Here are just some of the great events coming up in our community. If you know of an important, educational, or entertaining event that would appeal to co-op customers and is related to our work promoting healthier community, healthier environment, and healthier people, please email us and let us know the details.
September 9, Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum, 6 pm – 9 pm – It’s Slow Food Tennessee Valley’s 10th annual Pesto Festo! Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this event which is full of delightful food, of course, pesto contest, and silent auction. For more information visit their website.
September 20 – 24, Riverplains Farm – Come celebrate dance which combines movement, prayer, and language with our neighbor, Gypsy Hands, at the Grandmother’s Healing Haka. The week includes songs, dance, and meditation—and powerful transformation for all who participate. The Haka begins on September 20, on beautiful Riverplains Farm – one of Three Rivers local baked goods vendors. The seminar will run for four days, and concludes with a closing ceremony—also open to the public. For more information visit their website.
September 23, Three Rivers Market, 9:30 am – 11:30 am – You have a voice in your co-op and we want to hear it!The Three Rivers Market Board of Directors invites co-op owners to stop by the patio Saturday morning, September 23rd, any time between 9:30 am and 11:30 am, and join board members for organic, fair trade coffee and baked goods.We look forward to meeting you, learning more about what you value in your co-op, and hearing what direction you’d like to see us go in the future.
September 24, Zoo Knoxville, 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm – Join in the fun with Discover Life in America’s annual fundraising Great Smoky Mountain Salamander Ball! Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this masquerade ball celebrating and supporting the biodiversity of life in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dress up as your favorite critter and dance the night away! Enjoy catering by Holly’s Eventful Dining, beverages, live music, and free zoo admission. This is a family friendly even with fun for all ages! For more information visit their website or Facebook page.
September 29 – October 1, Long Hungry Creek Farm – Sponsored by Three Rivers Market, prepare yourself for a weekend full of high-quality education with the atmosphere of a seasonal celebration. Please join us for the annual reunion of the region’s sustainable growers, biodynamic enthusiasts, permaculture practitioners, homesteaders, and friends in general. All meals are included and are local, organic and biodymamic complete with hot tea and coffee bar. Free camping is onsite. Classes include: Animal husbandry, Growing vegetables, Eurythmy, Homeopathy, Fermentation, Permaculture, & Beekeeping. For more information visit their website or Facebook page.
September 30, Narrow Ridge Earth Literacy Center, 11 am – 5 pm – Sponsored by Three Rivers Market, Hogskin History Day is a celebration of the history, music, and culture of the Hogskin Valley and surrounding Appalachian communities. This year’s 18th celebration will highlight our forests and trees, and all the critters from fleas to white-tailed deer who live within our woods of East Tennessee. The day will be filled with food, games, crafts, music, doorprizes, and tours of the beautiful Narrow Ridge Center. For more information visit their Facebook page.
October 7, World’s Fair Park, 2 pm – 6 pm – What began as a gathering of a few dedicated micro-brewers has grown into one of the Southeast’s largest and longest-running beer events. Come for the huge selection of hard to find beers, stay for the great music and local food- all at the beautiful World’s Fair Park lawn in the heart of Downtown Knoxville. Three Rivers Market is sponsoring this event whose profits support Community Shares. This organization supports social, economic, and environmental justice by raising capacity, awareness and funds for local grassroots organizations working on the root causes of these issues. For more information visit their website.
October 12 – 15, Three Rivers Market, 9 am – 10 pm – Member Discount Days is here again so mark your calendars for savings! Stock up on healthy options during Member Discount Days! Three Rivers Market members receive a 10% discount on one entire purchase (excluding special orders and quick orders). Additional member discounts also apply, including 10% volume discounts (such as cases of canned goods, cases of beverages, bags of bulk food items- think big!) and Cock-A-Doodle Deals. For more information visit our website.
November 19, Jackson Terminal, 10 am – 5 pm – The Retropolitan Craft Fair, sponsored by Three Rivers Market, is a hand selected indie-craft marketplace featuring the South East’s finest talents in contemporary craft and design while also incorporating up-cycled goods with a funky, vintage inspired, and fabulously quirky vibe. Jumpstart your holiday season by shopping the best handmade goods in the southeast! With 35+ makers, food trucks, vintage goods, mobile boutiques, adult beverages, and more – there’s something for everyone on your shopping list. For more information visit their website.
November 23, Three Rivers Market, 10 am – 3 pm – Three Rivers Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 10 am – 3 pm. We’re here to serve our community offering our regular selection of items as well as Thanksgiving sides. Regular hours will resume on Friday (9 am – 10 pm.)