Northeast Tennessee Festivals and Events for November 2021 cover a wide variety of topics. Craft fairs are the most common but there are also nature walks, a veteran-focused event, and the start of Christmas events. I know Randy and I are looking forward to a week or two of beautiful fall leaves followed by the beginning of all the stunning light displays and Christmas decorations in November. You might want to also check the lists for Middle East Tennessee and Southeast Tennessee.
Covid-19 numbers have thankfully declined but everyone should still be careful to keep them low. For your own and everyone else’s protection please wear your masks in crowded areas and follow any safety rules these events have in place. We advise checking websites or Facebook pages or calling ahead to make sure any of these you plan on attending haven’t been canceled or decided to change times and dates.
The Event List (in calendar order)
November 6th and 7th
A pre-Veterans Day celebration will take place at Tipton-Haynes State Park in Johnson City. A Walk in Their Boots will feature battle re-enactments, weapons demos, military vehicles, and more. There will be displays of Soldiers in the Field with representations from the Revolutionary War to the Modern Day. Admission is free
November 12th and 13th
The Made Around Here Market Craft Show will take place November 12th and 13th in and around the Jonesborough Visitors Center. Artisans and crafters (local, regional, and a few from surrounding states) will be selling hundreds of handcrafted wares. Admission is free. Donations accepted to support free children’s events in Jonesborough.
Kingsport will be hosting the Christmas Connection Artistic Creations Fair on the same weekend in the Civic Auditorium. This event also features lots of homemade products from artists and crafters as well as food vendors and festive music. Admission is free.
The Autumn Heritage Festival will take place at Fort Watauga in Elizabethton on the 13th and 14th. A living history presentation of the Washington County Militia celebrating recent victories in the War for Independence and giving thanks for a bountiful harvest will take place. There will also be a Fall Fibers Fair going on with workshops, demonstrations, and opportunities to purchase handmade goods and materials for your own crafts.
On the 13th The Traveling Bazaar’s Holiday Barn Sale will take place at Harvest Acres Farm in Limestone. The Bazaar features boutique items, furniture, and vintage items as well as handcrafted products. Food vendors will be there and Santa will put in an appearance for a few hours. Admission is free.
November 26th through 29th
A Walking in Frontier Footsteps after Thanksgiving Hike will take place on the 26th at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park in Elizabethton. Dress for the weather and learn about historic events that were significant to the formation of our state and country on your hike. No admission price put space is limited and preregistration is required.
Holidays Around the World will take place at the McKinney Center in Jonesborough on November 29th. This indoor walk-through event will include twelve magical holiday scenes from around the globe, live music, a “Soup-To-Go-Meal”, and a hand-made ornament. Featured scenes this year include an Early American Christmas, Kwanzaa, Mexican Las Posadas, Japanese Omisaka, a Bethlehem Nativity, and much more. There are 5 different tour times. Tickets are $30 each and all proceeds benefit the McKinney Center Scholarship Program and the StoryTown Radio Show.
Fort Watauga in Elizabethton will be hosting Living History Weekends in November. On the 5th, 7th, 20, 21st, 27th, or 28th stop by between 2 and 4 pm and see the staff demonstrate some aspect of colonial frontier life.
Candyland Christmas in Johnson City will start on November 27th and last through January 2nd. A large part of Johnson City will be decorated including turning Founders Park into Gumdrop Forest and King Commons into Cupcake Commons. There will also be a Candy Cane Lane and over 150 trees decorated by local businesses and organizations. A kickoff celebration will take place on the 27th and I’ll post the details as they become available.
November is a busy month for many of us. I’m hoping this list of Northeast Tennessee festivals and events for November 2021 will help you find the best events for your schedule and interests. I have a few more events I’m finding final details for and will try to add to this post and update information (especially about cancelations) at least once a week.
If you are the organizer or publicity manager of an upcoming event contact me at LucindaBrown@TravelEastTennessee.com to have your event added to this or any future monthly posts.
Are you planning on attending any of these Northeast Tennessee festivals and events for November 2021? Did I miss an event you would recommend others attend? Let us know in the comments.