Foothills Fall Festival

If you’re staying in one of our Wears Valley cabin rentals this weekend, you might be interested to know that you won’t be very far away from one of this region’s premier annual festivals. The Foothills Fall Festival, October 12-14 is a weekend full of world-class concerts, juried arts and crafts, kids’ activities and much more.

The event, which takes place in downtown Maryville, is presented on such a large scale that it can’t be contained in one area. The concerts are staged at the outdoor amphitheater at Jack Green Park, and the arts and crafts fair will be set up along Broadway street downtown. The kids’ Adventure Lane area—featuring rides, inflatables, activities and games—occupies 16 acres along the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway.

The festival is popular, in part, for the big names that take the concert stage each year. This year’s headliners include Gary Allan, Train and Darius Rucker. Meanwhile, the arts show features nearly 100 selected vendors from around the Southeast. All participants feature creative, hand-made products in a wide range of media, including pottery, baskets, photography and fine art, jewelry, woodworking and much more. Free entertainment such as craft demonstrations, street theater, face painting, musicians and more can be enjoyed by guests visiting the arts fair.

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