000.

25: Pickin’ On the Porch

Wood N’ Strings Dulcimer Shop. 7 pm.

November

2: Mill House Classic 15K Road Race

Walland. Race with the Knoxville Track Club. Call 865-687-8493.

8: Veterans Day Celebration

December

4 - 6: Smoky Mountain Christmas Memories, Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center. 865-448-0044.

7: Townsend Christmas Parade

Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6886.

February 2009

5-8: Winter Heritage Festival in the Smokies.

A community-wide celebration of the human history,natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Call 865-448-6134 or 800-525-6834.

May 2009

1-2: Townsend Spring Festival

Bluegrass music, BBQ, Antique Cars, Arts and Crafts, Wildflower Walks, and Appalachian demonstraitions. Call 865-448-6134 or 800-525-6834.

15-17: Trout Fest

A special event to highlight Smoky Mountain streams, fishing and conservation.

June 2009

6: Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival 9 a.m.--5 p.m. A juried all-pottery show with the region’s fine potters selling their wares and demonstrating their skills. Call 865-448-6134 or 800-525-6834.

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