Since 1978. The Unicoi County Apple Festival, drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, has been consistently named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and is a three- year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. This year’s festival includes over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood- turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more. In addition, three food courts are located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages and specialty cuisine. Two entertainment stages featuring live music perfectly complement the arts and crafts atmosphere. A large children’s area complete with rides and activities is included in the festival for both the young and young-at heart. A wide array of tournaments are featured including the NFS 4-Mile Race, Erwin Record Photography Contest, Corn Hole Tournament and Apple Dumpling Contest.