Get your chocolate fix at Jonesborough’s Chocolate Fest February FEB. 11 JONESBOROUGH CHOCOLATE FEST Sample more than 100 handmade chocolates, music and more throughout downtown, complete with chocolate-inspired food and drinks in restaurants. 866-4014223, jonesborough.com FEB. 18 GREENEVILLE ANNUAL ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIR & SHOW Named a “Top 20 Event for February” by the Southeast Tourism Society. Discover the value of your antiques or add to your collection. visitgreenevilletn.com May MAY 20 KINGSPORT RACKS BY THE TRACKS Barbecue, wine and beer tastings, and live music are all on tap in addition to cornhole tournaments, and a 10K/5K. Proceeds support local non-profits. racksbythetracks.com MAY 20–21 GREENEVILLE IRIS FESTIVAL This event features food, entertainment and an annual woodcarving show surrounded by the history of President Andrew Johnson. 423-638-4111, greenecountypartnership.com June JUNE 17–18 ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRON FESTIVAL This festival is a springtime tradition that hails the blooming of the world-famous Rhododendron Gardens atop Roan Mountain. 800-250-8620, tnstateparks.com/ parks/about/roan-mountain JUNE 30–JULY 2 JONESBOROUGH JONESBOROUGH DAYS This patriotic celebration features a low-country shrimp boil, live music, parade, fireworks, kids’ activities and craft vendors. 423-753-1010, jonesborough.com ELIZABETHTON COVERED BRIDGE CELEBRATION This free event includes four days of live music, artisan crafts and fabulous food in the Covered Bridge Park. 423-547-3850, elizabethtonchamber.com August AUG. 11–13 JOHNSON CITY LITTLE CHICAGO DOWNTOWN MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL This festival fills the streets of downtown Johnson City with families and fans enjoying fantastic regional music, fine arts and crafts, and the best in local foods. littlechicagofestival.com Rhododendrons on Roan Mountain September SEPT. 1–2 MOUNTAIN CITY LONG JOURNEY HOME Attend Johnson County’s heritage, music and arts celebration. longjourneyhome.net October OCT. 6–8 JONESBOROUGH NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL Called “the leading event of its kind in America” by “USA Today,” this festival brings world-renowned tellers to spin their tales in a storybook setting. 800-952-8392, storytellingcenter.net OCT. 13–15 ROGERSVILLE HERITAGE DAYS Music, storytellers, dancers, kids activities, demonstrations of pioneer skills, antique quilts, cars and farm equipment and a juried craft show. 423-272-1961, rogersvilleheritage.org Jonesborough National Storytelling Festival November NOV. 15–DEC. 16 JONESBOROUGH CHRISTMAS IN OLDE JONESBOROUGH Special holiday events take place in downtown Jonesborough every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas. 866-4014223, jonesborough.com December DEC. 1, 2, 8 & 9 PINEY FLATS A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS An 18th-century Christmas celebration that features dancing, decorations, music and storytelling. Reservations are recommended. 423-538-7396, rockymountmuseum.com Battle at Bristol Last year, Bristol Motor Speedway transformed into the battleground of the Tennessee Volunteers and the Virginia Tech Hokies, becoming the highest attended college football game in history. Battle at Bristol Want more? For more major events and festivals visit tnvacation.com.
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