Blount County Events: Sponsored by Blount Partnership

Blount County is home to a rich history of traditional Appalachian culture, heritage, and traditions dating back hundreds of years.  With an abundance of outdoor activities, accommodations, shops, restaurants and seasonal festivals, the community is proud to host numerous events, entertaining and educating locals and visitors alike.

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Smoky Mountain SnowDown:  Winter Heritage Festival, Jan 27-29th

The Festival is a celebration of the human history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The event involves many community groups and businesses, Tremont and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It is free, except for lunches and suppers, where there are reservations required, with charges for meals.  Music workshops require pre-registration.

Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day, May 5-6th

Join us for the 22nd annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day at the Visitor’s Center and other locations around Townsend. Hear great Bluegrass music along with outstanding crafters and enough food to fill any appetite.

Smoky Mountain Highland Games, May 20-21st

Set on the Maryville College campus, this gather of clans is one great big family reunion with lots of excitement and entertainment. The Games are centered around a field of athletic competition which includes the well know “Caber Toss.”  There is also competition of Pipe & Drum Bands, individual Pipers and Drummers.  Lassies and Laddies compete in the Highland Dance as well.