Category Archives: Festivals

Travel theme: Colourful

We’re drawn to color — unabashedly bold colors, mixtures of mix-and-match colors, or just strong singular monotones.  So snapping photos dominated by colorful combinations has become as much a part of traveling and sightseeing as people-watching, which can be colorful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

It wasn’t until the masses of balloons had ascended on Saturday, October 11th that we noticed a late comer — a truck bearing a basket and balloon.  Out jumped a lady and her entourage who began puffing up a colorful … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Hole

During Knoxville’s Open Gardens day, a Dogwood Arts Festival event, local homeowners voluntarily push open their gates and let those of us in love with flora and fauna roam the grounds freely. One formal garden held something quite unique — … Continue reading

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A Blast with the Past: East Tennessee History Fair 2014

If the term “jam-packed” ever defined a one-day festival, it would be most appropriate at the Eighth Annual East Tennessee History Fair sponsored by the East Tennessee Historical Society on August 16th! And you might wonder if anyone in our … Continue reading

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People watchin’s as much fun as “eatin’ them wangs”: Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival

This is a repost on June 20, 2014, the date of the second annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival.  Here’s the original post from last year.  Today’s festival promises to be even bigger and just as hot as the one last … Continue reading

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Lavender Festival 2012: Aromatic Delight!

Reposting so that you can see what’s in store if you attend the 16th Annual Lavender Festival in Historic Jackson Square, Oak Ridge, Tennessee this Saturday, June 21 from 8 to 3. Click here for more information. I could almost … Continue reading

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Knoxville’s Biscuit Fest just keeps getting butter and butter!

Downtown Knoxville packed ‘em in on Biscuit Boulevard as the fifth annual International Biscuit Fest kicked off Saturday, May 17, 2014. Long lines of folks waited for fluffy, doughy creations filled with anything from pork belly to  paw paws. About 25,000 … Continue reading

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“Puhleeze” butter my biscuits in Knoxville at the International Biscuit Festival!

This post was published on June 1, 2013, but we’re sharing it with you again just to whet your appetite!  The International Biscuit Festival returns to Knoxville, TN this weekend with big events — booths, vendors, music, and, of course, tasty … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

  This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters coincided with one of Knoxville’s Dogwoods Arts Festival events — the Market Square Art Fair 2014.  Not only did we see fine pottery, woodenware, photography, and blown glass art objects, we also … Continue reading

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Terra Madre: Women in Clay — Dogwood Arts 2014

Although not one of the official Dogwood Arts Festival 2014 events, the Opening Reception of unique pottery by the Terra Madre potters on March 28th was the starting point for us of what this festival is all about:  a celebration of … Continue reading

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