Tennessee’s Oldest Town has plenty to do this summer! Check out what’s going on before the kids are back in school.
Jonesborough Farmers Market
If you have a hankering for some local food then you can’t miss the Jonesborough Farmers Market on Saturday mornings! Here you’ll find the freshest produce, meats and more along with some homegrown socializing.
This is the perfect way to support your favorite farmers! The Jonesborough Farmers Market is now open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Check out their new location, just behind the courthouse.
Be sure to also visit the Boone Street Market which has grown from the success of the Jonesborough Farmers Market and only sells items grown or produced within 100 miles from Jonesborough. Support local!
Where to Catch Some Hot Live Music!
Brews & Tunes
If you are lucky enough to be in town on a Sunday, spend your afternoon enjoying local craft beer and delicious food while hearing some great bands at Main Street Brews and Tunes! This concert series kicks off in June and continues through September. To see what drink is on tap and what artist will have your toes tapping, check out their schedule.
Music on the Square
While in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, your visit to Historic Jonesborough wouldn’t be complete without attending our Music on the Square weekly concert series. Grab a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy live music with the townscape of downtown Jonesborough as the setting. Music on the Square features a variety of music that ranges from Americana, Bluegrass, Celtic, Irish, Old-Time, Blues and Jazz. Music on the Square will continue through September.
Yoga in the Park
Get some fresh air and exercise at Jonesborough’s Yoga in the Park every Sunday through the end of September. Yoga will be offered on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Jimmy Neil Smith Park behind the International Storytelling CenterAll levels are welcome from beginners to advanced and there is no fee and no registration required. Bring your own yoga mat, towel or blanket along with friend and enjoy the many health benefits of yoga while getting some fresh air!This series will be taught by certified area instructors. Class is free but teacher donations will be gladly accepted.
Uncover History and Heritage
History comes to life in this 18th century town. Its well-preserved Main Street will take you on a beautiful journey through the past. One of the best ways to experience Jonesborough is by taking a town tour with our preservation society, the Heritage Alliance. Your tour guide, dressed in period clothing, will escort you through the streets of Jonesborough sharing little-known facts and the story of the town from past to present. Also, be sure to pay a visit to the Chester Inn Museum, located in the heart of downtown Jonesborough. The museum chronicles the history of Jonesborough from its inception in 1779 to the present.
Supported by the Heritage Alliance, the Salvage Warehouse offers a wide selection of materials including doors, windows, mantles, flooring, and sinks.
They are only open the first and third Saturday of each month, April to September, but you can also schedule an appointment.
The Chucky Depot
Per its mission, the Chuckey Depot focuses on regional railroads in its exhibits, like the Southern, Clinchfield, and East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Rail Road. This exhibit gives the Museum a chance to showcase items that come from all over the country, including a map of railroads in Ohio and a stock certificate for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company.
The Chuckey Depot’s original home was just down the road in Chuckey, TN, and now sits within WC Rowe Park in Jonesborough. In an effort to preserve the building, it was dismantled and re-erected in Jonesborough, where it opened as a museum in October 2017.
The Chuckey Depot is also on The Lost State Scenic Walkway.
This trail spans approximately 3 miles of trail that begins in downtown Jonesborough at Mill Spring Park and ends at Golden Oak Park within the Meadows and Mill Creek subdivisions. The multi-use trail, perfect for walking, biking or running, is moderately hilly in some areas and provides a scenic view of the many facets of Jonesborough!
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Wetlands Water Park
There is no better way to cool down on a warm, summer day! Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Wetlands offers fun for the whole family! Enjoy water slides up to 200 feet long, a relaxing lazy river, a kid-friendly zero depth wading area, water bubblers, tumble buckets and much more! Wetlands also offers a full-service café, shower and restroom facilities, picnic and pavilion areas, and lounge chairs.
They are open on the weekend only during the month of August.