Appalachian Heritage Festival

Annual event sponsored by NETMGA to encourage and support home horticulture with speakers, workshops, vendors, and plant advice on raising food and gardening with ornamentals creating a sustainable future while focusing on native Appalachian culture.

Date:      Saturday, June 1, 2019  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:  Ron Ramsey Ag Center, 140 Spurgeon Lane, Blountville, TN

Festival Features

Garden Classes

Children’s Activities

Plant Advice

Silent Auction


Door Prizes





This year we are highlighting an Appalachian heritage plant, the Plum Granny, also known as Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon.


Plum Grannies are apple-sized melons with a wonderful aroma, but they are not tasty. They are also called Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon since ladies would carry them in their pockets or purses as a perfume or air freshener. Plum Grannies are part of Appalachian culture and have been around for hundreds of years.