Enjoy A Weekend Taste of the Smokies During Townsend’s Grains & Grits Festival

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Fall weather is finally here in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, and with it comes beautiful foliage, cool mountain air and the most anticipated festival of the year: Grains & Grits. This festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub takes place November 3 and draws whiskey lovers from across the region to the quaint,… Read more »

Family Camping Doesn’t Get Any Better – Great Smokies KOA in Townsend, TN

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Summer comes every year, and with it, the call of the wild! Longer days and warmer weather mean plenty of opportunities to spend time outside, surrounded by rugged natural beauty. Roughing it, though, just isn’t for everyone, especially families with children. Thankfully, Great Smokies KOA has family camping in its DNA, and is ready to… Read more »

Rising from the Ashes: Dancing Bear Lodge Resurrects Powerful Memories

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Mark Oldham faced a dream disguised as a dilemma. He had sold his business and traveled the world for six months with his wife, Sharon. Now, he was hunting for a fresh career venture. “When we sold the business in Nashville, we could have retired,” Oldham said. “We felt too young to retire, but we… Read more »

Blount County, Tennessee Captures Beauty, Adventure of Fall in the Smoky Mountains

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TOWNSEND, Tenn. – There’s a nip in the air, chili is on the stove and leaves are painting the early strokes of their yearly masterpieces. There’s nothing like fall. But while autumn’s pastoral beauty colors landscapes across the United States, things are just a little more special in Blount County, Tennessee. Nestled in the towering… Read more »