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2017 REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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May 20, 2017 - 4th Annual James (Buddy) King BBQ Benefit
4 PM, Sat., May 20, 2017, Tri-Cities Golf Club, 2354 Feathers Chapel Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Chicken, ribs and Fixin's. Tickets $10. Door Prizes and Silent Auction. For additional information, please contact Mark Vance at (423) 914-8557. Event is sponsored by WoodmenLife.

May 20-21, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Resaca, GA
Relive the first major battle of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Held on over 650 acres of the original battlefield. Camps open to the public at 9 AM. Battle at 2 PM each day, rain or shine. Admission $5 Adults, $2 Children 6-12, and free admission to children 5 and under. k Events include exciting battles both days, CSA cemetery memorial service, camp tours and talks, living history activities, cavalry competition, period medical demonstrations, period church service, period dance on Saturday night, Reenactor clothing "yard sale", shopping at sulter row, food and beverage vendors and more. Resaca is located just off I-75 approx. 40 miles south of Chattanooga and 70 miles north of ATlanta. From I-75, take exit #320 (Lafayette, GA Hwy. 136), go east approx. 3/10 mile to US Hwy. 41. Turn left, go north approx. 3 miles, then turn right onto Chitwood Rd. (the area is well marked with event signs). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the REsaca Battlefield preservation efforts of the Friends of Resaca Battlefield, Inc. Hosted annually by the volunteers of the George Division Reenactors Association, Inc.

 

May 19, 2017 - Triumphant Quartet
7:00 PM, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. Phone 423.274.8920. Click here for information and ticketing. The one consistent thing about life is change. Things around us are constantly changing. So when a group like Triumphant Quartet maintains consistency, it speaks volumes about whom they are and what all they have accomplished. Triumphant is the face of quality Gospel Music, Christian integrity, family values, friendship and dedication. Their smooth harmonies, and rich quartet sound quickly gained them national attention, recognition and concert demand.

 

May 21, 2017 - 2017 Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Celebration
9 AM Sun., May 21, 2017 to Monday, May 29, 2017 12 PM. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 800 Broad Street, Kingsport, TN 37660.

May 22, 2017 - 30th Annual Golf Classic
The Dawn of Hope Foundation is delighted to announce the 30th Annual Golf Classic,  presented by Cantech, to be held on Monday, May 22nd at the Johnson City Country Club! Come enjoy a fun-filled day on the course with complimentary breakfast, lunch, beverages, an event polo and opportunities to win prizes all while networking with the more than 150 top business and community leaders who participate in the tournament! The tournament will be a 2-person team, select shot event with both 8:30 am and 1:30pm tee times. Coed teams are welcomed.  The registration fee for each player is $150, which will include cart and green fees at the Country Club. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Chik-fil-A of Elizabethton, Outback Steakhouse and Honey Hot Dogs.  There will be prizes for putting, long drive, closest to the pin, and closest to the line contest winners. All participants receive a complimentary moisture wicking polo, a bag of goodies, and entrance into the door prize drawing.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Developmental, Residential, Vocational and Health Service Programs, which aim to increase independence, healthy living, active participation in the community, access to employment opportunities and an overall higher quality of life for adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities in the Northeast Tennessee Region. 


June 24, 2017 - 2017 Tennessee National Pro Motocross at Muddy Creek Raceway
8 AM, Muddy Creek Raceway, 450 Ridgeway Drive Blountville, TN 37617. Come spend the weekend with us and be a part of this great experience! The Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway in Blountville debuted as part of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 2013.  Held at the highly regarded Muddy Creek Raceway, a top destination for regional motocross enthusiasts since the 1970s. This marked the pro national series’ return to the Southeast region of the U.S. for the first time in nearly two decades. Nestled in a natural amphitheater and lined by the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee, the Muddy Creek circuit is popular with both racers and fans. The rich soil makes for superb traction, and the natural setting makes for almost 100% viewing of the action on the racetrack from almost any spectator vantage point. Hosted by Sam Gammon of Victory Sports, the highly respected organizer of the United States Mega Series, the Carolina Ultra Series, The Best In Georgia Series, the Southern All-Stars Series, the Indoor Winter Series, and numerous other youth and amateur events, the Tennessee National will become a permanent fixture on the Lucas Oil Pro National Series and most likely remain in June. Click here for additional information.


