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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Apr. 28, 2018 - Appalachian Express Chorus 50th Anniversary Show!
7:00 PM, Sat., Apr. 28, Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts, 2425 Hwy. 75, Blountville, TN 37617.


The Appalachian Express Chorus is celebrating its 50th anniversary! Showtime is at 7:00 pm on Saturday April 28, 2018 at Northeast State Community College’s Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts Center, 2425 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617. Come celebrate 50 years of male a capella in the Tri-Cities with 35 male voices singing in barbershop style both classic and contemporary favorites with special guests Hills Are Alive! Chorus and International Quartet Finalists "Boardwalk". All are invited to come hear songs in harmony that will bring a smile to your face and tug at your heart. Music is what feelings sound like. Set your feelings free with the Appalachian Express Chorus as it begins the next half century of spreading joy and harmony. Admission to the show on April 28th is $10 per person. For tickets, call the Northeast State Box office at 423-354-5169.

 

Apr. 28, 2018 - EmiSunshine with Etta May
7:00 PM, Apr. 22, Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN 37620. (423) 274-8920. Born Emilie Sunshine Hamilton, Emi was raised in a musical family in Madisonville, Tennessee. She started performing at age four, wrote her first song at age five, recording two albums by the time she turned seven. A “mind-bogglingly” talented singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, EmiSunshine is “one of the 10 new country artists you need to know” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. This teenage musical Phenom writes “intense Appalachian folk tunes in the Carter Family tradition and sings them with wisdom and ferocity.” Influenced by country music trendsetters Bessie Smith, June Carter, Loretta Lynn and Hank Williams and The Louvin Brothers, EmiSunshine is a throwback to an earlier era of country music. Her charismatic stage presence, honest lyrics and gutsy voice evoke comparisons to “a modern-day Janis Joplin.” She will be appearing on NBC's Little Big Shots this spring. Get tickets here.

Apr. 28-29, 2018 - Exchange Place Living History Farm: Spring Garden Fair
The Spring Garden Fair is the last full weekend of April. Demonstrations of springtime activities on a 19th century farmstead and sales of plants, garden accessories, farm products, and related arts are the focus. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, animals, and educational “talks and walks” are important parts of the event.

In a time-honored area tradition, Exchange Place Living History Farm will once again celebrate spring and the planting season with its annual Spring Garden Fair.  Turning 34 this year, the oldest garden fair in our region will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 29, from noon until 5 p.m., at the 1850s farmstead located at 4812 Orebank Road in Kingsport. Eagerly anticipated by area gardeners -- from beginners to experts – the Fair will feature thousands of plants for sale, from old favorites to rare and hard-to-find varieties.  Growers will offer perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs, with an emphasis on herbs, natives and heirloom plants, including a wide assortment of heirloom tomatoes.  Gardening experts will be available throughout the weekend to share their knowledge about plant selection and care, and folk and yard artisans will also be found throughout the farmstead with unique plant and garden-related arts and crafts.  True to its mission, Exchange Place will offer slices of 19th century life in almost every corner.  Over on the Roseland side, the Burow Museum will be eagerly welcoming visitors, while just a few feet away, in an area between the Museum and the barn, our sheep will be getting their hair cut!  Historically known as shearing the sheep, this will take place on Saturday, April 28, between 11 am and 3 pm.  The Overmountain Weavers Guild will then take that wool and continue their long “Sheep to Shawl” tradition of carding (cleaning, separating and straightening) the wool, spinning it into yarn and weaving that yarn into scarves and, perhaps, other beautiful and wearable items.  A new component this year will be a Fiber Fair, to be held on the back porch of Roseland.  Textile artisans skilled in spinning, weaving and wool felting will on hand to demonstrate their skills and offer hands-on instruction to anyone interested in having a go at these venerable arts. Across the road on the historic farm side of Exchange Place, the hearth kitchen will be filled with wonderful aromas supplied by the Eden’s Ridge Hearth Cookery Society, while our Junior Apprentices will be seen in a variety of places, including the kitchen and the garden, performing their chores and offering insights about how life was lived on an antebellum Northeast Tennessee farm.  And the blacksmith’s shop will be active all weekend as our very own Catherine Shook will be demonstrating the importance of a blacksmith in the years before the Industrial Revolution. A wide variety of hands-on children’s activities will be found all around the grounds, and young’uns will certainly want to say hello to our resident animals, including Delilah (our cow), Jenny (our donkey), and our three horses, plus our sheep and pigs.  Two other popular features of the Garden Fair will be back again.  Retired World Champion Whimmy Diddler Will Hines of Greeneville will be on hand to direct the 9th Annual Edens Ridge Whimmy Diddle Competition at 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Open to all ages, Mr. Hines and others will be under the main tent, just a few yards away from the Preston House, starting at 2 p.m., to offer valuable pointers and practice time prior to the contest.  And there is a reward, as the winners will receive trophies made by local woodworker Gary Albertson!  Meanwhile, the joyous Maypole decoration and dance will take place at 2 pm on Sunday.  Brought to this country by our European ancestors, it is a traditional and colorful celebration of spring. As always, music will fill the air during the Spring Garden Fair, as an overabundance of local talent is scheduled to perform throughout the weekend.  A complete schedule is listed below, though it is always subject to last-minute changes.)  And don't worry, if you get hungry or thirsty, baked goods, lunch, drinks and snacks (including the ever-popular funnel cakes and kettle corn!) will be available. The Spring Garden Fair strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible with recycling, composting, and re-using.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own plant carriers and to bring used nursery pots for recycling/reusing. Admission is $5 for adults and is free for children under the age of 12.  Proceeds from the event helps keep our animals fed and with the restoration and upkeep of the site, which is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Exchange Place is a non-profit, volunteer-run living history farm, educational facility and regional attraction that seeks to preserve, protect, interpret, and manage the history, heritage, and artifacts pertaining to mid-19th century farm life in Northeast Tennessee.  For more information, please call 423-288-6071, or visit the website: www.exchangeplace.info.

