July 26 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Gatlinburg Convention Center
Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (865) 436-7479 or visit www.craftsmenfair.com for details.
July 26 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Downtown Gatlinburg
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smoky Mountains on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening during this eighth annual event.
July 26 2014, All Day Event (View All Dates) | Grandfather Mountain
The Grandfather Mountain Campout is a special opportunity to camp in MacRae Meadows and enjoy day and night activities led by Grandfather's naturalists and interpretive rangers. Online registration begins May 1. $30 per campsite per night.
Call 800-468-7325 or visit grandfather.com/events/the-grandfather-campout for more information.
July 26 2014, All Day Event | 16th Annual Union Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show
16th Annual Union Beach Music Festival & Classic Car Show
Friday, July 25, 6pm, Live Music & Classic Car Cruise-in. Saturday, July 26, 8am, Car Show Registration; 12 (noon), Trophies Awarded; 1pm, Live Music. Gather the family and friends and head out for a day full of fun-filled festivities, including a classic car show, live music, and tasty treats. Car Show Registration: $15 (includes 1 free Beach Music Concert Ticket). General Admission: $25/person; $40/couple. 800-555-8845 or 540-460-1576. www.beachmusicfestival.net
July 26 2014, 7:30 pm (View All Dates) | Mount Pisgah Campground
Spend your Saturday nights with a classic campfire program at the Mount Pisgah Campground. Join a ranger to learn about a Parkway topic and enjoy a relaxing evening around the campfire. All programs led by National Park Service rangers and are free of charge and open to the general public. For more information about our summer programming, including confirmation of hike locations and start times, check out our website at www.nps.gov/blri or call 828-298-5330, ext. 304.
July 26 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Bryson City Train Depot
Free musical performances every Saturday from June - October. Click on event title for details.
July 26 2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am (View All Dates) | Alamo Steakhouse Parking Lot
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot. Please visit www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for details.
July 26 2014, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (View All Dates) | Cradle of Forestry Historic Site
Enjoy this diverse collection of photographs by members of the Carolinas Nature Photography Association. This exhibit illustrates the CNPA's goal to develop a community that celebrates the beauty of nature through photography while promoting an appreciation of nature within the region. It also reflects a goal of the Cradle of Forestry to help connect people to the land through the arts.
Admission is $5.00 for ages 16 and up, free for youth, and Federal Recreation Passes and Golden Age passports are honored.Call(828) 877-3130 or visit www.cradleofforestry.org for more information.
July 26 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (View All Dates) | Farmer's Market Lot
July 26 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Cone Manor
Ranger led tours of the second floor of the former home of Moses and Bertha Cone. Tour is approximately 45 minutes long and reservations are required. To reserve a tour: call 828-295-3782 or sign up at the NPS information desk at the Manor House. Reservations accepted beginning at 10:00am Friday for the upcoming weekend only. No advance reservations, please.
July 26 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | James River Visitor Center
James River Transportation Festival celebrates the history of transportation through the James River Gorge going back to foot paths, dugout canoes, batteau, packet boats, trains, and automobiles using George Washington’s 1784 vision to connect the Ohio River Valley with the Atlantic Ocean via the James and Kanawha Rivers. Transportation experts and demonstrators will be on hand to share their knowledge.Call the Peaks of Otter Visitor Center at (540) 586-4496 for more details or a program schedule.
July 26 2014, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (View All Dates) | Sunspots Studio
Watch artists transform hot glass into colorful vases, ornaments, paperweights and more. Step into the glass studio to blow your own ornament Saturdays and Sundays until 4 p.m. Sunspots features art glass for home and garden made in our Staunton studios, as well as American made jewelry and handbags, as well as fair-trade accessories. Watch artists transform hot glass into colorful vases, ornaments, paperweights and more. Summer Store Hours: M-Sat. 10am-7pm; & Sun. 11:30am-5pm. (540) 885-0678 or www.sunspots.com
July 26 2014, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (View All Dates) | Great Smoky Moutain Railroad
All aboard the Dinosaur Train! Join characters from Jim Henson's popular chidren's television series on this magical journey. Click on event title for details.
July 26 2014, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm (View All Dates) | Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest
$25. Adults 21 and older - id required. The Barrels, Bottles & Casks series highlights the meals and drinks that Thomas Jefferson and the plantation's enslaved community consumed through special guided tours and finishes with a cellar-side beverage tasting and light seasonal snacks.
Enjoy one of two separate hour-long tasting tours at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Reservations are required. Call 434.534.8120 or visit www.poplarforest.org for more information.
July 26 2014, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Linville Falls Campground Amphitheater
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Civil War author and 2010 North Carolina Historian of the Year Michael Hardy will give a presentation on the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains.
July 26 2014, 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Flat Rock Playhouse
Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts are available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups.
July 26 2014, 8:00 pm (View All Dates) | Flat Rock Playhouse
Performances Wednesday - Saturday at 8 p.m.; matinees Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts are available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups.