Looking for a reason to visit the Smoky Mountains? After an exciting day of rafting in the Smokies, come relax to the music and folklore of Appalachia at the 6th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Festival. As you stroll along the streets of downtown Gatlinburg, you can enjoy the sights and sounds of performers costumed in dress from the 1800’s.
On your stroll you might meet the likes of Qulitin Annie or Miss Nan the School Marm. You may hear the sounds of classic banjo and dulcimer. You might hear stories of the Great Smoky Mountains, or even meet the Gatlinburg Bear, the official ambassador of Gatlinburg.
The Festival runs every evening from now until August 11th, beginning at 6pm in the town square. Performers wander the downtown Parkway until 11pm. entertaining all ages with stories and interactive street performances. Entertainment ranges anywhere from clogging to music to demonstrations on how to craft traditional Appalachian instruments.
It’s something the whole family can enjoy. So while you are in the area enjoying the most exciting whitewater rafting in the Smokies, don’t miss this special summer Gatlinburg event.
What are you looking forward to about Tunes and Tales? Let us know on the Smoky Mountain Rafting Facebook page.