Friday, Oct. 16th – Sun, Oct. 18th 2015
By Matt Williams
It’s that time of year when the Smoky Mountains are filled with local festivals of all types, but none are quite as unique as the Wears Valley Fall Fest. One might ask what makes this festival so unique. The answer is that this festival, although similar to other festivals of this type, greatly focuses on recycling education and uses that theme throughout the event. There will be educational exhibits teaching visitors about recycling, art made with recycled goods, craft vendors using recycled pieces and more. Also, every food or drink item sold will be 100% recyclable. All drinks, including water, sold at the event will be served in aluminum cans, because aluminum is infinitely recyclable.
Recycling is the main theme at this event, but there will be plenty of other exhibits and activities to enjoy as well. Live music and entertainment, barnyard animals to see and let your children meet, an obstacle course, homemade southern food, and a vintage baseball game, complete with the rules and gear originally used in the sport. You can also try your hand at making crafts at the festival, and if you don’t have that crafty touch, there will be plenty of items made by local craftsmen for sale.
The Wears Valley Fall Fest begins Friday, October 16th and lasts until Sunday, October 18 and promises 3 days of FREE family fun. This event is perfect for locals and visitors alike.
You can find the Wears Valley Fall Fest located next to the Tennessee State Bank on Wears Valley Road, 3177 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862. It is 7 miles from Pigeon Forge and 7 miles from Townsend. For additional information, visit their website at www.wearsvalleyfallfest.com or find them on Facebook.