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Travel+Leisure, an international travel magazine, has ranked Asheville third among the 50 best places to visit around the world in 2020. Read more

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Visitors are invited to make merry in this Blue Ridge mountain town with more than 60 festive activities occurring between that Friday and the New Year. Read more

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The Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards recognize the best resorts in the United States and by region as voted by readers. Read more

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The price of $30 includes a warm fall meal and 98-year-old Lib Robert’s famous banana pudding. 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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The dance performance features ‘70s music. 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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The music is vocal and instrumental, allowing the band to experiment with arrangements and tailor the compositions to become vehicles for exploration. Read more

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Dr. Enuf Turns Seventy

Fred Sauceman

In 1950, Mrs. Dan Smith of Elizabethton, Tennessee, started taking injections for a stomach ailment. But her discomfort continued into the summer of 1951. She decided to buy a carton of Dr. Enuf, a drink that had been introduced to East Tennessee. 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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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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Grandfather's keeper

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WalletHub, a website known for providing basic financial guidance, has ranked the best states for road trips. Read more

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Museum exhibition explores the history of Mountain Dew 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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Peach cobbler

SOUTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, RECREATION & TOURISM

In South Carolina, peach cobbler truly is a Southern specialty. From the locally sourced peaches to the homemade batter, it will have your mouth watering. Read more

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Palate, Nose and Soul

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For eons, spices and teas have offered flavor and solace to the human experience. Whether for medicinal, celebratory or culinary reasons, these simple yet complex pleasures connect people with nature and to one another. 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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This festival, a long-standing Knoxville tradition, sees 40,000 to 50,000 people over the 3-day weekend each year. Read more

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