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Win 2 free tix - a $16 value - to the Crafts Fair of the Southern Highlands. Read more

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The competition is one of the most acclaimed songwriting contests in roots and Americana music, and has a reputation for launching careers as well as drawing attention to important new talent. Read more

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Proceeds go towards the care of the farm’s animals and the continuing restoration and preservation of the farm. Read more

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Both nights will include some of the region's finest fiddlers, banjo players, string bands, ballad singers, buck dancers, and square dance teams, as well as the marvelous sounds of dulcimer, harmonica, bagpipes, spoons, saws and folk ensembles. Read more

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Bring a comfy chair, sit in the shade of the large performance tent, and enjoy the sounds of East Tennessee musical history. Read more

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Abingdon Music Experience has recruited weird and wonderful artists from all over the country. Read more

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Also attending is Jaki Shelton Green, the North Carolina Poet Laureate. Read more

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Antiques specialists David Case, Merikay Waldvogel and James Hooper will also lead a special museum tour. Read more

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Summer spectacle lights up the Tennessee sky. Read more

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The festival features authentic traditional food vendors representing Asian countries and areas such as Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Korea, China, Japan, Philippines, and Vietnam. Read more

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The nation’s top Scottish athletes clash in traditional heavyweight events, such as “turning the caber” and “tossing the sheaf.” Read more

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Every 4th of July, the Museum of Appalachia staff use gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil hundreds of feet into the air. Read more

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The hardest part of being a journalist, and especially one whose core focus is music, is seeing those you were lucky enough to meet, interview and write about, pass away. Read more

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Items include pecans, peaches, jellies, soaps, body lotions, dog biscuits, walking canes, clothing, bread, candles, pickles, pottery, syrups, and lots more, all grown, harvested, canned, baked, stitched or crafted in Georgia. Read more

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Mabry's Hill enjoys a spectacular view of the City of Knoxville's Festival on the Fourth fireworks. Read more

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The festival offers bluegrass and old-time music, a silent auction of beautiful regional items, an artists’ market and good food. Read more

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The show includes yard art, outdoor furniture, tools, planters and other garden-themed merchandise. Read more

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Pioneer Day features Southern Appalachian crafts, live bands, food trucks, vintage farm tools and equipment, Civil War re-enactors, special exhibits, authors, animals, children’s games and much more. Read more

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The festival features a line-up of musicians, storytellers, artists, and more – many nationally recognized - to entertain audiences and share Appalachian traditions. Read more

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