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Tennessee DeparTmenT of TourisT DevelopmenT
you may or may
not see a bear
on the "peaceful side" of the
on the Square
Big concerts are a big part of FunFest in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Georgia, does feature musi- found near the Clinch River in
cians and crafters on April the hamlet of Honaker when
16-17 while its name recalls a the Redbud Festival (honunique incident when a baby akerredbudfest.com) includes
bear climbed a tree in town contests, concerts and canoeand had to rescued (bearon ing.
Pop into Pikeville, Kentucky,
Nearby, follow the high- April 21-23, to celebrate the
way to Helen to drink in the backwoods of the mountain
Spring Bierfest at the Fest- frontier at Hillbilly Days.
halle of Helen, Georgia, start- This annual event (hillbillying at noon on April 16 with days.com) features three days
music, dancing, food and bev- of outrageous fun, food and
erages on the banks of the frolics along the Country MuChattahoochee River (helen- sic Highway.
On April 22-May 1, the
chamber.com). In Virginia, on
April 16-18, more fun can be Shenandoah Apple BlosMarch/April 2016 29