Appalachian Rennaissance Faire makes inaugural debut in Tri-Cities

PHOTO: Samantha Zarek

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The inaugural Appalachian Renaissance Faire kicked off today at the East Tennessee Distillery in Piney Flats. The faire is in celebration of our area's Celtic culture and historic Appalachian heritage. Vendors, food, live music and entertainment were among some of the attractions. The storyline of the faire was a historical fiction tale taking place in the Appalachian Mountains during the American Revolution.

"There's a lot of good period costuming, there's a lot of neat little events going on, we've already had some pretty decent food," says Daniel Henson of Asheville, North Carolina.

Live entertainment included period music and clog dancers. Performances to follow the faire's historical-fiction storyline took place throughout the day. The faire will be going on today and tomorrow.