Events

Events

Winter Farmers Market in Oak Ridge add to itinerary

From hand-roasted coffee to local produce, meat, eggs, cheese and more, the Winter Farmers Market, by Grow Oak Ridge LLC, will offer a brand new experience in Oak Ridge. The market is open each Saturday (closed Dec. 23 & 30) from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, bringing more than 40 local food and artisan vendors indoors in the Secret City. The market will be located in the gym at St. Mary's School gym, 323 Vermont Avenue, Oak Ridge.

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.

Southern Rock Racing Series (SRRS) Hillclimb at Windrock Park add to itinerary

Come out to Windrock Park on March 9-10 to watch some wild rock bouncing fun! Spectators are welcome.

Wicked Wildcat Weekend at Windrock Park add to itinerary

Are you a wildcat owner? You don’t want to miss the Wicked Wildcat Weekend at Windrock Park on April 5-8. Wildcat owners from all around the country host this bi-annual gathering and ride the trails of Windrock Park for a fun and exciting weekend. For more information on the weekend, visit www.windrockpark.com. For more information on how to become a member of the wildcat riders, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildcatriders/.

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.

4-Wheeling for a Cure add to itinerary

Help raise money for St. Jude Children’s research hospital while riding the trails at Windrock Park on April 14th For more information, call 865-435-3492.

Windrock Park Spring Jamboree add to itinerary

Guided rides, ATV Rodeo, Poker Run, Windrock Wide Open, Windrock Challenge, Drag Race, Mud Drag and Dash for Cash are just a few of the activities at the Jamboree! You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy. Spectators can watch the competitions and enjoy the fun. 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.Camping facilities are available at Windrock Park and campground. For more information about the event, call 865-435-3492.

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.

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.

Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride (GSMTR) add to itinerary

You don’t want to miss the 27th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Trail Ride (GSMTR) being held May 14th-20th. There will be plenty of riding, fun, great food and prizes! For more information, call 865-435-3492.

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.