Enjoy great sales in the antique district downtown Clinton on Friday, March 16th and Saturday, March 17th. Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Clinton Merchants Association. For more information, call 865-264-4258.
Norris Lake is one of East Tennessee’s most loved recreation destinations, but the garbage that is constantly dumped in the lake is causing an eye sore. Therefore the five counties that contain Norris Lake have banned together to clean up the problem. The clean-up will take place on Saturday, March 24th. Visit www.norrislakeproject.com for information on where to meet.
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.
The Norris Lake Project Team will be hosting an “Island Invasion” on September 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm to help clean up debris and trash on the lake’s islands and shorelines. Volunteers from Anderson, Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger and Union counties are needed. There will be several different launch sites. Boats will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from the islands. However, volunteers are welcome to bring their own boats and/or kayaks. Volunteers are urged to wear appropriate shoes, bring gloves and a life jacket. For more information on where to meet for clean-up and how you can volunteer to help, call 1-800-524-3602 or visit www.norrislakeproject.com.
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the Clinch River Antique Festival in Historic Downtown Clinton. The Festival will start with a "Kick-Off Party" on Friday, October 12th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with live entertainment,delicious food and great shopping with the antique and specialty stores staying open late. On Saturday, October 13th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 90 antique dealers and artisans will line Market and Cullom Streets. There is free admission and parking. For more information, call 865-457-2559 or visit www.clinchriverfallfestival.com.
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.