12 Basically Blount 2018 Mid-September, Theater in the Park, Maryville Why pick one place to eat when you can sample items from multiple local eateries gathered in one handy lo- cation? The outdoor venue – near the amphitheater at Jack Greene Park in Maryville – makes for a gorgeous setting on a late-summer evening as you nibble and nosh your way from tent to tent, tasting everything from appetizers and main courses to desserts and bev- erages offered by area restaurants, grocers and cater- ers. Tickets are $30 for the public, $15 for students 17 and younger and $25 for Blount Chamber members. Celebrating 60 years as the commercial, industrial and institutional electrical contractor of choice in the Southeast MasseyElectric.com 865.573.4200 info@masseyelectric.com 3204 Regal Drive, Alcoa, TN 37701 TASTE OF BLOUNT Late September Townsend Visitor Center, Townsend Celebrate the heritage of East Tennessee at four an- nual events in Townsend that showcase traditional music, mountain crafts, Appalachian skills and more. Activities include bluegrass music concerts, clogging and jam sessions as well as live demonstrations of blacksmithing, basketry, weaving, spinning, quilting and more. Arts and crafts lovers will find multiple vendors on site, showcasing works that range from pottery and jewelry to woodwork and paintings. TOWNSEND FESTIVALS AND OLD TIMERS DAY READYTOPLAY