Events

Events

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour add to itinerary

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays, Wednesday's and Friday's through September and October. Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. Bus participants must be US citizens, at least 10 years old and have photo id. For more information, contact AMSE at 865-576-3200.

October Classes at Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month of October. “Pumpkin Eggs,” and “Stained Glass Panels” are just a couple that will be offered. For information on these classes and more, call 865-494-9854.

Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation Exhibit at Green McAdoo Cultural Center add to itinerary

A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open on October 4 and will continue until October 30 from 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Monday through Saturday at the Green McAdoo Cultural Center. The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. Through first and third person accounts, the exhibit will reconstruct the lives of several enslaved people, giving them names, faces, and the details of what happened to them before, during, and after the Civil War. For more information, call 865-463-6500.

Fall Color Boat Trips add to itinerary

Enjoy the fall colors on Norris Lake by taking a leisurely boat ride with your family, friends and local friendly park ranger. Bring a pair of binoculars to view fall’s colors and wildlife while learning about the area’s history. Boat rides last approximately one hour and depart from the Norris Dam Marina. Rides will take place during the last two weeks of October (call ahead for schedule) and departure times will be 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:30 PM. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children age five and under. Reservations are required. For more information and to make reservations, please call the park office at 865-426-7461.

Windrock Park Fall Jamboree add to itinerary

There will be guided rides, ATV Rodeo, rock crawl, poker run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Bog and Dash for Cash! The Fall Jamboree includes a haunted trail ride and bonfire to conclude the first night!  The event takes place at Windrock Park which consists of over 72,000 acres of off-road adventure for the entire family with many picturesque views of East Tennessee’s mountains and valleys. Explore over 300 miles of trails for riding ATV’s, Motorcycles, Mountain Bikes, in addition to four wheeling in Jeeps and Rail buggies and Hiking. Camping facilities are available at Windrock Park and campground. For more information about the event or the area, call 865-435-3492.

Brews and Blues at Clinch River Brewing add to itinerary

Enjoy music from Mojo Tweed, a New Orleans inspired blues band on the patio at Clinch River Brewing. New brews will be available and delicious food, so come out for a fun evening!

October Sky Festival add to itinerary

The 10th Annual October Sky Festival will take place on Saturday, October 21st at Arrowhead Park in Oliver Springs. There will be historical booths and demonstrations, live entertainment, arts & craft vendors, a car show, children’s activities and more!

17th Annual Secret City Head Race add to itinerary

The Secret City Head Race, a full day event on October 21st will take place on Melton Hill Lake in Oak Ridge. This venue provides miles of sheltered water, and a 5,000m race course that winds gently for more than 3,000m before passing through a railroad bridge and turning straight for home. Now in its 17th year, this one-day event provides racing opportunities for everyone, Juniors through Masters, in all boat classes. The site includes parking for more than 50 team trailers, picnic facilities, a children's playground, and access to the Melton Lake Greenway and Haw Ridge Park. Spectator access and parking at the Melton Lake Venue are free. For more information, call 865-482-6538.

DOE Facilities Public Bus Tour add to itinerary

This tour is free with paid admission to the American Museum of Science and Energy and runs Mondays and Fridays throughout the month of November. Explore the original Manhattan Project sites around Oak Ridge and learn the history behind the development of the world’s first atomic weapon which helped to end WWII. Bus participants must be US citizens, at least 10 years old and have photo id. For more information, contact AMSE at 865-576-3200.

Book Launch for local author, Sara Foust add to itinerary

Come and support local inspirational author, Sara Foust, at the book launch for her new book, “Callum’s Compass” at the Historic Grove Theater on November 4th beginning at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a meet and greet, book signing, an excerpt from the book, refreshments, door prizes and more!

Windrock Women's Shredfest add to itinerary

All ladies are invited to ride at Windrock Bike Park on November 5th from 10 am – 5 pm. It’s a casual, fun ride for ladies. Bring a lawn chair and join in on the fun. Shuttles will be available add day. Day passes to the park are $30. The park is open to all, but we'd love to see the ladies outnumber the guys! With 10 blue, black and double black diamond trails to choose from, there is something for intermediate+ and advanced riders alike.

Windrock Bike Park One-year Anniversary Weekend add to itinerary

Kick off the Winter Season Opening on November 11-12 as we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Windrock Bike Park. Shuttles will be available all weekend, bikers can enjoy delicious food from Windrock Grill, Windrock Race League free downhill race on dropout Sunday at 12:00 pm and more!