Despite the federal shutdown, the Museum of Appalachia near Norris is still open, and theÂ 34th annual Tennessee Fall Homecoming is happening this weekend, officials said.
The Fall Homecoming is scheduled from Friday,Â Oct. 11, to Sunday, Oct. 13. It will feature more than 400 traditional musicians, singers, cloggers, and buck dancers, a press release said.
It said the three-day Homecoming is one of the nationâ€™s largest, most authentic music and folk festivals.
“Each day, all day, musicians perform on five unique stages, filling the air with bluegrass, old-time, Southern gospel, and Americana music,” the release said. “Homecoming includes historic demonstrations of mountain skills, Revolutionary War and Civil War encampments, and a large arts and crafts fair featuring authentic Appalachian artisans. Pinto beans cooked over an open fire, home-made ice cream, Dutch oven cobbler, sassafras tea, and barbecue are some of the southern delicacies available for purchase.” [Read more…]