Come Home to the Smokies
Visitors and locals alike will be gathering this weekend at the annual Smoky Mountain Home Coming sponsored by Artist Robert Tino at the Robert Tino Gallery’s Sunset View Farm location just off Hwy. 66 in Sevierville. This event has grown in both size and popularity to be a highlight of the fall season!
On Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., you can travel back in time to the days when hard work, homemaking and farm skills were a necessity, and life was just well… simpler. Children played outdoors and created games from items around the farmhouse, Father’s did woodworking and farmed the land, and Mother’s sewed, cooked, and helped to make whatever house they had a home. This homecoming weekend unites regional craftsmen and women, dressed in period attire, to demonstrate their Appalachian skills that have been sustained and preserved over time.
This year’s activities and festival highlights include:Gospel & Bluegrass Music:
Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier
The South of the River Boys
The Dulcimer Club
Demonstrations & Exhibits:
Quilting, Soap & Molassas Making
Bow & Arrow
Ole Smoky Moonshine
Robert Tino Artwork
Just for Kids:
Old Fashioned Kids Games
Face Painting, Petting Zoo
Pony & Wagon Rides
Instructional Art Classes
A new exhibit will be Tennessee’s Largest Antique Tractor and Engine Show, featuring over 100 tractor makes and models to look at. You’ll also enjoy authentic Appalachian Mountain Arts & Crafts from the East Tennessee Historical Society and other local Mountain Folk, outdoor ironwork, great food including funnel cakes, kettle corn and Buddy’s BBQ.
You’ll want to visit both days, but arrive by 9:15 a.m. on Sunday for an old-fashioned Sunday service under the old oak trees followed by favorite gospel tunes of Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier.
Admission and parking is free to all. Children’s activities with small fees will support our local Boys & Girls club. Food, artwork, souvenirs and crafts available for purchase all weekend.
Please visit Robert Tino’s official Smoky Mountain Homecoming web site for sponsors, a schedule of events, and directions. We hope you have a barrel of fun!!