REGIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS
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Apr. 25-27, 2014, Friday-Sunday
- Confederate Hospital - Sign Dedication, 2 p.m., Sat., Apr. 26, corner of State Street and Martin Luther King Blvd., Bristol, VA. Event hosted by James F. Keeling Camp 52, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the marker denotes the Confederate hospital formerly located in Tennessee where the railroads changed gauge and the men were left at the hospital for care. For further information, please contact Rick Morrell.
- Liberty Celebration 2014 Kickoff Party, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sat., Apr. 26, Kingsport Community Church, 2316 Memorial Blvd., Kingsport, TN. Free breakfast fellowship. Come see what Liberty Celebration 2014 is all about. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., followed by the music reading and singing session at 9:30 a.m.. Children's Choir will meet for practice beginning May 10. Visit www.libertycelebration.com for details.
- 2nd Annual Thunder Valley Fly and Wine event, Friday-Sunday, April 25-27, Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol, TN. The event opens Friday night with a dinner at the Bruton Smith Building. The evening will feature author and angler Jim Casada, who will share stories about fishing and the life of an angler. On Saturday and Sunday, the expo takes place in the hospitality village at the racetrack. The event will have fly fishing clinics for kids, casting competitions, seminars and talks by locall and regional experts. A beer and wine tasting will also feature beverages from regional wineries and breweries. Several local fly fishing guides are also participating by offering a day on the Holston River with a private guide. The event is called Fly Invitational on the South Holston. The cost is $10 for the exp and $25 for the wine and beer tasting. For more information, please go to www.bristol.speedwaycharities.org.
- Exchange Place Annual Spring Garden Fair, Sat.-Sun., Apr. 26-27, 2014, 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport, TN. One sure sign that our cold, hard winter is over and warmer days are finally here is the announcement that the Exchange Place Living History Farm will be hosting its Spring Garden Fair, which this year will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 27, from noon until 5 p.m. The oldest garden fair in the region, 2014 marks the 30th year of this annual celebration of heritage farming and heirloom gardening which brings together dozens of plant vendors, artisans, musicians, educators, writers and more on the grounds of the historic Gaines/Preston home.
Located at 4812 Orebank Road, the farmstead comes alive as people from all over Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia mingle with gardening and farming experts, and folk and yard artisans, while musicians play in the background. Thousands of plants will be for sale with an emphasis on natives, herbs, perennials, and heirloom plants, along with garden accessories and related crafts. Visitors can see food cooked over an old-fashioned hearth, iron formed over the forge, baskets woven, brooms hand-tied and lye soap stirring over the fire. The Overmountain Weavers Guild continues their long tradition of “Sheep to Shawl,” with sheep being sheared and the wool carded, spun into yarn and woven into a shawl within hours. Retired World Champion Whimmy Diddler Will Hines of Greeneville is expected to return to direct the 6th annual Edens Ridge Whimmy Diddle Competition at 3 pm on Sunday. There are also many activities for children, under the guidance of the Girl Scouts, 4H and other volunteers, including “chores” done on an active working farm. A variety of food will be available both days. Local musicians will be playing for much of the weekend, and a variety of educational “Talks and Walks” will take place at various points throughout the farm; please call for specific times. Master Gardeners and members of the Southern Appalachian Plant Society will also be on hand to provide information on plants and gardening and answer individual gardening questions.
Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12. And if you need an extra incentive to come out our way, the Preston Hills Presbyterian Church, just next door to Exchange Place, is holding a free Health Fair on Saturday, April 26. Information on disaster preparedness will be available from the Red Cross. The Sullivan County Health Department and the Diabetes Association will provide health information, and the Marsh Regional Blood Center Bloodmobile will be on hand for those who want to donate blood. Exchange Place, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a non-profit, volunteer-run living history farm, educational facility and regional attraction that seeks to preserve and interpret the history, heritage, and artifacts pertaining to mid-19th century farm life in Northeast Tennessee. Free tours are offered every weekend from 2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., beginning on Saturday, May 3 and running through the end of October.
For more information on all Exchange Place events, or driving instructions, please call 423-288-6071, or visit http://exchangeplace.info/.
May 1, 2014, Thursday
- National Day of Prayer Service, 12 Noon, Thursday, May 1, 2014, Sullivan County Courthouse, Blountville, TN.
