NORRIS, Tenn. – As the leaves begin to change and an autumn chill sets in, the Museum of Appalachia will host two new engaging, family-friendly events. Advance tickets for both events are on sale now.
Haunts and History Oct. 26-27 will feature a trick-or-treat trail filled with homemade and vintage candies and treats, as well as local storytellers sharing true and inspired stories about Appalachian ancestors. Guests can also enjoy hay rides, live music, blacksmithing, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and festive snacks.
For an additional charge, attendees can pick pumpkins from the patch or choose a pumpkin to paint and take home.
Fall Heritage Day Nov. 10 will transport guests back in time through the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of pioneer traditions and demonstrations. Guests will enjoy activities and contests including sheep herding, antique tractors and engines, old-fashioned games, a slow tractor race, a skillet toss and wrench toss, a working threshing machine and a mule jumping contest. The museum grounds will also be filled with homemade food, bluegrass and folk music, and interactive demonstrations such as molasses making, sawmilling, soap making, toy and doll making, quilting and much more.
The Great Appalachian Fiddlers’ Convention will also take place Nov. 10 and will feature fiddle, banjo, dancing, and other musical instrument contests.
For tickets and more information, visit www.museumofappalachia.org or call 865-494-7680.
About the Museum of Appalachia
As a non-profit, Smithsonian affiliated organization, the Museum of Appalachia’s mission is to preserve the artifacts and culture of an earlier time for the benefit of future generations; and to instill in the community – regionally, nationally, and internationally- a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the Appalachian heritage. The museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville at I-75, exit, 122, then one mile east.