Calendar of Events

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Tuesday, March 9- Virtual Tuesdays @ Two

Tuesday, April 13- Virtual Tuesdays @ Two

Saturday, April 17- HomeSpun Day at the Heritage Center

Friday, May 7-1981 The Concert: Simon and Garfunkle Tribute Show (Tickets Required)

Saturday, May 8- Tennessee Pottery Festival 10-4

Tuesday, May 11- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Saturday, May 15- Heritage Happening Auction and Gala

Saturday, May 22- Great Smoky Mountain Big Foot Festival

Friday, May 28- Sunset Concert Series- Steve Kaufman

Friday, June 4- Dom Flemons (Tickets Required)

Tuesday, June 8- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Friday, June 25- Sunset Concert Series- Grizzly Goat

July- Tennessee Artist Association’s Summer Show

Friday, July 2- On the Border: Eagles Tribute Band (Tickets Required)

Tuesday, July 13- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Friday, July 30- Sunset Concert Series- Driftboat Cowboys

Friday, Aug 6- Tall Tales of Tennessee

Tuesday, Aug 10- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Friday, Aug 13- A Neil Diamond Tribute: Keith Allyn (Tickets Required)

Friday, Aug 27-Sunset Concert Series- Tennessee Sheiks

Friday, Sept 3- Kelly & Ellis (Tickets Required)

Tuesday, Sept 14- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Friday, Sept 24- Sunset Concert Series- Pistol Creek Catch of the Day

Saturday, Sept 25- Blue Ribbon Country Fair

Friday, Oct 1- The Petty Heart: Tom Petty Tribute (Tickets Required)

Tuesday, Oct 12- Virtual Tuesdays Two

Friday, Oct 29- Sunset Concert Series- Nicholas Edward Williams

Saturday, Nov 13- Holiday Handcrafters Festival


Apr
16
Fri
Cancelled-Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival @ Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day
Cancelled-Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival @ Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center | Townsend | Tennessee | United States

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Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival

Learning keeps us young. Preserving and sharing local heritage arts keeps us grounded. If the old proverb is “idle hands are the devil’s workshop”, we’ve got the antidote – exploring fiber arts this Spring. The 11th annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival, presented by the Townsend Artisan Guild and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guild, will be Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 9am-5pm, and Pre-Festival Classes Thursday, April 15, 1-5 pm. Admission to the Festival and the Museum is free and open to the public. Pre-registering for hands-on classes through the Festival’s website is strongly recommended, but there may be some last minute class availability during the event. Be aware that our most popular classes sell out early.

The Festival focuses on the “sheep to shawl” concept, and visitors will see the transformation of fleece into finished goods and art pieces. The Second Annual Fashion Show will offer an opportunity for vendors, instructors, and participants to model their artistic creations. The Fashion Show will be Saturday at noon in the Amphitheater.

Approximately 40 vendors will offer demonstrations in addition to selling supplies, tools, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, and finished goods.

Friday & Saturday 9am-5pm, April 16 & 17, 2021,

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Permanent Exhibits

  • Native Americans of East Tennessee – Find out what archaeologists have learned about prehistoric life in Tuckaleechee Cove, from pottery, stone tools. And other artifacts found in one of the largest archaeological dig projects in Tennessee history.
  • East Tennessee Mountain Culture – You’ll see a log cabin made of hand-hewn logs, and learn about one-room schoolhouses and grist mills, while cultivating an appreciation for the resilience and ingenuity of pioneer people of the Smoky Mountains.
  • Historic Village – The Historic Village is home to 13 historic buildings that have been furnished according to the period in which they were built. Some of these buildings were de-constructed, transported to the Heritage Center and then put back together for our guests to enjoy.
Apr
17
Sat
HomeSpun Day at the Heritage Center @ Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for an educational day explaining the process of Sheep to Shawl. From shearing, cleaning, dyeing, to spinning, come learn everything that goes into making natural fibers part of our daily lives.

Demonstration schedule coming soon.

Nov
20
Sat
Christmas in the Village @ Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Nov 20 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 18 @ 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with your family at the Heritage Center’s “Christmas in the Village” on select Saturdays this season.
Enjoy the warmth of the holidays with your loved ones while going back in time to a pioneer celebration.
Living history interpreters will guide you through our Historic Appalachian Village full of handcrafting demonstrations, lights and decorations.

Tours begin at 5pm with the last tour starting at 8pm.

Tickets for Christmas in the Village are

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $7 Child, and 5 and under are free.

Purchase tickets online

 

Nov
26
Fri
Christmas in the Village @ Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with your family at the Heritage Center’s “Christmas in the Village” on select Saturdays this season.
Enjoy the warmth of the holidays with your loved ones while going back in time to a pioneer celebration.
Living history interpreters will guide you through our Historic Appalachian Village full of handcrafting demonstrations, lights and decorations.

Tours begin at 5pm with the last tour starting at 8pm.

Tickets for Christmas in the Village are

$10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $7 Child, and 5 and under are free.

Purchase tickets online