May 3, 2014, Saturday
- Indian Creek Massacre Monument Dedication at Blankenship Cemetery, 11 a.m., Sat., May 3, Flag Pond, TN. Rain date is May 10 in case of inclement weather. There will be a light lunch served afterwards. For further information, please contact Rick Morrell.
- Netherland Inn 2014 Seasonal Re-Opening, Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a long, cold winter, the 200 year-old Netherland Inn will once again open its doors on May 3, for the 2014 season with family-friendly music, food, arts and crafts, living history re-enactments and tours of the historic Inn and Museum of Pioneer Transportation. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. The Ben Ellis Band will perform on the lawn from 10 to noon, Tyler Hughes from noon to 2, and Celtic harpist Sandra Parker will perform in the Inn from 2 to 4. New this year will be Tammy Fletcher who will demonstrate open hearth cooking in the restored kitchen with samples of heritage dishes for everyone. Members of the Remnant Nation of Yuchi Indians will be on hand to set up a hunting and gathering camp where they will demonstrate cooking, soap making, and tool making as they share stories of their legends and culture. The John S. Mosby Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will demonstrate Confederate camp life and firearms as they interact with guests to share stories of the Civil War in this region. Other demonstrations and artisans include pottery, reclaimed wood art, stained glass, blacksmithing, chair caning, salt making, and much more. From 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., a soup bean and cornbread lunch or a hot dog and chips lunch is available for purchase at $5 per meal. Both meals include drink and dessert. Tours of the historic Netherland Inn and the Museum of Pioneer Transportation begin at 10:00 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3:00 p.m. Built in the early 1800’s, Netherland Inn is the only nationally registered historic site to have served as both a boat yard and a stagecoach stop. It is considered a Gateway to the West and is the birthplace of the City of Kingsport. In its years as a stagecoach stop, the Inn has housed such notable guests as Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, and James K. Polk. All proceeds from this event go to the preservation and maintenance of this treasured historic site. Netherland Inn is located at 2144 Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport. Parking is available behind the Inn and in the Lilac Street just west of the grounds. For more information please call 245-5449, 948-0361, or 246-1104.
May 7, 2014, Wednesday
- Northeast Tennessee Pinnacle Awards Luncheon, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, Wed., May 7, 2014, Carnegie Hotel, Johnson City, TN. The Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association (NETTA), chartered in 1977, is a non-profit tourism, promotion and development agency that serves and supports Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington counties. NETTA also serves as one of eight statewide regional tourism organizations recognized by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The Pinnacle Awards program, organized in 1997 by the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, pays tribute to peak performers in the tourism industry. Entries are reviewed by a panel of unbiased judges, and exemplary projects are selected as Pinnacle Awards winners. The winners are announced at an awards luncheon during National Tourism Week. The NETTA Pinnacle Awards program is a past recipient of the Shining Example Award presented by the Southeast Tourism Society, and the Community Relations Award presented by the Tennessee Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus.
Cost is $35 Individual (seating first come, first serve) and $250 for table reserved for 8. Make checks payable to Northeast TN Tourism Association. For more information, please call 423.913.5550.
May 12, 2014, Monday
- "Battle of Johnsonville: Nov. 4-5, 1864", presented by Jerry Wooten and sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable, Mon., May 12, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Although Forrest's activities led to the destruction of valuable Union vessels and equipment, it ultimately failed to impede Sherman's March to the Sea. Soon after the fall of Atlanta on September 2, 1864, Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood began a movement intended to cut the supply lines of Union General William T. Sherman and draw him north to Tennessee in pursuit of Hood. In mid-October, a month before Hood's invasion, Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest had moved north from Mississippi to menace Federal defenses. He reached the west bank of the Tennessee River at the Kentucky line on October 28 with some 3,500 cavalry and infantry. Capturing a gunboat and a transport as a diversion, Forrest secretly positioned his ten cannons across the river from Johnsonville, the western terminus of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad. On the afternoon of November 4, Forrest's gunners opened fire on three gunboats, 11 transports, and 18 barges. Union forces numbered about 2,000 men under the command of Lieutenant E. M. King and Colonel C. R. Thompson. Assuming Forrest was ready to cross the river with more than 13,000 troops, the Union commanders burned the vessels to prevent their capture. The fire spread to the docks and warehouses, and the steady blaze illuminated the river sufficiently to enable Forrest to evacuate his position during the night. Forrest arrived in Corinth on November 10 with 150 prisoners and reported to Hood in Florence, Alabama, on November 14. The Confederates reported two dead, nine wounded, and the capture of 150 prisoners. Union losses were eight killed and wounded. Forrest estimated the value of the vessels and equipment he destroyed to be $6.7 million, although Union estimates were considerably lower. Ultimately, the Johnsonville raid failed to impede the well-supplied Sherman on his march to the sea.
