Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day


Come to the Townsend Fall Festival Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Fall festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center. 


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Latitude: 35.677431 Longitude: -83.744895 Elevation: 1089 ft

Event Dates

9/27/2019 – 9/28/2019

Admission Fee (if any)

None. Parking fee ($10) benefits the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department

Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages

ADA Accessibility Notes

Accessible with limited handicapped parking and a golf cart shuttle.

Pet Friendly Notes

Please, no pets.

How to Get There

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882


We attend this festival every year and we will be enjoying it again this weekend. Folks are friendly, the festival brings out the best of everyone and everything from food to music to demonstrations to crafts. Highly recommend both the spring and fall festivals.

Randall & Martha Hornsby, 9/26/2013

This will be our 8th year going to the festival. We found it by luck the first year and plan our annual trip around it. We were married in cades cove 3 years ago. Townsend is just a wonderful little town.

Rob and Sue Gesicki, 9/16/2015

We try to come every year to the Festival. My mom and dad were born in Townsend and that makes it even better because of all the memories.

Wanda Taylor, 8/23/2016

The Spring and Fall Festivals are wonderful and have become an annual event for the both of us. Looking forward to the upcoming event, and spreading the word.

Hall and Melanie Shoffner, 9/3/2016

Where is parking for this event? Cannot find on any site so far...

Belinda clark, 9/15/2016

Parking on site is $8 per day (Proceeds benefit the Townsend Volunteer Fire Department). Don’t forget to hop on the FREE shuttle that takes you around Townsend. Buses, donated from the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, run from the Heritage Center to Jeepism to Trillium Cove to Little River Railroad Museum to Apple Valley Country Stores and Cafe to Cades Cove Cellars to Apple Valley to the Townsend Visitors Center and back to the Heritage Center. One bus runs from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a second from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both days. The last bus leaves the Townsend Visitor Center at 6 p.m. and returns to the Heritage Center, on both Friday and Saturday.

Jeff, 9/15/2016

Is Charlie Monday still involved with old timers day? We went there for many years enjoyed every minute.

Tony Juliano Connecticut, 4/16/2017

My family is from that area. My great grandpa worked at the mill in the Cove when he was young. I love to go and this will be the first year I get to take my son and tell him all the stories that was passed down to me about Towns and and our family.

Scarlet (Proctor) Griffin, 9/4/2017

We love the Festival friendly people good bluegrass music and great food have been going for several years.

Sue Haynes , 9/21/2017

When will you publicize the dates for the 2018 Festival? We need to make campground reservations to assure our favorite site. Thanks September 28-29, 2018

Wayne and Becky 03/19/2018, 3/18/2018

I am interested in a vendor application for the Townsend Fall Heritage Festival. My email address is Thank you.

Lynn Lusty, 4/12/2018

How do I get a arts and craft vendor application? My e mail I can come by your office to pick it up if its easier.

bd hitch, 7/2/2018

I am interested in being a vendor in your fall email is Ms. Millsaps: Vendor applications can be found at

kathy millsaps, 6/15/2019

How great to watch great dancing, music,etc,viewing this fun in cork Ireland. Could someone send me info? I want to visit this year, 2019 and join in the fun. Thank you all. Mr. Maguire: Please visit to get all the information on the upcoming 2019 festival.

nr finbar maguire, 7/13/2019

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