May 25, 2013
Watauga Lake Winery is holding their “Gala Open House” on Saturday, May 25th. This is the public grand
opening of the first winery in Johnson County, TN. Watauga Lake Winery is the result of the 3500+
grape vines planted eight years ago by Wayne & Linda Gay of Butler.
Come join the fun and great food on Saturday, May 25th at Chamber Park for the “Doe Mountain Fundraiser”. It all starts at 4pm and will wrap up around dark. The Park is located off Hwy.67 West (about 3 miles west of Mountain City). While you enjoy the ATV Rodeo, there will be a Brisket dinner w/ all the fixings and dessert!
Kody is a Johnson County fellow who is successfully making it on the bluegrass circuit across the nation.
June 1, 2013
Soft Opening Coming Soon- DOE MOUNTAIN Recreation – Tennessee’s #1 Destination for ‘Outdoor Adventure Tourism’. With miles of hiking, mountain biking, horseback and OHV riding trails, this 8,600 acre mountain range nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains is destined to become the regions premiere outdoor adventure destination. Permits Required!
Permits can be purchased at the Doe Mountain Visitors Center, 1203 Harbin Hill Rd. (off Hwy 167 W.), or at the Johnson County Courthouse, 222 West Main St., Mayor’s Office, both located in Mountain City, Tennessee. For more info call (423)727-9696 or visit www.doemountain.org
June 8, 2013
Appalachian Express is an incredibly talented and entertaining men’s chorus – barbershop, quartets, great harmonies and a fun evening.
June 13, 2013
The USO 1940′s Radio show is filled with big band sounds of that era – great vocals and harmonies. A wonderful visit to our past.
June 14, 2013
Please make plans to attend the “Johnson County Rotary” club’s annual Golf Tournament starting at 12 noon on Friday, June 14th at beautiful Red Tail Country Club, 300 Sam Adams Lane (off Hwy.421 S.), in Mountain City, Tennessee. Proceeds help provide annual college scholarships for deserving Johnson County High School Students, as well as other Johnson County youth oriented programs. For additional information, contact Howard at(423)727-3009. Come join us for a day of excellent and competitive golfing at one of Tennessee’s Premiere Golf Courses!
June 15, 2013
Do you remember those dances in your high school gymnasium?? June 15th is a long way off; but, we are planning an old fashioned “Sock Hop”. We have secured Billy Gambill as our DJ. Find those POODLE SKIRTS and SADDLE SHOES!!
June 19, 2013
The Johnson County Optimists Club presents the Optimists Golf Tourney! Come on out on June 19 to the Red Tail Golf Course for this Scholarship Fundraiser and show off your golf skills. Registration starts at 10am, the cost will be $75 per player or $300 per team(lunch included). For further information or any other details contact Morris Woodring at 423-727-2640.
June 21, 2013 – June 29, 2013
“The Foreigner” is a comedy about friends helping friends and how that can backfire quickly when you only have the best of intentions……Don’t miss this one.
June 29, 2013
June 29th- “4th of July Celebration Event & Fireworks Show”. Join us at beautiful Ralph Stout Park, Hwy 421 N., and Mountain City, Tennessee for a day of patriotism, live music, dancing, games, good food, and family fun as we celebrate our Nations Independence.
July 20, 2013
Join us for a great time at our 9th Annual Sunflower festival!
The festival is scheduled for July 20th and if past years are a compass, be prepared for a great time including many vendors, arts & crafts and so much more.
July 20th- Annual Mountain City Sunflower Festival- held on Main and Church Streets in Beautiful Downtown Mountain City, Tennessee 9am-5pm. Arts, crafts, wide variety of food vendors, antiques, Native-American Art, African Art, Yard Art, Metal Works, live music, square-dancing, sunflower judging contests, kiddie area with Wet Slide, face-painting, train rides, games, bouncy houses, annual beauty pageant, Quilt show, ‘cruise in’ with the Johnson County Cruiser’s (antique, vintage, and muscle car club), and lots of fun for the entire family.For more information call (423)727-1950
July 28, 2013
1st annual Johnson County Optimist Club bike and car show – Proceeds will go to the Johnson County Optimist Scholarship Fund
August 2, 2013
3rd annual Barlow/Sutton Car, Truck and Bike Show on Main Street
August 3, 2013
Ride begins at 12:00 p.m. – all proceeds go to the Barlow/Sutton Scholarship.
August 9, 2013 – August 10, 2013
August 9th & 10th- Annual “Old Butler Days”- Downtown Butler, Tennessee. Friday, August 9th, festivites start at 11:30 am, and end at 10pm, and on Saturday, August 10th, festivities begin at 9:30am, and ends when the party does (approximately 10pm). Join us for live music, delicious food, kid’s activities, and 2 days of great family fun! For additional information please call (423)768-1818 or (423)768-2913.
