Who are we and why should you care?

Welcome!

So now that you’re here, you may be wondering “What is ChristyFest in the Smokies”? The answer is simple…and not so simple.  ChristyFest in the Smokies is, at it’s core an annual festival held in Townsend and Del Rio, Tennessee.  The festival is a tribute to and celebration of the beloved and best selling novel by Catherine Marshall, “Christy”, as well as the television series based on the book (1994-1995, the series was filmed in Townsend), and two made for television movies. Now, depending on who you are and what your experience has been things get more complicated from there.  If you’ve been to ChristyFest in the past, ChristyFest in the Smokies probably means many of the following:

  1. Townsend, the Peaceful Side of  the Smokies
  2. Del Rio, home to Chapel Hollow, the Christy Mission, Ebenezer Baptist Church,
  3. Del Rio Elementary School, the Christmas Store, the AMAZING teachers, principal and support staff – not to mention the students
  4. Cades Cove
  5. The Hike with Mike
  6. Catching up with old friends and making new ones each year
  7. Learning the history of the Appalachian people
  8. Critter stories (among other things) with Lane
  9. Music
  10. The Smoky Mountains

If you haven’t been, this site aims to give you a glimpse into ChristyFest in the Smokies and entice you to join us at the next festival.  If you can’t join us, but still want to get involved – there are many opportunities to participate with our volunteer projects. So wander through the site and read blogs by various contributors.  We hope it will remind those of you who have been to ChristyFest in the Smokies in the past, of those amazing memories, and spark your desire to come to this years festival.  For those of you who haven’t been yet – what are you waiting for?  Register for this years festival www.christyfest.org and join us for an amazing, interesting vacation in the beautiful, majestic Smoky Mountains.

The ChristyFest in the Smokies Planning Team

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