Events

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Friday,
January 25th

Smoky Mountain Snowdown: A Winter Festival

The festival features live music, lots of food including a Chili Cook off, expert history of the area presented in tales and tunes, as well as arts & crafts from the local artisan community as it shows some of its best moves.

For more information visit: Smoky Mountain Snowdown

Location:Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
When: Friday, Jan. 25th through Saturday, Jan. 26th

Wednesday,
April 10th

Bronco Super Celebration 12: 52nd 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
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Wednesday, April 10th through Saturday, April 13th

Friday,
April 12th

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 12th through Sunday, April 14th

Thursday,
April 25th

Fiats on the Dragon

Welcome back to the Dragon! This FIAT family (including our Alfa cousins) weekend will feature organized, family‐friendly driving and scenic events, both at the host hotel and throughout the area. Activities include spirited and casual sightseeing drives, an organized meal, bonfires, social times at Talley Ho’s big field and parking lot, vendor booths, tech times, raffle prizes, and of course lots of FIATs and Alfa Romeos!

For more information visit: Fiat on the dragon
Location: Tally Ho Inn
When: Thursday, April 25th through Saturday, April 27th

Friday,
May 3rd

Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

Festival featuring bluegrass concerts, clogging, arts and crafts, Appalachian skills, family fun, BBQ and other good food.

Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Friday, May 3rd through Saturday, May 4th

Saturday,
May 4th

Railroad Days

Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Location: Little River Railroad Museum
When: Saturday, May 4th

Tennessee Pottery Festival

Featuring a selection of the nation’s finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other goods made of clay. Clay Art connoisseurs and novices are invited to enjoy the pieces of art in the historic village at the Heritage Center.

Location: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
When: Saturday, May 4th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday,
May 10th

Blount British Car Club – 32nd 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 10th through Saturday, May 11th

Saturday,
May 18th

Tour De Blount

The Tour de Blount has traditionally offered four routes for riders to choose from ranging in mileage from about 18 miles to 78 miles. The Foothill Striders Club is now responsible for hosting the TdB each year. The proceeds from the Tour de Blount go to support two scholarships for area high school students and to promote health and wellness in Blount County. New for 2019 we are offering a team challenge!! Come do the TdB with all your coolest cycling friends!

For more information visit: Tour De Blount
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: Saturday, May 18th

Friday,
May 17th

Studebaker Car Gathering

Enjoy the classic styling of various Studebaker’s.

Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, May 17th through Saturday, May 18th

Saturday,
May 18th

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 18th through Sunday, May 19th

June – TBD

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. Free shuttle transportation for our guests.

For more information visit: GSM Fire Flies
Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When: TBD – Dates will be announced 1st week of May

Thursday,
June 6th

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.

For more information visit: Smoky Mountain Crawl
Location: Tremont Lodge
When: Thursday, June 6th through Saturday, June 8th

Thursday,
July 4th

4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

Location: Next to Highland Manor Inn
When: Thursday, July 4th

Friday,
July 19th

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: Knox Volks Motorclub
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, July 19th through Saturday, July 20th

TBD – August

GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival

Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonists light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow.

For more information visit: GSM Balloon Festival
Location: Townsend Visitors Center
When: TBD

TBD – September

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 Festival
Location: Talley Ho Inn
When: TBD

Friday,
September 6th

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon & 5K

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: GSM Half Marathon & 5K
Location: Begins Near Heritage High School, Ends at Talley Ho Inn
When: Friday, September 6th through Saturday, September 7th

Sunday,
September 8th

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: 7765 River Road, Townsend
When: Sunday, September 8th

Friday,
September 27th

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 27th through Saturday, September 28th

Saturday,
September 28th

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 28th

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