The Tennessee Fall Homecoming is one of the nation's largest and most authentic music and folk festivals. Each day, all day, musicians perform on rustic outdoor stages; filling the air with the sounds of traditional mountain, folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, old-time and Americana music throughout the grounds.

 

The weekend includes demonstrations of pioneer skills, a large craft fair with authentic Appalachian artisans, and traditional Southern foods. The Museum offers a picturesque backdrop for this annual festival, with its dozens of historic log buildings, display halls filled with authentic artifacts, and gardens and farm animals surrounded by split-rail fences.  Museum of Appalachia Website

Redd attended the Tennessee Fall Homecoming until his health forced him from the stage. His brother Bill, who also played there every year, informed us that the very last time Redd ever sang "The Tennessee Waltz" was there at the Homecoming. 

6-time National Buck Dancing Champion, Thomas Maupin.

Cherry, Peach & Apple Cobblers made in cast iron skillets over coals

Main entrance to

the Hall of Fame

American flag proudly displayed by
the main stage

Always large crowds attending the Fall Homecoming.

There are always a lot of

great vendors available.

Fireplace in the music room. So cozy. and always had jam sessions going on.

Fruit Cobblers made in cast iron skillets over coals

Inside the famous 'Music Room' where only musicians, their families & celebrities were allowed.

Fireplace in the music room. So cozy. and always had jam sessions going on.

Back of the main stage

where the musicians waited 
for their turn to perform.

Great variety of fruit cobblers with ice cream - yum!

Inside the famous 'Music Room' where only musicians, their families & celebrities were allowed. These stairs lead up to the outside main stage.

Inside the famous 'Music Room' where only musicians were allowed. On the wall were pictures of many celebrities that have visited the museum.

Over the years many have visited, including Roy Acuff, Grandpa Jones, The Del McCoury Band, Oprah Winfrey and many others.

View from the back of
the main stage.

All over the Music Room you would find pockets of musicians jamming.

View from the back of 

the main stage looking
out at the audience.

This event drew large 

crowds every year.

Many great performers have

graced this stage.

Redd Stewart Display - First Fiddle Redd Ever Made (he was 57 yrs. old)

Redd Stewart Display - The Tennessee Waltz & How It Came To Be

One of Redd Stewart's

Stage Suits & Shoes

Redd Stewart Display - The Tennessee Waltz & How It Came To Be

Many young musicians

gathered in the Music Room.

Musicians everywhere!

Wonderful place to host

a music festival. A lot of

activities going on.

Reenactments from
simpler times

There were various craft

vendors throughout the area

The Del McCoury Band

More interesting vendors

The Del McCoury Band

Main stage - always packed with great music!

One of the many

cloggers that perform throught the event.

Young cloggers that would

break off in dance anywhere!

A lot of wood craft vendors

always around

Craft vendors

Young cloggers now

on the main stage

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