Downtown Kingsport to host fall festival

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Fall season is upon us and you can celebrate with LampLight Theatre and Downtown Kingsport Association's "Fall for Downtown Folk Fest."

On Saturday, September 21, revisit the old days and enjoy local traditions on Broad Street in Historic downtown Kingsport.

Arts and Crafts booths will be set up by local artisans, crafters and churches. Candles, jewelry, wreaths, and seasonal handmade crafts will be for sale. 

All day long, good "vittles" will be on hand. Vendors will be selling home-cooked food including pinto beans, cornbread, corn on the cob, and fried apple pies. You can even take a turn at stirring homemade apple butter for our Apple Butter Stir-off. 

Entertainment for all ages will be going on all day as well. Live bluegrass and folk music will be performed by local musicians on our Broad Street stage. To take a break from the heat, enjoy creative arts performances inside LampLight Theatre by Pocket Full of Seeds throughout the day. For animal lovers, there will be a "Mountain Critters" petting zoo and Pony Rides.

A special area for children, "Kids' Explosion", will be set up with inflatables, a kids' activity tent, pony rides, a magician, face painting, puppets, and games. Adults may try their hand at cornhole and horseshoes.

The Fall for Downtown Folk Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. The admission for the all-day festival is free.

The day will conclude with a performance in the theatre at 7:00 PM with the Down-Home Jamboree: "Old Time Gospel Sing" featuring Tattered Saints and Friends.  This performance is done in true "Gaither Homecoming" sing-a-long fashion with old and new gospel favorites, Southern gospel and shape note singing. Suggested donation for evening performance is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children under 6. Tickets will also be available throughout the day at Folk Fest or can be purchased at the door.  Doors will open at 6:00 PM promptly following the closing of the FolkFest events. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online at

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