This weekend in Jonesborough you’ll find the ultimate eats and sweets- plus the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts! Of course, you’ll want to take part in Jonesborough’s Annual Chocolate Fest and even take a look at Jonesborough from a new perspective- yes, we’re talking about tethered hot air balloon rides! Can you say the perfect date idea?!?! We have it all and more this weekend in Jonesborough.
Even a young Dr. William Kennedy was enthralled with things of the past. “I don’t ever remember not being interested in history, old buildings and old people,” said Kennedy. This phrase may not come as a surprise to the ones who know Kennedy. But for those who don’t, he is the go-to guy in Jonesborough for old homes and has spent much of his time working towards historic preservation in Town.
Can you imagine life more than a hundred years ago? In our lifetimes, technology has boomed, information travels faster than transportation and if we can want it, many of us can have it. And for some, Christmas becomes the fastest, and in many instances, the most hectic of times.
As the Story Capital of The World, Jonesborough knows a thing or two about the importance of sharing stories. And we're not just talking about during the Storytelling Festival. On November 15-17, the Jonesborough Senior Center will present We Were So Young, a brand-new play based on the stories of its members. This new play celebrates the remarkable Baby-Boom generation and their indomitable, individual spirits. From Peace Corps Volunteers to Vietnam Veterans, miners in the coal fields at home and travelers on a distant journey, the brave spirit of these unique life stories shines through.
If you have walked down Main Street you’ve surely noticed the vibrant shop called Hands Around the World, where a cultural experience and a story tags along with each item sold.
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!
They say the best chickens are free range- what about kids? Are the best kids raised free range as well? Lacey and Mike D’Avella think so. They have raised their very own free range kid, Ashton D’Avella. If you’ve spent time on Main Street, seen a play at the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre, been to the library or even had a picnic at Mill Spring Park then you’ve probably run into Ashton.