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Cherohala Skyway Festival

Live music, local artisans and vendors, traditional Appalachian crafts demos, wagon train rides, fun activites for kids of all ages, library book sale, lunch & drinks, desserts, raffle and more...
First Annual Cherohala Skyway Festival
Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 11am - 3pm

Under the big tent at the
Charles Hall Museum
229 Cherohala Skyway
Tellico Plains TN 37385

See Google map below
Museum Facebook page

For festival information contact us: or call 423-253-2111

For vendor information contact Sherri: or call 423-519-3617

Cherohala Skyway
In celebration of the Cherohala Skyway’s 20th anniversary, The Charles Hall Museum and Monroe County Tourism will host a Cherohala Skyway Festival on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Charles Hall Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be live music with Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band and Faith Willin' Band, food, vendors, local artisans, crafters, Appalachian demonstrations, a gun raffle, and a huge Tellico Plains library book sale. Activities include face painting, safe archery for all ages, and wagon rides. Lunch combos and many desserts including funnel cakes will be available. Food proceeds go to the Charles Hall Museum’s foundation, a non-profit foundation established for the museum to benefit the town of Tellico Plains and the Tellico Plains Library.
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Event is “rain or shine” with free admission and parking. Museum buildings and restrooms are wheel chair accessible.
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safe archery for all ages
Charles Hall shown leading a Wagon Train 1982
Live bluegrass, folk, old time, & Americana music from 11am - 3pm
Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band is a group of friends who get together to pick bluegrass, old time, and folk music. The band is made up of local musicians, including Charles Morris (lead guitar & vocals), Art Roush (guitar & vocals), Clifford Wilson (bass), Judy Lavoie (fiddle, banjo & vocals), and Rick Lavoie (bouzouki & vocals).
Faith Willin' is a husband and wife duo, Perry and Diana Brake, playing 6- and 12-string guitar, old time banjo, mandolin, porchboard bass, upright bass, ukulele bass and cello. They sing vocals and harmony. None of their music is canned. It's always live... Americana, folk, easy country, bluegrass, traditional, gospel, easy rock.
Two Dog Ranch Bluegrass Band image
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Pick up your gun raffle tickets (sponsored by the Friends of the Charles Hall Museum) at the Museum's gift shops, any office of Volunteer Federal Savings Bank, The Cherohala Skyway Visitor's Center, or the Dickey McKay Insurance Agency in Tellico Plains. Winner of the gun raffle will be announced as the festival winds down. Check the Museum's Facebook page for the latest information about the festival, including more places to obtain raffle tickets and specifics on music, vendors and food.

Share Your Skyway Photos and Stories

The Cherohala Skyway Visitor's Center and The Charles Hall Museum will have a Cherohala Skyway history DVD playing throughout the weekend.To add to this DVD, please share your Cherohala Skyway area pictures and stories before, during, and after completion of the Skyway. You can reach the archivist, Pam Mathews, via email:, or by phone: 865-938-1243. Pam has large envelopes available at the gift shops of both buildings of the Museum for you to safely leave your pictures which will be returned (please label them) or you can post photos on the Charles Hall Museum Facebook page. During the Festival weekend, Pam and historian Tabitha Prock will be on hand to scan your pictures and record more stories.

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