10 things to do!

Brandon Paykamian • May 30, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Willow Tree Artist Market Saturday The Willow Tree is hosting a Saturday Artist Market to feature local songwriters and performers from the area who will share their music while customers browse from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event will be “most every Saturday through the summer,” except for days when Willow Tree is hosting other day-long events. Set up time starts at 9 a.m. Table space is limited to six feet with a $25 set up fee. To participate and for more information, email [email protected]

Wolf Hills Brewing Co. announces fifth annual festival On Friday, Wolf Hills Brewing will kick off the Howling Craft Beer and Music Festival starting at 5 p.m. at Wolf Hills Brewing Co., 350 Park Street, Abingdon, Virginia. The festival will continue until June 2 and will feature special beer offerings, food and a music lineup headlined by C2 & The Brothers Reed, Appalachian folk-rock group 49 Winchester, “high-energy Americana” from Strong Water and The Double Hearted. Other acts will include the Jake Quillen Band, Indighost and more. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/wolf.h.brewing

Model car event at BMS The world’s best late model stock car racers will return to the Bristol Motor Speedway, Friday and Saturday. The event will showcase four exciting classes, headlined by the powerful Super Late Models. Along with the Super Late Model, the event will feature race action in Pro Late Model, Street Stock and Compacts. The restructured two-day format will provide competitors with additional practice opportunities throughout the day on Friday and will be followed by a full day on Saturday that will include practice, qualifying and racing. For more information, visit www.northeasttennessee.org. 

Elizabethton Old Time Music Jam Art Lang will lead the Old Time Music Jam in Elizabethton at the Sycamore Shoals Historic Site, Sunday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The free event is a recurring event every month on the fourth Sunday. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome to join. For more information on this and other events at Sycamore Shoals, visit www.sycamoreshoalstn.org

Jonesborough’s Brews and Tunes returns for summer Local music, craft beer and good eats are all returning for Main Street Brews and Tunes in downtown Jonesborough. Starting June 2, join others on the plaza in front of the International Storytelling Center every Sunday afternoon through September. Food and beer will begin to be served at 4 p.m. with live music from 5 to 7 p.m. A different craft brewery will be featured each week along with a rotating food truck, which will offer a variety of foods including tacos, Caribbean and Asian fare, sandwiches and more. For a complete schedule, go to Main Street Brews and Tunes on Facebook or call the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010. 

Covered Bridge Jams Elizabethton The first of the Covered Bridge Jams will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. when Downtown Country takes the Covered Bridge Stage for a two-hour show. The free shows will be presented every Saturday night at Covered Bridge Park from now until September and feature a wide variety of musical groups in various genres, including country, bluegrass, gospel, classic rock and other types.

Sycamore Shoals Native American Festival The Sycamore Shoals Native American Festival will take place this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park. Admission is $6 for adults and $1 for students, aged 7-17. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Attendees will be able to listen to traditional Native American music, storytelling and more. 

“Touch-A-Truck” at Gray United Methodist Gray United Methodist Church will be hosting its “Touch-A-Truck” event on Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The church parking lot will have food trucks and several large trucks for children to climb on and explore, as well as games for all. This kick-off is a preview of “Monster Truck Adventures,” which begins on Monday, June 3, and continues until June 7. Activities begin at 6 p.m. each night with a meal for kids. Ages Pre-K thru 5th grade are invited. To register, visit vbspro.events or call the church at 477-3792.

Hands On! events The Hands On! Discovery Center Museum will be hosting its Bubble-ology Eastman Discovery Lab Program until Sunday, June 30 to encourage attendees to discover the science behind bubbles while assisting in formulating a fizzy CO2 “sandwich,” constructing 3-dimensional square bubbles and making rainbow bubble snakes. The lab will be open by announcement periodically throughout each day. Starting Monday until June 30, the center will feature Katsushika Hokusai inspired wave painting, a Monet inspired water lilies papercraft and make-your-own M.C. Escher inspired tessellations. Both events are free with general admission.

Flower Gala Flower lovers from across the region are invited to Jonesborough for the 23rd Annual Garden Gala on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The self-guided walking tour will delight visitors with popular private gardens from past years, an afternoon tea enhanced by live music, as well as gardening presentations. Tickets for the Garden Gala are $15 in advance or $20 at the event. For a group of 10 or more, tickets are just $13 and may be purchased online at www.jonesborough.com/tickets or by calling the Jonesborough Visitors Center at 423-753-1010, where more information can be found.

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