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REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

The Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism cordially invites you to list your regional event with us, and best of all, it's free! If you have an upcoming tourism event, or an event pertaining to regional history or genealogy, send us an email with "Event Registration" in the subject line. We're happy to help!

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Friday, October 24, 2014 - Appalachian Regional Car Show
Antique Automobile Club of America - Appalachian Region Car Show, 6 to 8 p.m., TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the Bristol Train Station in downtown Bristol. This car cruise-in is held every Friday night, end of April through October.

Friday-Saturday, October 25-26, 2014 - The Funhouse Haunted Attraction
The Funhouse and it's inhabitants were buried years ago, but some meddling kids have awakened them, come and experience the horrors of The Funhouse, they are all dying to eat you! Fri-Sat from dusk-12am or whenever the last bodies are coated in cotton candy!  Recommended for ages 13 and up.  Admission is a 10.00 donation per person, proceeds benefit Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park.
Located at 4390 Bluff City Highway in Bluff City on top of the hill at the Auction House.
Call 423-391-7017 or check us out on facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/BackyardTerrors

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park
Trick-or-Treat with the Dinosaurs! Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park is happy to once again offer a fun Halloween experience for kid's of all ages. Put on your costumes and come out and trick or treat with the dinosaurs from  7pm-9pm on Saturday October 25th Weather Permitting . This is a no-scare event suitable for kids of all ages. Check out out our facebook page for more info : https://www.facebook.com/BackyardTerrors

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - Pumpkin Palooza
Downtown Center, 810 State Street, Bristol. Grab your Halloween costume and come down to the Farmer's Market for a spook-tacular event! Children are invited to participate in the pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkins and decorating materials will be provided. There will also be a costume stroll and trick-or-treati​ng at participating stores downtown. Event starts at 9 am and will be over at 10:30, at which time trick-or-treati​ng and special activities on State Street begin. For more information please visit believeinbristo​l.org or call 423.573.2200.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Kenny Loggins
7:30 p.m., Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Greeneville, TN.

Thursday-Saturday, November 6-8, 2014 - Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show
Sponsored by the Kingsport Gems and Minerals Society, the event will be hosted at the Natural History Museum at the Gray Fossil Site, 1212 Suncrest Dr., Gray, TN. Activiteis include jewelry repair, stone setting, bead stringing, pearl knotting, wire wrapping, gems, mineral specimens. Event will be held 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6-7, and from 10 AM to 5 PM on Sat., Nov. 8, 2014. For additional information, please call Robert Morgan at 423.956.9486 or Rowan Morgan at 276.796.4584.

Friday, November 7, 2014 - Kingsport Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
10 a.m., Fri., Nov. 7, Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Fort Henry Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664. Region's oldest arts and craft show. Fun for the whole family with 5,000 attendees expected. Info at 423.229.9457.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Veterans Day Parade at Bristol
Downtown Bristol. Traditional Veterans Day Parade begins at 10 am. All veterans are encourage to participate. Services at Cumberland Square Park following the parade to honor those who have served.  (Cumberland Square Park is located on Cumberland Street, Bristol, VA). No Entry Fee. Line-up is at 8 AM on Morrison Blvd.

Monday, November 10, 2014 - "William T. Sherman... March to the Sea""William T. Sherman departs Atlanta on the March to the Sea: Leaving Atlanta in Ruins", presented by Ed Bearrs, Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting, Mon., Nov. 10, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting

 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - Veterans Day Tribute at Rocky Mount
Veterans Day Candlelight Tribute at Historic Rocky Mount, Tues., Nov. 11, 2014 - A special walk through time to honor the men and women who have sacrificed to win and keep our freedom and way of life secure on the battlefield and at home. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - "Holiday Traditions" at Rocky Mount
10 AM to 2 PM, Piney Flats, TN. Discover Christmas traditions of the 18th century and how early residents of the United States decorated using greenery, cornshucks and other simple materials to create beautiful ornaments. Ages 16 and up. Bring a sack lunch. The cost is $15 per person ($10 for RMHA members). Reservations are required by calling 423.538.7396. Website: http://www.rockmountmuseum.com.  

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Boxwood Wreath Workshop
10 AM to 2 PM, Rutledge House, Historic Blountville, TN. Make special Holiday memories as you build a wreath for your house or workplace from the boxwoods at the Old Deery Inn. All supplies will be provided, and light refreshments will be available. Workshop is $25, and you must pre-register by Nov. 15th. All proceeds go to Old Deery Inn. For additional information and pre-registration, please call Vickie Almaroad at 423.349.6580.