The Johnsonville State Historical Area contains some of the state's best examples of Civil War fortifications, including two redoubts, rifle pits, remnants of a railroad turntable, and an early African American cemetery. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001. The Nathan B. Forrest State Historical Area, on the west side of the river, interprets the Confederate role in the battle.
May 22, 2014, Thursday
- The Infamous Stringdusters and Whiskey Gentry, 8 p.m., Thurs., May 22, 2014, Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Tickets are $20 ($15 with student ID). For tickets, call The Paramount Center for the Arts box office at 423.274.8920.
Jun. 7, 2014, Saturday
- Drake Cemetery Memorial Dedication, 2 PM, Sat., Jun. 7, 2014, Elizabethton, TN. Keynote speaker will be Mr. H. K. Edgerton. The ceremony is sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083, Elizabethton, TN.
The following press release is courtesy of the Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083:
BLACK CONFEDERATE PENSIONER—ROBERT "BOB" STOVER (Jan 12, 1846-Aug 15, 1924) OF CARTER COUNTY, TN--HEAD STONE DEDICATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICE-JUNE 7, 2014:
Drake Cemetery, on the outskirts of Elizabethton, holds the graves of two men from different walks of life who wound up on opposing sides of the War for Southern Independence. One was a slave, who accompanied his master, Samuel Murray Stover into Virginia to serve as a Teamster in the C.S.A. His name was Robert "Bob" Stover. Returning from Virginia, Samuel M. and Robert were captured by the Union army at Fall Branch, TN in March of 1865 and returned to Elizabethton. He received a Confederate pension, (C-91), from the State of Tennessee. A brother of Samuel Murray Stover was named Daniel Stover, who was a son-in-law of President Andrew Johnson. Daniel also became commanding officer of the 4th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (U.S.A.) A memorial head stone for Bob Stover will be dedicated, in ceremony, on June 7, 2014. The military service of both Robert Stover and Colonel Stover will be saluted by Honor Guards of the 4th Tennessee Infantry, U.S.A. and Company F 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, C.S.A. As the sesquicentennial period of the war winds down, it is good to remember the families in divided Carter County who endured that era. The ceremony is sponsored by the Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083, Sons of Confederate Veterans, of Elizabethton. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. PARKING UPDATE: Parking will be in a large field off Hwy 19E---across from Mills Greenhouse. The cemetery, from this location, can be easily accessed without any special assistance needed for handicapped. [For GPS, use Mills Greenhouse and Landscape, 2755 Hwy 19E, Elizabethton, TN]. Remember, the field is across the highway from this location. For additional information, contact Scott Bowers at 423-773-6374 or Bill Hicks at 423-542-6782.
About the Keynote Speaker - Mr. H.K. Edgerton will be keynote speaker at the Drake Cemetery of Elizabethton,
Tennessee on June 7th, where a memorial service will be held for Robert "Bob" Stover, a black Confederate pensioner buried there.
He is a resident of Asheville, North Carolina, where he is President of his
organization, Southern Heritage 411, a corporation founded by him to inform the
public about Confederate heritage from the perspective of the hundreds of
thousands of black people who love and support the South, its customs and its
people. H.K. can often be seen in downtown Asheville and other cities in his Confederate uniform,
carrying the Confederate Battle Flag, meeting people and answering questions about Confederate
heritage. He has walked thousands of miles while carrying that flag….wherever he is needed to tell his
story, you will find him. From Hollywood to the White House, Mr. Edgerton has been in the front of
educational efforts to tell the story of the relationships between black and white residents of the South
during the War for Southern Independence, bringing his message to people of all races. He has worked
tirelessly to expose the many myths of Yankee history and setting the record straight regarding black
roles in the history of the South.
An associate member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, he has encountered his share of vituperative
comments directed toward him for being a black man in support of what we Southrons like to call our "Southern Heritage". H. K., due to his Christian faith and knowledge of his subject, handles himself very
well, having appeared on CNN to answer questions about comments made by the Governor of Virginia
concerning Confederate History Month.
