Townsend Visitor Center 2022 Calendar | Special Mdt

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MAY

6-7 — FIAT on the Dragon: An organized driving event of Fiat and Alfa Romeo vehicles on the Dragon’s Tail, Cherohala Skyway and the Devil’s Triangle. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

6 – On the Border – Ultimate Eagles Tribute: Eagles tribute band at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

7 — Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Festival: Second annual event featuring oral history, live music, vendors and food trucks. Noon to 6 p.m.

7 — Little River Railroad Days: The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. It operates a Townsend Museum which collects, preserves and exhibits the history of these companies. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7 — The Harmony Family Center Mudder’s Day 5K: Harmony’s 10th annual 5K and 10K to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Both courses take runners through Montvale with over 20 muddy obstacles, including a muddy slide, a muddy military crawl and a lake jump. Proceeds benefit Harmony’s work at historic Camp Montvale to ensure the property remains a place of connection and well-being. 9 a.m. to noon.

13-14 — Springtime in the Smokies Car Show: The English Auto Society of Knoxville is hosting a charity event that brings together British and European car enthusiasts. They feature over 100 vintage, classic and modern cars. This year is the 34th year that this event will take place at the Talley Ho Inn in Townsend. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

15-18 – Vietnam Veterans Infantry Reunion: A moment of renewal and remembrance for Vietnam Veterans of the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division and AD Reconnaissance Companies. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

21-22 — Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games: celebration of Scottish culture and history in East Tennessee with clans, vendors and performers. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

27 — Sunset Concert Series: Tall Paul concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

JUNE

3 – Sunset Concert Series: Grizzly Goat concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

3-4 — Smoky Mountain Nationals: A rally to celebrate Chevy and GMC trucks from 1947 to 1955. 2 to 5 p.m.

10 — Sunset Concert Series: Jerry Butler concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

17 — The New Dismembered Tennesseans Concert: In 1945, a group of McCallie students got together and started singing and playing bluegrass music. Concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

24-25 — Summer on Broadway and The Big BBQ Bash: Weekend in downtown Maryville with live music, local artisans, food trucks, kids’ area, car shows, beer festival and more. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

24-25 — Hops in the Hills: The sixth celebration at the Maryville Greenway Amphitheater giving attendees the opportunity to sample regional craft beer from local breweries. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

24 — Sunset Concert Series: Driftboat Cowboys concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

JULY

1 — Dom Flemons with Nicholas Edward Williams: A concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

4 — 4th of July celebration and fireworks: Fireworks. 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

8-10 — Smoky Mountain Classic: Softball tournament sponsored by Louisville Slugger, The Daily Times, Blount Partnership and ASP Nation. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

8 — Rebel Railroad in Concert: A concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

15-16 — Summer Jam Volkswagen Car Show: At Talley Ho Inn with show cars, vendors and spectators. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

15 — Angela Easterling in concert: A concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

16 — Autos Through the Ages Car Show: Discover a bygone era by attending the vintage car show at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

22 — Sunset Concert Series: Pistol Creek Catch of the Day is a musical ensemble featuring guitar, fiddle, double bass, tenor banjo, mandolin, possibly a ukulele, and an assortment of percussion instruments, whistles, and sound toys. At the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

29 — Appalachian Road Show in Concert: A group that seeks to honor Appalachian music, traditions and history through performance. At the Great Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

30 – Scholars Run 5K: Starts and ends at Maryville College. 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

AUGUST

20 — GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival: Professional balloonists light up the evening sky with a glow. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

SEPTEMBER

2 — Sunset Concert Series: Eidolon acoustic concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

8 — Taste of Blount: The 20th gathering of restaurant, caterer, food truck and deli favorites at Theater Park in Maryville. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

9-10 – Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon and 5K: A run from Maryville to Townsend through the woods. 7 a.m. to noon.

9 — Wild Blue Yonder in Concert: A concert sharing Wild Blue Yonder’s love of Celtic traditions, language and song at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

16 — Sunset Concert Series: Tennessee Sheiks, a group of musicians from Knoxville with an eclectic acoustic swing style. Concert at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

17 — Dancing Bear Bike Bash: Choice of three rides with post-ride lunch and free beer. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

23 — Townsend Fall Festival and Old Timers Day: A celebration of Appalachian traditions, bluegrass music, arts and crafts and cuisine in Townsend. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

23-24 — Hudson Essex Terraplane Car Show: A weekend of cars and scenic drives. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

23 – Jim Curry’s “Take me Home: The Music of John Denver” Concert: A tribute concert to the music of John Denver at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

23-24 – AMC Southeast Regional Meetup: A meetup event followed by a cruise at the Foothills Mall in Maryville. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

24 — Blue Ribbon Country Fair: The fair includes livestock, outdoor activities, and several living history demonstrations like open-hearth cooking and blacksmithing. Sponsored by Blount Partnership and The Peaceful Side of the Smokies. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

24 — The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. It operates a Townsend Museum which collects, preserves and exhibits the history of these companies. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

27-Oct. 1 — Great Smoky Mountain HOG Rally: Events at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

30 — Sunset Concert Series: concert by Steve Kaufman at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

OCTOBER

7 — Fleetwood Gold in Concert: A group of five performing Fleetwood Mac songs at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

21 — Tall Tales of Tennessee: An evening of storytelling at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

22 — Maryville College Homecoming and Arts and Crafts Fair: Enjoy the back-to-school celebrations at the Arts and Crafts Fair. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

28 — Halloween Spooktacular Extravaganza: Events include trick or treat, dog costume contest, street dance party, carnival games and more along West Broadway in Maryville. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

29 — Tennessee Pottery Festival: Features some of the best potters in the country and gives viewers the opportunity to see and purchase different styles of pottery and clay. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NOVEMBER

5 — Townsend Grains and Grits Festival: Discover artisanal spirits and gourmet cuisine while learning about local distillers and blenders. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

12 — Holiday Handcrafters Festival: Shop for handcrafted gifts from various vendors at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

25-26 — Christmas in the Village: Celebrate the holiday season with craft demonstrations, craft stations, popcorn and hot cider to connect with the spirit of Townsend, Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains . 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DECEMBER

1-3 — Santa Mouse Christmas House: An annual event showcasing the work of over 50 members of the Blount County Arts and Crafts Guild. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

2-3 — Christmas in the Village: Celebrate the holiday season with craft demonstrations, craft stations, hot corn and hot cider to connect with the spirit of Townsend, Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains . 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4 — Townsend Christmas Parade: Festivities before the Christmas season. 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

4 — Reindeer Run 5K: Last stage of the Healthy Blount Triple Crown of Running. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

9-10 — Christmas in the Village: Celebrate the holiday season with craft demonstrations, craft stations, hot corn and hot cider to connect with the spirit of Townsend, Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains . 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

16-17 — Christmas in the Village: Celebrate the holiday season with craft demonstrations, craft stations, hot corn and hot cider to connect with the spirit of Townsend, Cades Cove and the Great Smokies mountains. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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