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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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Saturday, June 27, 2015 - Charity Flea Market
8 AM to 5 PM, Blountville Farmer's Market located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at 3411 Hwy. 125, Blountville, TN. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Highway Department. Donations of sellable items will be accepted in the parking lot of the Sullivan County Highway Department on County Hill Road 7 AM to 5 PM, June 22-25 and on Friday, June 26 at the Farmer's Market. For additional information, please contact Richard Dunbar at 423.534.7874 or see the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism recent newsletter.

 

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Family Fun Day at Birthplace of Country Music
Event starts at 2 PM, Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Bristol. Family Fun Days at Birthplace of Country Music Museum are a great time filled with stories, silly songs, games, make-and-take instruments, and other musical activities that make learning fun and memories that last a lifetime. Free for families, great for kids ages 4-12, join us for a Family Fun Day the Bristol way at Birthplace of Country Music Museum!

Friday, July 3, 2015 - Cruise-In at Bristol
Starts Friday July 3 at 6 PM. Friday night Antique Automobile Club of America Cruise-In at TriSummit Bank parking lot in Bristol.

Friday, July 3, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!"
Starts Friday July 3rd, 9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage ! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July
Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Blountville Ruritan Annual 4th of July Parade
2 PM, Sat., July 4, 2015, downtown Historic Blountville. Lineup begins at Keystone Drive. No registration is required. Information at (423) 323-4660.


Independence Day Parade at Historic Blountville, 2PM, July 4, 2015


Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Old Deery Inn and Museum festivities

11:30 AM to 2 PM. Join us at the Old Deery Inn for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration! Admission to the Inn will include a tour of the property, along with historical games and a hotdog lunch on the grounds that includes watermelon, popcorn and lemonade! Information at (423) 323-4660.

 

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Kingsport's 62nd Annual Independence Day Parade
Kingsport's Mack Riddle American Legion 62nd Annual Independence Day Parade is set for Saturday, July 4, 2015, at 10 a.m. The parade is presented by AccuForce and Premier Pharmacy. The cost for parade entries is $30. Any business or organization wishing to enter the parade should contact Karen Jobe with the Kingsport Chamber by phone at 423-392-8800 or by e-mail at kjobe@kingsportchamber.org.


Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Border Bash, Bristol, TN/VA
7:00 pm, Bill and the Belles
8:30 pm, Ian Thomas: Band of Drifters
Birthplace of Country Music and community partners Believe in Bristol are proud to announce the kick-off of Border Bash, May 15, in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.  Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its "Sweet 16" anniversary year with children’s activities, arts, crafts, and food vendors, great live music, and much more. All the events will be in the 400 and 500 blocks of State Street this year, except for July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Bristol's Independence Day Parade
Parade begins at 5 PM on State Street. Parade line-up will begin at 3 PM on Morrison Blvd.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Star-Spangled Car Show
6 PM at TriSummit Bank Parking Lot, Bristol. Show is sponsored by Antique Automobile Club of America

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Great American Lions Club Rubber Duck Race
6:15 PM, Cumberland Square Park/Beaver Creek Basin, Bristol.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Border Bash Concerts
7 PM Bill and the Belles. 8:45 PM Band of Drifters.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Bristol Fireworks Display
10 PM, Historic Downtown Bristol near Cumberland Square Park.

Saturday, July 4, 2015 - Independence Day / Quill Pen at Rocky Mount
Have you ever wished you lived in America’s first frontier, carving out a life for your family?  Perhaps you have wished to embrace the pioneers’ attitude of self-reliance? Or, maybe you would like to try a new folk-art? Frontier Academy is Rocky Mount’s continuing series for 2015. Each session focuses on a unique aspect of the knowledge, crafts and skills used by the early settlers of our area.  The skill-sets and subject matters are designed for adults. Each session has limited number of spaces.  Reservations are recommended.  Participants will learn to carve and write with a quill pen from a goose feather.  What better way to learn about the Declaration of Independence than to use a quill pen as did the signers? This will be one of the activities as part of "An Old Fashioned Independence"

  • Ages 16+ to carve pen (ages 8+ recommended for writing with a pre-carved quill)
  • Cost is $3 for the quill pen
  • No Reservation is required.
  • Drop in any time between 11-4 (there will be a pause at 1:00 for the Independence Day ceremony)
  • Additional info at 423.538.7396.

