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Downtown Dandridge

Since 1783, the town of Dandridge has sat as a picturesque river town in the hills of East Tennessee. Unlike many old towns, though, Dandridge’s history is still visible on a walk down its still active main street.

Carson-Newman University

Carson-Newman University is currently in the process of a major campus renovation. We went to check it out.

Jefferson County Fair

It's the 71st edition of the Jefferson County Fair. With beauty pageants, truck pulls and live music, there's always a reason to show up to the fairgrounds from August 14-23.

Bush Beans

America's largest baked beans company was born and raised at the foot of English Mountain in Jefferson County. Bush Brothers & Company still resides in Chestnut Hill, and the company recently opened a visitor center to showcase its history.

Maryville College Mountain Challenge

The Mountain Challenge program takes students outdoors. Area mountains, lakes, rivers, and woods provide the setting. The seasons, each one distinct in its own right, provide the agenda.

Foothills Fall Festival

Please join us in celebrating 15 fantastic years of music’s greatest artists, awe-inspiring arts and crafts and a vivacious community at the 2014 Foothills Fall Festival. We are excited to bring you a special entertainment lineup that includes Tim McGraw, Chris Young, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Dustin Lynch and Sarah Darling among others.

Upstate Birds of Prey

Upstate Birds of Prey assists in the capture, rehabilitation and re-release of injured and orphaned birds of prey.

Corner Cafe

The Corner Cafe in Morristown has served famous, home-style food since the 1950s. The spot is busiest on Wednesdays when spaghetti is served. Serving perhaps the best burger in town, though, lunch is fantastic any day of the week.

Rose Center

Rose Center Council for the Arts was established in 1976 to promote the arts in the Lakeway Area. It’s a volunteer driven organization that is supported by gifts, memberships, program fees, and public contributions.

Morristown BMX Racing

Morristown BMX Raceway, Inc. at Frank Lorino Park in Morristown, TN has been the cornerstone of bicycle racing in East TN for nearly 30 years! We are well known for our fast track, in fact; we have the fastest quarter mile in BMX! Get on your bike and give our dirt a ride; you will be hooked.

Davy Crockett Tavern Museum

Located in Morristown, Tennessee, the Crockett Tavern Museum was built on the site of the boyhood home of Davy Crockett. It is a reconstruction of the 1790's John Crockett Tavern.

Gig It

Gig It Music Festival is a multi-day Festival that supports music of all types and fashions. As a spectator, you will get a chance to see artists on the rise and and some you are familiar with!

Wendy Leedy Art

Wendy Leedy is an East Tennessee artist who has lived in Grainger County since the 70s. Each piece of hers has a story to tell, whether it's personal, historical or purely for entertainment.

Cades Cove Riding Stables

Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget.

Grainger County Tomato Festival

One of East Tennessee's largest free festivals. Fun for the whole family. Events include the famous TOMATO WARS and Mater Madness 5K run on Saturday, Art Show & Living History, antique agricultural equipment and demonstrations, beauty pageant, regional authors, and three stages of continuous music.

Allison Boats

In the 1950′s, Allison Boats found its beginning when Paul Allison out-ran every boat in his class. Starting with the first cupped propeller in 1954, the Allisons have been pioneers of 100 boating innovations.

Cades Cove Museum

The Cades Cove Museum at the Thompson-Brown House is a trip through history geared toward those on their way to visit the historic Cove.

Camp LeConte Luxury Outdoor Resort

Gatlinburg’s newest campground. Full hook-up 20-30-50 amp RV sites with satellite TV. Tents are allowed in our primitive tent site area. Featuring “Glamping” in Safari Tents and Tree Houses. General store with laundry room and climate controlled shower house.

FireChaser Express

Test your mettle on the nation's first family coaster to come into the station one way and blast out another!

Sugarlands Distillery

Although the recipes and craft of making moonshine are ages old, the Sugarlands Still House features custom-designed distilling equipment that produces a superior moonshine.


Imagination on Sand at The Sable Theatre is a family friendly entertainment experience featuring an international cast of artists, acrobats, dancers, comedians, horse trainers, trick riders and over twenty AMAZING HORSES!

Foxfire Mountain Adventures

Foxfire Mountain is the largest zip line attraction in the Smoky Mountains. Here, you will zip from mountain top to mountain top over creeks, waterfalls, beautiful meadows where you will experience some really majestic views of the Smoky Mountains.

Tennessee Valley Winery

We offer a selection of up to twenty different varieties and produce around 80,000 bottles of wine per year as well as ship around the country

Rockin' the Docks

Rockin' the Docks is an all day festival that takes place each year on Fort Loudon Lake. Each summer, thousands of people gather at Lenoir City park to enjoy live bands, food, fireworks, rock climbing wall and much more.

WindRock Park

Windrock Park is 72,000 acres of off-road fun! Windrock Park is the largest privately-owned off-road trail system in the country! The trails accommodate all types of vehicles from ATVs, SxS, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, Jeeps/4x4s, buggies and trucks, in addition to serene and scenic view hiking trails.

Museum of Appalachia

The Museum tells the stories of Southern Appalachia mountain folk in their own words and through the artifacts they left behind. Cabins appear as though the family has just left to work in the fields, or go to Sunday meeting.

Fire on the Water

The 21st annual fireworks show 'Fire On The Water" on Lake Norris, TN will be June 28th this year. As the 3rd largest show in TN you won’t be surprised that we will have a great show. It's about 27 minutes of non-stop fireworks and will START AT DARK.

Norris Paddling

We provide self-guided rentals and discovery class in top of the line watercraft.

Synchronous Fireflies

Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of at least 19 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in America whose individuals can synchronize their flashing light patterns.

Zip Gatlinburg

No experience necessary. No handbraking. Our trained guides do all the work so you can enjoy the ride in downtown Gatlinburg where all the action is-and it won't take up half your day.

Tunes and Tales

Gatlinburg's ninth annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins in April and May in downtown Gatlinburg on Fridays and Saturday nights. On June 13th, you’ll be able to enjoy Tunes & Tales every night of the week through August 9. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event throughout downtown Gatlinburg featuring musical performers, cloggers, storytellers and artisans giving you a taste of Appalachian culture.

Tennessee Smokies Baseball

For a nine inning vacation, head to Smokies Stadium just off of I-40, exit 407. Check out future major league baseball talent while enjoying a day at the ballpark. The Smokies are a double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

Rickard Ridge BBQ

All of the meat at Rickard Ridge BBQ is meticulously smoked by owner and BBQ Pitmaster Mark Rickard. Mark has been part of an award winning competitive BBQ team for several years.

Cove Lake State Park

Cove Lake’s 717 acres are situated in a beautiful mountain valley on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. Scenic nature trails lead through a diversity of wetlands and woodlands offering wildlife viewing for the nature enthusiast. A paved walking/bike trail provides easy access to all park facilities. Visitors can spend the day fishing or simply sitting back and capturing the picturesque vista Cove Lake offers.

Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Area

The Hatfield Knob Elk Viewing Tower was erected with the help from volunteers of the Campbell Outdoor Recreation Association (CORA), the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, other volunteers, and TWRA personnel from Area 41, the Royal Blue Unit crew of the North Cumberland WMA, and TWRA elk biologist Steve Bennett.

Crescent Bend

Lauren Davis visits historic Crescent Bend in Knoxville

Knoxville Zoo

Lauren learns about the rare Ploughshare Toroise at the Knoxville Zoo

Event Calendar

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