The East Tennessee region offers an
abundance of fun things to do throughout the
year, and several Tennessee Mountain Festivals take place in our
region annually. Offering live music, games,
food, and plenty of arts and crafts, these
festivals are great ways to learn
the area and enjoy all that it has to offer.
Spend the day amidst the clouds and blooms
at the Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival,
or let your kids go wild at Fun Fest in
Kingsport; no matter what time of year you
visit East Tennessee for a mountain vacation, you’ll more than likely
have the opportunity to enjoy one of these
great festivals. Because our
Cabin Rental in
East Tennessee is located right along the
border with Western North Carolina, we’ve
included some information on some of the
more popular festivals in Banner Elk and
Linville as well.
Covered Bridge Festival in Elizabethton
Elizabethton is home to the oldest covered
bridge still in use. The Doe
River Bridge has been celebrated for over 40
years at the Covered Bridge Festival. Taking
place each year in June, the Covered Bridge
Festival is a series of events that starts in
historic downtown Elizabethton TN that are
fun for the entire family. Visitors enjoy
the “Music on the Bridge” concerts year
after year, and kids always love the fun
games at the festival.
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival
The Roan Mountain Rhododendron Gardens are
located atop the massive 6,327 foot Roan
Mountain, and cover an area of 600 acres,
making them the largest gardens of their type in
the entire world. For over 60 years, Roan
Mountain has been the host of the annual
Rhododendron Festival which typically takes
place in June when the flowers are in full bloom. Our
Cabin Rental in East Tennessee is
located along the Watauga River, very close
to Roan Mountain, and is the perfect place to
stay while visiting the area for the Roan
Mountain Rhododendron Festival.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
Taking place each year on Grandfather
Mountain in Linville is the Grandfather
Mountain Highland Games festival. This event
is an annual gathering of the Scottish clans
and ancestors and a celebration of the
Gaelic and Scottish traditions. Filled with
music, food, vendors, arts and crafts, and
of course, competitive Scottish games, the
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games is a
very popular event that draws record crowds
The Jonesborough Story Telling Festival
Located in the natural beauty of northeastern Tennessee, Jonesborough has hosted the festival since its inception in 1973. Jonesborough is Tennessee's oldest town, located in the heart of the Appalachian cultural area. The festival features five or six large tents that seat hundreds of people each in parks around town. The storytellers sit on stages or at the head of the tent to perform for about 10,000 people each year. The festival has been acclaimed as one of the Top 100 Events in North America and has even influenced the creation of a graduate level degree in storytelling at East Tennessee State University.
The Blue Plum Festival
Johnson City Tennessee’s Blue Plum Festival
takes place each year in June and is a free,
outdoor art and music festival hosted in
downtown Johnson City Tennessee. Visitors can
sit out on the lawn and enjoy the music
playing from the main stage. This annual
event always draws record crowds and is a
great way to celebrate Johnson City’s
excellent music scene.
Fun Fest is a fun community event that takes
place each year in Kingsport Tennessee.
Filled with fun games, food, live music and
plenty of vendors and arts and crafts, Fun
Fest is a great family event that takes
place in July. This year Gavin Degraw,
Little Big Town, and Rodney Atkins are
scheduled to appear at Kingsport’s Fun Fest.
Rhythm and Roots Festival – Bristol
The Rhythm and Roots Reunion Festival takes
place each year in September and celebrates
Bristol’s deep musical heritage.
Entertainers and musical acts from all over
come to Bristol to celebrate and play
together and a great time is always had.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us at 877-818-1013,
email us, or use our
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