At 1:00 on the Fourth of July, Rocky Mount will celebrate our Independence Day as it would have been in 1791- a reading of the Declaration of Independence, hanging ribbons on the 'Liberty Tree' and honoring those who won and those who protect our freedom.  The ceremony is free of admission.  Living History tours will be offered from 11-4 at regular price.  Everyone who visits that day gets a free copy of the Declaration of Independence. see more information at www.rockymountmuseum.com.


Saturday, July 4, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Friday, July 10, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - "Old West Days at Historic Blountville"
Beginnning at 9 AM, get set for a whole day of family fun in the Historic District of downtown Blountville. For further information, please call 423.323.4660.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - Farmfest at Exchange Place
Farmfest is the first Sunday afternoon of the community-wide FunFest. The focus is on Children’s “play” and “chores” and demonstrations of summertime activities on a 19th century farmstead. Hamlett-Dobson Farm Fest will provide old-fashioned family fun on Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Exchange Place Living History Farm. Sponsored by Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home and Exchange Place Living History Farm, Farm Fest celebrates the pleasures of country life. Step back into the 19th century and enjoy the sounds of traditional instruments. Basque in activities from bygone days like sack races, hayrides, and cakewalks. Taste fresh summer food, such as watermelon and corn on the cob. Pet the farm animals and try your hand at old-time crafts like stenciling, tin punch and carding wool. Small children will enjoy washing clothes on a washboard, dressing up in old-fashioned duds and jumping in the haystack. No ticket, entry fee or registration required. For further information, please call Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 at (423) 288-6071, or visit the website at www.exchangeplace.info.

Monday, July 13, 2015 - Fun Fest: Civil War Program
Mon., July 13, 2015, Civil War Roundtable meeting, at 7 PM, Renaissance Center Theater, Kingsport, TN.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - Border Bash, Bristol, TN/VA
7:00 pm, The Appleseed Collective
8:30 pm, Blank Range
Birthplace of Country Music and community partners Believe in Bristol are proud to announce the kick-off of Border Bash, May 15, in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.  Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its "Sweet 16" anniversary year with children’s activities, arts, crafts, and food vendors, great live music, and much more. All the events will be in the 400 and 500 blocks of State Street this year, except for July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Friday, July 17, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - Graveyard Tales at Historic Rocky Mount
The Jonesborough Storytellers guild will be weaving tales of spooks and haunts, that will chill your spine, even on a warm summer night. There will be both traditional and original stories told by members of the guild. Come for a taste of Halloween in July. This is an annual fund-raiser for the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. For additional information visit the guild's web site at www.storytellersguild.org. Time: 7:00 pm. Cost: $10 Adults,$8 seniors, $6 students (not recommended for children under 12). RMHA Members receive discounted admission. For further info please call 423.538.7396.

 

Friday, July 24, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - American Patriots 3rd Annual Open Car Show
"If it rolls, it shows!" Cars, Trucks, Bikes, Tractors and anything with wheels! Saturday, July 25, from 8 am to 2 PM. Downtown Blountville starting at the Old Sullivan County Courthouse on Highway 126 to Massengill Road. Registration starts at 8 AM with cut-off at Noon. $20 per entry. Power Wheels Kids Car Show is $10 per Entry. Awards to be announced at 2 PM. Dash plaques for the first 150 cars registered. Door prizes - 50/50 drawing. Proceeds from this event are to provide support services to our men and women serving in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corpos as well as our local Veterans programs! For more information, contact Tim Duncan at 423.330.8480 or Allen Houser at 423.383.4403.

 

Saturday, July 25, 2015 - "Dinos Park in the Dark!
9pm-11pm. Bring your flashlights and your courage! The powers out and the dinosaurs are on the loose! Special Event, bring your own flashlights, no added cost, donation only as always! Every Fri-Sat night in July. Weather permitting, thunderstorms and heavy rain will cancel the event on those nights. Backyard Terrors Dinosaur Park, 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City, TN 37618 , 423-391-7017.

