Happenings in this Smoky Mountain Community
Every spring, the Townsend Visitors Center hosts the Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
year marks the 18th festival held on April 30th and May
1st. Events start at 9 a.m. on Friday morning, with a two hour
wildflower walk up Chestnut Top Trail, and continue all day long.
Some of the highlights are garden tours and the Knoxville Pipes and
Drums Concert and Parade at 6:30 p.m.. One of my previous guests
plays in this band, see my blog on the Gatlinburg Scottish Festival
14th-16th to hear them. Bluegrass music plays from noon to 10 p.m.
both days, on the stage, with "pickers" playing everywhere there is a
spot to stand. Arts and crafts booths are set up in back.
music continues and Saturday morning starts even earlier.
Demonstrations are held inside and out all day
long. Highlights are the antique cars, antique tractors and
engines, basket making, wood carving, quilting, rug hooking, spinning,
bee keeping, pottery, cornmeal making, story telling, clogging, old harp
singing and kids' games.There is a nominal charge for parking and we
supply the lawn chairs with-
I've Taken 1000's of Sunset Photos
over the years, from the top veranda, many seen here
This photo ranks in the top five for unusual. It rained all day
on April 8th. That evening I walked out of my office into the
living room, stopped dead in my tracks, reached back, grabbed my camera,
raced to the front porch, and started snapping away. I haven't
used a tripod in almost ten years, and I certainly didn't have time
to start searching for it. I braced myself against the porch
railing and held the camera as steady as I could with the shutter
open for about three seconds. The deck was wet and cold under my
bare feet, and I swear I could hear the music from the "Twilight Zone"
playing somewhere! You gotta love the Smokies...
For Mother's Day--
Egg, Cheese, Sausage, Spinach Enchiladas
If your beloved is bringing you here for Mother's Day, I'll make it. If not, you are on your own...
The good news is your
will think they died and went to heaven eating this brunch main
course. The bad news is you're going to have a
mess of pots and pans to wash when you're done.
whole thing can be made the night before, and stored in the fridge till
you're ready to pop it in the oven the next morning. For the
recipe click here
love a little dollop of sour cream on top with the fresh green onions
and cherry tomatoes, but I usually put it in a bowl, pass it around, and
let folks help themselves. The recipe makes 8 very generous
servings. There is enough egg and sausage filling for ten if you
need to stretch it. Just put seven, as shown above, in this 9"
X 13" and the other three in a smaller oblong 8.5" X 10" pan. For
all our website recipes, click here!
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1169 Little Round Top Way
Townsend, TN 37882
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