All day walking tours at the Museum, history talks and presentations, tours at Tremont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, walking history tours of old Townsend, model trains, hand car rides for the kids. For more information call Sandy at 865-448-2211 or go see www.littleriverrailroad.org/
Herb and Wildflower Day, at the Townsend Visitor Center, is one of the many smaller festivals that they host all year long in Townsend, TN, but the participants are no less passionate about their subject matter. Booths were set up under the pavilion representing several of the local Herb and Wildflower Nurseries in the area. Other offerings to round out the day included: fine pottery with a nature theme, a baked good sale, walks in the woods, classes and garden tours.
The day started at 7AM at Tremont with a walk lead by retired NPS Ranger Carey Jones featuring “Birds of the Smokies.” Afternoon wildflower rambles and hikes were on Chestnut Top Trail (“What’s in Bloom”) and Spruce Flats Falls (“Wildflowers on Rocks”).
The two most heavily attended classes were held at the Visitor Center. A 9AM lecture by Dr. Patricia Cox of TVA Natural Heritage on “Spring Flowers and Ferns of the Smokies” had an attendance of about 40 along with the 10:30AM lecture by NPS Ranger Adrian Mayor on “Wildflowers Pollinators- Bees and More.” Afternoon lectures were on “Exotic and Invasive Plants” and a “Blount Friendly Landscaping Gardening Class.” Perfect weather for the perfect Townsend style festival! mizkathleen@ Gracehill Bed and Breakfast
Yearly fundrasier and auction at the Heritage Center in Townsend. Starts at 6pm, dinner provided, ends around 10pm. Advance tickets required. Call 865-448-0044 for further information.Read More
The Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center hosts Dr. Bill Bass at a book signing and lecture.Read More
Music of the Mountains by the Good Thymes Ceilidh Band featuring Celtic Music. Call 865-448-0044 for timesRead More