Apr. 30, 2018 - The Dawn of Hope Foundation 31st Annual Golf Classic 

Dawn of Hope Foundations 31st Annual Golf Classic presented by Tennessee Office Supply, Monday, April 30, Johnson City Country Club. Come enjoy a fun-filled day on the course, all while networking with top business and community leaders who participate in the tournament!

  • The tournament will be a 2-person team, select shot event
  • Both 8:30 am and 1:30 pm tee times.
  • Co-ed teams are welcomed. 
  • The registration fee for each player is $150, which includes cart and green fees at the Country Club.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 
  • 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. 

May 4, 2018 - James Gregory
8:00 PM, May 4, Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN 37620. (423) 274-8920. For over two decades, the unforgettable caricature of veteran comedian James Gregory has stood grinning: his shirt untucked, his arms outstretched, a carefree welcome to a down-home, hilarious comedy experience. It’s storytelling at its best. The trademark caricature is the essence of humorist James Gregory’s comedy: rib-tickling reflections on life from the front porch. James is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for over 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. James has also been the featured speaker for events sponsored by various civic and church groups. James is heard weekly on syndicated radio shows such as Rick and Bubba, John Boy and Billy and Bob and Tom. Combined, these shows are broadcast to people in over 220 cities nationwide. As a result, he now has a grass-roots following that numbers in the millions. James was born in a rural area about twenty five miles east of Atlanta, GA. He got his first job at the age of twelve at a small country grocery store. By the time he was fifteen, he was working thirty-seven hours a week, as well as going to school. As an adult, James has worked for the U.S. Postal Service, the Department of Defense, and spent almost ten years as a salesman before discovering the wonderful world of stand-up comedy. James does not “tip-toe” through life as if he’s walking on broken glass or egg shells. That style is evident on stage as well. He is not politically correct. Much of his humor is centered on brilliant observations of crazy relatives and people obsessed with the slightest change in weather conditions – now referred to as global warming. He delights in poking fun at modern sensitive parents and out-of-control environmentalists. Gregory has been quoted as saying, “If you want me to be concerned about endangered species, you need to convince me that we’re about out of chickens.” The James Gregory show turns the clock back to a time when life was simpler; to a better time, before the death of common sense; a time when people sat on the front porch and actually talked to each other without a cell phone in their ear. James’ success, like his comedy, is the direct result of the values he grew up with. And now, twenty something years later, it is this unique brand of humor that packs the crowds into his sold-out shows. The absence of vulgarity sets James apart and his stories are carefully crafted art. “I have lived long enough to know people, know life”, Gregory reflects. “My comedy is based on my life experiences. It’s real, it’s funny and the audience loves it. That’s why I’m still in business.” Get tickets here.


