Jonesborough will host Heritage Fair Sept. 2 and 3

Published 1:01 pm Thursday, August 25, 2022

The Washington County Heritage Fair takes place Friday, Sept. 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Jonesborough. This event’s purpose is to bring local heritage engagement to the public as well as bring together all of the county’s heritage groups.
Heritage organizations and individuals with specific heritage topic interests will display exhibits on their areas of local interest in the Jonesborough Visitors Center Auditorium. A “Living History Timeline” will be displayed throughout the town of Jonesborough’s greenspaces and parks including artisans, musicians and craftsmen/craftswomen.
Antique tractors will be showcased in the greenspace outside the Jonesborough Visitors Center. The Heritage Alliance will also host two town tours during the event, costing $5 (one on Friday and one on Saturday), and Old Jonesborough Cemetery tour on Saturday, costing $5. The Central Christian Church Lawn will be turned into Artisans Village with a basket weaver and chairmaker, Herbalachia, and a pottery maker. Sabine Social Society will host colonial dancing and games in front of the Christopher Taylor Cabin. Storytelling Park will have a “History Timeline” dating from Colonial Period to WWII including Cherokee history and diorama, Overmountain Men and Longhunters, Revolutionary military display and Women’s Suffrage.
School or homeschool groups are welcome to attend the fair on Friday, Sept. 2, during the School Day event. If they would like a scheduled day of events with links to particular curriculum needs, contact Chad Bailey at 423-791-8295.

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