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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

June 18, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., June 18, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

June 23, 2018 - Sullivan Central High School Reunion 1969-1975
6 p.m., June 23, 2018. For those who graduated from Sullivan Central High School between the years of 1969-1975, a class reunion will be held at 6 p.m., June 23, 2018. The event will be held at Golden Corral, 1910 N. Eastman Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664. The only cost of the reunion is the price of the meal at senior discount prices, and free drinks will be provided. For further information, please contact Glinda Darnell Johnson at vernonskip01@gmail.com.

June 23, 2018 - Tennessee National at Muddy Creek Raceway
8 AM to 6 PM, Sat., June 23, 2018, Muddy Creek Raceway, 450 Ridgeway Dr., Blountville, TN 37617. Phone (423) 323-5497. Muddy Creek Raceway is home to the 6th Annual Tennessee National – Round 5 of the prestigious Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Nestled within the scenic Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the Tennessee National is the best way to get outside and enjoy the sun, friends and family while watching the athletes of the most physically demanding professional action sport go bar to bar in intense, dirt-slinging action, that is only found on 12 of the best motocross tracks across the country. See Facebook page.

June 28, 2018 - Jurassic Park Fun at Tri-Cities Cinema
Sunday June 28th, 1pm, at Tri Cities Cinema in Blountville at the old Carolina Pottery location.  Get ready for some JURASSIC sized fun!  Come out and join Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park for this one of a kind fundraising event!  See the new blockbuster hit: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom!  The Jurassic Park Jeeps will be there, along with over 20 vendors , including inflatables, an awesome DJ, painting, games and activities for all ages!  Check out our facebook page for details!  

June 29-30, 2018 - Liberty Celebration 2018: America, United We Stand!
7:00 PM, June 29; 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM on June 30. Toy F. Reid Employee Center Auditorium. A patriotic Musical Extravaganza. Tickets are $5. Proceeds go to the American Legion Post 3 Honor Guard.

Liberty Celebration is a celebration of freedom through a patriotic musical extravaganza including a 130-voice choir with solos, duets, trios, quartets, ensembles, drama, dance, and more. Choral participants range in age from children to senior citizens.  It’s a God and country celebration of patriotism, paying tribute to America’s founders, defenders, military, and special service providers as schedule to coincide with our nation’s birthday. This year we are extending a special invitation to our JROTC groups and scouts, who are among our future leaders of this great nation. There’s a live orchestra of 50 instruments as directed by Dr. Marc Strand who also serves as the choral director. Marc is a man of many talents whose passion for LC is infectious. We include a dramatic honor ceremony with a wreath placement at the “The Tomb of The Unknowns”. We use the historic replica of the tomb built at Mountain Home in the 1930s. This year the outstanding Sullivan South JROTC will lead this. It’s a fast-paced tightly planned program which weaves the God and Country theme and patriotism throughout the ninety-minute presentation.

July 4, 2018 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan. Lineup is at 1 PM at Keystone Drive on the east end of blountville. Entrants must have themes that reflect the spirit of Independence Day. No registration is necessary. Further details at (423) 323-4660.

July 4, 2018 - Mack Riddle American Legion 65th Independence Day Parade
10 AM, downtown Kingsport, TN. The parade route will begin on Center Street at the Renaissance Center and will follow Center Street to Fort Henry Drive ending at Memorial Park across from Dobyns-Bennett High School. Lineup is at 8 AM. Registration fee is $30. For further information, please call 423.392.8813 or 423.392.8800.

July 12, 2018 - Carson Peters & Iron Mountain and The Brother Brothers
with host band Bill and the Belles. Radio Bristol presents the fabulously vintage Farm and Fun Time variety show, live from the Birthplace of Country Music Museum featuring live, musical guests Carson Peters & Iron Mountain and The Brother Brothers. If you haven't heard The Brother Brothers, stop and listen... This is one awesome band! Their sound is striking and undeniably captivating. Often leaning towards the darker, moody elements of Appalachian folk, and bluegrass traditions, their songs are laden with near perfect sibling harmonies or unison singing, compelling writing, and imaginative arrangements. They tour as an acoustic duo: David on cello and guitar, and Adam on the 5-string fiddle. With individual storied music careers under their belts, the brothers have finally teamed up to bring their experiences together. Don't miss it... 7 PM, July 12, Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Tickets are $30 per person.

