Day Trip Six

Thirty Three 2012 Festivals

Festivals are on going any time of year in Townsend, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Maryville, Tennessee.  On the Gracehill Calendar of Events, I have listed in detail hundreds of events happening in the area, although it would be questionable whether something was an event, show or a festival!  I’ve listed what I consider the obvious festivals or fairs here.

Thursday February 2nd, 2012, three days, all day long: the Winter Heritage Festival in the Smokies, Townsend, TN.

Friday March 16th, 2012, two days, all day long: the Smoky Mountain Fibers Arts Festival at the Townsend Visitor Center and Townsend Elementary School, Townsend, TN.

Friday March 23rd, 2012, three days, 9-5 : the Smoky Mountain Quilters Guild Show at Maryville College, Maryville, TN.

Wednesday April 4th, 2012, four days, all day long: the Great Smoky Easter Art and Crafts Show in Gatlinburg at the Convention Center.

Saturday April 7th, 2012, one day, all day long: the Herb and Wildflower Day at the Townsend Visitor Center and in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend, TN.

Saturday April 7th, 2012, two days, all day long: the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament in Gatlinburg, TN.

Friday April 20th, 2012,  one day: the Great Smoky Mountains Association sponser’s Music of the Mountains at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN. Music by The Good Thymes Ceilidh.

Wednesday April 25th, 2012, four days, all day long: Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg, TN.

Thursday April 26th, 2012, 1 night, 5 to 9PM, Ribfest, in Gatlinburg, TN

Friday April 27th, 2012, three days, all day long: Trillium Cove Art Walk, Townsend, TN.

Friday May 4th, 2012, two days, all day long:  Spring Festival and Old Timers Day, Visitor Center, Townsend, TN.

Monday May 14th, 2012, two days, all day: Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival, Gatlinburg, TN.

Friday May 18th, 2012, three days, all day long: TroutFest, Visitor Center, Townsend, TN.

Friday May 18th,2012, three days, all day long: Smoky Mountain Highland Games, Maryville College, Maryville, TN.

Saturday June 2nd, 2012, one day, all day long: Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival, Visitor Center, Townsend, TN.

Monday June 18th, 2012, two days, all day long: Bloomin BBQ and Bluegrass, Sevierville, TN

Saturday June 23rd,  2012, two days, all day long: Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Show, Townsend, TN.

Friday July 20th, 2012, ten days, all day long: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, Gatlinburg, TN.

Saturday August 11th, 2012, two days, all day long: Civil War Encampment, Sam Houston School House, Maryville,TN.

Thursday August 23rd, 2012, three days, all day long: Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival, Gatlinburg, TN.

Friday August 31st, 2012, three days, all day long: 8th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival, Gatlinburg, TN.

Monday September 3rd, 2012,  six days, all day long: Sevier County Fair, Sevierville, TN.

Friday September 28th, 2012, two days, all day long: Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day, Visitor Center, Townsend, TN and Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  (In the same area Railroad Days are happening at the Little River Railroad Museum in Townsend.)

Saturday September 29th, 2012, one day, all day: Blue Ribbon Country Fair, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN.

Saturday September 29th, 2012, two days, all day long: Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Show, Townsend, TN.

Saturday October 6th, 2012, two days, all day long: Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival at the Visitor Center, Townsend, TN.

Thursday October 11th through October 28th, 2012, all day long: Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair,  Gatlinburg, TN.

Friday October 12th, 2012,  three days, all day long: Museum of Appalachia Homecoming, Norris, TN.

Friday October 12th, 2012, three days, all day long: Foothills Fall Festival, Maryville, TN.

Wednesday November 7th, 2012, one day, 5PM to 8PM: Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cook off, Gatlinburg, TN

Sunday November 11th, 2012 till December 30th, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, Pigeon Forge, TN.

Wednesday November 21nd, 2012, five days, all day: Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Monday November 26th, 2012, 7 days, Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show, Gatlinburg Convention Center.