Fall Festival sold out

General admission tickets for the Foothills Fall Festival have sold out and only a few reserved seats remain for the Oct. 16 and 18 shows.

The city of Maryville will host the 10th annual festival Oct. 16, 17 and 18.

Organizers anticipated a quick sell out this year after announcing the lineup for 2009. After five weeks, the festival sold out. General admission tickets were sold out at the pre-season rate of $40.00.

A few of the reserved seats are still available, including a few Gold seats for Friday night only at $50 and Sunday Gold seats at $65. These tickets may be purchased only through Tickets Unlimited at www.knoxvilletickets.com or by calling 865-656-4444.

Festival acts for 2009 include Alan Jackson as the headliner on Saturday night, as well as Little River Band, Kansas, Rodney Atkins, Sawyer Brown, The Trailer Choir, Justin Moore, Chris Young, American Idol contestant from Alcoa Jackie Midkiff , The Dirty Guv’nahs, Mic Harrison and the High Score.

“It is a tradition every October to come together as a community and enjoy world-class arts and crafts, exciting family activities, and top entertainment. This year’s festival will truly be a fun time for everyone,” says City Manager Greg McClain. “Many thanks to the Maryville community, our staff and volunteers and our generous sponsors for providing a fun-filled and affordable weekend for our community and our neighbors.”

Anyone who did not get a ticket for the concerts can still be entertained all weekend long both in Adventure Land and at ArtWay, the Downtown Arts and Crafts show. Live music, shows, activities and food will be packed into downtown Maryville.

Admission to the ArtWay and Adventure Land is free. Concerts at Theater in the Park require a ticket. The hours of operation for this year’s ArtWay arts and crafts showcase and

Children’s Adventure Land are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Volunteer applications are currently being accepted for Adventure Land.

The Festival is sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, First Tennessee Foundation, GreenBank, DENSO, Massey Electric, Clayton Homes, Cherokee Millwright, US Cellular, B&H Computers, Blount Memorial Hospital and the City of Maryville, and many supporting companies. For more information, visit the Foothills Fall Festival website at www.foothillsfallfestival.com or call 865-273-3445.

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