The 2019 Annual Covered Bridge Celebration is coming to downtown Elizabethton, Tennessee once again on June 14th-15th. The event, managed by the Elizabethton Carter County Chamber of Commerce, will be the 53rd Annual Covered Bridge Celebration the area has held. The Covered Bridge Celebration brings East Tennessee to life by displaying the greatest craftsmanship, music, and food the area has to offer.
The Covered Bridge Celebration offers something for everyone, including live music from various artists, homemade crafts and décor, kid’s activities, and some of the best food you will ever taste from the hills of the Appalachian Mountains right here in the “Queen of the Doe” hometown. Each year, a multitude of quality vendors including arts & crafts, marketplace, and commercial booths take part in our festival.
You will not want to miss the great talent performing in the Covered Bridge Park this year. The celebration will include performances by Highest Grass, Mountain Rose, Jeff Woods, Bill and The Belles, Johnny Counterfit, and John Berry.
On the evening of Friday, June 14th, Highest Grass will be performing at 5:00 p.m., followed by Mountain Rose at 6:30 p.m., and Jeff Woods at 8:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon will see performances by Bill and The Belles at 5:00 p.m., Johnny Counterfit at 6:30 p.m., and John Berry at 7:00 p.m.
In addition to the music and many vendors the celebration has to offer, several community partners and sponsors will be offering something as well! The downtown area of Elizabethton will be offering many shopping opportunities, while the Carter County Car Club will be holding the Saturday Car Show on Saturday, June 15th at 8:00am-2:00pm. In addition to these events, Double C Western Supply is sponsoring the Little Hillbilly Contest hosted at the Covered Bridge Stage on Saturday, June 15th at 11:00am.
If you are looking for something to do in addition to these festivities, Evenings on Elk, organized by Project Move, will be held Friday, June 14th in downtown Elizabethton at 5:00 pm-9:00pm to provide shopping and highlight other local businesses the town has to offer. The Grand Opening of Riverside Taphouse will also be on Friday, June 14th. You also do not want to miss the Covered Bridge 5K Race that is being held in honor of the festival on June 15th starting at 8:00 a.m.
For more information on the Covered Bridge Festival, visit http://www.elizabethtonchamber.com/pages/CBC, where you can find vendor applications, yard sale applications, and learn more about the Covered Bridge 5K race!