 

July 4, 2017 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade!
2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN. Lineup will begin at Keystone Drive, and parade route will continue down Hwy. 126, ending at the Sullivan County Courthouse. There is no registration. Parade participants will lineup at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Phone 423.323.4660.

 

July 4, 2017 - Bluff City Annual Independence Day Parade
5 PM, downtown Bluff City, TN. Contact Wanda Phillips at Bluff City City Hall.

 

July 4, 2017 - Kingsport Annual Independence Day Parade
Details to be announced.

 

July 4, 2017 - Kingsport Pops!
7 PM to 12 Midnight, downtown Kingsport. On July 4, we’re taking our normal July 4th event to the next level. It’s called Kingsport Pops. While it can mean fireworks, it really means that the Symphony of the Mountains will be joining us!  


July 14-22, 2017 - Fun Fest 2017

A week long celebration of family-oriented festivities in the heart of downtown Kingsport, TN. Phone 800.743.5282 or visit the event website.


July 16, 2017 - Farmfest at Exchange Place
Farmfest is the first Sunday afternoon of the community wide FunFest. The focus is on Children’s “play” and “chores” and demonstrations of summertime activities on a 19th century farmstead. No sales are made except at the John Gaines Store.  2017 date: July 16. Information at 423.288.6071.

 

July 28-30, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Abingdon
Abingdon Muster Grounds, Abingdon, VA.

August 12, 2017 - Civil War Commemoration, Knoxville, TN

August 16, 2017 - NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - Bristol 200
Wednesday, 8:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.


August 18, 2017 - NASCAR Xfinity Series - Food City 300
Friday, 7:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.


August 19, 2017 - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Bass Pro Shops NRA Race
Saturday, 7:30 PM, Bristol Motor Speedway. Click here for information and ticketing.

August 26-27, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Richmond, KY

September 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Vonore

September 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA

Sept. 9, 2017 - 2017 Historic Blountville Flea Market and Yard Sale

9 AM to 4 PM, downtown Historic Blountville.

September 15, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Camp Wildcat, KY


Sept. 15-17, 2017 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
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Sept. 23-24, 2017 - Fall Folk Arts Festival at Exchange Place
The Fall Folk Arts Festival is the last full weekend of September. Fall activities typical of a 19th century farmstead, demonstrations and sales of high-quality hand-made handicrafts and a Harvest Market are featured. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, and animals are important parts of the event.  Begun in 1972.  2017 date: September 23 and 24. Information at 423.288.6071.

 

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2017 - 2017 Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment
1173 Old Hawley Farm, Blountville, TN 37617. Event brought to you by the Department of East Tennessee Reenactors, and co-sponsored by the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.

Oct. 27-28, 2017 - Witches Wynd at Exchange Place
Listeners “Wynd” among five professional tellers of legends and love in the nooks and crannies of ancient log buildings. The evening concludes with hot cider and cookies. Advanced tickets, first available at the Fall Folk Arts Festival are required for this event which has sold out every year.  Begun in 1992.  2017 date: October 27 and 28. Information at 423.288.6071.

Nov. 3-5, 2017 - "A Walk In Their Boots 2017"
Nov. 3 at 9 AM to Nov 5 at 4:30 PM, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City, TN 37601. This exciting event includes reenactments from all wars from Revolutionary War through today. The Department of East Tennessee Reenactors will host the Civil War portion of the event.

