On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, the Museum of Appalachia in Norris will host the eighth annual “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Exposition. This two-day event will feature over 60 of the nation’s leading dealers portraying the finest selection of 18th and 19th century antiques.
The event will also feature traditional music and shape-note singing, historical encampments, craftsmen demonstrating the pioneer skills of sawmilling, blacksmithing, sorghum making, spinning, weaving, coopering and more, as well as an ample choice of delectable Southern cooking.
Admission to the expo includes a tour of the Museum farm and village, which is home to more than 36 historic log structures, exhibit halls filled with thousands of Appalachian artifacts, heirloom gardens and farm animals.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day of the event for $20 per adult age 18 and up, $10 for youth ages 13-17, $6 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 are admitted free.
The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75 at Exit 122. For more information, call 865-494-7680 or visit the website at www.museumofappalachia.org.