By Darryl Payne
Posted on September 27, 2011
This weekend, area visitors will have another chance to experience a unique event that showcases the culture and heritage of Appalachia. Robert Tino’s annual Smoky Mountain Homecoming event runs Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and gives guests a chance to see, hear and taste some of the things that give this region of the country its own special flavor and character.
Since 1992, the Homecoming has become a seasonal fall tradition as thousands of visitors wander Sunset View Farm in Sevierville, Tennessee home of noted local artist Robert Tino and his gallery. Activities include live bluegrass and gospel music on the mainstage and storytellers and musicians on the storytelling stage. You’ll also see arts and crafts traditions come to life including blacksmithing, distilling, honey making and bee keeping, basket weaving and sheep shearing.
Antique tractors and engines will be on display all weekend, and if you’re hungry, you can dig in to some Buddy’s BBQ or apple juleps and fritters from the Apple Barn Restaurant. Country favorites like funnel cakes, kettle corn, lemonade and other old-fashioned treats will be available as well. Tino’s artwork will be on sale throughout the weekend, and there will be plenty of fun activities for kids.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.