Friday, December 5, 2014 - Candlelight Christmas at Rocky Mount
Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN. A special time of the year to join with the Cobb Family in celebration of Christmas in the year 1791 with candlelight and decorations as the custom of the late 18th century before the heavy commercialization we know today. Music, dancing, decorations and sacred tales will all be part of your experience this magical evening. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Candlelight Christmas at Rocky Mount
Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN. A special time of the year to join with the Cobb Family in celebration of Christmas in the year 1791 with candlelight and decorations as the custom of the late 18th century before the heavy commercialization we know today. Music, dancing, decorations and sacred tales will all be part of your experience this magical evening. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Monday, December 8, 2014 - Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable Event
Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting, Mon., Dec. 8, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting
Historic Blountville Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 PM, Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014, historic Sullivan County Courthouse in downtown Blountville. Tours of the Old Deery Inn from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.

Friday, December 12, 2014 - Candlelight Christmas at Rocky Mount
Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN. A special time of the year to join with the Cobb Family in celebration of Christmas in the year 1791 with candlelight and decorations as the custom of the late 18th century before the heavy commercialization we know today. Music, dancing, decorations and sacred tales will all be part of your experience this magical evening. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Blountville Christmas Parade
Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade, 2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN. Tours of the Old Deery Inn from 2-4 PM. Parade entrants should line up at Keystone Drive between 1 to 1:15 p.m. No fee for entries.

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Candlelight Christmas at Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount Historic Site, Saturday evening. Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN. A special time of the year to join with the Cobb Family in celebration of Christmas in the year 1791 with candlelight and decorations as the custom of the late 18th century before the heavy commercialization we know today. Music, dancing, decorations and sacred tales will all be part of your experience this magical evening. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.

 



ONGOING EVENTS

  • Blountville Farmers Market, 2:30 PM, each Thurs. beginning in April of each year, located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at Blountville. Info at 423.323.4660.
  • Kingsport Farmers Market, 7 AM to 1 PM, Wednesdays and Saturdays, corner of Clinchfield and Center Streets. Info at 423.246.6550.
  • Bristol Farmers Market, May 1 thru October 31, Saturdays 7 AM to Noon, and Wednesdays 3 PM to 7 PM.
  • Antique Car Show, Friday nights, 6 PM to 8 PM, May thru October, 2012, TriSummit Bank parking lot across from the train station in downtown Bristol. Info at 423.646.7780.
  • Appalachian Ghostwalks, ongoing daily/nightly tours. Reservations required. Interested parties should call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
  • Netherland Inn, Open Saturday and Sunday - May through October. Hours: 2p.m. to 4p.m. Admission: Adults $4.00 and age 6 and under $1.00. Group Tours: April through October by appointment- School, Civic and Church Groups Welcome!
  • Old Deery Inn and Museum, open by reservation for group tours of 8 or more. Tickets are $5 per person; children under 12 are $3. (423) 323-4660.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, John Singleton Mosby Camp #1409, meets at 6PM, 4th Monday of each month, Mama's House Buffet, John B. Dennis Parkway, Kingsport, TN.
  • Sons of the Confederate Veterans, Lt. Stephen Powell Camp, meets at 7PM, 3rd Monday of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville.
  • Sullivan County Historical and Genealogical Society meets at 7PM, 3rd Thursday evening of each month, 2nd Floor Commission Room, Sullivan County Courthouse, downtown Blountville. Free admission. General public is cordially invited. (423) 323-4660.
  • TAMHA Traditional Appalachian Music Heritage Association holds jam sessions at 6PM every Friday at the Anderson Townhouse in historic downtown Blountville. Jams are also held from 2-4 PM at the Bristol Tennessee Welcome Center on the 2nd Saturday of the month. Free and open to the general public.
  • Dino Park in the Dark - Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Rd., Bluff City, TN 37618. 423.391.7017. The power is out and the dinosaurs are LOOSE! Bring your flashlight and your courage! Every Friday and Saturday night frm 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., beginning July 4th. Website: www.backyardterrors.com.
  • Mountain Mysteries Bus Tours - An exciting year-round adventure. Explore the mysteries of your mountain heritage... Get ready for a fun group or family adventure that you'll treasure for a lifetime! The Appalachian GhostWalks Tour Bus is now available for regional tour and charter services for groups of five, or more, up to a maximum of fourteen of your friends and family. Beautifully restored, our bus features a fantastic audio/visual system, perfect for holiday and birthday parties as well as other special occasions. Enjoy transportation to and from any or all of our single evening tours, as well as our full-day vacation packages. Call 423.743.WALK (9255) to inquire about booking the bus for a day, or a night out with a group of your friends, family, or co-workers. Visit the website at AppalachianGhostWalks.com for full details. All tours are perfect for children as a positively spooky and fun family adventure!

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GET YOUR EVENT LISTED HERE! To have your event listed with us, email us or call (423) 323-4660.


 

 




 

 

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