What makes for a perfect fall festival? If you would say pumpkins for kids to paint, tie-dyeing, old-fashioned games, face-painting, mule-drawn wagon rides, kettle corn, hotdogs and hamburgers, BBQ, apple cider, fresh-squeezed lemonade, homemade ice cream, arts and crafts, craft demonstrations, and bluegrass music, then the 26th annual Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming is the place for the whole family.
This event has become an annual tradition for many East Tennessee moms and dads, especially since kids 12 and under get in free! Admission is $5 per person for adults on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free for everyone on Friday. Parking is free.
Just one of many families who come back to the Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming year-after-year, are Eric and Angie.
“Our family has been going to the Robert Tino fall festival for 10+ years, and it has become a tradition to get their picture made with Robert every year. As the years have passed, and our boys got older, they still enjoy going to the festival every year, and still always find fun things to do or unique items to look at…and there is always good food and music. The fall festival is something we all look forward to going to every year, and is great family fun.”
The event takes place at the Robert A. Tino Gallery located at 812 Old Douglas Dam Road in Sevierville. Hours on Friday, October 4th are 11am to 6pm; Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th the festival runs from 10am to 5pm.
The artist, widely known for his Smoky Mountain landscapes and autumn scenes described the festival in the following way: “My wife, Mary John, and I enjoy hosting this annual family event at our gallery, and showcasing the rich heritage and culture of East Tennessee.”
In addition to all of the festival activities there will be special savings throughout the gallery, which also offers custom framing.