Calendar

2016 Events – Townsend Tennessee – The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Saturday,
February 6th
GSM Heritage Center 10th Anniversary
As we get ready to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, you and I have witnessed many significant improvements and additions to Museum exhibits, special events, concerts, festivals and student education programs that inform, educate, and entertain not only our members but many thousands of guests at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center.
For More Information visit GSM Heritage Center
Location: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
When: Saturday, February 6th
Saturday,
February 27st
Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2016
This marks the 5th 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 27st, 3pm-8pm
Friday,
March 11th
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 quyestions 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 11th thru Saturday March 12th
Saturday,
March 19th
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 19th
Tuesday,
April 12th
Bronco Super Celebration 10 - 50th Anniversary
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 10
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Tuesday, April 12th thru Saturday, April 16th
Friday,
April 15th
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 15th thru Sunday, April 17th
Friday,
April 22nd
Spring Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Show
Featuring over 40 artists, crafters and collectors. Only crafters with original work and collectible items are eligible to participate. Deadline for entries is March 24th or until spaces are full.
For More Information visit Spring Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Show
Location: Foothills Mall, Maryville, TN
When: Friday, April 15th thru Saturday, April 16th
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 7th
Saturday,
May 7th
Railroad Days
Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.
Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, May 7th
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 7th thru Sunday, May 8th
Friday,
May 13th
Blount British Car Club 29th 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 13th thru Sunday, May 15th
Saturday,
May 14th
Tour De Bount
This year we are moving the start/finish back to Heritage High School. The new courses have not yet been finalized, but there will be options ranging from 25 to 80 miles. The “climb the wall” competition will continue with King/Queen of the Mountain jerseys awarded to the first male and female to reach the top. Everyone will receive a high-quality blended t-shirt and lunch. The first 350 to register will also receive a 25th anniversary pint glass!
For More Information visit Tour deBlount
Location: Heritage High School, Maryville
When: Saturday, May 14th
Friday,
May 20th
Studebaker Car Gathering
Enjoy the classic styling of various Studebaker's.
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, May 20th thru Saturday, May 21st
Saturday,
May 21st
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: Saturday, May 21st thru Sunday, May 22nd
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
Friday,
June 10th
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 of June 10th-12th.
Location: Tremont Lodge
When: Friday, June 10th thru Sunday, June 12th
Thursday,
June 19th
Ford F100 Truck Gathering
A gathering of Ford F100 Trucks from 1948-1972
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Thursday, June 19th thru Saturday, June 21st
Monday,
July 4th
4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Location: Next to Highland Manor Inn
When: Monday, July 4th
Friday,
July 15th
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 15th thru Saturday, July 16th
Thursday,
September 1st
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 1st thru Saturday, September 3rd
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
Friday,
September 9th
Music in the Mountains Concert
For More Information visit Music of the Mountains - Townsend
Location:Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
When: Friday, September 9th
Saturday,
September 10th
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 10th
Sunday,
September 11th
Townsend 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 Townsend 15K Road Race
Location: Hwy 321 & Cedar Creek Rd
When: Sunday, September 11th
Friday,
September 23rd
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 23rd thru Saturday, September 24th
Saturday,
September 24th
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 24th thru Sunday, September 25th
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 24th
Saturday,
October 1st
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival
Location: Heritage Center
When: Saturday, October 1st thru Sunday, October 2nd

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