Fall is just around the corner and in Jonesborough that means all sorts of amazing things are about to happen. The National Storytelling Festival returns for its 44th edition during the Oct. 7-9 weekend. The world-renowned event gives visitors – about 10,000 of who flock to the event each year - the chance to experience a weekend full of stories and tales from yesteryear.
September is quickly approaching and that means plenty of special activities will be going on in Jonesborough, along with our usual amazing schedule of storytelling, music and tours.
First up will be the Labor Day celebration on Sept. 5, which features the Johnson City Community Concert Band. The all-volunteer, nonprofit concert will take place at the Visitors Center, giving folks the chance to listen to some wonderful music from 6-7 p.m. as they enjoy the holiday.
Earlier in the day, you can celebrate the end of summer with a trip to Wetlands Water Park. Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., you’ll want to take advantage of the day because it’s the final day the park will be open this summer!
Beginning Sept. 9 and running through Oct. 2, the Jonesborough Repertory Theater presents Camelot, an Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical, based on the King Arthur legend.
If you and your significant other are searching for the perfect little get away, Jonesborough, steeped in history and tradition, has some wonderful options, including the iconic Blair-Moore House Bed and Breakfast. Built in 1832, the Blair-Moore House, located in the heart of Jonesborough’s historic district, is ideal for a romantic weekend and is overflowing with Southern hospitality. The spectacular restored home features a private garden and three guest rooms with private bathrooms.