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,  a petting zoo and pony rides with the Carmley & Shadden families; 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 & ; Meet & Greet & Photo Op with Princesses and Princes & other Kids Characters throughout the festival; Kid’s Crafts & Activities at The Tellico Plains Library area & Tender Heart Ministries; Corn Hole and more outdoor camps at the Mecca Camp Resort Area and Cherokee games at the Living History area.

 

Face Painting with Beauty for Ashes with  donations going to the Tooter Coleman Scholarship Fund  and Pumpkin Painting donations going to the Tellico Plains Junior High School Beta Club. 

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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, sno cones, dole whips, 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 or  the Cherokee Basket Game. Listen to live Cherokee flute music, while enjoying  demonstrations of beadwork, darts, & bows, & moccasin making. 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,  learn about blacksmithing and iron ore smelting! 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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demonstrations and beading throughout the day! 

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

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