Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 14-16, 2023

Do: Opening Weekend Maryville Farmer's Market 

When: Saturday, April 15th, 8:30am-11:30am
Where: 200 Block of East Broadway Ave. Founders Square Parking Lot, Maryville     

It's finally that time again! Spring is here and so is the Maryville Farmers' Market. This producer-only market is located in the Founders' Square parking lot in Maryville. All of their vendors grow it, make it, or bake it from scratch, and bring it to you fresh from their farm nearby. 

The Maryville Farmers' Market operates seasonally each Saturday from April to November from 8:30am-11:30am (or until Vendor Sell-out) - rain or shine! 

Photo Courtesy of Maryville Farmers' Market 

Eat & Drink: Sip TN The Foothills Wine Festival

When: Saturday, April 15th, 12pm-5pm

Where: Pellissippi State Blount Campus / 2731 W Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Friendsville     

This festival will offer over 100 wines produced right here in Tennessee. These wines utilize some of the freshest fruit in the South. This day of fun will feature shopping with artisans, enjoying delicious food, and sipping Tennessee wines, meads, and hard ciders. 

Food on site will include multiple food trucks as well as delicious offerings from the Pellissippi State Community College's Culinary Students!

Any funds made from this events will stay local and benefit Tennessee agriculture, small businesses, and education. 

Photo Courtesy of Tennessee Wines Facebook Page 

Try: Lazy Sunday Blanket Workshop with Zeus!    

When: Sunday, April 16th, 2-5pm
Where: AR Workshop Knoxville / 150 Lovell Rd. Suite 105, Knoxville   

Have a lazy Sunday and make a Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop with "special helper" Zeus, the workshop dog. 

Create a one-of-a-kind cozy blanket by going step-by-step through the hand-knitting process. No needles or knitting experience needed! 

Guests should be ages 15 and up and will get enough chunky chenilled yarn to make an approximately 40"x50" blanket. 

You will choose your yarn colors when you get to the workshop.

Photo Courtesy of AR Workshop Knox 

Buy: Custom Norris Lakefront Home with Soaring Views

Listed By: Kim Cargill Wax, M: (865)206-2820, O: (844)591-7325, Real Broker, LLC

Do not miss out on this Custom Built Norris Lakefront Home on approximately 2 acres with soaring mountain and lake views. This 4 bedroom / 3.5 bath home is locatedin Hickory Point Subdivision just minutes to Hickory Star, Waterside, Beach Island, and Bubbas. Every room in this home has views of the lake. There is easy access to the lake by way of golf cart path which will take you to your private dock and tiki bar overlooking the lake located in a deep water cove. This is a must see! 

Family: Spring Festival  

When: Sunday, April 16th, 4pm-6pm

Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church / 1001 Ebenezer Rd. Knoxville    

Celebrate the arrival of Spring each year with a free community family festival at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. There will be petting zoos, games, crafts, live music, prize drawings, and lots of fun. All activities are free, but there will be food trucks on hand to offer items for purchase.  


Watch & Listen: The Mockingbirds Old-Time String Band

When: Saturday, April 15th, 8pm

Where: Laurel Theater / 1538 Laurel Ave. Knoxville  

Join The Mockingbirds at the Laurel Theater this Saturday. The Cumberland Plateau musicians are an old-time string band that were inspired to take up old-time fiddle and banjo by the example of park naturalist and community folklorist Bobby Fulcher and Pickett State Park’s annual Old-timers Day, a music event that has seen participation by some of the masters of Cumberland Plateau traditional music including Clyde Davenport and members of the John Sharp family. 

The Mockingbirds are Seth Webster, Nate Dodson, Lucas Brown and Alex Parks.

$20 General Audience at the door
$15 General Audience in advance
$14 JCA members, students, seniors 65+

Sunday Fun Day: Gunslingers Walking Tour 

When: Sunday, April 16th, 2:30pm-4pm
Where: Meet at the Knoxville Visitors Center / 301 S Gay St. Knoxville 

This walking tour will let you step back in time and take a walk on the wild side, from the Old City to Gay Street, down to the river and beyond. The now peaceful streets were once the scene of violence and mayhem. The storytelling expert will guide you through stories of family feuds, duels, lynchings, and riots. 
Relive the days when Knoxville was the wild west and Gay Street was the OK Corral.
Reservations required, book online or call 865-309-4522
– Adults: $20
– Children 6-12: $14
– Group rates available
25% of your ticket price goes to the non-profit Knoxville History Project

Photo Courtesy of Mabry Hazen House Facebook Page


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