Townsend hosting annual Fall Festival this weekend


TOWNSEND (WATE) – The City of Townsend will be home to the “Townsend in the Smokies Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timer’s Day.” The festival celebrates Appalachian culture. The event will be held from September 23-24.

Attendees can list to bluegrass music from more than 20 bands. There will also be food, dancing shopping, book signings, crafts and activities.

“We bring together some of the region’s top artisans and craftspeople to share a taste of Appalachia with our visitors,” said Jeff Muir, Blount Partnership communications director. “The best part is that after you learn about the heritage and history that goes into the art or craft or food, you can take home a one-of-a-kind souvenir that was handmade in Townsend to remember your visit.”

Parking for the event is $3. Attendees can buy a two-day parking pass for $12 or a pre-paid pass for $10 from the Blount Chamber at 865-983-2241. For more information, visit

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