Knox Area Weekend To Do List, April 22-24, 2022

Do: 10th Annual Ramp Festival 

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 10am-4pm
Where: Tellico Community Center / 132 Bank St. Tellico Plains 

Come on out for the Ballplay - Tellico Ruritan Club's 10th Annual Ramp Festival! This family-friendly event includes live music, vendors, and, of course, their famous ramp meal! Admission and parking are free. 

The musician linup for 2022:
- Dixie Lee Junction
- The Umphreys
- Earl Baldwin

- SongFarmers Front Porch Pickers

You’re going to love the talented, local entertainment!

Photos Courtesy of Ballplay-Tellico Ruritan Club Facebook Page 

Eat & Drink: Knoxville Cheese Festival

When: April 21st 6-8pm, April 22 6:30-8pm, & April 23rd, 1-6pm
Where: TAPestry Event Space at Barrelhouse / 621 Lamar St. Knoxville 

Join in for the second annual Knoxville Cheese Fest! Back for a second year, and formerly known as Come to Cheezus, this weekend-long event offers opportunities to sample local, domestic and international cheeses and learn from the experts about how to pair cheeses with other foods, ciders, beers and wines. 

World Cheese Judge Michael Landis is back with his expertise to help guide you through pairings and learn where you can purchase the cheese for yourself.


Try: DIY Porch Planter Workshop 

When: Saturday, April 23rd, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Board and Brush / 11113 Kingston Pike, Farragut

Looking to spruce up your front porch or backyard patio? Join in for a DIY Porch Planter Workshop! Select a design from the available options. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for yourself or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and wood stain colors in the workshop. Pre-registration is required.

Due to space there is no "watching" everyone who attends must register for a project. This is a 16 and older workshop. This is a BYOB establishment. 

Photo Courtesy of Board and Brush 

Buy: Location, Views, Privacy, & Investment in Sevierville

Listed by: Austen Trotter, eXp Realty (865) 680-6728

LOCATION, VIEWS, PRIVACY, INVESTMENT. This custom built 3 bedroom 2.5 bath cabin sits on 1.2 acres in a serene park-like setting with 360 degree mountain views. Located in the highly desirable Arts & Crafts community in Gatlinburg with immaculate landscaping, a wrap around porch, 420 sq. ft of screened in porch, 2 fire pit locations, wood burning fireplace, large master bedroom, comes furnished & can currently sleep up to 10 people, but could easily sleep 12-14. Also includes 1400 sq. ft. of open partially finished basement that could be used for a game room, theater, and a lot more sleeping space. Only 15 minutes to the Parkway in Downtown Gatlinburg and super easy road access. This would be a GREAT INVESTMENT PROPERTY with a RENTAL GUARANTEE of 100K AS-IS OR 140K by adding games and utilizing some of the basement.

Family: Parent and Child High Tea w/ Chef Heather

When: Sunday, April 24th, 11am-1pm

Where: The Cutting Edge Classroom / 150 N Martinwood Rd. Suite 402, Knoxville    

Celebrate the time-honored tradition of High Tea and learn how to prepare a delightful spread of classic teatime treats in this fun, hands on, and interactive class! You’ll learn to brew a perfect cup while creating a selection of finger sandwiches and pastries fit for royalty! Best of all you will get to enjoy what was made in class as we sit down, relax, eat, and sip tea! This is the perfect way to learn some new skills and make some new friends while having fun with your child in a hands on and relaxed environment. Price is for one adult and one child ages 5-15.

The Menu:

  • Assorted English Tea Sandwiches
  • Build Your Own Glazed Scones
  • Fresh Hot Tea

Watch & Listen: Fleurish - A Sustainable Fashion Event

When: Sunday, April 24th, 6pm-9pm
Where: Ijams Nature Center / 2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville 

Fleurish is a runway show with the purpose of informing our community of the ways sustainability, conservation, and beauty intertwine with our life and our future. Ijams Nature Center works diligently all year on maintaining and growing the natural beauty in Knoxville, Tennessee. Why not celebrate it and push it further?

Presented by Ijams Nature Center and Natural Alternatives Salon and Spa, this event engages the audience ways to help the average consumer make changes in their day-to-day lives that can lighten their load on the planet while never losing sight of the beauty of nature and the human experience.

This collaborative runway show showcases the outstanding skills of local hair and makeup artists as well as the works of local designers, who will incorporate sustainable materials into each and every one of their pieces. There will be a cocktail hour prior to the start of the runway event and a Meet and Greet with the designers after the event. Special thanks to sponsors Hedstrom Landscape Architecture and Sunny & Josh Biden for their support of this event! 

Tickets are $20. All proceeds support Ijams Nature Center.

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