If you haven’t heard, there are a handful of new shops and eateries that have landed in Tennessee’s Oldest Town since last year’s Storytelling Festival. Below is a list of just a few to discover, in no particular order. We’ve also included bonus tidbits with what makes each stop unique!


Eureka Bites

Most of you know the Historic Eureka Inn as simply that, an Inn. But the Innkeepers, Blake and Katelyn, have opened their doors to the public for breakfast and brunch as Eureka Bites.

Eureka Bites offers an array of choices from their famous eggs benedict to biscuits with gravy and several options in between. With Blake’s background in hotel management and Katelyn’s restaurant expertise, fusing together their ideas has created a genuine dose of hospitality that you can’t get anywhere else.

What Makes This Stop unique?

When we say Historic Eureka Inn, we mean historic! This was one of the first lots purchased once Tennessee became a state in 1796.


Fork & Barrel

Situated on Main Street in a charismatic structure built in the 1800s you’ll discover a new restaurant, Fork & Barrel. This lovely southern kitchen is coupled with a unique courtyard and menu filled with your favorite comfort foods. After your belly is full, top off your trip with a hand-dipped ice cream cone.

What Makes This Stop unique?

You’ll have the chance to enjoy barrel-style cooking straight from their aged barrel cooker. How cool is that?!


Mill Spring Makers Market

At Mill Spring Makers Market, you’ll discover everything from leather goods, repurposed furniture, photography and paintings, pottery, home décor, and so many other crafted items. This shop is actually connected to the Corner Cup, aka Jonesborough’s living room and your place to get the ultimate coffee.

What Makes This Stop unique?

During the Storytelling Festival, they’ll be hosting their first annual Town Type-In. I’m sure you’re thinking, “what’s a type-in?” Well, it’s an opportunity to type a story on a variety of different typewriters from all eras. Then you’ll have a typed letter or a postcard to mail. Plus, they’ll be featuring typewriter art by Gabby in the Maker Space, offering prints in various sizes all made using only typewriter keys. They even host art classes and parties- everything from Urban Garden Paint Parties to DIY Terrarium classes year round. Next time you’re in Town stop in and see what’s happening!


Texas, Burritos & More

If you’re looking to add a little spice to your life then you’ll want to visit Texas, Burritos and More. They specialize in Tejano dishes, burritos and famous Tex-Mex staples. They are located just beside the courthouse and are open for breakfast lunch and dinner.

What Makes This Stop unique?

The dishes at Texas Burritos & More are crafted from family recipes that have been passed down for nearly 50 years.


If you want to know more about all the new shops and eateries in Jonesborough, make sure to check out our Eats & Sweets and Shop Local page. Plus check back here for more features on Jonesborough’s shops, restaurants, boutiques, and experiences.

One thought on “4 Stops You Must Make During Storytelling Festival This Year

  1. The type-in is a great idea. I hope you had a lot of typists. Also, the photo t of the Christmas wreath and Main Street is wonderful!

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