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April 24, 2014


Would you like to celebrate spring in old-fashioned style? If so, the annual Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timer’s Day is planned for May 2 and 3. Featuring bluegrass music, wildflower walks and cast iron cooking, this Smoky Mountain event is the first of many to celebrate the new season and the quieter side of the mountains.

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Schedule of Events

As a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Townsend is only a few minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The town holds many events throughout the year, but the Spring Festival is one of the most unique because it honors the Appalachian history of the region through mountain music, old-style cooking and handmade crafts.

Below is a list of events scheduled.

May 2 Sons of Bluegrass Concert at the Heritage Center

May 2-3 Two Wheel’n the Smokies at the Talley Ho Inn

May 3 Quilters Road Show at the Heritage Center

May 3 Little River Railroad Days at Little River Railroad

May 3-4 Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Festival at Nawger Nob

Admission to the festival is free, but there is a parking charge.

Smoky Mountain Visitors Center

7906 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Townsend, TN

Event Lodging

For a modern and luxurious place to stay while attending the Smoky Mountain event, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals provides Smoky Mountain cabins with game rooms, spacious floor plans and more. You and your family can enjoy a bubbling hot tub and cozy rocking chairs overlooking spectacular outdoor views, only minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Townsend.

Call us at (877) 549-6775 to speak to a reservationist who will be happy to help you find a cabin with the amenities and bedrooms that you and your family need for a comfortable stay in the Smokies.

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