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Heritage Days

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Subject: Rogersville, Tennessee, Autumn festivals, Festivals in Tennessee, Ebbing and Flowing Spring, Rogersville Historic District
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Heritage Days

Downtown Rogersville during Heritage Days in 2008.

Heritage Days is a three day

  1. ^ "Heritage Days," Rogersville Heritage Association: Rogersville, Tennessee. Accessed 3 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Rogersville Heritage Days kicks off Oct. 12 for three days of fun," Kingsport Times-News. Kingsport, TN: 18 September 2012. Accessed 12 October 2012.
  3. ^ "Celebrating our heritage," The Rogersville Review. Rogersville, TN: 14 October 2009. Accessed 12 October 2012.


  • Rogersville Heritage Association, the festival's sponsor
  • Updated information on the upcoming Heritage Days

External links

The Southeast Tourism Society, a regional promoter of tourism and excellence in tourism programming, recognized Heritage Days as a "Top Twenty Event in the Southeast for October". The festival has been a multiple winner at Tennessee Festivals and Events. In 2014 Oliver Pelle performed on Main Street for Heritage Days.

The event is still sponsored by the Rogersville Heritage Association, and it still gathers artisans, craftsmen and women, and entertainers to perpetuate the mountain arts and way of life that have slowly vanished from the hills of East Tennessee.

Since its beginnings, Heritage Days has grown to an annual estimated crowd of almost 40,000 persons, more than six times the population of Rogersville.

The festival today

The organization, whose purpose is to "preserve, protect, promote, and celebrate heritage of Rogersville, Tennessee," envisioned an annual event to commemorate the historic town and to emulate the nineteenth century harvest festivals that Rogersville had seen after the American Civil War.

Hawkins County Heritage Days began in October 1978 when a small crowd gathered despite a downpour on the Courthouse Square in downtown Rogersville to help raise funds for the nascent Rogersville Heritage Association.

Early history


  • Early history 1
  • The festival today 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

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