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Sep
26
2013
By jstreet

I'm A NASCAR Driver! - A video post made on Facebook last week features a local teenager who swears she's a NASCAR driver! She's not just any NASCAR driver, she's the #1 NASCAR driver who just won the World Series of being the fastest NASCAR driver.  The video went viral today and was approaching 10,000 shares at the time of this post, making her the most popular teenager in the Tri-Cities almost instantly!

Sep
26
2013
By jstreet

Kingsport Oktoberfest is back for its third year this weekend in downtown Kingsport.  It happens on Saturday, September 28th, and spans over 6 city blocks.  Despite its short history, Kingsport Oktoberfest has already been rated a Top 50 Festival by Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine in 2012 and 2013.  Over 16,000 attended the event in 2012.  General admission to the event this year is FREE!  Tickets are required for the Craft Bier Garden, VIP Tent and Premier Club.

May
22
2013
By jstreet

More than 80,000 people are expected to embark on downtown Johnson City for this year's Blue Plum Festival, taking place June 7th through 9th.  What began in 1999 as an idea by a group of small merchants and volunteers has turned into one of the South's largest free outdoor music and arts festivals.

May
22
2013
By jstreet

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, 2 Ton Tattoo will be holding a free sideshow and ballyhoo on Saturday, June 1st, from 6 pm until 8 pm, at their gallery in Kingsport.  So step right up and enjoy games, prizes, free popcorn, face painting, airbrush tattoos, a fortune teller and live music by If Birds Could Fly.

May
15
2013
By jstreet

Racks By The Tracks, a Saturday festival packed with great music, ribs and beer tasting, returns to Kingsport this weekend for its sixth year.  The event has grown from 450 attendees in its first year to over 9,500 in 2012 and is now hosted at the Farmer's Market in downtown Kingsport.  The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars in past years for many local non-profit organizations.  This year's festival will benefit the Sullivan County Humane Society and Relay For Life among others.