Calendar

2015 Events – Townsend Tennessee – The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Thursday,
February 19th
Winter Heritage Festival
The Festival is a celebration of the human history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event involves many community groups and businesses and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
For More Information visit Winter Heritage Festival
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Thursday, February 19th thru Sunday, February 22nd
Saturday,
February 21st
Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2014
This marks the 4th year of this fabulous event! We hope to have another sold out crowd and a great time raising money for New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center. All the proceeds from this event go to New Hope.
For More Information visit Tennessee Winter Beer Fest
Location: The Heartland Little River Wedding Chapel
When: Saturday, February 21st, 3pm-8pm
Saturday,
February 28th
Jeepism - Upper Tremont Rd & Metcalf Bottoms Ride
Join us for a ride to some of the less traveled areas of the Smokies. We will leave Jeepism at 9:00 AM and ride the upper Tremont Road beyond the Tremont Institute through what was old logging camps.
For More Information visit Jeepism
Location: Jeepism, 8205 Highway 73 Townsend
When: Saturday, February 28th
Saturday,
March 7th
Shakespeare Festival
The Friends of the Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library will once again host “The Shakespeare Festival” in the auditorium of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. For More Information visit Shakespeare Festival
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, March 7th
Saturday,
March 21st
Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt
Spend Saturday scouring the National Park for answers to the hunt questions. This family-friendly event puts your Smokies knowledge to the test with quyestions from the minds of Tremont naturalists.
For More Information visit Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt
Location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
When: Saturday, March 22nd
Saturday,
March 28th
Jeepism - Cades Cove Loop ride & Social
Join us for a fun, laid back ride through scenic Cades Cove and enjoy early spring in the Smokies! Pack a picnic lunch and lawn chair or blanket.
For More Information visit Jeepism
Location: Jeepism, 8205 Highway 73 Townsend
When: Saturday, March 28th
Thursday,
April 16th
Bronco Super Celebration 8
Our Events are Designed to be more than just a show! We have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Bronco or Ford Truck! For More Information visit Bronco Super Celebration 8
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Thursday, April 16th thru Saturday, April 18th
Friday,
April 17th
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
Classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collie sheep-herding.
For More Information visit Fiber Arts Festival
Location: Heritage Center and Townsend Visitors Center
When: Friday, April 17th thru Sunday, April 19th
Music of the Mountains Concert
Location: Heritage Center
When: Friday, April 17th
Saturday,
April 18th
Jeepism - Newfound Gap & Oconaluftee Ride
This is a great opportunity to view spring's progression from the lower elevations to the highest points of the Smoky Mountains!
For More Information visit Jeepism
Location: Jeepism, 8205 Highway 73 Townsend
When: Saturday, April 18th
Saturday,
April 25th
Girl Scout Day
A Celebration of scouting in a day-long, mixed program.
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, April 25th
Friday,
May 1st
Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
Festival featuring bluegrass concerts, cloggin, arts and crafts, Appalachian skills, family fun, BBQ and other good food.
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Friday, May 1st thru Saturday, May 2nd
Saturday,
May 2nd
Railroad Days
Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, May 2nd
Nawger Nob Arts & Crafts
Two Day Arts and Crafts Fair under the trees at Nawger Knob Shopping Area. Dozens of crafts persons and booths, runs all day.
For More Information visit www.woodcarvers.com
Location: Nawger Nob Village
When: Saturday, May 2nd thru Sunday, May 3rd
Friday,
May 8th
Blount British Car Club – 27th Anniversary
Each year, the Gathering draws cars from all states surrounding and including Tennessee and as far north as Michigan, as far south as Florida and many other places in between. Owners range from teenagers to Senior Citizens!
For More Information visit Blount British Car Club
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, May 8th thru Saturday, May 9th
Saturday,
May 9th
Jeepism Ride & Concert
For More Information visit Jeepism
Location: Jeepism, 8205 Highway 73 Townsend
When: Saturday, May 9th
Friday,
May 15th
Studebaker Car Gathering
Enjoy the classic styling of various Studebaker’s.
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, May 15th thru Saturday, May 16th
Smoky Mountain Highland Games
A celebration of Scottish Heritage with traditional games, gathering of the clans, dance, music and athletic contests.
Location: Maryville College Campus
When: Friday, May 15th thru Sunday, May 17th
Saturday,
May 16th
Heritage Happening-GalaThe Heritage Center’s annual benefit dinner is a social highlight of the spring season with great food, music and both live and silent auction.
For More Information visit GSM Heritage Center
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, May 16th
June - TBDSynchronous Fire Flies.
Come see the wonder of the Synchronous Fire Flies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of only two locations in the world that this phenomenon occurs. Free shuttle transportation for our guests.
For more information visit GSM Fireflies
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When: TBD - Dates will be announced 1st week of May
Saturday,
July 4th
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Location: Next to Highland Manor Inn
When: Saturday, July 4th
Friday,
July 17th
Jammin’ in Townsend
Knox Volks Motor Club. Knoxville’s premier Volkswagen Club with a membership made up of a wide range of ages and abilities with an emphasis on VW knowledge and education, family and fun. Come out for a weekend of fun and cool cars.
For More Information visit Summer Jam VW
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, July 17th thru Saturday, July 18th
Thursday,
September 3rd
True Blue - Fall Ford Truck Event
Our Events are Designed to be more than just a show! We have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Bronco or Ford Truck! For More Information visit Fall Ford Truck Event
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Thursday, September 3rd thru Saturday, September 5th
Taste of Blount
Come enjoy the creations prepared by Chef's throughout Blount Couty.
Location: Greenbelt Pavillion, Maryville
When: Thursday, September 3rd
Saturday,
September 12th
Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon
This race is a must run for those who enjoy some distance. Set in Townsend, Tennessee, the aptly named “Peaceful Side of the Smokies,” there isn’t a more scenic race venue on the KTC calendar. For More Information visit Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon
Location: Near Heritage High School
When: Saturday, September 12th
Sunday,
September 13th
Wears Valley 15K Road Race
This race is a must run for those who enjoy some distance. Set in Townsend, Tennessee, the aptly named “Peaceful Side of the Smokies,” there isn’t a more scenic race venue on the KTC calendar. For More Information visit Wears Valley 15K Road Race
Location: Hwy 321 & Cedar Creek Rd
When: Sunday, September 13th
Friday,
September 25th
Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day
A celebration of our mountain heritage with bluegrass music, Appalachian skills, arts and crafts, storytelling, antique tractors and good food.
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Friday, September 25th thru Saturday, September 26th
Nawger Nob Arts & Crafts
Two Day Arts and Crafts Fair under the trees at Nawger Knob Shopping Area. Dozens of crafts persons and booths, runs all day.
For More Information visit Woodcarvers.com
Location: Nawger Nob Village
When: Friday, September 25th thru Saturday, September 26th
Saturday,
September 26th
Railroad Days
Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, September 26th
Blue Ribbon County Fair
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, September 26th
Saturday,
October 3rd
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, October 3rd thru Sunday, October 4th
Saturday,
October 10th
Townsend 10K
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Saturday, October 10th
Saturday,
November 7th
Quilter's Road Show
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, November 7th
Sunday,
December 6th
Townsend Christmas Parade
Enjoy the fun and festivities of our local Christmas Parade.
Location: Starts at IGA and ends at Nawger Nob Village
When: Sunday, December 6th