Weekend To Do List, October 25-27, 2019

Do: Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Fest

When: Sat, Oct 26th at 1pm - Sun, Oct 27th at 9pm
Where: 715 Hwy 113, White Pine 

Chilton Farm in White Pine TN has partnered with regional balloonist and the Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council to bring you Tennessee’s largest Hot Air Balloon Festival and East Tennessee's premier Fall Agritourism event, Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival. Scheduled during peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the marvelous colors of autumn will provide the perfect backdrop for 25 hot air balloons as they ascend above Douglas Lake and provide spectacular views of the surrounding rural countryside and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Chilton Farm will be filled with activities on–the-ground and in-the-air, the festival provides family fun for all ages. From antique tractors and engines, local farm fare, live bands, climbing walls, kids activities and much more, join us for an afternoon of family fun for all ages. The balloons will begin to inflate early afternoon with as many as 10 balloons ascending in untethered (free) flight, shape balloons inflating for static display and 10 additional round balloons providing tethered rides.

Attendees will be able to walk among the static display balloons, a balloon basket will be available for selfies and tethered rides will be given until balloons start forming up around dusk for the evening glow. The glow will last around an hour each evening. Everything is conditional on weather (if weather does not permit an elevated balloon glow the balloons will perform a candlestick glow).

There is no admission fee. There is a fee for parking that covers festival expenses. Parking for the event is $20 per car in advance of the event. Parking passes are available online for both Saturday and Sunday, and can be purchased until midnight the day prior to the event. Parking passes will be $30 per car day of the event. We strongly encourage you to pre-purchase parking tickets as this will allow rapid flow of traffic at the event. Parking is limited and passes may sell out, so please purchase early; you don’t want to miss out on Tennessee’s primer Fall Agritourism event, Lakeside of the Smokies Balloon Festival.

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Eat & Drink: Taste of the Smokies Cook-Off

When: Friday, October 25th, 5:30pm-9pm
Where: Tennessee Smokies Park / 3540 Line Drive, Kodak       

Come kick off your weekend tailgate at the inaugural Taste of the Smokies Cook-Off benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee! Whether you're a local restaurant, organization or individual itching to try out a new recipe or just a hungry patron, be sure to join the Tennessee Smokies at Smokies Stadium on Friday, October 25 from 5:30 - 9:00 PM. 

General admission "tasting" tickets include unlimited samples at the event and are available for $10. Purchase a general admission ticket here. Categories to be judged are: Chili, BBQ, Desserts, and Most Creative. 

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Try: Trick or Trees at Navitat Knoxville

When: October 26th, 11am-7pm
Where: 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville 

Make plans to join Navitat for "Trick or Trees and Halloween themed "Navitat at Night."

Halloween-Themed “Navitat at Night”
During their evening hours, they’ll crank up some spooky tunes, bust out glowsticks for all guests, turn on the twinkling lights and adventure until late! This special Halloween edition of Navitat at Night is included in evening adventure times at no extra charge.

Guest Costume Contest
Come dressed in costume to be automatically entered for a chance to win 2 FREE PASSES for a return visit to Navitat. 2 winners will be selected by random drawing – one at 3pm and one at 7pm. All guests dressed in their Halloween best will receive free goody bags!

For safety and environmental reasons, costumes cannot include capes, headgear of any kind, or glitter. You’ll wear a full body harness and gloves while participating, so keep that in mind as you dream up your winning costume. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Photo Courtesy of Navitat Facebook Page

Buy: Norris Lake Craftsman Home

Listed By: Great Life RE brokered by eXp Realty
Contact: Kim Cargill Wax (865) 206-2820

This stunning, one owner, Craftsman Style 7408 Sq Ft LakeFront home, is located on beautiful Norris Lake.The 4 BR/4.5BTH home, with two additional rooms for sleeping, is in the conveniently located subdivision of Cove Norris, just 8 min from the I-75 and 25 min from downtown Knox. This beautifully landscaped home sits on a very private 1/2 acre lot with approximately 160' of deep water frontage. It is situated on a peninsula with beautiful dogwood trees and a very short walk to your two slip dock.The home features a maintenance free exterior including a standing seam metal roof & brick / Hardiplank siding. The interior features include a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets , granite countertops ,bar and dry bar and all the latest in appliances

Family: Haunts and History

When: Sat, Oct 26th from 4pm-9pm - Sun, Oct 27th from 4pm-9pm
Where: Museum of Appalachia / 2819 Andersonville Hwy, Clinton 

Join in for a Halloween event the whole family will love! Haunts and History will give you the unique opportunity to explore the Museum of Appalachia grounds under the cover of darkness! There will be trick or treat stations set up along the Pioneer Village trail, each with a delicious old fashioned treat or candy. We'll also have hayrides to the pumpkin patch, as well as pumpkin painting and pumpkin carving. Guests can also enjoy listening to storytellers in one of the pioneer cabins talk about local folklore and spooky tall tales. They'll also have demonstrators throughout the Museum grounds, as well as delicious food selections. Don't miss out on this unique way to experience Halloween that the whole family is sure to enjoy! The festivities will run from 4pm-9pm each day.

Photo Courtesy of The Museum of Appalachia

Watch & Listen: TKD Presents "Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express"

When: Fri. Oct. 25th at 8pm, Sat. Oct. 26th at 8pm, Sun. Oct 27th at 3pm 
Where: Theatre Knoxville Downtown / 800 S Central St. Knoxville 

The exotic Orient Express is about to go off the rails! With a locomotive full of suspects and an alibi for each one, it’s the perfect mystery for detective Hercule Poirot, n’est-ce pas?

Wax your mustache and hold on to your passport—adapted from Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, Ken Ludwig takes you on a suspenseful, thrilling ride aboard the legendary Orient Express!

“Hang on for the ride!”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer

“‘Murder On The Orient Express’ is a funny, fast-paced thrill ride!
—The Hartford Currant

Photo Courtesy of Theatre Downtown Knox Facebook Page

Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 

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