The Robert A Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming is Back for its 2oth Year!
On October 6th and 7th you will be able to take your family back to a simpler time when the farm was the center of family. It was a place where you made what you needed and learned valuable life lessons. On Sunset View Farm, home to the Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming, Robert invites you to spend the weekend on the farm with your family experiencing and celebrating our Appalachian heritage. Meet regional craftsmen and women, dressed in period attire, who are passionate about sustaining and preserving the ancient arts and crafts of our heritage. Along with area crafts and art, the old time sound of bluegrass will be drifting through the crisp fall air from Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier and The South of the River Boys. In between sets of music your family can sit under a shade tree enjoy a wholesome BBQ meal and listen to a story or two from area storytellers.
In addition to the festivities Robert Tino will be debuting three special print releases Snowline, Whats the Hurry and A Country Mile
Scheduled List of Activities, Displays, Treats & Highlights
The debut of Snowline and A Country Mile
Special savings on artwork
Buddy’s BBQ will be serving traditional pork BBQ, smoky dogs, beans, slaw and roasted corn on the cob.
New this year: is a Quilt show with live demonstrations and quilts to purchase.
Also new this year: is our Moonshine area, with displays for Ole Smoky Moonshine and area "historians" talking about the good ole days of runnin' shine in these hills.
On Saturday Channel 10's Bill Landry, from the Heartland Series, will be telling tales and spinning yarns.
Authentic Appalachian Mountain Arts & Crafts from the East Tennessee Historical Society and other local Mountain Folk.
Outdoor decor and ironwork by favorite Still Hollow Farm.
Funnel cakes, kettle corn, fresh-squeezed lemonade, ice cream as well as other old-fashion sweets and treats.
Browse among antiques on display available for purchase.
Local craft vendors featuring jewelery, baskets, pottery, relics, art, food, and other unique items found only here.
Tennessee's Largest Antique tractor and engine show with over 100 makes and models to look at.
Old-fashion Sunday morning church service with local favorite Ray Ball under the old oak trees. Service begins at 9:15 followed by gospel music from Jimbo Whaley and Greenbrier.
Just for Kids – Both Young and Old
This Festival won’t leave the kids asking, “when are we going home?” For starters there are wagon rides, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, a pick-and-paint pumpkin patch, old fashioned kids games as well as free instructional art classes. There is a slight charge for some of the children's activities with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains.
Bring your family and enjoy a weekend full of celebration for children and our Appalachian heritage. Surround yourself with beautiful artwork, crafts, and good ol' southern food and music. From grandchildren to grandparents . . . there's something fun for everyone.