Preparations are underway for this year’s Fall Festival and we are looking forward to your participation. The festival this year will be held October 7th and 8th. Hours for Saturday Oct. 7th and Sunday Oct. 8th are 10:00 A.M to 6:00 P.M. As in previous years there will be no admission charge to the public. We hope this will encourage festival attendees to spend more money on the fine crafts and food.
The festival is Hancock County’s largest event, and we hope the turn out will be as good as or better than last year. We will also have the Tractor Parade again this year.
That being said you have the option of setting up on Friday night if you choose to set up on Friday you need to call for the time you can come on the festival site. If you set up on Saturday you must remove your vehicle from the grounds no later than 9:30 A.M so we can prepare the festival grounds for the public. You will enter at the top gate on Newman’s Ridge Rd and exit the lower gate this hopefully will make it easier to get in and out of the festival site. After 9:30 each morning NO vehicle will be permitted on the festival grounds to ensure the safety of everyone. NO VENDERS will be permitted to park their car on festival site not even with handicap tags or stickers. You will be allowed to bring your vehicle back onto the festival site after 6:00 P.M on Saturday and 6:00 P.M on Sunday.
There will be security at the festival site on Friday and Saturday nights, however neither the festival nor Sneedville/Hancock Chamber & Community Partners Inc. is responsible for the loss or damage to any item that you may leave overnight. The Partners is a non-profit organization and all of the members work on a strictly volunteer basis. Funds raised by the Partners benefits community projects in Hancock County throughout the year.
There will be judging of booths for 1st place best of show. The judging will take place the first few hours of the festival Saturday. The winner will get a free booth space at the 2018 festival (nontransferable).
Please check in at the information booth when you arrive Friday or early Saturday morning to confirm your arrival and the exact location of your booth. For more information please contact Janet Collins at 423-300-1020 or leave a message at the Chamber office 423-300-5067.