Friday, August 7, 2015 - Border Bash, Bristol, TN/VA
7:00 pm, Desert Noises
8:30 pm Fly Golden Eagle
Birthplace of Country Music and community partners Believe in Bristol are proud to announce the kick-off of Border Bash, May 15, in Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA.  Border Bash, a free summer concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its "Sweet 16" anniversary year with children’s activities, arts, crafts, and food vendors, great live music, and much more. All the events will be in the 400 and 500 blocks of State Street this year, except for July 4th which will be held in Cumberland Square Park.

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 - "Frontier Medicine"
Have you ever wished you lived in America’s first frontier, carving out a life for your family?  Perhaps you have wished to embrace the pioneers’ attitude of self-reliance? Or, maybe you would like to try a new folk-art? Frontier Academy is Rocky Mount’s continuing series for 2015. Each session focuses on a unique aspect of the knowledge, crafts and skills used by the early settlers of our area.  The skill-sets and subject matters are designed for adults. Each session has limited number of spaces.  Reservations are recommended. 10 AM to 12 Noon. Visit with frontier Physician and Midwife as they discuss medicine in the 18th Century.  Then start your own medicinal garden from plants from Rocky Mount's medicinal garden.

  • Ages 16+ please
  • Class begins at 10:00
  • Cost is $5 per person (free for members of RMHA)
  • No Reservation Required
  • Additional information at 423.538.7396.

Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 - "Mexican-American War: Civil War Training Ground"
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015, Civil War Roundtable meeting, at 7 PM, Room 219, Eastman Employee Center, Kingsport, TN. Dr. Tim Johnson will give a presentation on "Mexican-American War as a Training Ground for Civil War Officers". For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015 - UNOH 200 Race
The epic Wednesday night doubleheader is back. First, the brawlers of the Whelen Modified Series hit the high banks with high speeds and high expectations before giving way to the largest, most dramatic Camping World Truck Series Event on the circuit, the UNOH 200 presented by zLoop. With tickets starting at just $30, there's no reason to miss a minute of the action! Info at (866) 415-4158.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 - Food City 300 & Bass Pro Shops Qualifying
NASCAR’s future stars (and a few current ones too!) suit up for the toughest Friday night fight on the schedule – the Food City 300! Info at (866) 415-4158.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015 - Irwin Tools Night Race
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Bristol Motor Speedway. Fierce clashes and heart-stopping finishes are hallmarks of the most popular race in NASCAR, and if history’s any indication the 2015 IRWIN Tools Night Race is guaranteed to entertain guests with yet another epic battle inside the Last Great Colosseum. Info at (866) 415-4158.

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 - Frontier Academy 2015: "Gaming/Gambling"
Have you ever wished you lived in America’s first frontier, carving out a life for your family?  Perhaps you have wished to embrace the pioneers’ attitude of self-reliance? Or, maybe you would like to try a new folk-art? Frontier Academy is Rocky Mount’s continuing series for 2015. Each session focuses on a unique aspect of the knowledge, crafts and skills used by the early settlers of our area.  The skill-sets and subject matters are designed for adults.  Each session has limited number of spaces.  Reservations are recommended. Sep 05th 11:00 am - 3:00 pm .Learn to play some of the most popular games in the 1700s, both dice and card games.  Explore the history of early gambling in America.  

  • Ages 16+ please
  • Cost is $5 per person (Free for members of RMHA)
  • Reservations are not required for this event.
  • Drop by any time between 11-2, games will be taught and played on demand.
  • Replica dice and playing cards available in the Gift Shop.
  • For additional information, please visit www.rockymountmuseum.com.

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015 - "September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril"
Mon., Sept. 7, 2015, Civil War Roundtable meeting, at 7 PM, Room 219, Eastman Employee Center, Kingsport, TN. Dennis Frye will give a presentation on "September Suspense: Lincoln's Union in Peril". For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 - 7th Annual Historic Blountville Flea Market
Sat., Sept. 12, 2015, Historic Downtown Blountville. Details to be announced. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. Information at (423) 323-4660.

Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 - Homeschool Days at Historic Rocky Mount
On Mondays, September 14 and 21, Rocky Mount Museum at Piney Flats will hold its annual "Homeschool Day." This program allows homeschooled children the opportunity to participate in Rocky Mount's Tour and Craft program, which usually requires a "classroom" sized group.The Historic Site will open for Living History Tours of the Cobb house and grounds from 10-4, with a pause for lunch. Admission is $4 for everyone aged five and older, with a family rate of $20 for families of 6 or more.  (Members $2, family rate of $10.) Each craft is $3 per child per session. Please pick up tickets 30 minutes before their first class. Gates will open at 9:45 to purchase tickets; reservations are forfeit 15 minutes prior to the class time. Reservations are highly recommended to assure you get the classes you want. Register at (423-538-7396) M-F 9-5.  


Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 - Constitution Day at Historic Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount, in conjunction with  the Ann Robertson Chapter of the daughters of the American Revolution and other local DAR chapters, will embark on an exciting and very appropriate celebration this September. The celebration of Constitution Day is most appropriate to be commemorated at Rocky Mount the Southwest Territorial Capitol for Governor William Blount from October 1790 until the Spring of 1792. Blount while representing North Carolina was one of the thirty-nine stalwart men and patriots that placed pen to paper in formally recognizing “all who are born in the United States or by naturalization have become citizens”.  As part of the program, the names and affiliation of each of the 39 signers will be read by the Governor William Blount. Attendees are requested to bring lawn chairs for the event.  Light refreshments will be served and a modest $2.00 per adult attendee (children free) will be requested for the event.  Details of an exciting flagpole project undertaken by the local Key Club and an outgrowth of the previous years' Constitution Day celebrations will be further discussed as well. Come, enjoy and learn more about our Constitution a constant topic in today’s political arena.  Let for yourself about its origin and formation. Additional information at www.rockymountmuseum.com.
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Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 19-20, 2015 - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2015
Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion isn’t just a music festival. It’s an infectious, three-day music experience, bursting with creative passion, electricity, and soul. It is, and isn’t, your Daddy’s country music. It’s not just bluegrass. It’s not a rock show, but it totally does; if you’ve never been you’ll never know how much. Located in the heart of the Birthplace of Country Music, State Street, Historic Downtown Bristol, TN/VA. ALL PASSES ARE GENERAL ADMISSION, NO RESERVED SEATING. Visit bristolrhythm.com.

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 - Homeschool Days at Historic Rocky Mount
On Mondays, September 14 and 21, Rocky Mount Museum at Piney Flats will hold its annual "Homeschool Day." This program allows homeschooled children the opportunity to participate in Rocky Mount's Tour and Craft program, which usually requires a "classroom" sized group.The Historic Site will open for Living History Tours of the Cobb house and grounds from 10-4, with a pause for lunch. Admission is $4 for everyone aged five and older, with a family rate of $20 for families of 6 or more.  (Members $2, family rate of $10.) Each craft is $3 per child per session. Please pick up tickets 30 minutes before their first class. Gates will open at 9:45 to purchase tickets; reservations are forfeit 15 minutes prior to the class time. Reservations are highly recommended to assure you get the classes you want. Register at (423-538-7396) M-F 9-5.  

Thursday, Sept. 24 2015 - Overmountain Living History Tours at Rocky Mount
Sep 24th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Living History Tours 2-6, Program 7 PM. In 1780 the Overmountain Men camped on Mr. Cobb's property on the 24th of September on the march to King's Mountain.  Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association each year recreate this historic march by traveling in the footsteps of those Overmountain Men from Abingdon, VA to King's Mountain, SC .   Join them around the campfire at 7 PM as they tell the dramatic story of  that historic march of the patriots of our area, including William Cobb and his sons .   There is no admission charge for this program.  Living History Tours will offered free of charge from 2-6 PM on September 24th. Schedule of Events:

  • 2-6 PM: Living History Tours of Rocky Mount
  • 7 PM: The Overmountain Victory Story presented by OVTA
  • Information at 423.538.7396

 

Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 - Fall Folk Arts Festival at Exchange Place
The Fall Folk Arts Festival is the last full weekend of September. Fall activities typical of a 19th century farmstead, demonstrations and sales of high-quality hand-made handicrafts and a Harvest Market are featured. Traditional music, old-fashioned foods, children’s activities, and animals are important parts of the event.  Event was begun in 1972.  2015 date: September 26 and 27.  For further information, please call Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 at (423) 288-6071, or visit the website at www.exchangeplace.info.


Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 2015 - BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE REENACTMENT
THE 2015 BATTLE OF BLOUNTVILLE CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT will take place on Friday-Sunday, Oct. 9-11, 2015, at the scenic Old Hawley Farm, located at 1173 Hawley Road, Blountville, TN.  Step back in time with re-enactors at this award-winning event as they perform continuous living history demonstrations including infantry, mounted cavalry, artillery drills and full-scale reenactments of the Battle of Blountville.  Battles will take place at 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Period Civil War music will be on hand throughout the weekend.  School Days activities will take place on Friday, along with a Ladies Tea and Civil War Ball on Saturday.  Event is hosted by the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park and Reenactment Committee in conjunction with the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism.  For more information, please call the office at (423) 323-4660 or Bob Dotson at (423) 366-5923.



Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 - 10 Mile/3K Overmountain Victory Run
Oct 10th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. The fifth year for this event, the 10 Mile Overmountain Victory Run is a USATF point-to-point road race following the scenic and beautiful Watauga River where 235 years ago, the victorious Overmountain Men marched home after defeating the British at the Battle of Kings Mountain. In addition to the 10 Mile run there will be a 3K fitness walk/ fun run. REGISTRATION: Download the registration form here: Overmountain_Victory_Run_Form.pdf, or register online here: Overmountain Victory Run Online Registration

Friday Oct. 9:
  • 4-7 PM Packet Pickup & Late Registration at Rocky Mount Museum
Saturday Oct. 10:
  • 6:00-7:30 AM  Packet Pickup & Late Registration at Rocky Mount Museum
  • 8:15 AM Buses depart from Rocky Mount to the start line.
  • 8:30 AM Fitness Walk (3K) begins at Rocky Mount
  • 9:00 AM  Overmountain Men Victory Run begins
  • 12:00 PM Awards Ceremony
  • 11:00-4:00 Rocky Mount Museum open, Living History Tours available at regular price.

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 23-24, 2015 - "Witches Wynd" at Exchange Place
Listeners “Wynd” among five professional tellers of legends and love in the nooks and crannies of ancient log buildings. The evening concludes with hot cider and cookies. Advanced tickets, first available at the Fall Folk Arts Festival are required for this event which has sold out every year.  Event was begun in 1992.  Exchange Place needs no props after dark for a spooky atmosphere, with its shadowy corners of ancient log buildings where storytellers wait to relate chilling tales of the past. Guests assemble at the barn, divide into five groups, each of which is led by a lantern-bearing host to hear all of the five stories wind and through scenes relating to the story just heard.
Autumn weather in Tennessee can be cool enough to bundle up and windy enough to enhance the evening. 
Many autumn leaves are still clinging to the trees as October moves into November 2015 date: October 23 and 24. For further information, please call Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 at (423) 288-6071, or visit the website at www.exchangeplace.info.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 - Doll and Bear Show at Kingsport
9:30 am to 3 pm, Oct., 24, 2015, Kingsport Civic Auditorium, 1550 Ft. Henry Dr., Kingsport, TN. Free admission. VENDOR INFORMATION: 8 Ft. tables $25 (no minimum). Set up 7 am until 9:20 am and take down 3 pm until 5 pm. Must not remove items prior to end of sale. Vendors must provide their own table coverings. Tables are available on a first-paid basis. Reservations must be made by Sept. 15, 2015. Contact The Dollhouse, 216, Headtown Road, JOnesborough, TN 37659. Checks should be made payable to The Dollhouse. For further information, contact Ellen at 423.753.0022 or Mary at 423.247.1639.

