Annual Heritage Fair

Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd, 2023


  The event schedule is listed further down this page.

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society, in partnership with many heritage organizations, and the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium, will host the 4th Annual Heritage Fair on Friday and Saturday, September 1st and 2nd, 2023.

This event’s purpose is to bring local heritage engagement to the public as well as bring together all of the county’s heritage groups for one cause. This event has two distinct parts that when brought together will bring together a tremendous event.
  • First, heritage organizations and individuals with specific heritage topic interests will display exhibits on their area’s of local interest in the Auditorium at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. 
  • Second, a Living History Timeline will be display throughout the town of Jonesborough’s greenspaces and parks including artisans, musicians, and craftsmen/women. 
Heritage Organizations interested in participating, please email us at


Please view the following PDF documents to learn more: 

NoNor Partner Organizations: 

Appalachian Heritage Quilters

Archives of Appalachia

Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Broyles, Bashor, and Bennett Mill and Research Center

Clinchfield Railroad Museum

Corazon Latino

David Crockett Birthplace State Park

East Tennessee Historical Society

East Tennessee History Center

Embree Historic House and Farm

Fort Watauga Chapter, Children of the American Revolution

Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia

Jonesborough Area Merchants and Service Association

Jonesborough Genealogical Society

Jonesborough Visitors Center

Kings Mountain Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution

Knob Creek Museum and Pioneer Homestead

Model A Mac Car Club

Mountain Home National Cemetery

NAWCC Chapter 162

Northeast Tennessee Museum Association

Overmountain Victory Trail Association

Overmountain Weavers Guild

Robert Sorrell, Historic Homes of Northeast Tennessee

Rogersville Heritage Assocation

Spirit of the Wolf Native American Style Flutes

The Reece Museum

Thompson Woodcrafting

Tipton-Haynes Historic Site


Tri-Cities Chinese Association

Tri-State Antique Power Association

Tom Roberts, Johnson City Postcards

Town of Jonesborough

Unicoi County Historical Society

Walk in their Boots

Demonstrators / Living Historians:

Thunderbolt Warriors

Mitzi Bailey- Cherokee Genealogy and Artifacts

Henry Bowman – Horner and Horner Designer

Spirit of the Wolf Native American Style Flutes – James Hilton

Fort Watauga Chapter, Children of the American Revolution

Kings Mountain Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, Revolutionary War Weaponry

Overmountain Victory Trail Association, Kings Mountain and the Overmountain Men

Jane Doan , Wool from Sheep Fleece to Fiber Display

Gordon Sisk, Rev. Samuel Doak

Wes Dikeman, Civil War Display

Bobby Isley, Blacksmithing

Cheryl Winstead, Weaver

Scott Thompson, Woodcrafting

Walk in their Boots

Cathy Broyles, Broyles Oak Rockers

Boones Creek Christian Church Quilters

2023 Event Schedule:





Living History Timeline

Storytelling Park & Other Locations in Jonesborough


Friday 10:00- 5:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00 


Living History Timeline

Town Tours

Chester Inn Museum

Old Jonesborough Cemetery

Friday 1:00, Saturday 1:00

Saturday 2:30



Main Street Town Tours provided by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Cost is $5.00 per person. 

Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour provided by the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Cost is $3.00 per person.

Museums Open

Washington County-Jonesborough History Museum

Friday 8:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00- 5:00

Museum inside Jonesborough Visitors Center, Free Admission

Museums Open

Chester Inn Museum and Historic Site

Friday, 11:00-6:00, Saturday, 11:00- 6:00

Museum located at 116 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, Free Admission