Events

Events

March classes at the Appalachian Arts Craft Center add to itinerary

The Appalachian Arts Craft Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month of March. Basic Kumihimo, Recycled Windchime/Suncatcher and Felted Bag Workshop are a few of the classes that will be offered. This is the perfect time to learn a new craft and have some fun! For a complete list of classes and registration information, call 865-494-9854.

Pro Gravity Tour Windrock Bike Race add to itinerary

The 2018 Pro Gravity Tour is Windrock Bike Park’s Premier Event. The tour will consist of 7 rounds with the season kicking off at Windrock Bike Park on March 7-11. This race will attract riders from around the world to compete in a unique, early season race.

Spring Wildflower Hike add to itinerary

Join Norris Dam State Park and TVA staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. Hikes will begin at 10am and 1pm at the River Bluff trailhead and 2pm at the Lower Creek trailhead, located at the Rice’s Gristmill. Registration is not required and there is no charge for the hikes. For more information, contact the park office 865-426-7461.

Maxxis Gravity Series at Windrock Bike Park add to itinerary

The Maxxis Gravity Series is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier race series. Bringing them into the southeast will bring new faces to Windrock Bike Park. Spectators are welcome.

Spring Wildflower Hike add to itinerary

Join Norris Dam State Park and TVA staff for guided hikes along the cool Clinch River, one of the most diverse pathways of wildflower concentrations in the region. Hikes will begin at 10am and 1pm at the River Bluff trailhead and 2pm at the Lower Creek trailhead, located at the Rice’s Gristmill. Registration is not required and there is no charge for the hikes. For more information, contact the park office 865-426-7461.

Sheep Shearing Day add to itinerary

In pioneer Appalachia, farmers sheared their sheep each spring for wool to spin into yarn or fill quilts.  The Museum of Appalachia will renew this annual ritual on April 13th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., trimming the winter’s growth of heavy wool from its flock of sheep.  The wooly animals will be trimmed by Kentucky native John Cooper, who will explain the process to onlookers while using vintage hand-cranked shears operated by “student power.”  Spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrators will show how wool was used to make yarn and quilt batting in the days before ready-made clothing and superstores. For more information, call 865-494-7680.

Sheep Shearing Day add to itinerary

In pioneer Appalachia, farmers sheared their sheep each spring for wool to spin into yarn or fill quilts.  The Museum of Appalachia will renew this annual ritual on April 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., trimming the winter’s growth of heavy wool from its flock of sheep.  The wooly animals will be trimmed by Kentucky native John Cooper, who will explain the process to onlookers while using vintage hand-cranked shears operated by “student power.”  Spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrators will show how wool was used to make yarn and quilt batting in the days before ready-made clothing and superstores. For more information, call 865-494-7680.

Clinch River Spring Antique Fair add to itinerary

The antique fair starts with a kick-off party on Friday, May 4th from 6 to 9 p.m. with musical entertainment. The shops on Market and Cullom Street will be open late and food vendors will be set up in Hoskins-Lane Park. On Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., over 100 exhibitors from East Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and Ohio will offer a wide range of antiques and collectibles to suit every taste. A wide variety of foods from local vendors will be available all day. For more information, call 865-457-4547.

IMBA Enduro Bike Race add to itinerary

The National Enduro is a new and exciting event for Windrock in 2018. The best riders from around the country will compete in this adventure style mountain bike race where riders will be tested with a full day on the bike. Enduro mixes the all-out speed with the challenge of being out all day. Spectators are welcome.

Big XII Conference Championship Regatta add to itinerary

The Big XII Conference Championship Regatta is a Division I Women’s Collegiate Championship event amongst some of the most competitive rowing programs in the country. With heats on Saturday and finals on Sunday, spectators will have the opportunity to listen to live announcements for the first 500 meters of the race and then view the last 1500 meters from the peninsula.

Nine Lakes Wine Festival add to itinerary

Join us at the Nine Lakes Wine Festival at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge. You’ll enjoy tasting more than 100 wines and hand-crafted ciders from 20 regional wineries, accompanied by live music, great food and fun winemakers seminars. Plus, cheer on your favorite team in our "Barrels of Fun Charity Race." General admission, $40 advance online; $50 at the gate, VIP Experience, $80 - Get early access to the festival and access to the VIP tent with its own attendant and expert sommelier.

Lavender Festival add to itinerary

The Lavender Festival in Jackson Square, Oak Ridge celebrates health, herbs, and the environment. You’ll find live music, artisan vendors, everything from homemade jam to fine art, a lively children’s tent, and cooking demonstrations and educational presentations throughout the day. The festival takes place from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. Admission to the festival is free with plenty of free parking available.