Fireworks, Art Walk And Homemade Ice Cream Featured At Jonesborough Days, July 5-7

Monday, June 24, 2013 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Now in its 43rd year, Jonesborough Days is scheduled for July 5-7, in downtown Jonesborough, which will feature old favorites and new additions.

A “People’s Choice Art Walk” will feature locals’ artwork that reflects this year’s Jonesborough Days “Living and Loving Jonesborough: Small Town, USA” theme. All mediums will be accepted by artists 18 years or older. The artwork will be displayed in stores throughout downtown and festival goers will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Winners will be announced July 7 with $300 as the grand prize.

Free tours will occur throughout the three-day festival, highlighting the transition Jonesborough has gone through from its earliest days to modern day. Each tour will last an hour and a schedule of tour times will be provided for each day.

The Jonesborough parade will take place 10 a.m. on July 6. Local food vendors with barbecue, funnel cakes, kettle corn, ribs and more will be available as well as craft booths, local music and Jonesborough’s famous fireworks display on Main Street.

A homemade ice cream contest and social will take place 12-2 p.m. on July 7, which will feature lots of homemade ice cream for tasting and awards will be given out for best overall, most original and most patriotic booths. A public vote will decide the winners. Admission is $1 for tastings and voting.

For more information, contact Alicia Phelps at 423 753-1013.

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