 

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 - "Spirit of the Harvest" at Rocky Mount
Oct 24th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Join the Cobb family and their friends as they celebrate the harvest at Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN. Living history demonstrations such as hearthside cooking, apple butter and apple cider will be on the historic site.  Storytelling and other activities will take place throughout the day. Featured Activities:

  • Saltmaking- Jim Bordwine, from Saltville VA, will be demonstrating traditional saltmaking
  • Storytelling- Members of Jonesborough Storytellers Guild will tell historic and family friendly stories
  • Crafts- for an additional $2 per craft, children can dip a candle or make a cornshuck creation
  • Living History Tours- Historic Interpreters will guide you through the historic home of Rocky Mount
  • Frontier Academy- special guided tours of food preservation activities, See more: Frontier Academy

$5 Admission per person. Children under age 5 are admitted free. Members are admitted free.  Other discounts do not apply. Group rates are available for groups of twelve or more that make reservations.

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 - Edwin C. Bearss Civil War Presentation
Mon., Nov. 9, 2015, Civil War Roundtable meeting. Time and place to be determined. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 - Veterans Day at Historic Rocky Mount
Nov 09th 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. Veterans Day Candlelit Tour. Join Rocky Mount in remembering the veterans of all wars with this special program.  More information and details available in October. Monday November 9 — 7:00 PM. Free admission. Historic Rocky Mount, Piney Flats, TN.

Satruday, Nov. 14, 2015 - Frontier Academy 2015: Holiday Traditions
Have you ever wished you lived in America’s first frontier, carving out a life for your family?  Perhaps you have wished to embrace the pioneers’ attitude of self-reliance? Or, maybe you would like to try a new folk-art? Frontier Academy is Rocky Mount’s continuing series for 2015. Each session focuses on a unique aspect of the knowledge, crafts and skills used by the early settlers of our area.  The skill-sets and subject matters are designed for adults. Each session has limited number of spaces.  Reservations are recommended. Nov 14th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 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+ please
  • Class begins at 10 AM and may last until 2:00
  • Bring a Sack Lunch, or a snack
  • Cost is $15 per person ($10 for members of RMHA)
  • RSVP for this session by Nov. 10th.  Reservations can be made M-F 9-5 at (423) 538-7396.


Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 - Christmas in the Country at Exchange Place
Christmas in the Country is the first Saturday of December. The sales of fresh greenery, roping and wreaths, traditional foods, and demonstrations of winter activities on a 19th century farmstead are featured. Artisans may offer workshops for visitors to create their own folk art.  The Yule Log Ceremony concludes the celebration.  2015 date: December 5. For further information, please call Exchange Place Living History Farm, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN 37664 at (423) 288-6071, or visit the website at www.exchangeplace.info.

December 4, 5, 11, 12, 2015 - Candlelight Christmas at Historic Rocky Mount
Friday and Saturday Evenings: December 4,5,11,12. 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. Tour Description: The tour begins with a orientation of the history of Rocky Mount and Christmas tradtions of the past. Lantern guides lead groups down the candlelit paths to the historic home of Rocky Mount, Christmas Eve 1791. Spending a few minutes in each room, the tour goes through the buildings of the historic site. Meet historical persons such as William Cobb, Gov. Blount, Mrs. Blount, and the people of the Southwest Territory. With a special emphasis on cultural history, the evening demonstrates the music, food, revelry and traditions of an 18th century Christmas. Tours begin every fifteen minutes starting at 4:30, with the last tour beginning at 8:00.  Each tour lasts around 60-90 minutes ending with a modern reception with light refreshments.  

  • $10.00 Adults 
  • $8.00 Children (ages 5-17)
  • Discounts for Members of RMHA
  • Group rates available for groups of 12 or more with reservation
  • Other discounts do not apply
  • Dress in layers for the weather, the evening takes you outside, some rooms heated only by fire, others get quite warm.

Due to the popularity of this event, reservations are highly recommended.  For more information and  to make reservations please call (423) 538-7396.

December 12, 2015 - Christmas at Historic Blountville
Historic Blountville Christmas Parade, 2 PM, Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, downtown Blountville. Tour the Old Deery Inn and join us in an Old-fashioned Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Caroling. Information at 423.323.4660.




ONGOING EVENTS

  • Blountville Farmers Market, 12 Noon, each Thurs., April through October, 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 June 6, June 20, July 4, July 11, July 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Additional tours are 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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