Dec 5 Grinch At Stickley Farm

The Stickley Farm is transformed into a Whoville type scene for Brunch with the Grinch on December 5th. Brunch will be served picnic style at 10:00 a.m. then there will be a showing of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” plus a meet and greet with the Grinch himself. Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite character from the movie. Tickets are $14 per person and details are at the stickley farm dot com.

Jun 2021 Bach Show Rescheduled Again

The rescheduled performance of former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach at the Paramount Bristol for Nov. 29 is now scheduled for June 25, 2021. The show marks the 31st anniversary of Skid Row’s self-titled first album and Bach along with his band will perform the album in its entirety. Tickets are priced between $27 and $42. Those who had tickets from the postponed show will be honored on this new date.

Nov 25 Greeneville Wreath Contest

In the spirit of the holiday season, Main Street: Greeneville, Inc. encourages all commercial properties to join in to decorate their business and help make Greeneville festive.The organization is hosting a wreath decorating contest for all commercial businesses within the eighteen blocks of the Main Street District. To sign up sen an email to and put Wreath Contest in the subject line. Deadline to register is Nov. 25 by noon. Judging takes place Dec. 2.

Dec 4 Highlands Festival Holding Market

The Virginia Highlands Festival is running a Winter Market on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 20, It’s taking place on the grounds of the Martha Washington Inn on W. Main St. in Abington which is the original location of the festival. The summertime festival was cancelled this year due to COVID-19. Hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Santa Claus will be at the market on Dec. 5 and there will be 2 Clydesdale Horses there that day.

Dec 4 Jonesborough Gingerbread House Contest

Main Street Jonesborough announces a new walkable holiday contest and display called Jonesborough’s Gingerbread Village. They’re looking for gingerbread houses, replicas of our historic buildings and more to be displayed throughout downtown storefront windows starting December 4th and continuing through Christmas. The public will be encouraged to come view all the edible works of art and also vote on their favorite Voting will take place through Dec. 20 and winners will be announced Dec. 21. Details at

Jan 2 Speedway In Lights

The region’s most dazzling holiday light show is now open at Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway. The Pinnacle Speedway In Lights, Powered by TVA, runs through Jan. 2 and the 24th season has a route that offers visitors the chance to take a lap around “The World’s Fastest Half-Mile.” Tthe Christmas Village also returns to its popular infield location. Hours are 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and more details are at bristol motor

Jan 17 Leo Kottke At Paramount Bristol

Legendary musicion Leo Kottke is coming to the Paramount Bristol for one night only on Jan. 17. Kottke’s recorded over 40 albums during his 4-decade career and is known for his simply stunning fingerpicking style that has won him two Grammy nominations. Rolling Stone magtazine described him as “so good that he didn’t need a band.” Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and showtime is at 8. Get tickets at paramount bristol dot org.

Dec 12 SWVACC Offering Canning Class

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace is working to help canning make a comeback. Canning was done for millenia as a way to preserve the harvest but today it’s fallen by the wayside. On Dec. 12 the Let’s Jam Canning Series turns to sauerkraut with a class from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Cost is $15 and the best part is you get to keep what you can. Go to for details.

Mar 28 Hard Rock Collection At BOCM

Bristol’s Birthplace of Country Music Museum brings priceless items from Hard Rock’s collection of authentic country music memorabilia for a special exhibit through March of next year. Items include costume pieces worn by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton along with instrucments from Roy Acuff, Buck Owens, Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings. A guitar from Kenny Chesney is included in the collection . Chesney is an alumni of East Tennessee State University’s Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program.

Nov 19 ‘Coco’ At BKT

It’s off to Mexico for the Nov. 19 installment of The Bonnie Kate Theatre’s Movie World Tour. The 2017 movie “Coco” is being screened which features an all-Latino cast. Be sure to bring your blamkits and chairs as this is stop at the Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library on North Sycamore Street beginning at 6:00 p.m. Masks will be available.Go to to obtain tickets. This is the final stop of the World Tour series.