9th annual Homesteads Apple Festival
The 9th annual Homesteads Apple Festival is set for this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23.
There will be music beginning at 9:30 a.m., with a variety of musical styles. The auction begins at 1, with many unique items, including a hand-pieced quilt, available to support the Homesteads Tower Association.
Venders will also be on hand with unique, one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and goodies, and, of course, there will be apples, apples and more apples.
There will also be storytelling and a quilt show.
The Apple Festival takes place on the grounds of the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum. Parking is free. Admission is $2 per person over the age of 6, and includes admission to the Homesteads Tower Museum.
At the Cumberland County Playhouse
- Five Guys Named Moe — Showing through Oct. 27
- Backwards in High Heels — Showing through Nov. 2
- Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge — Showing through Oct. 26
- Big River — Showing through Nov. 9
Hispanic Heritage Festival set Sept. 22
In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic community, in conjunction with Christians for Justice and Peace, will host a Hispanic Heritage Festival Sept. 22 at the National Guard Amory in Crossville. An Aztec Dance group, from Nashville, will perform at 3 p.m. An authentic Hispanic cuisine will be available at 4 p.m. for a minimum donation of $5 a plate or $15 for a family. Every Hispanic restaurant in Crossville will have food to sample as well as some of the Hispanic ministry at St. Alphonsus Church. There will be a presentation by a prominent speaker on “Welcoming the Immigrant” at 5 p.m., followed by more music and dancing from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities for children will be held throughout the day. For more information, contact Jack Smith at email@example.com.
Constitution celebration planned Sept. 22
A Constitution Celebration will be Sept. 22, at South Fentress Park off Hwy. 127 in Clarkrange, starting at 10 a.m. with a kids treasure hunt and word search for teens. Come meet founding fathers, hear Betsy Ross, listen to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, watch Paul Revere and keep a keen eye on the Boston Harbor. Attendees will also see British soldiers and returning American Revolutionary soldiers and sing patriotic songs. Come dressed in period style clothing for a chance to win prizes. Bring a lawn chair. Pocket Constitutions, American flags and a $5 lunch will be offered. Everyone is invited.