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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Local Artisans Showcasing at Townsend Visitor’s Center
Numerous local artists, photographers and crafters are showcasing their wares at the Townsend Visitor’s Center nearly every day. Be sure to stop by regularly because you never know what you’ll find.
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. www.SmokyMountainGames.org
Hops in the Hills / Summer on Broadway, June 23-25th
Craft beer lovers, renowned breweries and local bands will unite for the second annual Hops in the Hills festival June 23-25 in downtown Maryville, Tennessee. This year’s festival includes a who’s-who list of local and regional brewing icons, charming music from local groups and a brew crawl for craft beer enthusiasts.
The festivities begin Friday, June 23 with a craft brew crawl from 6 to 11 p.m. provided by Knox Brew Tours. Saturday’s events include a 2:30 p.m. beer seminar at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria led by local brewers and professors, followed by the brew festival from 4 to 8 p.m. Passes to the brew crawl cost $10. General admission tickets for Saturday are $40.
Come to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies in Blount County for Summer on Broadway June 23-24, a series of outdoor events to celebrate the region and season.
The idea, conceived as a grassroots organized series of events, is built on the already established Big BBQ Bash, “Last Friday Art Walk” and Maryville Farmers’ Market with possible movies, concerts and displays tossed in.
Come enjoy downtown Maryville for a hot take of summer fun that leads up to the Saturday night fireworks at the city of Alcoa’s FreedomFest at the Duck Pond.