Calendar of Events

Come join us for our fourth annual Appalachian Bear Fest at the ABR Visitor and Education Center. We will celebrate National Black Bear Day with live music featuring The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day and many more, kid’s activities, delicious food, Fisher’s Farm Petting Zoo and a whole lot of   Read More →

2019 Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset. Tickets are now available for purchase   Read More →

The Dancing Bear Bike Bash returns in 2019 with 3 great rides to choose from and our famous post-ride outdoor lunch and complimentary beer! The Bicycle Bash is scheduled for Saturday, September 14, 2019! Tickets are $45

Townsend Heritage Festival 2019 Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Fall festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

Grains & Grits Festival 2019 The Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. Experience thriving crafts spirit and gourmet food community while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders taking place in The Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Phone: 865-983-2241. EVENT DETAILS: 5:00pm: Parking Opens 6:00pm:   Read More →