ARTS & CRAFTS
Handmade items from many talented crafters and artisans!
Vendors offer everything from paintings and photographs, pottery, floral arrangements, wood crafts and turnings, doll clothes, dolls, toys, jewelry, candles, soap, and decorative accessories.
All items must be handmade or hand-decorated as no commercial products are allowed.
Kids will have so much fun with the endless free activities from horse-drawn wagon rides and a petting zoo with the Shadden & Carmley families; tractor pulled hay rides with East TN Turf & Tractor; a Vol Fed Saw Dust Dig for Cash & Treasures with prizes and over $200 worth of money hidden in the saw dust; the Tellico Police Kids Train along the Walking Trail; a huge inflatable Kids Zone; Mecca Camp Resort's Gaming Zone; and Kid’s Crafts & Activities at The Tellico Plains Library area and Tender Heart Ministries booths!
You can paint pumpkins at the Tellico Plains Junior High Beta Club booth or have your face painted at the Beauty for Ashes, Tooter Coleman Scholarship Fund booth. Challenge your friend to the best our of 10 throws at the On the Road Axe Throw trailer!
So many activities! Face painting, pumpkin painting and more!
Princesses and Princes will be on location!
Dig for cash & prizes at the Vol Fed Saw Dust Dig
Tellico Plains Public Library & Tender Heart Ministries Provide Free
Kid's Crafting Tables!
Children love the ponies!
Mecca Camp Resort Game
Zone is so much fun!
... horse-drawn wagon rides!
Throw For A Prize @
On The Road Axe Throw!
A Large Inflatable Kids Zone includes a 27' Rock Wall!
Tractor Pulled Hay Rides!
Come hungry to the Cherohala Skyway Festival!
We have food everyone will enjoy!
First Baptist will offer a free pancake breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m.!
The Hall Museum has so much support. We are thankful for our friends who cook for the museum at the Cherohala Skyway Festival! A & A Meat will be grilling thick slices of bologna on grilled Texas toast with grilled onions or grilled cheese sandwiches. Cristal's Kitchen will cook pinto beans over an open fire and serve with cornbread and relish. Slim’s Burger Joint with offer burger and cheese burger baskets with all the southern fixins including French Fries and Mozzarella sticks!
There will be food trucks on site including smoked BBQ and so many other favorite foods!
For dessert, try funnel cakes, kettle corn, popcorn, gourmet caramel apples, cotton candy, sno cones, & a wide variety of baked goods!
All ages will step back in time in the Living History areas. There will be demonstrations and games showing life of the early settler and Cherokee in the early 1800s. Learn about the favorite games of the Cherokee, beading and corn husk doll making! Interact with 18th Century camps and taste dishes cooked over an open fire. A Long Hunters camp will have all the camping equipment used by these early frontiersman as they crossed the Appalachian mountains into the American frontier. Watch how a Native American flute is made and listen to live Native American flute music. Learn more about the Cherokee in our area and their removal through forced treaties and later forced removal through the Hall Museum's displays in building 1 and the Tennessee Trail of Tears booth.
Learn to use a cross cut saw at the Benton MacKaye Trail Association’s booth, watch a grist mill as it grinds corn into cornmeal, use a corn sheller, make your own rope, learn about blacksmithing and watch iron ore smelting throughout the day! Early settlers will be sewing on a treadle sewing machine, weaving, quilting, grinding herbs, blowing fox horns, and “calling” turkeys!
Corn husk doll making
demonstrations and beading throughout the day!
We make living history an immersive experience at the Cherohala Skyway Festival.
Antique Tractors & Lawn Mowers, Small Engines, Vintage Farm Equipment & Tools
A wide variety of antique machines, equipment and vehicles spark lots of interest. Many are over 100 years old and some are still being used! No entry fee or registration required. Just bring your prized possession to the Charles Hall Field at 8:30 a.m. Enter beside the Fire Truck on Bank Street across from Hardees and before Tellicafe. The “More the Merrier!” Call James Blankenship for more information, 423-519-6009 or email or call the Hall Museum at email@example.com, 423-253-8000!