Great Smoky Mountains Blog

Classes, demonstrations, spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, sheep-sheering & border collies sheep-herding.

Location: Heritage Center and Townsend Visitors Center

When: Friday, April 21rst thru Sunday, April 23rd 2017

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If you are heading to Townsend or surrounding areas the month of February, you might want to check out these two events. 

Saturday, Feb. 11th through the 12th Sweetheart Market at Cades Cove Cellars. Enjoy an open market with local arts and crafts, wine tasting and local wines for sale. 

Saturday, Feb. 18th Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2017 3p.m.-8  p.m. Benefiting New Hope Blount County Children's Advocacy Center. All proceeds go to New Hope. For More information visit Tennessee Winter Fest.   


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Come out and experience Smoky Mountain Snowdown, A Winter Festival.  Jan.26 - 29 2019. Crafts, Music, Dining and Historical Presentation and more. For more information visit

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Weekend of May 6th - May 8th  will be packed with festivals and events. 

Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day/ Bluegrass Concerts, Cloggin, Arts and Crafts, Appalachian skills, Family Fun, and great food.  Location Townsend Visitor Center. May 6th and 7th.

Railroad Days/ Learn about the history of railroading in the Great Smoky Mountains. Location Little River Museum. May 7th. 

Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts/ Two day Art and Crafts Fair. Location Nawger Nob Village. May 7th and May 8th. 

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Townsend Visitors Center, Trillium Cove Shopping Village and other locations around Townsend. A celebration of Appalachian history and crafts, bluegrass music, wildflower walks, storytelling, BBQ, clogging, the Young Pickers Contest, book signings, bake sales, and much more! FREE. $8 parking per day( goes to Volunteer Fire Department). NO PETS. Begins at 10 am daily

Phone: 865-448-6134
Admission: Free and if you park there is an $8 dollar parking fee (goes to Volunteer Fire Department)
Address: 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy Townsend Tn 37882
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Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Spring festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center. 
Please do not bring your pet to the Festival. With the crowds, kids, activities, crafts, and food, the event is not a good place for your dog or other pets.

Free Admission
Parking:(Proceeds benefit the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department)
Daily Rate $8
Two-Day Pass $10 if purchased before April 30 Order Online
Two-Day Pass $12 if purchased on May 1  

FREE Townsend Shuttle

Don’t forget to hop on the FREE shuttle that takes you around Townsend. 
Buses, donated from the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, run from the Heritage Center to Jeepism to Trillium Cove to Little River Railroad Museum to

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Welcome to the new Parkside Realty Services website.  Visit often for daily updates of the newest properties available in the Townsend/Great Smoky Mountains area.  We will also post area facts, events, news, and real estate tools.  Feel free to e-mail us or call toll-free 888.448.9054 for information or assistance.
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