Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011
Address: 7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy Townsend, TN 37882 Phone: (800) 525-6834
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Celebrate spring while learning a little about Appalachian culture, experiencing a bluegrass jam session or concert, taking a guided wildflower walk, enjoying the Young Pickers Talent Contest, tasting some authentic Southern barbeque or cast iron cookery, listening to a story or two, and getting your fill of arts, crafts and mountain heritage--and do it all for FREE at the 19th Annual Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timer's Day in Townsend.  The event celebrates the unique and enduring heritage of Townsend, Blount County and the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Townsend festival was created to celebrate the heritage of the Smoky Mountains, and to keep Appalachian culture alive while giving visitors a hands-on look into the unique traditions. The festival began with bluegrass bands and musicians jammin' and has since grown into a family event, with many activities attracting people from across the country.