Cool to Do

What are some of the cool things to do in Wears Valley?

Upcoming Winterfest Kickoff Events

While Halloween and the peak colors of the mountains get closer in our month of October, we wanted to take a minute to look ahead at the next truly big event coming up in the Smokies – the Winterfest kick off! Most of you know that all three cities have a party within very short dates of each other, some years had them all on the same day. In this article, we’ll give you some beginning information on all three…

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Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

Are there ever enough festivals at the tail end of the year in Townsend, TN? What a silly thing to ask! When presented with the idea of jubilee in one of the most beautiful and enjoyable mountain towns at one of the best times of the year to be in THE best National Park and mountain America has to offer, when would enough ever be enough? Definitely not at the Townsend Grains and Grits Festival, that’s for sure! As their…

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Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival

Being in one of the great forests of the United States (and by extension, one of the great forests of the world) means that the element of wood is a major factor in our culture. For hundreds of years, we built everything out of wood – houses, food storage, beds, tools, furniture, transport via horse-drawn wagons, train tracks, boats, fishing rods – wood IS life in many literal ways in the Smokies and eventually it became art as well. We…

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Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day

You thought Townsend was always the “quiet side” of the Smokies? Not on Old Timer’s Day and the Fall Heritage Festival in September! This is a treasured traditional event that the city of Townsend holds at the Townsend Visitors Center on the end of September. From https://www.fairsandfestivals.net: “[This] event will be held on September 29-30, 2017 at the Townsend Visitors Center. It celebrates the traditional music, Appalachian skills, crafts, and heritage of Townsend, East Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains.…

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About Wears Valley

Wears Valley, Tennesssee is a special place that is located in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.  Wears Valley is an unincorporated community that lies on Wears Valley Road in Sevier County.  Wears Valley lies between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Tennessee, on South 321, otherwise known as Wears Valley Road to those to live in the area. Wears Valley is a beautiful valley that is surrounded by the Smoky Mountains.  Many use Wears Valley Road to get to Townsend and…

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