Here are just some of the interesting events coming up in our community. Know about an event that isn’t listed? Send us the details at email@example.com!
August 17, 2019, Downtown Knoxville
Join the East Tennessee Historical Society for an one-of-a-kind celebration of our region’s history! Participants representing the people, places, and events that shaped our past spill out of the East Tennessee History Center and fill downtown Knoxville, making history truly come alive!
Walk the East Tennessee Timeline, replete with re-enactors interpreting time periods from early settlement to the Vietnam War. Participate in hands-on activities that keep cherished crafts alive. Board a bus and tour Knoxville’s historic homes. Sit a spell in front of the Main Stage, listening to traditional music that has long been the soundtrack to our lives. All for FREE!
September 7, 2019, 9 – 5 PM, Erwin
A first-ever FREE herbal festival in beautiful downtown Erwin, TN! Come and connect, learn, taste, and celebrate herbs!
HERBalachia, the herbalist school in Johnson City, TN, is putting on this festival. Admission is free thanks to the support of the Central Appalachian Network (CAN) Small Grant Program and Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD). Educational tracks on a variety of topics such as herbal propagation, medicinal herb products, building community and resource conservation will be offered! The festival will also highlight vendors of local native plants, medicinal varieties, various herbal products and crafts.
September 9, 2019, 6- 9 PM, Knoxville Botanical Garden
The 10th Annual Pesto Festo, Slow Food Tennessee Valley’s signature event, will honor Pesto Festos past by having some of their favorite chefs from previous years each prepare a course of the meal. This year’s chefs will be Drew McDonald of The Plaid Apron (new this year), Meg and Shaun Parrish of Wild Love Bakehouse & Old City Java (providers of coffee for many Pesto Festos past), Kiki and Byron Sambat of Savory and Sweet Truck (from our eighth annual Pesto Festo), and Ben Willis-Becker, Executive Chef, Scripps Networks Interactive (from our sixth annual Pesto Festo).