Events

Events

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.

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.

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 21st 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.

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.

Fire on the Water add to itinerary

The largest privately owned 4th of July Fireworks show in Tennessee! Enjoy food and fun on Norris Lake at Sequoyah Marina. For more information, call 865-494-7984.

July 4th Celebration and Anvil Shoot add to itinerary

July 4th will be celebrated in an unusual, dramatic, and traditional fashion at the Museum of Appalachia with historic anvil shoots. In addition, there will be demonstrations of mountain arts and crafts. Bluegrass, old time and folk music will be played and sung on the porches of the cabins and in the old log church, hymn singing and church services will be conducted. The demonstrations and music can be found throughout the 65-acre farm/village complex. For more information, please contact the Museum of Appalachia at 865-494-7680.