He is also Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus of the Southern Legal Resource Center of Black
Mountain, NC. Mr. Edgerton maintains that the citizens of the South, both black and white have
struggled together to maintain the principles of a limited, democratic and representative government as
espoused by America's founding fathers. [Information courtesy of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Lt. Robert J. Tipton Camp #2083, Elizabethton, TN.]
Jun. 9, 2014, Monday
"Charles Wilden Views the Overland Campaign: Wilderness and Spotsylvania", by Gordon Rhea, Historian/Attorney, 7 PM, Mon., Jun. 9, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, the program is free and open to the general public. For further information, please email Wayne Strong or call (423) 323-2306.
Jun. 27-28, 2014, Friday and Saturday
- Liberty Celebration 2014: "In God We Trust", Toy F. Reid Employee Center, Kingsport, TN
- Friday, June 27, 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 28, 2:30 p.m.
- Saturday, June 28, 7:30 p.m.
This is the patriotic concert you have been waiting for! This will be the 11th Liberty Celebration since 1986. Scores of performers will be celebrating Ameria's Freedom in a spectacular and unique concert. Since 1997, volunteers from our communities have come together biannually for Liberty Celebration, a patriotic musical celebrating Independence Day. The event provides an opportunity to celebrate freedom in a family atmosphere with emphasis on the traditional values of God and country. The event includes a large adult choir, children's choir, full orchestra, soloists, dance groups, dramatic presentations, along with a strong military presence emphasizing and recognizing our service men and women all combined to anchor Liberty Celebration. The theme for this year's event is "In God We Trust". If you would like further information, please call 423.239.9415.
- Richlands Freedom Festival, June 27-28, 2014, Richlands, VA. Event includes Bluegrass, Barbeque, Quilt Show, Cruise-In, Motorcycle Show, Face Painting, Wow Bubbles, Vendors, Artisans, Food, History Characters, Photo Contest, Crafters and more. contact Jan White at 276.963.3737 or Karen Deel at 276.963.4811. Information also available from Michele Yates at 276.963.8755 or Richlands town Hall 276.964.2566.
- Friday, June 27, 6 PM to 10 PM, Bluegrass & BBQ
- 6:30 PM, Amber Collins & Turning Point
- 7:15 PM, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
- 8:00 PM, Ralph Stanley II
- Saturday, June 28
- 12 Noon, The Jubilaires Quartet
- 1:30 PM, KT Vandyke & Driftin Westward
- 2:15 PM, Appalachian Hoedowners
- 3:00 PM, Ebby Jewell & The Bluegrass Kinsmen
- 4:00 PM, Jeff Brown & Still Lonesome
- 5:00 PM, John Goad
- 6:30 PM, Tyler Hammond Band
- 8:15 PM, Bill Haley, Jr. & The Comets
- 10:00 PM, Fireworks
Jul. 4, 2014, Friday
- BLOUNTVILLE RURITAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, 2 PM, Fri., Jul 4, downtown Blountville.
- Independence Day Celebration at Historic Rocky Mount - Come and celebrate with the Cobb Family our day of Independence this year in traditional ways: the reading of the Declaration of Independence, hanging ribbons on the 'Liberty Tree', and honoring those who won and those who protect our freedom. For information, please call (423) 538-7396.
Jul. 14, 2014, Monday
- Fun Fest Civil War event, sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable, Mon., July 14, 2014, Renaissance Center, Kingsport, TN. Details to be announced. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Jul. 19, 2014, Saturday
- 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. Come for a taste of Halloween in July. This is an annual fundraiser for the Jonesborough Storytellers Guild. For information, please call (423) 538-7396.
Aug. 11, 2014, Monday
"1864 Battles of 1st and 2nd Deep Bottom, Lee and His Generals", by R. E. Lee Krick, Richmond Author/Historian, 7 PM, Mon., Aug. 11, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. Sponsored by the Tri-Cities Civil War Round Table, the program is free and open to the general public. For further information, please email Wayne Strong or call (423) 323-2306.
