10 Out and About Things to Do

Hannah Swayze • Apr 11, 2019 at 8:53 AM

1. “Game of Thrones” Trivia: As the final season premiere of the pop culture hit “Game of Thrones” rapidly approaches, it’s time to catch up on everything that happened in the first 7 seasons. Test your knowledge before the premiere on Sunday with “Game of Thrones” Trivia tonight at Gypsy Circus Cider Company. Winter is here beginning at 7 p.m. for this group game for prizes. And don’t forget to catch the “Game of Thrones” season 8 premiere on HBP on Sunday at 9 p.m. Season 1-7 are also available for trivia prep to stream on Hulu. 

2. “The Death of Dr. Pepper” Eureka’s Mystery Troupe is back at it again. This time, solve a murder within the walls of the Historic Eureka Inn in Jonesborough. The whodunit show, “The Death of Dr. Pepper” will allow guests to explore the inn, interrogate suspects and enjoy a 4-course meal. Tickets may be purchased at the Historic Eureka Inn, EventBrite, or by calling 423-913-6100. Book an overnight stay and receive a discount. Tickets are $50 per person. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. each night and reservations are required. Dinner is served at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information call 423-913-6100, email [email protected] 

3. Spring Nature Festival: Celebrate nature all weekend at the 40th annual Spring Nature Festival at Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport. Beginning Friday, at 6:30 p.m. the weekend is full of mini-seminars covering a range of topics from citizen science to the life of birds to nature photography. The festival ends Sunday with a 10:30 a.m. landscapes walk with Ranger Marty Silver. Visit https://tnstateparks.com of the park’s Facebook page for more details on the free festival. 

4. Easter “Egg”stravagazna! Get in the Easter spirit on Saturday during The Town of Jonesborough’s Easter Eggstravaganza from noon to 3 p.m. All ages can enjoy the day of free activities including pictures with the Easter Bunny, JRT Princesses, a pony petting zoo, face painting and of course an egg hunt. The event will spread the downtown Jonesborough Main Street area. For more information, visit Main Street Jonesborough on Facebook. 

5. Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza: The best of the best is on tap for this weekend at the Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza in Founders Park. Over 150 beers will be available to sample and the Tennessee Championship of Beer will be awarded during the festival. First pour starts Saturday at 1 p.m. and grand tasting at 2 p.m. and tasting continues until 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets ranges are $49-65. For more information, visit www.thirstyorange.com. 

6. Boone Street Market grand re-opening: The Boone Street market returns this weekend. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be Saturday at 9:45 a.m., and Boone Street Market will open for the day at 10 a.m. with normal hours until 5 p.m. Boone Street Market is located at 101 Boone St. in downtown Jonesborough

7. East Tennessee Nursery Association Plant Auction: Start your spring garden by bidding on some plants at the East Tennessee Nursery Association Plant Auction on Saturday. A large selection of perennials, trees, shrubs, flowers, fruit trees, native plants, and rare plant varieties will be up for bid. Registration for the event begin at 8:15 a.m. with the auction starting at 9 a.m. at the Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton. 

8. Wooly Day: Every year with spring upon us, the Rocky Mount State Historic Site welcomes the new season with a day of celebration. Every year, the site takes the weekend to shear their flock of Cotswold sheep, preparing them for the warmer weather. This Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors and exhibitors will be making crafts, selling food and making art. Living History tours of the William Cobb House and historic buildings will also be given throughout the day. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for senior, $5 for children and is free to Rocky Mount Historical Association members. Rocky Mount is located at 200 Hyder Hill Rd. in Piney Flats. 

9. Corazón Latino Festival: Festival Season is upon us! Celebrate Hispanic culture at the 10th annual Corazón Latino Festival in Founders Park in Johnson City on Friday April 12. From 4-10 p.m., enjoy food, dance, art and live music. The night will feature special performances from Chicago Samba and Florencia Rusiñol. 

10. Songwriter in the Round: Songwriter will team up for a original show on Sunday night when Ed Snodderly, The Down Home owner, songwriter Malcom Holcomb and acclaimed Nashville artists Tony Arata and Jelly Roll Johnson are featured in this Sunday’s Songwriters in the Round event this Sunday at The Down Home. The Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at downhome.com or at the door. 

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