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2017 Events – Townsend Tennessee – The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Friday,
January 27th
Winter Heritage Festival
The Cades Cove Preservation Association in conjunction with the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center are proud to present the Winter Heritage Festival.
For More Information visit GSM Heritage Center
Location: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
When: Friday, January 27th thru Sunday, January 29th
Saturday,
February 11th
Sweatheart Market at Cades Cove Cellars
Come on out to Cades Cove Cellars and enjoy an open market with local arts and crafts along with candies for your valentine sweetheart or yourself! Free tasting and local wines for sale.
Location: Cades Cove Cellars
When: Saturday, February 11th thru Sunday, February 12th
Saturday,
February 18th
Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2017
This marks the 6th 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 Carriage House Restaurant, next door to Townsend Gateway Inn
When: Saturday, February 18th, 3pm-8pm
Friday,
March 24th
Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt
Spend Friday & Saturday scouring the National Park for answers to the hunt questions. This family-friendly event puts your Smokies knowledge to the test with questions from the minds of Tremont naturalists.
For More Information visit Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt
Location: Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
When:Friday, March 24th thru Saturday March 25th
Thursday,
April 20th
Bronco Super Celebration 11
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 11
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Thursday, April 20th thru Saturday, April 22nd
Friday,
April 21st
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 21st thru Sunday, April 23rd
Sunday,
April 30th
Smokies Spring Photo Workshop
Perhaps one of our favorite locations on the east coast, we are enthralled with the mystical, fairy tale atmosphere of the lush forest located in the Smoky Mountains. We’re excited to announce this workshop and bring our friends (old and new) to this gorgeous location. We’ll explore mountain vistas with the possibility of seeing the famous “smoke” rolling over the peaks, and we’ll venture deep into the holler’s (southernism for deep valleys) to photograph the streams, forest floors, and rushing waterfalls. Speaking of waterfalls, the national park is home to over 730 miles of pristine mountain streams which also host carpets of wildflowers just waiting to be photographed.
For More Information visit Photography Workshop Company - Spring 2017
Location:Townsend Gateway Inn, GSMNP
When: Sunday, April 30th thru Friday, May 5th
Friday,
May 5th
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 5th thru Saturday, May 6th
Saturday,
May 6th
Railroad Days
Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, May 6th
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 6th thru Sunday, May 7th
Wednesday,
May 10th
Summer in the Smokies - Photography Workshop
Join workshop leader / instructor Vinny Colucci, exploring western Smokies during a spectacular time of year. Enjoy wildflowers, scenics and wildlife throughout the week. For More Information visit Springtime in the smokies
Location: Townsend Gateway Inn, GSMNP
When: Wednesday, May 10th thru Sunday, May 14th
Friday,
May 12th
Blount British Car Club 30th 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 12th thru Saturday, May 13th
Friday,
May 19th
Studebaker Car Gathering
Enjoy the classic styling of various Studebaker's.
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, May 19th thru Saturday, May 20th
Saturday,
May 20th
Tour De Bount
This year we are moving the start/finish back to Heritage High School. The new courses will range from 25 to 72 miles.
For More Information visit Tour deBlount
Location: Heritage High School, Maryville
When: Saturday, May 20th
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 20th
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games
A celebration of Scottish Heritage with traditional games, gathering of the clans, dance, music and athletic contests.
Location: Maryville College Campus
When: Saturday, May 20st thru Sunday, May 21st
Saturday,
May 27th
A Taste of Art and Wine
Come on out to Cades Cove Cellars and enjoy an open market with local arts and crafts along with candies for your valentine sweetheart or yourself! Free tasting and local wines for sale.
Location: Cades Cove Cellars
When: Saturday, May 27th
May ? - June ?Synchronous 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. For more information visit GSM Fireflies
Due to a change in GSMNP Policy, transportation is only available at the Sugarlands visitor center. No buses will be allowed from Townsend.
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When: TBD
Friday,
June 9th
Smoky Mountain Crawl
Intended to be a gathering of like-minded deviants, the SMC appeals to the dedicated Ruckus Nation and growing Grom contingent, providing an avenue for comradery and fantastic riding during the weekend.
Location: Tremont Lodge
When: Friday, June 9th thru Sunday, June 11th
Tuesday,
July 4th
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Location: Next to Highland Manor Inn
When: Tuesday, July 4th
Friday,
July 14th
Summer Jam all Volkswagen Car Show
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 14th thru Saturday, July 15th
Thursday,
August 31st
Taste of Blount
Come enjoy the creations prepared by Chef's throughout Blount County. For More Information visit Taste of Blount
Location: Theater in the Park, Maryville
When: Thursday, September 1st 6-8pm
Thursday,
September 14th
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 14th thru Saturday, September 16th
Friday,
September ?
Music in the Mountains Concert
For More Information visit Music of the Mountains - Townsend
Location:Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
When: TBD
Saturday,
September 9th
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, September9th
Friday,
September 29th
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 29th thru Saturday, September 30th
Saturday,
September 30th
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: Saturday, September 30th thru Sunday, October 1st
Railroad Days
Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, September 24th
Blue Ribbon County Fair
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, September 30th
Saturday,
October 6th
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, October 6th thru Sunday, October 7th
Sunday,
October 22nd
Natural Connections Photo Workshop
Of all the seasons, Fall is the most magical in the Great Smokies. Join us as we spend the weekend exploring historic Cades Cove, beautiful mountain vistas and the many winding streams flowing throughout the park. This workshop starts at 3:00 pm on Friday and ends 3:00 pm on Sunday. For more information visit: Natural Connections Photo
Location: Townsend Gateway Inn, GSMNP
When: Sunday, October 22nd thru Wednesday, October 25th

December TBD ?
Townsend Christmas Parade
Enjoy the fun and festivities of our local Christmas Parade.
Location: Starts at IGA and ends at Nawger Nob Village
When:To be determined