Old Butler Days is a tribute to the citizens of Old Butler who sacrificed their homes and community for the improvement in flood control, power generation and water ecology for many more Tennessee citizens.
The Old Butler Days celebration takes place at Babe Curtis Park next to the Butler Museum. Babe Curtis was the town’s piano teacher. She lived in a house filled with antiques. Someone burglarized her house and burned it down and she gave the Watauga Academy alumni and the Butler Ruritan 4+ acres for the park and museum. In addition, she donated $20,000 which was the start of the funding for the Butler Museum.
“The town that wouldn’t drown”? That is Butler, Tennessee. Today’s “new” Butler Tennessee was created when the TVA decided to take steps to improve flood control in the Watauga River and Roan Creek Valleys of far Eastern Tennessee by building the Watauga Dam and creating the Watauga Lake. Unfortunately the town of Butler, now known as Old Butler, was sacrificed for this project.
August 24, 2013 – August 25, 2013
August 24th & 25th- “88th Annual Fiddler’s Convention”- Old Mill Music Park, Hwy. 91 Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee (approx. 7 miles north of Mountain City). Music and Pickin begins 9am until? Make plans to attend the 88th annual Fiddlers Convention, Tennessee’s OLDEST Fiddler’s convention, at Beautiful and Historic ‘Old Mill Music Park’ for a weekend of fun, making friends, and ‘pickin’. For more info contact Ms. Jackie (423)727- 8013.
September 6, 2013 – September 7, 2013
We hope that you will join us on September 6 & 7 at “Chamber Park” on Hwy 67 West- approximately 3 miles outside of Mountain City.- *This rodeo has been called, “The Best Little Rodeo on the East Coast”!
*This rodeo is sanctioned by the ”Mid-Atlantic Rodeo association”, and is a “professional rodeo” where cowboys and cowgirls earn points towards regional championships. For more information call Frank @ (423)291-1800
Bull and Bronco Riding; Barrel Racing; Calf Roping; Pole Bending, and the anticipated “calf scramble”, where a ribbon is tied on the tail of the calf, and children are ‘turned loose’ in the arena to try and retrieve the ribbon’
*Also, at the rodeo, there will be food, retail and craft vendors, stagecoach rides, pony rides, and many more fun family activities.
September 14, 2013
Sponsored by the Johnson County Community Hospital as a community fundraiser, if you like riding bicycles you can’t miss this Event! Over the river, through the woods, around the curve, up and over the mountain, down the grades, through the crossroads, navigating the switchbacks - all the while taking in the majestic mountain and valley scenery!
What more could you be looking to do on an early autumn Saturday morning?
Please Join Us in Mountain City, Tennessee for
3rd Annual Surviving the Snake®
50K & 100K BICYCLE RIDE
September 14, 2013
For more information contact Karen Clark (423)302-3122
September 28, 2013
Mark your calendars now for our 2nd annual “Low Country Boil” for September 28th. We have been able to secure Cecelia Johnson, from Gulf Shores, AL to again prepare her magic! Ed Torres from “Stringwood” is returning to entertain us once more. We are so excited to be able to offer this great evening again.
We are continually looking for unique events that we can all enjoy at the winery. If you have any ideas—just let us know. As we plan new events we will post them on facebook as well as in our newsletter.
Our pavilion at the vineyard is nearly complete and we will be holding some special events at the vineyard and winery only for our club members. We will be having a barrel tasting evening as we begin bottling and a harvest party later in the year. If you are not a member—check into the great benefits that come with membership. Joining our club is free.
The vineyard pavilion is also available for weddings, reunions, anniversaries, parties, corporate events, etc. The winery event center with caterer’s kitchen is also available. Let us accommodate your next special event.
October 1, 2013 – November 1, 2013
Scarecrows on Main – this creative main street competition takes place throughout the entire month of October. Come visit beautiful downtown Mountain City and enjoy taking a stroll down Main Street while marveling at the unique and clever scarecrows throughout the town……
For more information call (423)272-1950
October 5, 2013
2nd annual Allen Lipford Memorial Chili Cookoff/Soup Tasting at National Guard Armory from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
October 12, 2013
The 22th annual Cranberry Festival will be taking place in taking place on Saturday October 12th. There will be live Music all day, a youth block party, vendors with a wide array of wares to sell, and dance demonstrations! All proceeds go to help Shady Valley Elementary- a ‘still in operation since 1938, WPA built school’
There will be a spectacular display of autumn colors. Although only a couple of decades old itself, the festival celebrates a history and heritage dating back centuries to when the valley was filled with wild cranberry bogs left over from the last ice age. The festival is organized each year by the Cranberry Festival committee and kicks off the second weekend in October.
Here there will be lots of vendors selling only the best Mountain Arts & Crafts!