The East TN History Fair is this Saturday, August 16: free events, music, food, & more!

August 12, 2014

This Saturday is the East TN History Fair downtown! My girls LOVED this event last year, and we’re making plans to go back. There are so many fun things to do that you’ll want to plan to stay all day!Here’s a really short video that will tell you more:

Here’s all the info you’ll need, from their website:

Seventh Annual East Tennessee History Fair presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society

From the Cherokee to the Present – Celebrating Our Region’s History

10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, August 16, 2014
East Tennessee History Center, Krutch Park,

and various downtown locations

Music ~ Historic Crafts ~ Historical Characters ~ Walking Tours ~
Historic Home Tours ~ Graveyard & Museum Tours ~ Authors ~ Children’s Activities ~
Living History ~ Davy Crockett’s Birthday ~ Vintage Base Ball

“History Hound” Dog Costume Contest
9:30 a.m.  Registration, Krutch Park
10:15 a.m.  Judging

WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage
11:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Enjoy live music in Krutch Park from the WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage

11:00 a.m.   Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
12:00 p.m.   David West and the Cider Mountain Boys with Special Guests
1:15 p.m.   Appalachian Hippie Poet
1:30 p.m.   Nostalgia
2:30 p.m.   Grassroots Gringos
3:15 p.m.   Appalachian Hippie Poet
3:35 p.m.   Russ & Becky Jeffers
4:30 p.m.   Naughty Knots

Free Movies at the Historic Bijou Theatre – “East Tennesseans on Film”
11:30 a.m.   Sergeant Alvin York: The Showman and the Hero
1:00 p.m.   Bill Landry: An Actors Showcase – Screening and book signing
2:30 p.m.   Louie Bluie: Sweet Old Song with live music by Nancy Brennan Strange & Don Cassell

Market Square Farmers Market
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Vintage Base Ball @ The World’ Fair Park (Performance Lawn)
12:00 p.m.   Franklin Farriers vs. Dry Town Boys of Roane County
2:30 p.m.   Nashville Maroons vs. Knoxville Holstons

Meet the Authors Book Signing Tent
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.    Gordon T. Belt, Martha Wiley, Natalie Sweet
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.    Jack Neely
2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.    Bill Landry

Special Children’s Events

Children’s Activities & Crafts
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Davy Crockett’s Birthday Party  
2:15 p.m.   “Friend of Davy” Storytelling
3:00 p.m.    Birthday cake with Davy Crockett

Sean McCullough – Kidstuff Music Show
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.    East Tennessee History Center Auditorium


First Presbyterian Church
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.     Tours of Cemetery and Stained Glass Windows

Historic Homes Bus Tours
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.   (depart from Krutch Park, Gay Street, Last tour departs ~ 2:15 p.m.)
Visit Blount Mansion, Civil War Gateway Center, James White’s Fort,
Mabry-Hazen House, Bethel Cemetery and Museum, Underground Gay Street

Tours of Underground Gay Street
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.    (100 Block of Gay Street)

Tours of the Tennessee Theatre
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.     (tours begin every half hour, last tour begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Civil War Bus Tours – Reservation required, register in Krutch Park
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the hour

“Knoxville in Story, Song, and ArtWalking Tour
10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.   (depart from the steps of the East Tennessee History Center)

Tours of Wanda Sobieski’s Office and Women’s Suffrage Memorabilla

  • Times to be announced
All Day Events – 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Free Admission to Museum of East Tennessee History

Living History Timeline – from the Cherokee to the Vietnam War

Historic Craft Demonstrations – including Blacksmithing, spinning, chair caning, basket making, cornhusk dolls,
woodworking, clayworks, dying with natural fibers, lye soap, and more!

History, Genealogy, and Preservation Groups from Across the Region

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Make Your Own Raku Pot with Peter Rose

Dale’s Fried Pies

Finny B’s


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