September 23-24, 2016
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. on Saturday - Fall for Downtown Folk Fest
7:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday - Down Home Jamboree
A Family Mountain Celebration and Down-Home Jamboree
Fall season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than at LampLight Theatre and Downtown Kingsport Association''s "Fall for Downtown Folk Fest." Come and usher in the fall season as we celebrate the mountain heritage of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. On Saturday, September 24, revisit the old days and enjoy local traditions on Broad Street in Historic downtown Kingsport.
Arts and Crafts booths will be set up by local artisans, crafters and churches. Candles, jewelry, wreaths, and seasonal handmade crafts will be for sale. There are still open spaces for individuals or groups wishing to sell their wares.
All day long, good “vittles” will be on hand. Vendors will be selling home-cooked food including pinto beans, cornbread, corn on the cob, and fried apple pies. You can even take a turn at stirring homemade apple butter for our Apple Butter Stir-off. Make sure you bring a good appetite with you.
Entertainment for all ages will be going on all day as well. Live bluegrass and folk music will be performed by local musicians on our Broad Street stage. To take a break from the heat, enjoy creative arts performances inside LampLight Theatre by Pocket Full of Seeds throughout the day. For animal lovers, there will be a “Mountain Critters” petting zoo and Pony Rides.
A special area for children, "Kids Explosion", will be set up with Inflatables, a Kids Activity tent, Pony Rides, a Magician, Face Painting, Puppets, and Games. Adults may try their hand at Cornhole and Horseshoes.
"Fall for Downtown Folk Fest” runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, September 24. The admission for the all-day festival is FREE.
Both Friday and Saturday evening at 7:00 PM, there will be a performance in the theatre with the Down-Home Jamboree: “Old Time Gospel Sing” featuring Tattered Saints and Friends . This performance is done in true “Gaither Homecoming” sing-a-long fashion with old and new gospel favorites, southern gospel and shape note singing. Suggested donation for evening performance is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children under 6. Tickets will also be available throughout the day at Folk Fest or can be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM promptly following the closing of the FolkFest events. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For More Information, contact: Mary McClure