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October 21-22, 2016 - Witches Wynd at Exchange Place
8 PM, Exchange Place on Orebank Road, Kingsport.
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. Watch for our next special event.
October 29, 2016 - Halloween Bash in downtown Kingsport
6 PM to 11:55 PM, Kingsport Farmer's Market, 300 Clinchfield St., Kingsport, TN 37660. Come out for a night of fun at Tri-Cities largest Halloween party Saturday, October 29th. The Halloween Bash presented by Bud Light will have Acoustifried, live DJ, games, food trucks, Beer and water, and the $1000 Halloween Express Costume Contest. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. See additional information.
October 29, 2016 - "Spirit of the Harvest" at Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount's special event "Spirit of the Harvest" will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29th from 11-5. "Spirit of the Harvest" is Rocky Mount's annual fall event celebrating the harvest season of the Cobb family and other early settlers of Tennessee in 1791. It is the perfect time to experience the beauty of fall at Rocky Mount. Come out and enjoy the cooler weather and the changing colors of the leaves.
Living history tours of the Cobb farm will take place all day along with other special demonstrations and craft classes. Talk to the Cobb family about the harvest and their preparations for winter. Demonstrations on site will include fireplace cooking, apple butter making, and apple cider pressing. Stop and smell the biscuits baking in the kitchen or give the apple butter a stir. The apple butter being made will be for sale in the gift shop at the end of the day. Admission is $5 per person ages 5 and up. Rocky Mount Historical Association members will be admitted free. Craft classes for making corn shuck dolls and candle dipping will be offered for an additional
$2 per craft. Rocky Mount will also be holding a special "Frontier Academy" session about food preservation. Visitors can sign up for free to join the class to learn about the preservation techniques of the early settlers in the time before refrigeration. Storytelling will also be taking place in the museum auditorium at select times during the day.
This event is a great way to spend time with your family and celebrate the fall season! For more information call (423) 538-7396 or 888-538-1791.
November 3, 2016 - Holiday Open House
5 PM to 8 PM, downtown Kingsport. Christmas Shopping and Dinner in Downtown Kingsport! Over 20 stores and restaurants will stay open late for appetizers, drinks and holiday shopping! See additional information.
November 5-6, 2016 - "A WALK IN THEIR BOOTS" - Special Event
November 6, 2016 - Symphony of the Mountains - Youth Orchestra
3 PM to 5 PM, Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN. The Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra (SMYO) recruits, trains and rehearses youth from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. It is the only auditioned, regional symphonic youth orchestra within 90 miles of Kingsport. Weekly rehearsals for SMYO are held on Sundays at the Kingsport Renaissance Center. Membership to Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra is obtained by audition each year. Student musicians in grades 12 and under are invited to apply. The Symphony of the Mountains Primo Orchestra (strings only) introduces student musicians to ensemble playing and techniques, and serves as a preparatory setting for Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra. The Youth Orchestra annually performs three free concerts: The Fall Youth Orchestra concert for the general public, the Youth for Youth concert, and the Spring Youth Orchestra concert. The Symphony of the Mountains Youth Orchestra is conducted by Ross Bader. The Symphony of the Mountains Primo Orchestra is conducted by Wendy Royston. Youth Orchestra Manager/Librarian is Patty Denmark.
November 13, 2016 - Symphony of the Mountains - "Chicago"
3 PM to 5 PM, Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN. Symphony of The Mountains "Chicago" with Barter Theatre - This unique collaboration features two of the region’s art powerhouses crating a trip back to the roaring 20’s. Broadway’s longest-running American musical, Chicago is a dazzling and satirical look at fame, justice, and the media machine. Tickets are available by calling Barter Theatre: 276-628-3991 or Symphony of the Mountains: 423-392-8423.
December 1, 2016 - Bristol Christmas Parade
7 PM to 9 PM.
Thousands of area residents will line State Street Thursday night, Dec. 1 for the Bristol Christmas Parade to kick-off the holiday season. The parade, which has been taking place in the downtown area for more than a century, is a Bristol Chamber of Commerce program.
The night's festivities, which will start on Bob Morrison Blvd., make its way through the center of town before finishing up at the Train Station.
As always, jolly ol’ Saint Nick will make his presence known, riding in the final float.
More than 150 floats from local businesses, civic and volunteer organizations, church groups, bands, schools, neighborhood groups, etc. make up the parade. Click here for additional information.
December 3, 2016 - Christmas in the Country 2016 at Exchange Place
Christmas in the Country 10 AM to 4 PM. Yule Log Ceremony at 4 PM.
December 3, 2016 - Symphony of the Mountains: Holiday Concert
3 PM to 5 PM, Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center, 400 S. Wilcox Drive, Kingsport, TN. Symphony of the Mountains holiday concerts are a family tradition! Join us for new and old Yuletide favorites with guests Voices of the Mountains, Mountain Empire Children’s Choral Academy, Mountain Mission School Choir and Academy of Strings. Stay for a cookie and punch reception with a special visit from Ol’ Saint Nick! Buy tickets here.
December 8-10, 2016 - Christmas at Historic Blountville
6 PM, Thursday, December 8, 2016. Blountville Christmas Tree Lighting will begin at 6 PM, followed by some joyous Christmas caroling led by the Blountville Middle School Choir combined with the Holston Middle School Choir!
2 PM, Saturday, December 10, 2016. Blountville Ruitan Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Blountville. Registration is not required, and parade entrants will line up at Keystone Drive beginning at 1 PM. Participants are encouraged to have entries with an Independence Day theme. The parade route will begin at Keystone Drive, continuing through downtown Blountville and ending at the Historic Sullivan County Courthouse. Event is sponsored by the Blountville Ruritan. The event is free and open to the general public.
December 9-11, 2016 - 1818 Christmas at the Inn
Netherland Inn on Netherland Inn Road, Kingsport, TN.
December 16-18, 2016 - Kingsport Ballet - The Nutcracker
Showtimes: Fri., Dec. 16, 7 PM;
Sat., Dec. 17th, 7 PM;
Sun., Dec. 18th, 2:30 PM.
Wellmont Performing Arts Center at Northeast State, Blountville, TN.
For Tickets: 423-378-3967.
- Blountville Farmers Market, 12 Noon, each Thurs., April through October, located behind the old Sullivan County Courthouse at Blountville. Info at 423.323.4660.
- Cooper's Gem Mine, 11 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 12 Noon to 5 PM on Saturdays, from the 1st of April through October 31. For group tours and information, please call (423) 323-5680. Beginning in October 2015, an online store will be available at coopersgemmine.com and will include natural artifacts.
- 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. Step back in time as you visit this lovely hidden gem in downtown Historic Blountville! Tours include rooms of beautiful antiques inside the 2-story inn, and visitors will also enjoy seeing the dependency buildings including the old brick kitchen, slave quarters, blacksmith shop and more! A must-see for early Tennessee history! 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.
- 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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