If you’re looking for something to do on a beautiful Smoky Mountain fall weekend that includes great entertainment, lots of yummy home-cooked food, children’s activities, and a first-class arts and crafts show, then spend the weekend at the Mountain Makins Festival in. The festival was recently designated as part of the new Tennessee Music Pathways. Now in its 44th year, this award-winning festival celebrates the very best of Appalachian culture, from crafts to music. In 2016 it was selected as the Best Festival in the Southeast by the Southeast Festivals and Events Association. It has been designated a “Top 20 Event in the Southeast” four times by the Southeast Tourism Society, and was voted “Best Festival in East Tennessee” by readers of Tennessee Magazine.  Since the very first festival, authentic craftsmen have demonstrated folk-life skills, giving guests young and old a chance to see traditional basket weaving, blacksmithing, apple butter making, broom making, beekeeping, woodturning and other necessities of [...]

The music, activities, and craft vendors are great, but this is the Morristown Craft Beer Festival after all, and as such, the beer definitely gets top billing here. We will be featuring as many as 16 distinct categories of beer from local, regional, and national breweries. They will be available in 3 oz. “Tastings” and as 12 oz full pours. We will also have a handful of domestic beers, ciders, and other beverages. There will be musical entertainment, a corn-hole tournament, food trucks, a kids zone with bounce houses and face painting, and lots of other activities to enjoy.

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Come for the History, Stay for the Fun
in Southwest Tennessee

On the surface, Southwest Tennessee is a collection of charming small towns, mom-and-pop eateries, courthouse squares and barbecue gems. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover the fascinating stories, people and places that have shaped American history and culture. It’s defined, in part, by the stories of the larger-than-life figures with ties to the area.

In Southwest Tennessee, you can learn of the railroad history of the area, stroll through the home of Railroad Legend Casey Jones, learn how President Andrew Jackson and frontiersman David Crockett are tied to the area. Get to know Walking Tall Legend Sheriff Buford Pusser of McNairy County, who famously fought crime along the Mississippi state line in the 1960s.

Explore the history of African-Americans in the South, with sites that tell the stories of slavery and war, early freedom and the blues culture [...]

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