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Sullivan County Regional Calendar of Events
Want to find something great to do this weekend, or plan ahead for a group tour? See our Calendar of Events below. There's something for everyone in historic Sullivan County and the entire region... Whether you are interested activities in the great outdoors, or simply want to go to a play or concert, check out our list.

Planning to host an event in the region? Send us an email with the details and we will review for listing on our website and social media, all free of charge! Email info to shelia.hunt@sullivancountytn.gov.

 

SEPTEMBER

SEPT.  16, 2021 – NASCAR Truck UNOH 200, presented by Ohio Logistics and Bush’s Beans 200 ARCA Menards series, 7:30pm, Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information call (423) 989-6933

SEPT.  17, 2021 – NASCAR Xfinity Food City 300, 7:30pm, Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information call (423) 989-6933

SEPT.  18, 2021 – NASCAR Cup, Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race, 7:30pm, Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information call (423) 989-6933

SEPT.  19, 2021 – Daniel Boone Antique Automobile Show. Allandale Mansion, 4444 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. For additional information, please call (423) 229-9422

SEPT.  25, 2021 – Racks by the Tracks, all day event, Kingsport Farmers Market 300 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, TN 37660. For more information www.racksbythetracks.com

Sep. 24-26, 2021 - BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, a special 3-day living history 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. Event will be held at the beautiful Old Hawley Farm, 1173 Hawley Road, Blountville, TN 37617. Details to be announced. For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt.

 

SEPT.  25-26, 2021 – Fall Folk Arts Festival
Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664. The 49th edition of the always-popular celebration of the harvest season and its pioneer arts and crafts, will be held on Saturday, September 25, from 10 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, September 26 from noon until 5 pm.  Admission is $5, with those under the age of 12 admitted free. The Fall Folk Arts Festival focuses on harvest-time activities on an 1850s farm, emphasizing traditional arts and crafts, harvest produce and plants, plus demonstrations of fall activities that might have been found on a mid-nineteenth century Northeast Tennessee farm, such as making sorghum and apple butter.  We anticipate that both sides of Orebank Road will feature unique handmade crafts, native and heirloom plants, natural greenery, plus homemade foods and baked goods.  We also look forward to welcoming back some of our most popular features: Spinning and weaving with the Overmountain Weavers' Guild; Firing up the forge in the blacksmith’s shop; Cooking in the heritage kitchen, featuring the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society and our energetic Junior Apprentices. All the while, popular regional musicians will be playing, providing an Americana soundtrack throughout the weekend. For additional information, please call 423-288-6071, or email exchangeplacefestivals@gmail.com.

SEP 26, 2021 - An Evening with Amy Grant, Sun., Sep. 26, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

 

OCTOBER

OCT. 2, 2021 - The Black Jacket Symphony: Pink Floyd's The Wall, 7pm, Sat., Oct. 2, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 6, 2021 - Trace Adkins (Rescheduled from original date and time on Historic Sullivan) Doors at 7pm – Show at 8pm, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 8 & 9, 2021 – Junk & Treasure Sale, 10am – 4pm. Netherland Inn, Netherland Inn Rd. Kingsport, TN 37660. For additional information (423) 245-5449.

OCT. 9, 2021 - Diamond Rio, 7pm, Sat., Oct. 9, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 11, 2021 - "JEB Stuart's Mortal Wounding at Yellow Tavern and the Impact on the Army of Northern Virginia", 7pm, Oct. 11, presented by Historian and Author, Gordon Rhea, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

OCT. 15, 2021 - Josh Turner, 7pm, Fri., Oct. 15, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

OCT. 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd , 29th , 30th 2021 – Haunting on the Mount, Rocky Mount State Historic Site , 200 Hyder Hill Rd. Piney Flats, TN 37686. For additional information call (423) 538-7396

OCT. 23, 2021 – The Blind Boys of Alabama, Doors at 7pm – Show at 8pm, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years. 

OCT. 24, 2021 – Tab Benoit, Doors at 7pm – Show at 8pm,  Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.
Our favorite guitar-slinging powerhouse is bringing his Cajun-infused blues back to the Paramount stage and we can’t wait.

OCT. 30, 2021 – SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE "TRUNK OR TREAT"
Blountvile Middle School, Blountville, TN, 5pm.

 

NOVEMBER

NOV. 8, 2021 - "Major General George H. Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga", 7pm, Nov. 8, presented by Professor at Kennesaw University, Historian and Author, Brian Wills, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, Room 239, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

NOV. 16, 2021 - The Robert Gray Band, 7pm, Tues., Nov. 16, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

 

DECEMBER

DEC. 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th 2021 – Candlelight Christmas. Rocky Mount State Historic Site, 200 Hyder Hill Rd. Piney Flats, TN 37686. For additional information call (423) 538-7396.

DEC. 4 & 5, 2021 – “Christmas at Allandale” tours. Allandale Mansion, 4444 West Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660. For additional information, please call (423) 229-9422.

DEC. 5, 2021 - Sara Evans,
Sun., Dec. 5, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

Dec. 9, 2021 - HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 6pm, Thurs., Dec. 9, hosted by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For additional information, please contact Shelia Hunt.

DEC. 10 – 12, 2021 – 1818 Christmas at the Inn, 10th and 11th, 6pm – 8pm and the 12th, 2pm – 4pm. Netherland Inn, Netherland Inn Rd. Kingsport, TN 37660. For additional information (423) 245-5449.

DEC. 11, 2021 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade, 2pm, Sat., Dec. 11, hosted by the Blountville Ruritan, downtown Historic District, Blountville, TN. For further information, please call 423.323.4660.

DEC. 12, 2021 - Ronnie Milsap, Sun., Dec. 12, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

JAN. 17, 2022 - Lecture presented by Jim Ogden, Chief Historian at Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Park, 7pm, Jan. 17, hosted by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, Renaissance Center Theater, 1200 E. Center St., Kingsport, TN. For further information, please contact Wayne Strong.

JAN. 21, 2021 - An Evening with Leo Kottke, 7pm, Fri., Jan. 21, Paramount Bristol, 518 State St., Bristol, TN 37620. For additional information, please call (423) 274-8920.

 

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ONGOING EVENTS

  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, 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 bimonthly at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month,Sullivan County Department of Archives & Tourism, 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 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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