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beer fest- townsend-2020

Tennessee Winter Beer Fest 2020

Beer lovers this is for you. On Saturday, February 15th, 2020 the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest will celebrate its 9th year from 3pm to 8pm at The Carriage House Restaurant in Townsend. Several local businesses are sponsoring the TWBF including Grayson Subaru, The Brewing and Distilling Center, Knox Brew Tours, The Townsend Abbey The Causal Pint and Tri-County Portables.


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The Talley Ho Inn, Townsend Gateway Inn, and the Highland Manor Inn are all donating 20% from the rooms booked for the fest back to TWBF. This event is sure to be a great time for all. To see a list of current attendees and any other questions please visit the Tennessee Winter Beer Fest website.

Appalachian Bear Rescue

Appalachian Bear Rescues Cub Hit By Car

Persimmon is the newest member of the family at the Appalachian Bear Rescue is Tennessee.

After being hit by a car in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park the Appalachian Bear Rescue took the cub in to tend to injuries and make sure the cub was safe. She had a swollen elbow and several broken ribs.


Make sure to visit the Appalachian Bear Rescue Facebook Page or Website and donate to a great cause.


Little River Railroad Museum

The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company is a non-profit corporation founded in 1982 to preserve the heritage of the the Little River Lumber Company and the Little River Railroad. We operate a museum in Townsend, Tennessee, collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history of these companies, and of the people in this region.
In 1983 the original Walland Depot building was moved to the site, and now contains the primary collection of photographs, papers, tools and other smaller artifacts. This building was renovated in 1995-96, and new exhibits were created to tell the Little River story. Alongside the depot platform, museum volunteers have constructed a replica of the Elkmont Post Office which houses our Gift Shop.
The larger artifacts, including Shay 2147, a vintage caboose (L&N Class NE “Little Woody”), two vintage flatcars, a portable Frick steam engine, one of the original “setoff” houses (used for logging families in the mountains), a wooden water tank that was used in Walland and a log loader are displayed on the grounds. Our plans include construction of a replica of a passenger platform.

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Townsend Fall Festival and Old Timers Day

The Fall Festival and Old Timers day at the Townsend Visitors Center is a celebration of music, crafts,  and heritage of  Townsend, Tennessee and the Great Smoky Mountains.

A fund day with bluegrass music, dancing, cooking, craft and great stories.