Area Events & Attractions

Bays Mountain Park & Planetarium

Bays Mountain is a natural attraction offering several nature trails, a planetarium, ampitheater, and a mountaintop lake for fishing and exploring.

Birthplace of Country Music Alliance

The BCMA is a great resource for musicians and those interested in the musical history of our area.

Bristol Motor Speedway

The world’s fastest half-mile and host of the Nextel Cup and Busch series NASCAR events in the spring and late summer.

Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail

One of the nation’s most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport, TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia and into Kentucky.

Hands On! Regional Museum

The Hands On! Regional Museum offers a variety of interactive exhibits for people of all ages.

Kingsport FunFest

A festival with national recognition. Held in July FunFest offers a broad range of events and music with a family theme.

The Carter Family Fold

The Carter Family Fold is one of the area’s most popular venues to see original old time and bluegrass music.

Virginia Highlands Festival

Festival offering events, food, and local arts & crafts.


Pigeon Forge

Come enjoy a Pigeon Forge vacation with your family and friends! Our city is the greatest place within the Smoky Mountains for a family getaway, a weekend trip for two or to host your convention.


From our unique shops, restaurants, and attractions, to cozy and hospitable accommodations, our charming and lively downtown is not only still standing—it’s as vibrant as ever.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Experience America’s favorite drive!

Dollywood / Splash Country

With more than 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, five of the South’s largest festivals, Southern-style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world . . . Dollywood is an award-winning destination!