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Guided hikes are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March-December. 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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Glen Rose

The band will take the stage at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass on Saturday, May 18. Read more

Sheep Shearing Days will include demonstrations of shearing, carding, spinning and weaving the fleece into woven goods, and illustrations of some of the many finished products derived from the wool. Read more

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Author Diana Gabaldon will attend events sponsored by the N.C. Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources. Read more

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The 35th edition of Exchange Place’s Spring Garden Fair, on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 28, from noon - 5 p.m. Read more

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Ron Chernow collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the sensational Broadway musical Hamilton. Read more

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The seminar will feature Yale University’s Dr. Aniko Bezur, who specializes in examining and analyzing cultural heritage objects. Read more

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North Carolina has created a traveling exhibit that examines the history of barbecue and its continuing place in state culture. Read more

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The event will feature certified appraisers who will assess the value of antique treasures brought in by the public. Read more

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A Knoxville retailer and politician, Walker used country music to promote his grocery stores, which helped propel numerous artists onto the national and international scene. Read more

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Echoes from the Valley

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Sarah Ransom has been working with a local Junior Appalachian Musicians group, which introduced her to Appalachian storytelling and the history. She was asked to write a fictional story based on historic events in Johnson County, Tennessee. Read more

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Lose yourself in 11,000 years of history for a few hours. Read more

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Ford’s career spanned radio, recording, and television, resulting in three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read more

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The Bristol Sessions is featured in the first episode of the series, which will air on PBS in September. Read more

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Google doodles celebrate the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Read more

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Play features tall tales, stories and music from Mark Twain. Read more

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Fashions of the gilded age recreated by Oscar-winning designer. Read more

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The proclamation was announced in conjunction with the release of the Oxford American’s annual Southern music issue on North Carolina. Read more

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I have joked that if my journalism got someone in the region angry enough to spit, a DNA swab could prove beyond any doubt that we were cousins. That's the way it is when you count eight generations tying you to these mountains. Read more

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