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October in Townsend: Fall Festivals and Things To Do

October 9, 2016

October is a magical time of the year on the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.” There are lots of festivals and things to do during the fall season. Luckily, our cabins in Townsend, TN are nearby and the best place to spend a fall weekend. If you are planning to stay or already booked a stay in one of our Townsend cabin rentals, we have the October line-up for you to plan your vacation around! Let’s start with the happenings in Townsend this fall season!

Smoky Mountain Wood Carving Festival

When October 1st-2nd

Where: 123 Cromwell Dr. Townsend, TN

Woodcarving competition, lessons, prizes and more! Don’t miss the annual wood carving contest this year! It’s a great way to spend time with the local community and learn about a unique trade! This fall festival is open to the public, and everybody is welcome!

Townsend 10k

When: October 8th

Lace up your running shoes, grab a light jacket and on your mark, get set, GO! What better way to get the family together than a fall 10k? Fall is the perfect time for a run. The air is crisp; the leaves are turning colors, and the pavement is calling your name! Enjoy the views, the bonding time and scenery as your run through the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies.”

Little River Trading Company Hikes: Fall Color Hike

When: October 15th

Where: 2408 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy Maryville, TN 37804

The National Park service is 100 years old this year! This event is designed for people to appreciate the Great Smoky Mountains and all their beauty! By celebrating 100 years in the Smokies, they will be hiking 100 miles throughout the Smokies! There will be various hikes offered for this event, ranging from family friendly to beginner to expert. During your hike, you will learn about the Smokies history, waterfalls and different hikes. This event is free of cost, and everybody is welcome!
These are only a few of the wonderful events taking place in Townsend this month! For more information, visit the calendar of events website! Book your stay at one of our Townsend cabin rentals and enjoy the beautiful fall season, right here on the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies”!

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