East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 16

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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East Tennessee History Fair Aug. 16

Posted: 08/08/2014
August 8, 2014 - East Tennessee's favorite history festival is back and bigger than ever this year! Make plans to bring your friends and family and have a blast with your East Tennessee past in downtown Knoxville on Saturday, August 16 from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The event is free and has something for everyone to enjoy. Events will be held at the East Tennessee History Center, Krutch Park, and various downtown locations.

Presented by the East Tennessee Historical Society, along with businesses, historical organizations, museums, musicians, and individuals, the East Tennessee History Festival features fun and educational activities highlighting the people, places, stories, and events that comprise the shared history of our 35-county region.


"History Hound" Dog Costume Contest
9:30 a.m. Registration, Krutch Park
10:15 a.m. Judging

WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage
Enjoy live music in Krutch Park from the WDVX and Clayton Country Music Stage
11:00 a.m. Good Thymes Ceilidh Band
12:00 p.m. David West and the Cider Mountain Boys with Special Guests
1:15 p.m. Appalachian Hippie Poet
1:30 p.m. Nostalgia
2:30 p.m. Grassroots Gringos
3:15 p.m. Appalachian Hippie Poet
3:35 p.m. Russ & Becky Jeffers
4:30 p.m. Naughty Knots

Free Movies at the Historic Bijou Theatre - "East Tennesseans on Film"
11:30 a.m. Sergeant Alvin York: The Showman and the Hero
1:00 p.m. Bill Landry: An Actors Showcase - Screening and book signing
2:30 p.m. Louie Bluie: Sweet Old Song with live music by Nancy Brennan Strange & Don Cassell

Market Square Farmers Market
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Vintage Base Ball at The World' Fair Park
12:00 p.m. Franklin Farriers vs. Dry Town Boys of Roane County
2:30 p.m. Nashville Maroons vs. Knoxville Holstons

Meet the Authors Book Signing Tent
Bill Landry, Gordon T. Belt, Martha Wiley, Jack Neely, and Natalie Sweet

Special Children's Events
Children's Activities & Crafts
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Davy Crockett's Birthday Party
2:15 p.m. "Friend of Davy" Storytelling
3:00 p.m. Birthday cake with Davy Crockett

Sean McCullough - Kidstuff Music Show
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. East Tennessee History Center Auditorium

Tours of First Presbyterian Church
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Tours of Cemetery and Stained Glass Windows

Historic Homes Bus Tours
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (depart from Krutch Park, Gay Street)
Visit Blount Mansion, Civil War Gateway Center, James White's Fort, Mabry-Hazen House, Bethel Cemetery and Museum, Underground Gay Street

Tours of Underground Gay Street
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (100 Block of Gay Street)

Tours of the Tennessee Theatre
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (tours begin every half hour, last tour begins at 1:30 p.m.)

Civil War Bus Tours - Reservation required, register in Krutch Park
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on the hour

"Knoxville in Story, Song, and Art" Walking Tour
10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (depart from the steps of the East Tennessee History Center)

All Day Events - 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Free Admission to Museum of East Tennessee History
- Living History Timeline from the Cherokee to the Vietnam War
- Historic Craft Demonstrations including Blacksmithing, spinning, chair caning, basket making, cornhusk dolls,woodworking, clayworks, dying with natural fibers, lye soap, and more!
- History, Genealogy, and Preservation Groups from Across the Region
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
- Make Your Own Raku Pot with Peter Rose
- Dale's Fried Pies

Free parking: Market Square Garage, State Street Garage & Locust Street Garage.

Sponsors: The East Tennessee History Fair is sponsored by Tennessee Arts Commission, Knoxville CBID, City of Knoxville, Arts & Heritage Fund, Boyd's Jig and Reel, Clayton Bank and Trust, WDVX, PetSafe, Comcast, Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, and WBIR Channel 10.

More Information: For more information, please call 865-215-8824 or visit www.easttnhistory.org.