Nov. 17, 2017 - Kingsport Centennial Park Celebration
4 PM - 8 PM, Centennial Park, downtown Kingsport, TN. Our culminating event will be Friday, November 17. It is the Centennial Park Celebration. The park is our gift we leave to the city and our children.  We will be unveiling the Santa Train sculpture and burying a time capsule to commemorate the centennial year. Info at 423.229.9400.

Dec. 2, 2017 - Christmas at Tipton-Haynes
Tipton-Haynes Historic Site, Johnson City, TN.

Dec. 2, 2017 - Christmas in the Country at Exchange Place
Christmas in the Country is the first Saturday of December. The sales of fresh greenery, roping and wreaths, traditional foods, and demonstrations of winter activities on a 19th century farmstead are featured. Artisans may offer workshops for visitors to create their own folk art.  The Yule Log Ceremony concludes the celebration.  2017 date: December 2. Information at 423.288.6071.

Dec.7, 2017 - Historic Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting
6 PM, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville, TN.

Dec. 8, 2017 - Civil War Reenactment, Battle of Kingsport
Old Kingsport.

Dec. 9, 2017 - 2017 Historic Blountville Christmas Parade
2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN. Lineup will begin at Keystone Drive, and parade route will continue down Hwy. 126, ending at the Sullivan County Courthouse. There is no registration. Parade participants will lineup at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Phone 423.323.4660.


 

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • Blountville Farmers Market, 12 Noon, each Thurs., April through October, located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at Blountville. Info at 423.323.4660.
  • Cooper's Gem Mine, 11 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 12 Noon to 5 PM on Saturdays, from the 1st of April through October 31. For group tours and information, please call (423) 323-5680. Beginning in October 2015, an online store will be available at coopersgemmine.com and will include natural artifacts.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, 2012, TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the train station in downtown Bristol. Info at 423.646.7780.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
  • Netherland Inn, Open Saturday and Sunday - May through October. Hours: 2p.m. to 4p.m. Admission: Adults $4.00 and age 6 and under $1.00. Group Tours: April through October by appointment- School, Civic and Church Groups Welcome!
  • Old Deery Inn and Museum. Step back in time as you visit this lovely hidden gem in downtown Historic Blountville! Tours include rooms of beautiful antiques inside the 2-story inn, and visitors will also enjoy seeing the dependency buildings including the old brick kitchen, slave quarters, blacksmith shop and more! A must-see for early Tennessee history! Tickets are $5 per person; children under 12 are $3. (423) 323-4660.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, John Singleton Mosby Camp #1409, meets at 6PM, 4th Monday of each month, Mama's House Buffet, John B. Dennis Parkway, Kingsport, TN.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Lt. Stephen Powell Camp, meets at 7PM, 3rd Monday of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville.
  • Sullivan County Historical and Genealogical Society meets at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville. Free admission. General public is cordially invited. (423) 323-4660.
  • TAMHA Traditional Appalachian Music Heritage Association holds jam sessions at 6PM every Friday at the Anderson Townhouse in historic downtown Blountville. Jams are also held from 2-4 PM at the Bristol Tennessee Welcome Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Free and open to the general public.
  • Mountain Mysteries Bus Tours - An exciting year-round adventure. Explore the mysteries of your mountain heritage... Get ready for a fun group or family adventure that you'll treasure for a lifetime! The Appalachian GhostWalks Tour Bus is now available for regional tour and charter services for groups of five, or more, up to a maximum of fourteen of your friends and family. Beautifully restored, our bus features a fantastic audio/visual system, perfect for holiday and birthday parties as well as other special occasions. Enjoy transportation to and from any or all of our single evening tours, as well as our full-day vacation packages. Call 423.743.WALK (9255) to inquire about booking the bus for a day, or a night out with a group of your friends, family, or co-workers. Visit the website at AppalachianGhostWalks.com for full details. All tours are perfect for children as a positively spooky and fun family adventure!

         

 

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