Events

Presidential Visit: June 22, 2019

The 43rd President of the United States will be the featured speaker at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual benefit, June 22, 2019. The event will be held at McMinn County High School. The proceeds from this event will go toward downtown businesses and the chamber, which was heavily…

Wooly Worm Festival

If you’re looking for a family-friendly festival that’s maybe not warm but certainly offers lots of fuzzy, look no further than the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk! The festival originated from regional folklore about woolly worms – those fuzzy little caterpillars – being used to forecast the weather and…

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore opened in 1986 to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians history and culture. The centerpiece being the life and contributions of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee Writing System. While enlisted in the War of 1812, Sequoyah became to…

Athens Area Children’s Choir

Every Monday night for an hour and a half, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is alive with the sounds of music. It is Athens Area Children’s Choir practice time and the young choral group takes it very seriously. They sing their hearts out striving for perfect harmony. Not a soul is…

14th Annual Pumpkintown Festival

Pumpkintown is one of the premier fall festivals in East Tennessee and one of the largest annually attended events in McMinn County for 14 years! Pumpkintown celebrates the history, heritage and harvest unique to this area, with activities for all ages. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 14th…

Presidential Visit: June 22, 2019

The 43rd President of the United States will be the featured speaker at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual benefit, June 22, 2019. The event will be held at McMinn County High School. The proceeds from this event will go toward downtown businesses and the chamber, which was heavily…

Wooly Worm Festival

If you’re looking for a family-friendly festival that’s maybe not warm but certainly offers lots of fuzzy, look no further than the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk! The festival originated from regional folklore about woolly worms – those fuzzy little caterpillars – being used to forecast the weather and…

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum in Vonore opened in 1986 to promote the understanding and appreciation of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians history and culture. The centerpiece being the life and contributions of Sequoyah, creator of the Cherokee Writing System. While enlisted in the War of 1812, Sequoyah became to…

Athens Area Children’s Choir

Every Monday night for an hour and a half, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is alive with the sounds of music. It is Athens Area Children’s Choir practice time and the young choral group takes it very seriously. They sing their hearts out striving for perfect harmony. Not a soul is…

14th Annual Pumpkintown Festival

Pumpkintown is one of the premier fall festivals in East Tennessee and one of the largest annually attended events in McMinn County for 14 years! Pumpkintown celebrates the history, heritage and harvest unique to this area, with activities for all ages. This year’s event will be held Saturday, October 14th…

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