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ALL WEEKEND 6/30-7/2 (Photos by Whitney S. Williams)

FRIDAY 6/30 (Photos by Tom Pardue)

SATURDAY 7/1 (Photos by Tom Pardue)

SUNDAY 7/2 (Photos by Tom Pardue)

East Tennessee's Can't-Miss 3 Day Festival in beautiful Downtown Jonesborough, Tennessee

Friday, Saturday, Sunday June 30 - July 2, 2017

Friday June 30 10am-10pm

Saturday July 1 10am-10pm

Sunday July 2 12pm-10pm

Featuring handmade craft vendors, live music, family activities, live music, beer garden, storytelling, low country shrimp boil, dog costume contest & more!

Low Country Shrimp Boil

Friday June 30, 5:30pm

Jonesborough Days Kick-off Dinner. Tickets are $12 and available at the International Storytelling Center and the Jonesborough Visitors Center.

Jonesborough Days Parade

Saturday July 1, 10am

Independence Day Parade on Jonesborough's beautiful Main Street

On Friday, June 30 join us along with Ingles Market for a Watermelon Social. Free watermelon will be provided until it’s all gone, so come gather ‘round with friends and family and beat the heat with a taste of summer. Friday June 30, 2pm in front of the courthouse.

MoonPie® Pie Eating Contest

Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Courthouse

Think you have what it takes to devour some pies faster than the competition?! To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Moon Pie, join us for the show down of the summer and winners get FREE Moon Pies for a YEAR. There will be 3 categories: 12 and under, 13-17 years and adult. Registration will start at 1:30pm at the Courthouse tent, limited spaces available.

Jonesborough Days will then be howling with summer fun on Sunday, July 2nd starting at 2 p.m. in front of the Courthouse as we present the first annual Dog Days of Summer Contest. We’re looking for the best dressed pets to show off their summer wardrobe with categories including Best Swimsuit, Best Trunks, Most Patriotic, Coolest Shades and Hippest Headwear. This is sure to be a tail-wagging, good time for all that you can’t miss! Entry is free and prizes will be awarded in each category. Those interested in participating, please come to the Courthouse Tent by 1:45 p.m. Water, cooling stations and treats will be available for all participants.

Fireworks Celebration

Sunday July 2 at 10pm

Just off Boone Street

Discovery Park



The McKinney Center tent will offer kids crafts and hands-on learning.

Join the Oak Hill School Marm for 30 minute lessons 12-2p & 3-5p on Fri, 12–2p on Sat & Sun.

National Park Service Archeology Digs from 11a–2p on Fri & Sat. Old timey, Heritage Games will be available at multiple times on Fri–Sun.

Meet the JRT Princesses & characters from Beauty & the Beast.

Crockett FFA & JBO Storytellers Guild will also provide activities.

Live Music: Main Stage

Live Music Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening in front of the courthouse

Friday June 30

7:00 - 10:00 pm Beach Nite Band

Saturday July 1

5:30 pm Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

8:00 pm The Wannabeatles

Sunday June 2

5:30 pm 49 Winchester

8:00 pm Southern Accents -A Tribute to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

Fireworks at 10pm on Sunday following Southern Accents concert!

Live Music: Doc's Front Porch

Music and Storytelling throughout the weekend on the plaza of the International Storytelling Center

Friday, June 30

Noon-1:30: Thistle Dew

1:30-2:00: Storytellers Larry and Gayleen Kelley

2:00-3:00: Storytelling Live inside (admission required)

3:00-4:30: Sound Travelers

Saturday, July 1

Noon-1:30: Sound Travelers

1:30-2:00: Storyteller Guerry McConnell

2:00-3:00: Storytelling Live inside (admission required)

3:00-4:30: Old Timers Band

Sunday, July 2

Noon-1:30: Harvest Ridge

1:30-3:00: Harlan County Grass

3:00-4:30: Southern Countrymen Band

and much more!

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