Tennessee Tourism Round Up

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. Click on links for additional details.

Ongoing

Bristol – Bristol Motor Speedway is offering their Food City 4-Pack for the Food City 500 weekend March 17. The Family 4-Pack consists of two adult and two kids’ (15 and under) tickets, four hot dogs, and four Pepsi products or water for $210. For more information, visit www.bristoltix.com.

Feb. 1 – 2

Townsend – Winter Heritage Festival – Learn about the area’s rich history through music, stories, hiking and special presentations on Appalachian traditions. For more information, visit www.smokymountains.org/winter-heritage.html.

Feb. 1 – 3

Tiptonville – Annual Reelfoot Lake Eagle Festival – Enjoy eagle tours, a bird of prey show and vendors at Reelfoot Lake State Visitor Center. For more information, visit www.reelfoottourism.com/eagle.html.

Feb. 2

Jackson – “Fascinating Gershwin!” – Join the Jackson Symphony with the Broadway Pops International at 7:30 p.m. in the Carl Perkins Civic Center as Gershwin’s classic songs are performed. Tickets are $55. For more information, visit www.thejacksonsymphony.org.

Feb. 2 – 3

Adams – “Be My Valentine” Celebration – Celebrate Cupid at Milky Way Farm with sweet treats and a marketplace. For more information, visit www.milkywayfarm.org.

Feb. 7 – 10

Nashville – Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville – The 23rd annual event brings together more than 150 vendors of antique and garden experts at the Nashville Convention Center. It is the largest show of its kind in the United States. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information, visit www.antiquesandgardenshow.com.

Feb. 9

Clinton – Sweetheart Day – Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage at River Ridge Farm. The Sweetheart buggy and Nell, the Belgian mare, will be available for photos. Reservations are required. For more information, visit www.riverridgefarmtn.com.

Paris – Mardi Gras Ball – Celebrate one of the great New Orleans’ traditions with live music, costumes and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Paris Convention Center. Tickets are $35. For reservations, call 731-642-1030.

Feb. 13 – 16

Oakridge – Valentine’s Day Dinner Train – Take the opportunity to experience train travel in the 1930s and 40s on a Southern Railway coach Fort Oglethorpe with dinner provided. Reservations are required. For more information, call 865-241-2140 or visit www.techscribes.com/sarm.

Feb. 14

Knoxville – Valentine Tea at Crescent Bend – Enjoy High Tea and a tour of the museum from 2-4 p.m. For more information, visit www.crescentbend.com/valentine.html

Selmer – For the Love of Literacy – Enjoy live music, a door prize and all-you-can-eat desserts from dozens of vendors 5-8 p.m. at the Selmer Community Center. Admission is $5 with all proceeds benefiting McNairy County Adult Education. For more information, contact Christen Coulon at 731-645-5346 or email editor@independentappeal.com.

Feb. 15 – 17

Knoxville – Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show – Browse over 200 vendors, gorgeous gardens, artists and a raffle at the Knoxville Convention Center. Admission is $10 a day. For more information, visit www.dogwoodhouseandgarden.com.

Oakridge – International Festival – Learn about the world’s cultures through performances, food, children’s activities and crafts. For more information, visit www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org or call 865-482-1074.

Selmer – “And Then There Were None” – Feel the suspense in this whodunit murder mystery performed at 6:30 p.m. at the Latta Theater. Dinner will be provided with the Feb. 15 performance. For more information, visit www.artsinmcnairy.com.

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