Museum of Appalachia’s
Tennessee Fall Homecoming
1. The expansive Museum of Appalachia
mountain farm and homestead complex, de-
scribed in the official Tennessee Blue Book
as “...the most authentic and complete replica
of pioneer Appalachian life in the world.”
2. More than 175 mountain activities, old-
time crafts, artisans, country cooking and
more. Five stages featuring hundreds of old-
time mountain, folk, Gospel, traditional
and bluegrass musicians, plus buck dancers
3. Writers’ table with local, regional, nation-
al, and international authors, and genealogy
4. Sheep herding with border collies Sweep
& Molly near the Hall of Fame Building
at 10, 12, 2 & 4 each day by Bob & Linda
5. Old-time one-cylinder engines, antique
tractors, sawmill, and many other early con-
6. Daily hymn singing in the Irwin Chapel
and the Brush Arbor.
7. Church services led by Rev. Marion Brock,
with Rev. Alec Williams, at 9:30 a.m. every
day (additional services on Sunday at 8:30 &
8. Log sawing on the large Joe Diehl Sawmill
by David Vanaman and the Tennessee Saw-
9. Special activities and programs for chil-
dren on Wednesday (Heritage Day).
10. Learn to play the spoons with Anna in the
Big Tater Valley Schoolhouse Th-F
11. Hominy Mamas’ “Singing School” in the
Big Tater Valley Schoolhouse W-F.
12. Spelling Bees with School Marm (Dianna
Lewis) in the Big Tater Valley Schoolhouse.
13. Slow Jam Class with Anna Denison.
Learn “Jam Etiquette” so you can join jams
anywhere. Session is open to beginning &
intermediate players, all types of instruments
welcome! 12:00 Th & Fri in the Hall of Fame.
Facts at a Glance
Hours-9:00 a.m. to dusk daily
Limited Handicap parking w/tag
“Festival seating” chairs may be
placed after 3 p.m. on Wed., Oct 8.
Unattended chairs will be available for
Sorry, the following are not permitted:
Umbrellas in seatin