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EVEnts & FEstIVALs
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival,
April 20-22. Vendors marketplace, family activities, live animal displays, fiber arts
demonstrations and classes for beginners.
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center,
Fantasy of Lights christmas Parade, early
december. Award-winning annual parade
featuring lighted floats, marching bands,
equestrian units, giant balloons and Santa
Claus. Downtown Gatlinburg. 430-4148.
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dogwood Arts Festival, April 27-29. Quality arts and crafts booths, arts in action, performing arts, culinary arts demonstrations
and tastings, and a children's creation station. Market Square, Downtown Knoxville.
ValleyFest Beer and Wine Festival, May
26. Sample regional wines and microbrews,
listen to live music and browse the wares of
quality crafters and artisans. Massanutten
Resort, McGaheysville. 434-3862. valleyfestbeerandwine.com.
Big Ears Festival, March 22-25. A dynamic,
interactive experience that explores connections between musicians and artists. Downtown Knoxville. bigearsfestival.com.
Kingsport Fun Fest, July 13-21. Hot air balloons, big-name concerts and additional
events throughout the city. Kingsport. 3928806. funfest.net.
Virginia Wine and craft Festival, May 19.
Enjoy tastings from 20 Virginia wineries,
fine handmade jewelry, hand-painted wine
glasses, and more. Downtown Front Royal.
rhythm N Blooms Music Festival, April 6-8.
A unique theater-like experience celebrating
music history in the area. Jackson Avenue,
Downtown Knoxville. rhythmnbloomsfest.
Tennessee Valley Fair, September 7-16.
Annual event with concert series, innovative
exhibits, livestock shoes, sports and more.
Knoxville. 865-215-1471. tnvalleyfair.org.
Get Out! Greenville, October 6. A celebration of all that Greenville County and Upstate
South Carolina has to offer to the outdoor
enthusiast, complete with music and tasty
food. Conestee Park, Greenville. greenvillerec.
Fall for Greenville, October 12-14. This free,
three-day event features more than 40 of
Greenville's finest restaurants and almost
200 menu items. Downtown Greenville.
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Staunton Music Festival, August. Lasting
10 days and presenting nearly 30 concerts,
lectures and workshops, with more than 60
of the world's finest chamber musicians.
Staunton. 569-0267. stauntonmusicfestival.org.
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