Fall season is upon us and what better way to celebrate than at LampLight Theatre’s “Fall for Downtown Folk Fest.” Come and usher in the fall season as we celebrate the mountain heritage of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. On Saturday, September 30, revisit the old days and enjoy local traditions on Broad Street in Historic downtown Kingsport.
Arts and Crafts booths will be set up by local artisans, crafters and churches. Candles, jewelry, wreaths, and seasonal handmade crafts will be for sale. There will be a Cornhole tournament with prizes for the winners! There are still open spaces for individuals or groups wishing to sell their wares.
All day long, good “vittles” will be on hand. Vendors will be selling Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Kraut and Kielbasa, Walking Taco’s cotton candy and fried apple pies, Make sure you bring a good appetite with you.
Entertainment for all ages will be going on all day as well. Live bluegrass and folk music will be performed by local musicians on our Broad Street stage. To take a break from the heat, enjoy creative arts performances inside LampLight Theatre by a talented group of performers throughout the day. For animal lovers, bring your dog for a great deal on a nail grinding! There will be a special area for children with face painting and crafts and a bounce house.
“Fall for Downtown Folk Fest” runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 30th. The admission for the all-day festival is FREE.
This weekend celebration will begin Friday night, September 29th, at 7:00 PM with a performance in the theatre of the Down-Home Jamboree: “Old Time Gospel Sing” featuring Tattered Saints and Friends. The festival will conclude with a second performance on September 30th at 7 PM. These performances are done in true “Gaither Homecoming” sing-a-long fashion with old and new gospel favorites, southern gospel and shape note singing. Suggested donation for the evening performances is $10 Adults, $5 Students, and FREE for children under 6. Tickets will also be available throughout the day at Folk Fest or can be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 PM both evenings. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling the LampLight box office at (423) 343-1766, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm or online at www.lamplighttheatre.com.