Small Miracles Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center will host its Unmounted Rodeo benefit from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, and everyone is invited to join the fun. And they do mean everyone.
“Of course, everybody wants a household name entertainer. That's probably the biggest thing folks say is “let's get a big headliner.” We're all on board with that. The challenge with anything, and you hear this with all types of events, it's all about funding.” — Josh Gilliam
The Mountain Empire Community College campus had plenty of hay bales, corn shocks and decorations out and about as the 48th annual Home Craft Days approaches this weekend.
Light rain did not deter crowds at the 41st Wise Fall Fling Saturday, as visitors enjoyed music, dancing, artisans, crafts, food, a juggler, kids’ games and walking along Main Street.
Heritage Days is about having fun, and and there were a lot of people packed into downtown Rogersville Saturday afternoon having a good time surrounded by a wide variety of artistry and creativity.
The event serves as the primary fundraiser for the Downtown Kingsport Association.
Perfect weather is in the forecast for Saturday when actual Heritage Days begins at 10 a.m. in downtown Rogersville, featuring scores of arts and crafts booths, historic and artistic demonstrations, children’s activities, and live music and dancing all day.
The region serves up plenty of fun and frightening activities during the month of October. From haunted attractions that dial up the fear factor to the frolicking fun of hayrides and seasonal shows, there’s no shortage of options.
There’s something in the woods Saturday during Norton’s Woodbooger Fest at Flag Rock Recreation Area.
The closer full-blooded Chickamauga Cherokee Stonewolf gets to the Amis Mill Historic Site near Rogersville, the more he senses the presence of his ancestors.
Sponsored by the Nickelsville Ruritan Club, Bush Mill Days pays homage to the early settlers of Southwest Virginia by offering craft demonstrations, apple butter-making and, of course, fresh cornmeal ground from the mill.
Somebody Loves Me Inc., in partnership with New Vision Youth and Kingsport Parks and Recreation, is gearing up for its first ever Halloween and fall festival. The free event will offer several activities for children and families, including a Halloween costume giveaway.
“We are so excited to bring this event back to Kingsport and to our region,” said Dana McMurray, Kingsport Chamber membership events director. “The event was sold out last year, and we had so many requests to do it again. I encourage everyone to get their tickets as soon as they can as we anticipate a large crowd.”
After a five year hiatus the Painter Hollow Haunted Barn in Church Hill will be open again on Friday's and Saturdays throughout October, as well as the Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Halloween weekend.
It will be a couple more weeks before Rogersville begins blocking off Main Street for its 40th annual Heritage Days, but participants in the quilt, mixed art, scarecrow and chili cookoff contests need to be getting their applications in now.