EVENT DETAILS

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ANTIQUES

Antique Tractors & Lawn Mowers, Small Engines, Vintage Farm Equipment & Tools, & Classic Vehicles

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 on Bank Street across from Hardees and before  Tellicafe. The “More the Merrier!” Call  James, Kristi, or Zack Blankenship for more information. 423-519-6009/423-261-2924 or email the Charles Hall Museum at charleshallmuseum@hotmail.com.

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.

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FAMILY FUN

Kids will have so much fun with the endless free activities from horse-drawn wagon rides and a petting zoo with the Shadden family; a Saw Dust Dig for Cash & Treasures, sponsored by Volunteer Federal Bank; the Tellico Police Kids Train, sponsored by People’s Bank; Bounce Houses, sponsored by  B& B Bouncers & Shannon Harris in memory of Peggy Wall; Meet & Greet & Photo Op with Team Lexie’s Princesses and Princes; Kid’s Crafts & Activities at The Tellico Plains Library area; and Cherokee games at the Living History area.

 

For a small fee there will be face painting and pumpkin painting with the Tellico Plains Junior High School Beta Club. Ages 11 and above can make a Corn Husk Doll for $5 in the Living History Area at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

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Team Lexie's Princesses and Princes will be on location!

So many activities! Face painting and more!

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FOOD

Come hungry to the Cherohala Skyway Festival!

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We have food everyone will enjoy!

First Baptist will offer their free pancake breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. The Pork Palace will have smoked BBQ with all the trimmings including fried taters! A & A Meat will be grilling thick slices of  bologna on grilled Texas toast with grilled onions or grilled cheese sandwiches. Raby's Diner is back with homemade chili, gourmet loaded hot dogs, loaded nachos, and Frito pies. 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! 

For dessert, try  funnel cakes, kettle corn, popcorn, gourmet caramel apples, cotton candy, mini bundt cakes & a wide variety of baked goods from the Tellico Plains Library’s Bake Sale!

LIVING HISTORY

All ages will step back in time in the Living History areas. There will be demonstrations and games showing life of the Cherokee  in the early 1800s.  Play a few Cherokee games such as Stick Ball,  the Cherokee Basket Game or take a 30 minutes Corn Husk Doll making class at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Watch how a Native American flute is made and listen to live Cherokee flute music. Other demonstrations include beadwork, darts, & bows, & moccasin making. Robin Champagne, an award-winning Cherokee Artist in Trade, will be on site selling her beautiful art. Learn more about the Cherokee in our area and their removal through forced treaties and later forced removal at The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association’s booth. 

Life as an early settler will be depicted from the 1800s until shortly before electricity came to the area in the 1940s. Learn to use a cross cut saw at the Benton MacKaye Trail Association’s booth, watch musket making at the Sons of the American Revolution’s booth, throw a hatchet,  watch a grist mill as it grinds corn into cornmeal, use a corn sheller, make your own rope and learn about blacksmithing! Early settlers will be sewing on a treadle sewing machine, grinding herbs, weaving baskets, making leather britches, blowing fox horns, and “calling” turkeys!

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Corn husk doll making classes will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

We make living history an immersive experience at the Cherohala Skyway Festival.

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