May 5, 2018 - Netherland Inn 2018 Opening Day, 200th Anniversary
10 AM to 3 PM, May 5, 2018, The Netherland Inn, 2144 Netherland Inn Rd., Kingsport, TN.

May 5, 2018 - Netherland Inn 2018 Opening Day, 200th Anniversary
10 AM to 3 PM, May 5, 2018, The Netherland Inn, 2144 Netherland Inn Rd., Kingsport, TN.
It’s an anniversary party and you are invited!  Saturday, May 5, the historic Netherland Inn and Boatyard Complex will open for the 2018 season with a day-long celebration of the 200th anniversary of Richard Netherland’s purchase of King’s Boatyard, the birthplace of Kingsport. The Inn grounds will open at 10:00 a.m. with a formal commemorative program beginning at the Pavilion at 10:30.  The ceremony will include a multi-chapter Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard in period dress, Sycamore Shoals Fife and Drum Corps, special music by Cecile Wimberley and Debbie Price, a brief history of the site, presentation of a special birthday cake from Great American Cookies, and recognition of guests including descendants of Richard and Margaret Netherland.  The ceremony will conclude with the firing of musket volleys to officially kick off the 2018 season. Special events will continue throughout the day.  Judy Womack will showcase the frontier life of Rebecca Boone, wife of Daniel, at 12, 12:40, and 1:00, in the Boone Cabin.  In the Bank Barn Pioneer Transportation Museum, Kingsport author, David Oaks, will give readings from his latest book, Force in the Mountains, beginning at 11:00.  Also in the Barn talented carousel carver and painter Joe Pilkenton will demonstrate his craft and his use of 3-D printer to produce his sculptures of Daniel Boone.  Dave Carr and select members of the SAR will demonstrate and lead discussions of Revolutionary War uniforms, weapons, and camp life.  Surprise events will be available for children.  From 11:00 to 2:00, a lunch of soup beans and cornbread or hot dogs will be available by donation and will include serving of the birthday cake from Great American Cookies.  Music will be provided by Poplar Hill Reunion Band.  Guided tours of the historic Inn will take place at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00.  Admission to this event is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.  Come out and celebrate the rich history of Kingsport, the original gateway to the west! The Netherland Inn is the only site on the National Register of Historic Places to have been both a boatyard and a stagecoach stop and is open to the public Saturdays and Sundays, May through October, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the last tour beginning at 3:30.  The Netherland Inn Association is an all-volunteer organization, and volunteers are needed and welcome.  For information concerning the Inn, the 200th Anniversary Celebration, or to volunteer please call 423-246-1104 or 423-948-0361, or email lightmd@charter.net.

May 5, 2018 - First Responders Bass Tournament at Observation Knob Park
Beginning at 7 AM, please join us for an exciting Bass Tournament put on by First Responders. The tournament will be held at the beautiful Observation Knob Park on South Holston Lake near Bristol. For further information, please call Brian Embree at (423) 340-1392.

May 7, 2018 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "East Tennessee Reconstruction"
7 PM, Renaissance Center, Room 310, Kingsport, TN. Presentation by Aaron Astor, Historian & Author. Further details to be announced.

May 17, 2018 - Independent Lens: Served Like a Girl
7:00 PM, May 17, Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN 37620. (423) 274-8920. Served Like a Girl provides a candid look at a shared sisterhood to help the rising number of homeless women veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and suffer from PTSD, sexual abuse, and other traumas. By entering into the “Ms. Veteran American” competition, these amazing ladies unexpectedly come full circle in a quest for healing and hope. Admission is free.

May 18-20, 2018 - Bristol Motor Speedway: Short Track U.S. Nationals
Bristol Motor Speedway, 151 Speedway Blvd., Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets at 865.415.4158. See Bristol Motor Speedway Calendar of Events.

