Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day

 


April 28 thru May 6, 2006


Friday, April 28th

 

All Day

Appalachian Demonstrations:
Bee Hive Observation, Lye Soap Making, Heirloom Spinning, Homespun Toys, Cornmeal Making, Mountain Berry Basket Making and Poetry, Moonshine Still (no sampling), “Rivin” Shakes
All Day
Pony Rides
An Awesome Party Rental 

9 a.m.
Hike to White Oak Sink led by Liz Domingue, Naturalist
Maximum 15 people
Call 865-448-6134 or 800-525-6834 to register
Meet at the Townsend Visitor Center

9 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Arts and Crafts Demonstrations in Exhibit Room –  Quilting, Woodcarving, Herb and Wildflower demonstrations

10:00 a.m.
Wildflower Walk at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at Townsend Visitor Center
$7 per person/15 maximum
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund

10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Arts and Crafts along the Bike Trail

12:00 p.m.
Clogging Instruction and Demonstration
Led by Jack and Doris Patton 

1:00 p.m.
Wildflower Hike led by Dwight McCarter
Moderate – About 2 hours
Limit of 20 people – First Come, First Serve
Meet at the Townsend Visitor Center

2:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walk at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at Townsend Visitor Center
$7 per person/15 maximum
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund  

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Writer – Charles Johnson
Author of The Last Beloved Woman and The Chosen One 

3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Bluegrass music and jamming’


 

Saturday, April 29th

 

All Day

Antique Engine and Tractor Show

All Day
Appalachian Demonstrations:
Lye Soap Making, Heirloom Spinning, Homespun Toys, Bee Hive Observation, Cornmeal Making, Mountain Berry Basket Making and Poetry, Moonshine Still (no sampling) and “Rivin” Shakes, and 29th Tennessee Regiment-Volunteer Infantry CSA
All Day
Pony Rides
An Awesome Party Rental

9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Demonstrations in Exhibit Room – Quilting, Woodcarving, and Corn Shuck Dolls    

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Arts and Crafts along the Bike Trail

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Writer – Charles Johnson
Author of The Last Beloved Woman and
The Chosen One

Noon - 9 p.m.            
Bluegrass music and jamming’

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.        
Old Fashioned Kid’s Games

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.     
Storytelling


 

Sunday, April 30th

 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Chestnut Top Trail Wildflower Walk with Park Ranger
Meet at the Townsend Y
Easy to Moderate

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Demonstrations in Exhibit Room – Woodcarving and Corn Shuck Dolls

2:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walk at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at the Townsend Visitors Center
$7.00 per person/Maximum 15 people
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund

3:00 p.m.
Dowsing Demonstration
Charlie and Sandy Monday
Meet at Townsend Visitor Center 


 

Monday, May 1st

 

10:00   a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walks at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at the Townsend Visitors Center
$7.00 per person/ Maximum 15 people
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund

12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m.
Dowsing Demonstration
Charlie and Sandy Monday
Meet at the Townsend Visitor Center  


 

Tuesday, May 2nd

 

10:00   a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walks at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at the Townsend Visitors Center
$7.00 per person/ Maximum 15 people
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund

12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m.
Dowsing Demonstration
Charlie and Sandy Monday
Meet at the Visitor Center


 

Wednesday, May 3rd

 

10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walks at Hedgewood Garden
Meet at the Townsend Visitors Center
$7.00 per person/ Maximum 15 people
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund


 

Thursday, May 4th

 
10:00   a.m. and 2:00 p.m.   
Wildflower Walks at Hedgewood Gardens
Meet at the Townsend Visitors Center
$7.00 per person/ Maximum 15 people
Sign up at the Visitor Center
A portion will be donated to the
Hearts and Hands Scholarship Fund
12:00 noon and 2:00 p.m.
Dowsing Demonstration Charlie and Sandy Monday
Meet at the Visitor Center

 

Friday, May 5th

 

All Day

Antique Cars

All Day

Pony Rides
An Awesome Party Rental

9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Demonstrations in Exhibit Room – Charcoal & Pencil Artist, Rug Hooking, Mountain Berry Basket Making, and Quilting
10 a.m. – 12 noon
Chestnut Top Trail Wildflower Walk with Park Ranger
Meet at the Townsend Y
Easy to Moderate 
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Writer – Alan Coggins Author of Place Names of the Smokies
10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts along the Bike Trail
11 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Bluegrass music and jamming’
1, 3, & 5 p.m.
Cake Walk and Bake Sale
 

 

Saturday, May 6th 

 
All Day
Antique Cars
All Day
Pony Rides
An Awesome Party Rental
9 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Demonstrations in Exhibit Room – Charcoal & Pencil Artist, Rug Hooking, Mountain Berry Basket Making, and Quilting
10 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Arts and Crafts along the Bike Trail 
10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Writer – Alan Coggins Author of Place Names of the Smokies
11 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bluegrass music and jamming’

Noon

Bar-B-Q Cook Off

2:30 p.m.
Prizes Awarded for the Bar-B-Q Cook Off
1, 3, & 5 p.m.
Cake Walk and Bake Sale

 


 

Event held at the Townsend Visitors Center
7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway / Highway 321 Townsend TN
Contact the Townsend Visitors Center for more information. 800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134