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Townsend, Tennessee

If you are looking for the best all around family vacation destination in the Smoky Mountains, it’s hard to do better than Townsend, Tennessee. Townsend has a multitude of events going on all throughout the year - from bluegrass music festivals to trout fishing tournaments. During each season, local artisans show their wares and share their talent with the public in gatherings that celebrate the “old time” way of life that is still cherished in the Smoky Mountains.

Townsend has a long and rich history of old time and bluegrass music that is celebrated throughout the year with festivals, concerts and good old fashioned hoe-downs! Jam sessions are regular occurrences here in Townsend – with locals teaming up with some of the biggest names in bluegrass to play all the old songs, and a few new ones too. The two biggest festivals for music are the Townsend Spring Festival at the beginning of May and the Townsend Fall Heritage Festival in September. Both feature bluegrass music on the stages as well as impromptu jam sessions under the trees and on the porches.

It’s not just bluegrass in Townsend, TN – there are many other types of music and dance that help to celebrate the country lifestyle “in harmony”! Dulcimers and mandolins play alongside fiddle and banjo, while performers do lively and intricate dances for everyone’s enjoyment. There is also a place for the young music lovers – with the Young Pickers Talent contest which is open to ages 17 and under.

There are so many other types of creativity on display in Townsend. In our next post, we will talk about the old time arts and crafts that are being kept alive and flourishing on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies!

At Townsend View Cabin Rentals, we want to bring back the camaraderie between musicians and friends. We plan to build an outdoor arena with a cozy setting for musicians, set up stages for live performances, and sponsor music activities in our community. If you would like to know more about our "musical expansion", please contact us at the email below or visit our website.

Townsend Cabin Rentals