A Weekend of Appalachian Heritage

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The Townsend Heritage Festival and Old Timers’ Day in Cades Cove are taking place this weekend, September 25-26. This annual festival started with the original Old Timers’ Day 23 years ago. It was and is a day set aside for old timers, some of them descendants of the Cove, to gather and pick and play… Read more »

Local Harley-Davidson Dealer Contributing to East Tennessee’s Draw as Tourist Destination

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With attractions like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Ober Gatlinburg; University of Tennessee athletics; and Dollywood; hundreds of hiking trails and fishing areas; a seasonably mild climate and as much shopping as one could ask for, it is no surprise that East Tennessee has become a popular tourist destination in the Southeast. While much… Read more »

Running for the Mountains

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It’s no secret that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park draws a lot of vacationers to Blount County every year. Blount County tourism has been growing, and last year expanded to include a new type of attraction: destination racing. In 2014, Blount County caught the attention of a fledgling company called Vacation Races. VR was… Read more »