The three-day Tennessee Fall Homecoming is one of the nation's largest and most authentic music and folk festivals.
Each day, all day, musicians perform on five rustic outdoor stages; filling the air with the sounds of traditional mountain, folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, old-time and Americanamusic throughout the grounds. The weekend includes demonstrations of pioneer skills, a large craft fair with authentic Appalachian artisans, and traditional Southern foods. The Museum offers a picturesque backdrop for this annual festival, with its dozens of historic log buildings, display halls filled with authentic artifacts, and gardens and farm animals surrounded by split-rail fences.
All Homecoming proceeds go toward the Museum's mission to preserve Appalachian culture & heritage. A non-profit organization since 2003, the Museum is an official affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.