May 19, 2018 - Cars for Kids Cruise-In


Cars for Kids Cruise-In, 10 AM to 2 PM, Sat., May 20, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Sponsored by the Central Heights Elementary School PTA. Event includes Silent Auction, face painting and oldies music. Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome. $10 Registration per vehicle. Free admission for spectators, and donations are welcome. First 50 registered will receive a free commemorative plaque. Raffle drawings will be held every 30 minutes for registered participants. Raffle prizes include gift certificates to Cheddars, Longhorn, 620 State, Blackbird Bakery and many other car related items. There will also be a huge silent acution with tickets to Disney Work, Six Flags over Georgia, Barter Theater, along with several great gift baskets. Food vendors will be on hand. Rain make-up date will be announced.

May 21, 2018 - Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting
7 PM, Mon., May 21, 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 speakers to be announced. General public is cordially invited. For further information, please contact Travis Merrill at (423) 502-7474.

May 26, 2018 - Memorial Day Event: "Decorate Speedwell"
On Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 10 am at Speedwell Cemetery, Cherokee Road, Johnson City, the Speedwell Cemetery Board of Trustees will host a Memorial Day event called Decorate Speedwell. The Trustees would like the community and descendants to participate in a Memorial Day celebration like no other. If you would like to just come and sit down and talk about your ancestor or relative and/or learn more about the cemetery, please bring a chair. Trustees also would like to see every grave covered in flowers. Trustees ask participants to bring cut flowers and place them on graves at Speedwell Cemetery from 10 am to 12 pm. Please no glass jars or plastic bottles. For more information on this event or Speedwell Cemetery, Decorate Speedwell call Elaine Scott Cantrell at (423) 257-2264 or email Chad Fred Bailey at chadfredb@gmail.com.

June 2, 2018 - BBQ and Golf Tournament
Tri-Cities Golf Club, 2354 Feathers Chapel Road, Blountville, TN. Golf Tournament beginning at 12 Noon (4-man teams), $250. BBQ at 4 PM, tickets $10. The event is a 1st Annual Fundraiser for the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department. Door Prizes will given. For further information, please contact David Long at 423.612.0983 or Mark A. Vance at 423.914.8557.

June 2, 2018 - Paramount Bristol Mighty Wurlitzer Day
1PM to 3PM, June 2, Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, TN 37620. (423) 274-8920. Internationally known theater and classical organist Mark Andersen is coming to Paramount Bristol on June 2 for a special “open console” event. You will have a chance to play the Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ followed by a screening of the Charlie Chase silent film “Mighty Like a Moose," accompanied by an original live score played by Mr. Andersen. Directed by Leo McCarey and released in July 1926, “Mighty Like a Moose” is representative of Chase’s adroit blend of farce, surrealism, and sight gags. After a homely married couple separately undergo plastic surgery, they unwittingly flirt with each other. Scholars consider this two-reel short comedy to be Chase’s finest silent film. In 2007, “Mighty Like A Moose” was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which recognizes American films deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Mark Andersen’s music is well known throughout America and Europe. He served as organist to the Boston Symphony, and won the International Composer’s Competition in Amsterdam – twice. He has performed in prestigious concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. While living in New York City, Mark worked for NBC and produced Off-Broadway shows. For the past 10 years, he has served as Artist in Residence to Daniels Recital Hall in Seattle, playing one of the largest pipe organs in the state. As a composer, Mark is well known for his original scores for many silent movies. Admission is free and open to the general public.

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 - 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.

July 4, 2018 - Blountville Ruritan Annual Independence Day Parade
2 PM, downtown Historic Blountville, TN. Hosted by the Blountville Ruritan. Details at (423) 323-4660.

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. Further details to be announced.

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. 7-8, 2018 - 10th Annual Historic Blountville Flea Mkt & Heritage Days
9 AM, Fri., Sept. 7 to 5 PM, Sat., Sept. 8, downtown Historic Blountville. A 2-day Heritage Days event 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. 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. Details to be announced.

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 - Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table: "Sherman: The South's Best Friend"
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. 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

  • 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.

         

 

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