Aug. 21-24, 2014
- 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Military & Relic Show, Aug. 21-24, Pigeon Forge, TN. On August 21st through the 24th the city of Pigeon Forge will host a Freedom
Celebration. They will be Welcoming Home
Vietnam Veterans and honoring ALL who have
served America. 2014 will feature a grand
parade from light #4 with a welcome home
crowd lining the sideways and honoring the
parade as they drive by. The parade will end at
the Smoky Mountain Convention Center
which will be hosting the 5th Annual Smoky
Mountain Military & Relic Show
extravaganza on August 23rd and 24th. There
will be a VVA Color Guard Competition,
Military Vehicle Restoration Competition and
special coupon packages for the entire
weekend. The ticket package includes Smoky
Mountain Military & Relic Show, Smoky
Mountain Opry's Salute to Patriots, Celebrate
Freedom Concert (sponsored by Compassion
International), Dixie Stampede's Vietnam
Veteran's Salute and Sunday Morning
Remembrance. For further info, please contact Coordinator, Lynn Hammond, or visit the website for updates.
Sep. 8, 2014
- Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting, Mon., Sep. 8, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Sep. 8 and 15, 2014
- Overmountain Victory Trail Event at Historic Rocky Mount - Members of the Overmountain Victory Trail Association will present a special night of 'candlelight narration’ in their campsites as they recreate the fateful evening of September 24, 1780, their encampment with the Cobb Family and the triumphant over-the-mountains march to victory at Kings Mountain. For information, please call (423) 538-7396.
Sep. 13, 2014
- 6th ANNUAL HISTORIC BLOUNTVILLE FLEA MARKET & YARD SALE, beginning at 8 AM, Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, Historic downtown Blountville, TN. One of the largest Flea Markets in Northeast TN, the event is fun for the entire family! Vendors must be registered by Fri., Sept. 5, 2014. Call 423.323.4660 for further information. Don't miss this one!
Sep. 20-21, 2014
- Battle of Blountville Commemoration Ceremony, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 20-21, 2014, downtown Blountville, TN. Sponsored by the Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park.
Sep. 28, 2014, Sunday
- Seventh Annual Gospel Music Arts Celebration, 6 PM, Sun., Sept. 28, 2014, Shiloh FWB Church, 21508 Benhams Road, Bristol, VA 24201. Several gosepl bluegrass bands will be participating. For further information, please contact Millie Statzer.
Oct. 2-5, 2014
150th Anniversary of the East Tennessee, Campaigns, October 2-5, 2014, Myers Farm, 3415 Gap Creek Rd., Bulls Gap, TN. Event organized by The Armies of Tennessee. For additional info, please visit www.easttennesseecampaign.com.
Oct. 10-12, 2014, Friday-Sunday
Battle of Blountville Civil War Reenactment, Oct. 10-12, 2014, Historic Blountville, TN. Event brought to you by 2014 Battle of Blountville Reenactment Committee, Battle of Blountville Civil War Military Park, and the Sullivan County Department of Archives and Tourism. For information, please call Chairman Ric Dulaney at 423.863.5247. Further details to be announced in January 2014.
- Overmountain Men 15K Race, Sat., Oct. 11, 2014. The public is invited to the 4th Annual Overmountain Men Victory Run from Sycamore Shoals to Rocky Mount to commemorate the victorious return route of the Overmountain Men following the Battle of King's Mountain on October 7, 1780. Runners and non-runners are invited to participate in the activities of the day. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.
Oct. 13, 2014, Monday
- Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting, Mon., Oct. 13, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Oct. 18, 2014, Saturday
- Spirit of the Harvest, Sat., Oct. 18, 2014, Rocky Mount Historic Site, Piney Flats, TN. Participate with the family and friends of the Cobb Family as they gather in the rewards of their labor throughout this productive year with the harvest of the crops and the preparations being made for the long winter season. For details check the Rocky Mount website: www.rockymountmuseum.com.
Nov. 10, 2014
- "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.
Nov. 11, 2014, Tuesday
- 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.
Dec. 8, 2014
- Tri-Cities Civil War Roundtable meeting, Mon., Dec. 8, 2014, Eastman Employee Center, Room 219, Kingsport, TN. For additional information, please contact Wayne Strong.
Dec. 11-13, 2014
- Historic Blountville Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, 6 PM, Thurs., Dec. 11, 2014, historic Sullivan County Courthouse in downtown Blountville.
- Blountville Ruritan Annual Christmas Parade, 2 PM, downtown Blountville, TN.
- Tours of the Olde Deery Inn, details to be announced. Blountville, TN.
Dec. 5, 6, 12, and 13, 2014
- 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 in the Region:
- 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.
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