Calendar of Events

In response to the COVID-19 cononavirus outbreak, and in what the Blount Partnership sees is the best interest of our visitors, employees and community, the Townsend Fall Festival scheduled for September 25-26 at the Townsend Visitor Center is canceled. The event will not be rescheduled. Sponsors, crafters, food vendors and entertainers will be contacted to   Read More →

  In response to the COVID-19 cononavirus outbreak, and in what the Blount Partnership sees is the best interest of our visitors, employees and community, the Townsend Spring Festival scheduled for May 1-2 at the Townsend Visitor Center is canceled. The event will not be rescheduled. The Townsend Spring Festival features bluegrass and mountain music,   Read More →

  Due to the concerns of Covid-19, the Tennessee Pottery Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 9th will be rescheduled to October 10th, 2020. In its fourth year, the Tennessee Pottery Festival will be held on the grounds of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend on Saturday, May 9th from 10 A.M. – 4   Read More →

The 2020 Smoky Mountain Fall Festival will take place October 30,31 in Townsend, TN. Come on out for Food trucks, art and craft vendors, antiques, baked treats, games, hay rides and more. The event is free with a $10 charge for parking. The event is rain or shine! Gates are open from 10am until 7pm.   Read More →

  The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. The Townsend   Read More →

The only organized footrace inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join us Sunday, November 8, 2020 for the 4th-annual Cades Cove Loop Lope. All funds raised support park projects such as historic preservation, wildlife conservation, native plant and grassland restoration, and much more.

    Rescheduled from March 27th and 28th due to CDC Regulations to November 13th and 14th! Food Truck Festival from 11am – 7pm featuring local food trucks from across the area. Includes entry with transportation into the festival. Tickets are $5/person and can be purchased here: https://m.bpt.me/event/4510855 VIP options available!  For more information please see the   Read More →

  Due to the concerns of Covid-19 The Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival is cancelling this years event.  The event is now rescheduled for April 16-April 17th 2021.  Please join us next year!   Save the date for the 11th annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival.  Fun for all ages with family activities, demonstrations, classes,   Read More →