July 13-21, 2018 - Kingsport Fun Fest!
Event begun in 1981, its mission is "One Festival for All - All for Fun!". Visit the website, or call (800) 743-5282. Visit the all-new FunFest page!

July 15, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Farmfest
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.  Further detailsails to be announced.

July 16, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., July 16, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

July 16, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "A Civil War Evening"
6:30 PM, Renaissance Center Theater, Kingsport, TN. A Fun Fest event. "First Person Reenactment of Grant (by Curt Fields) and Lee (by Thomas Jessee).

Aug. 4, 2018 - Piney Flats Day
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9 AM to 4 PM, Mary Hughes School, 240 Austin Springs Rd., Piney flats, TN 37686. Further details to be announced.

Aug. 15, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: UNOH 200 & Bush's Beans 150
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Aug. 17, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Food City 300 & Pinty's Qualifying
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Aug. 18, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

Aug. 20, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

Sept. 8, 2018 - 10th Annual Historic Blountville Flea Mkt & Heritage Days
9 AM to 4 PM, Sat., Sept. 8, downtown Historic Blountville. A heritage festival including a bargain-hunter's paradise of approx. 350 vendors of crafts, antiques, flea market items & more! Listen to some down-home music ranging from bluegrass & country to rock-n-roll! Enjoy everything from barbeque to funnel cakes! A fun opportunity for young and old alike, this event has drawn over 10,000 people! Don't miss this one! Further details to be announced. Hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, (423) 323-4660.

Sept. 8, 2018 - Blountville High School 50th Class Reunion of 1968
6 to 10 PM, Shrine Temple, 1100 Jericho Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663. 50th Class Reunion for the last class to graduate form the Old Blountville High School. Contact Connie Gilley Boling for further information.

Sept. 10, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "Battle of Spotsylvania"
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Frank O'Reilly, Historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania. "The Battle of Spotsylvania: Two giths at teh Mule Shoe Salient".

Sept. 17, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

Sept. 21-23, 2018 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
See Birthplace of Country Music website.

Sept. 28-30, 2018 - 155th BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE Civil War Reenactment
155th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, Sept. 28th-30th, 2018, Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Rd., Blountville, TN 37617. Event hosted by the Department of East Tennessee Reenacting, the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park, and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Further event details to be announced. Information at 423.323.4660.

Sept. 29, 2018 - Bluff City Heritage Day
Downtown Bluff City, TN. Further details to be announced.

Sept. 29-30, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Fall Folk Arts Festival
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. Further details to be announced.

Oct. 8, 2018 - The Civil War: "The Winning Combination: Grant & Sherman"
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by John Marszalek, Historian and Author. Further details to be announced.

Oct. 12-14, 2018 - Rogersville Heritage Days
Year after year Rogersville’s historic downtown district provides a welcoming festival setting for Heritage Days – a traditional community celebration of Rogersville’s unique heritage. The festival showcases traditional music, storytellers, and dancers, special activities for Children, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment, a juried craft show, and a food court to delight everyone! Further details to be announced.

Oct. 15, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., Oct. 15, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

Oct. 26-27, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Witches Wynd
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. Further details to be announced.

Nov. 12, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table
7 PM, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, 400 S. Wilcox Dr., Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Ed Bearss, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service: "Farthest Forward: Pickett and Pettigrew at Gettysburg". Further details to be announced.

Nov. 19, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

Dec. 1, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Christmas in the Country
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.  Further details to be announced.

Dec. 8, 2018 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan. Details at (423) 323-4660.

Dec. 8, 2018 - Bluff City Annual Christmas Parade
5 PM, downtown Bluff City, TN.

Dec. 17, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, Historic Sullivan County Courthouse, 2nd Floor Commission Room, downtown Blountville, TN. Meeting is sponsored by the Lt. Robert D. Powell Camp #1817 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month. Guest speaker to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Sullivan County Preservation Association, 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm, Community Center at Blountville.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • 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.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.

         

 

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