Monday, October 13, 2014

The 37th annual Woolly Worm Festival is this weekend in Banner Elk, NC. The events are Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $2.00 for children 6-12, under 5 years old, free. Find out more details on how you can race your Woolly Worm.

The Valle Country Fair is Saturday, October 18th from 9am-4pm. Free admission. There is a fee for parking. The event is located on NC 194 across from Holy Cross Church & The Valle Crucis Conference Center in Valle Crucis, NC. For more information call 823-963-4609.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Elderspirit will sponsor a benefit concert tonight, Friday, October 10th at 6pm. The concert will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church on Main Street.  The concert benefits the ElderSpirit community in Abingdon. ElderSpirit is a non-profit, mixed income intentional co-housing community for people over 55. For more information about the benefit concert, call Marianne Boyle at 276-525-1104.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The 16th Annual Wildlife Weekend is this weekend October 11th and 12th at Steele Creek Park. All programs are free and are located beside the Nature Center. Call the Nature Center at 423.989.5616 for more information.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Celebrate International Walk to School day. The event is Wednesday, October 8th. Learn more about walking to work or school.

Appalachian Sustainable Development is sponsoring a "Grow Your Own Workshop - Using cold frames, covers, prepping for winter." The event is Monday, October 27th from 5pm-6pm at the Eccumenical Faith in Action. For more information call 276-623-1121.

The 7th annual Appalachian Farmers Market Association Conference is November 15th at the Virginia Highlands Community College. You need to register by Friday, October 31st. You can do so by calling 276-623-1121 or emailing

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The Pet of the Week segment brought us a furry friend from the Bridge Home No Kill Animal Shelter.The Tri-Citiies Great Pumpkin Race is coming up this month. You can buy the kits and decorate your own pumpkin vehicle. The event is Saturday, October 11th form 2pm until 6pm at Stickley Farms in Bluff City, TN. Click here for more information.

The Gallery @ Barr Photographics will feature Kingsport, TN artist, Dixie Jordan, in his latest exhibit. “The Dixie Jordan Experience”will be celebrated with a gala reception and art demonstration by Dixie Jordan, to which the public is cordially invited, on Friday, 10 October from 7 - 9:00 PM in The Gallery @ Barr Photographics, 152 E. Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia. " The Dixie Jordan Experience”will hang, and be offered for sale, through 30, November 14.   The Gallery @ Barr Photographics is housed in the Greenway Trigg Building, located in the heart of Abingdon’s main street historic district.  Please call 276- 628-1486  or visit Barr Photographics.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

19th Annual Sycamore Shoals Quilt Show
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 2, 3 & 4 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, October 5 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
This four-day exhibition, sponsored by the Sycamore Shoals Stitchers, features a show and demonstrations by local quilters. Bed quilts, wall hangings, holiday and baby quilts, miniatures and antique quilts will be on display.

Scary Stories at Fort Watauga
Thursday, October 30 7:30 pm
Strange Strange things happen around All Hallows Eve, especially at an old fort by the river! Bring the family and join us for tales of woe and terror, the weird and macabre, with a touch of wit thrown in for good measure. Don’t be afraid, Fort Watauga at Sycamore Shoals isn’t haunted… we think! Bring blankets and chairs for the evening event.

Primitive Trapping and Fishing Instructor: Steve Ricker
Saturday, October 18 10 am – 4pm
Cost: $35 Min: 5 Max: 10
Learn traditional methods of hunting, trapping, and fishing, using ordinary materials to survive in the wild. This class will take place outdoors, so dress accordingly.

Visit Sycamore Shoals for more information.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Take a step back in time for Bush Mill Days. The event is Saturday from 10am-4pm in Nickelsville, Va. Learn more about Bush Mill Days.

The Symphony of the Mountains has another concert coming up. Take a look at the schedule by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Knoxville Zoo is undergoing a major renovation project that is promising to make the zoo one of the best in the country. For ticket information and fall schedule visit the Knoxville Zoo.

The Hands On! Regional Museum in Johnson City is getting ready for Halloween. You can do some spooky experiments at home. The directions and materials you need can be found here.