Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

Tennessee State Parks Asks Public Not to Move Firewood

Use heat-treated wood or collect on-site to protect forests   Tennessee State Parks, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy, is advising the public of a new policy regarding bringing firewood into parks.   Beginning June 1, Tennessee State Parks will advise visitors to use certified heat-treated wood. […]

Big BBQ Bash draws tasty talent to East Tennessee

The 2015 Big BBQ Bash is set for June 24 and 25 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located at the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains.  The event is a professional barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created as a legacy project by the Leadership Blount Class of […]

Humane Society Invites Knoxville to 22nd Annual Bark in the Park

Humane Society Invites Knoxville to 22nd Annual Bark in the Park

  The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley’s (HSTV) 22nd annual Bark in the Park is just around the corner. Knoxville’s biggest celebration for dogs and people will be held at the World’s Fair Park Festival Lawn on Saturday, June 11th. Gates will open at 3 pm with a five-dollar entry donation. The festival will […]

KSO performing free outdoor symphony concert

KSO performing free outdoor symphony concert

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform a FREE, family-friendly concert at Theatre in the Park on the Greenbelt in Maryville, TN on Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Aubrey’s Restaurant, Clayton Homes and Hickory Construction, this concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. Lawn chairs and blankets are […]

12th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass this weekend

12th Annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass this weekend

Sevierville’s twelfth annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass will take place May 20-21, 2016. This family-friendly event will once again bring barbeque cook teams from all over the United States to Sevierville to compete for $17,500 in cash and prizes and the title of Tennessee State Champion in the Bush’s Best TN State Championship Cook Off. […]

 Mini-Con to Launch Summer Reading at Blount County Public Library

    With superheroes in abundance, you’re invited to dress in costume as your favorite comic character and take the whole family to Mini-Con comic convention at the Blount County Public Library’s kickoff for this year’s summer reading program. Mini-Con events begin on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m., with registration starting at 9, and […]

Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $145,000 for National Park

Greenbrier Barn Party Raises $145,000 for National Park

KODAK, TN – Friends of the Smokies hosted more than 400 guests at the 18th annual Greenbrier Barn Party on Friday, May 6th. The fundraising event featured robust live and silent auctions and raised more than $145,000 this year in support of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Greenbrier Barn Party, formerly Picnic in Pittman […]

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