Fall Heritage Festival and Oldtimer’s Day – September 25th and 26th

IMG_9898You don’t want to miss the Fall Heritage Festival and Oldtimer’s Day at the Townsend Visitor Center.  The fun takes place on September 25th and 26th this year.  This particular festival celebrates the heritage of Townsend and the Great Smoky Mountains.  If you love bluegrass music, you definitely don’t want toIMG_0098 miss this.  Bring your own chair and claim you spot in front of the main stage behind the Visitor’s Center where various bluegrass acts will be performing throughout both days.  There are even cds and t-shirts available for some of the groups.  If you find yourself just not able to sit still, that’s ok, you won’t miss out.  Just about every inch of porch space is covered with musicians in small groups and circles playing with each other.  IMG_9942The porch isn’t quite big enough, so there are even more groups of musicians under the treesnext to the Visitor’s Center.  You can roam from group to group or find your favorite circle and hang out for as long as you like.

The music is a huge attraction, but there’s more!  What would bluegrass music be without a few cloggers?  In additionIMG_9876 to the live bluegrass bands, you can also see live clogger demonstrations and join in the fun yourself if you choose.  Got an itch to do a little shopping?  There are dozens of local vendors lined up along the bike trail in front of the Visitor’s Center.    There you will find a plethura IMG_0047of local goods from fresh kettle corn to muskadine grape juice to handcarved wooden bowls and items.

You can also learn firsthand of crafts and talents that are fading away in todays times, like weaving, quilting, and basketmaking.  Did IIMG_9958 mention the food?  What would a festival be without funnel cake?  Of course, you can also sink your teeth into some scrumptious bbq, pinto beans, and all kinds of other good ol’ Southern favorites including homemade ice cream.  So come hungry!

IMG_9993Take a step back in time, when life was simpler, yet harder.  If you want to be close to the festival and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we would love to have you stay with us at Tremont Outdoor Resort.

Hope to see you there!


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