Appalachian Heritage Festival
Presented by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

 Sign on Highway 75



If you missed the 2019 Appalachian Heritage Festival, you missed a fun event!

We had over 40 vendors, expert-led gardening classes, great music, storytelling, lots of door prizes, and delightful activities for children.


While some adults were taking advantage of the home gardening classes, kids were playing in the giant sandbox, tossing bean bags in corn hole games, petting the “baby” animals, or munching on treats  from the hot dog stand.

Everyone left with a Plum Granny plant to add to their garden as a reminder of Appalachian culture and heritage.



“Ask a Master Gardener” for plant advice and information on how to become a Master Gardener (Note two Plum Granny plants on the table)


Class Schedule for the day



Class on Herbs: “Appalachian Apothecary” by Michelle Bouton of Herbalachia



Herbs for making infusions (tea)



Propagating Succulents demo



Growing Sprouts Demo



Nursery plants for sale from Onks Greenhouse



Landscapers with expert advice



Local Composters



Orkin Pest Control Management display and experts



Shipley Farm Foods



Laura Lynn Milk



Appalachian Sustainable Development



Bragg Baskets



Rose Hill Forge Custom Blacksmithing of Unicoi, TN


Yummy Food Truck from Joe Bill’s Kitchen


The Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners would like to thank these generous sponsors for their contributions to the 2019 Appalachian Heritage Festival

Clinchfield Family Medicine


Integrity Management


Orkin Pest Control


Virginia Highlands BCS


Rowell Consulting


Scott County Tourism


Moving Picture Graphics


Little Mountain Microgreens


East Tennessee Hemp Company


Washington County Meat Packing



Kingsport Provision Company