Townsend Spring Festival 2020

Townsend Spring Festival 2020

Townsend Spring Festival 2020

September 25th – 26th

 

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, arts and crafts booths, wildflower walks, demonstrations of Appalachian skills, traditional food including BBQ, ice cream, and cast iron cooking. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Spring festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

Bluegrass music (concerts & jam sessions), clogging, arts and crafts, BBQ and other vendors, Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling, and wildflower walks.  Parking on premises cost benefits the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Alternatively, the FREE shuttle service is available to take people between stops throughout Townsend, starting and ending at the Townsend Visitor’s Center.

Daily Schedule

May 1
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: Noon-10 p.m.

May 2
Crafts & Demonstrations: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Food: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Music: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Parking is $10 per day or $15 for two-day pass. Proceeds benefit the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department.
Parking passes may be purchased at the Townsend Visitor Center (7906 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy., Townsend), the Maryville Welcome Center (201 S. Washington St., Maryville) or at the parking gate on event days.

FREE Townsend Shuttle
Don’t forget to hop on the FREE shuttle that takes you around Townsend.

Buses, donated from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, will run from the Heritage Center to Little Arrow to Trillium Cove to Little River Railroad Museum to Cades Cove Cellars to Apple Valley to the Townsend Visitors Center and back to the Heritage Center.

One bus runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a second from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both days.

The last bus will leave the Townsend Visitor Center at 6 p.m. and returns to the Heritage Center, on both Friday and Saturday.

 


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