Originally named “Dandridge Crossing” and founded in 1915, the town of White Pine is nestled at the base of the Smoky Mountains. White Pine features picturesque views of the mountains while offering that small town closeness that is loved by our residents and visitors alike. The Fall season in White Pine offers a variety of activities for families. From hiking in the Smoky Mountains, to fishing on Douglas Lake, you are guaranteed to enjoy what nature has to offer.
One of our favorite fall events is our annual Fall festival, back for its seventh year. Pine Fest is September 17, 2022, from 10am-4pm. This is an amazing event to reminisce about our town’s history and celebrate the uniqueness of our town. We are looking forward to what will be a fun filled day with over fifty-seven (57) booths with vendors selling homemade goods, candles, and crafts. Don’t forget to bring your appetite, food vendors will be lined up and down main street serving local favorites, unique cuisine, and delicious treats! Apple butter making too!
Pine Fest Tunes: The Musical Acts of Pine Fest 2022
We are excited to welcome the Lost Creek Band and G.R.I.T.S. back to Pine Fest! The Lost Creek Band is a bluegrass band true to the roots and history of bluegrass. G.R.I.T.S. is a rock n’ roll band with a Southern soul. They feature a bold and nostalgic sound. Here’s hoping they play new tracks from their debut album, Darlin’. Check out their website for more information. The Lauer Family, a local group, is also performing this year at Pine Fest. They will keep things grooving during the day with some upbeat worship tunes. We’ll also have a new band playing this year: The Clinch Mountain Echo Band from Virginia. These guys are two talented young men who love playing bluegrass music!
Things to Do at Pine Fest
For the kids, we will have inflatables, a train, a cup & saucer ride, and face painting. Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will have a helicopter on display and the SWAT team will have an armored car for visitors to check out. Books, coins, and t-shirts will be for sale in town to celebrate the occasion and the town of White Pine. This year we will feature an antique car and tractor display. The committee is working on their display and will have never before seen pictures of Douglas Lake acquired from TVA. We are hoping to have a fun surprise for everyone too!
Stop Scrolling, Start Quilting
You have seen the Appalachian Quilt Squares throughout town and other parts of Jefferson County, but now is your chance to be a part of history. The Pine Fest Committee is asking for our residents to participate in a new project. We are asking those who would like to participate to quilt a one foot by one (1 foot by 1 foot) foot square with a ½ inch border with what White Pine means to you. Think about the beauty that is our town and why you love White Pine, then create your square. Cotton is preferred and if possible, please pre-wash and use a light color fabric. Once complete, please turn into the White Pine Library or Town Hall. Call the Town Hall with any questions, (865) 674-2556.
Stop and Stay Awhile
With another year of Pine Fest gearing up to go, make a weekend out of it. Check out all the wonderful places to stay while visiting our quaint city. White Pine is close to the Smoky Mountains, Mt. LeConte, and Knoxville. You could always cheer on the Vols that night as they take on Akron or spend a few extra days exploring historic Jefferson County. White Pine is a great place for families and retirees alike. Visit our website to see more community events and plan your next visit.
If you are interested in having a food or craft booth during Pine Fest, download the information here. The deadline is September 12, 2022.