This awesome new festival will celebrate the rich logging history of Townsend. The festival’s main event will be the 2017 Southeastern College and University Lumberjack Competition! Yes, a real lumberjack competition!  There will also be live music, walking tours, historical discussions, food vendors, woodworking demonstrations and more!

Blount County
April 14, 2017

UT’s Garden Discovery Camp is a fun hands-on nature experience for kids ages 4 – 13. There are single day sessions and week-long day camp sessions available, each with a different theme. Themes include Birds in the Garden, Fantastic Beasts, Edible Garden, Garden Science, Fairy Gardens and more!

Serving children 18 months and up, these awesome yoga classes and camps are offered at a variety of locations around Knoxville. Through yoga, Blooming Youth helps kids learn the basic principles of mindfulness including expression, awareness, and peace. Blooming Youth also offers early childhood education classes for infants through age 8, and baby sign language classes.

This homeschool co-op offers a variety of parent led classes, field trips, and social opportunities for members. They also offer a fun and educational summer camp for both members and non-members.

  • No breakfast
  • Average medium sub combo price $12

This family owned deli is known for it’s larger than life sandwiches, served on soft homemade bread and sub rolls. They also offer deliciously gourmet soft pretzels, again made from scratch. Don’t forget your soup or salad to complete the meal. YUM!

  • Virginia pine
  • Scotch pine
  • White pine
  • Leyland cypress

This fantastic gymnastics studio offers gymnastics classes, tumbling classes, open gym times, and birthday parties.

This dog park is located inside Victor Ashe Park and is Knoxville’s first ever dog park. Although it does not offer separate sections for small and large dogs, there is some puppy playground equipment on site, such as tunnels and hill structures.

This fun and quirky museum is the world’s only museum of its kind!


featuring entertainers, floats, music and food!

May 4, 2017

This popular attraction features both indoor and outdoor fun, including skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, year-round indoor ice skating, a mountain coaster, wildlife encounter, alpine slide, arcade, mini golf, and amusement rides. This is also the home of an annual month-long October fest, complete with German food and beer.

This exclusive camp, hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville,  is perfect for high school students interested in design and architecture. There are both overnight and day camp options and optional meal plans.

You-Pick Crops: blueberries

(was closed for the 2016 growing season for construction, may reopen for 2017 season)

Pick-Your-Own Crops: strawberries, raspberries and a variety of fresh vegetables

Educational tours are available for schools and groups.

A variety of pottery vendors and live demonstrations.

Blount County
May 5, 2017

Held at the Nawger Nob shopping area, this festival will feature dozens of arts and crafts vendors.

Blount County
May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017

Free admission to this craft show with a ton of vendors!

April 11, 2017 - April 14, 2017

This popular non-denominational Christian camp and retreat, hosts private overnight events for churches and other groups. In addition to furthering their relationship with Christ, campers will enjoy a variety of recreational activities including, rock climbing, canoeing, bonfires, ropes course, arts and crafts, hiking and much more!

In addition to themed skating nights with general admission, this roller skating rink also offers birthday parties.

A really RAD run that will dust you with multi-colored powder throughout the course.

Knox County
April 7, 2017

This fun make-and-take art studio allows you to create stunning farmhouse-style home decor. Projects include rustic pallet wood wall hangings, sewing projects and more!

This studio also offers summer art camps for kids.

Knox County
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  • Scotch pine
  • Virginia pine
  • Norway spruce
  • Leyland cypress.
  • Average lunch price $13/adults, $7/kids
  • Average dinner $17/adults, $7/kids

Located on The Island, this fun restaurant serves up all your American favorites including burgers, ribs, steaks, sandwiches, salads, and more!

Sevier County

This location features a large farm store with a variety of apples, canned goods, baked goods, and more. Although this is not a u-pick farm, the orchard does offer seasonal tractor tours, and school field trips.

Apple Varieties:

  • August: Lodi, Pristine, Ginger Gold, Red Free, Caitlin Gala, Gala, and Detroit Red
  • September: Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Senshu, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Mutsu, and Charlie Gold
  • October: Stayman, Fuji, York, Arkansas Black, Goldrush, Yates, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, and Cameo

Pick-Your-Own: NO

Bradley County

Take photos with all your favorite (wax) celebrities from past in present.


This park features separate sections for small and large dogs, doggy water fountains and waste stations. The park is located along the Charter Doyle Greenway trail.

  • Average breakfast/lunch price $8/adults, $4/kids

Featured in Southern Living Magazine as one of the “South’s Best Flavors,” this small regional chain offers several locations throughout the Smokies. Serving a variety of tasty breakfast items, their claim to fame is, of course, the pancakes. You can even create your stack, choosing from over 10 different toppings!

Sevier County

This facility offers gymnastics and tumbling classes, open gym hours for all ages, and parents night out events.

  • Average breakfast price $9/adults, $4/kids
  • Average lunch/dinner price $9/adults, $4/kids

This nostalgic diner serves up variety of traditional favorites including country fried steaks, “home cookin’ ” delights, burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more!


This indoor bounce house playground features birthday parties, group events, and open jump times for public enjoyment.

This studio offers year round classes in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, and creative movement. Summer camps are also available. Classes are available for all skill levels.

This Oak Ridge garden features over 2,500 plants and flowers. This is a research garden that facilitates forestry, wildlife and ecological research programs. It is free to the public.

This center features a large swimming pool as well as a feature filled splash pad. Daily and 25 visit passes can be purchased for a nominal fee.

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