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September 26-27, 2015 is set to be full of excitement as the fifth annual National Muscadine Festival is held in Sweetwater, TN. You can expect to find great food, family fun, live music, and more.

Several of the events will be at Tsali Notch, Tennessee’s largest muscadine vineyard, which is just a few miles from Historic Downtown Sweetwater.

The National Muscadine Festival is hosted by the Sweetwater Merchants and Property Owners Association (SMPOA).

2015 National Muscadine Festival
Schedule of Events • September 26-27, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015
Tsali Notch Vineyard- 10 am-9pm
You-pick Muscadines, Product samples, Wine Tasting
After 1 pm- Admission $5 child/$10 Adult or $8 child/$15 Adult for weekend pass – Includes Kids Corner, Vendors, Muscadine Balloon Fiesta featuring Hot Air Balloons. Tether Rides begin at 3 pm for $15/person. Hot Air Balloon Glow at dusk. All proceeds benefit CASA Monroe.

Downtown Sweetwater- (Free admission)
Noon-6:30 pm Vendor Set-up
7:30-10 pm Southbound band at the Gazebo
Vendors, BBQ Competition begins
10-11:30 pm SHS Fifth Quarter sponsored by First United Methodist Church

Saturday, September 26, 2015
Tsali Notch Vineyard-
9 am- Muscadine Wind 5k. Registration begins at 8 am
Vendors, crafters, You-pick, samples
After Noon- Admission $5 child/$10 Adult or $8 child/$15 Adult for weekend pass – Includes Kids Corner, Vendors, Muscadine Balloon Fiesta featuring Hot Air Balloons. Tether Rides begin at 3 pm for $15/person. Hot Air Balloon Glow at dusk. All proceeds benefit CASA Monroe.

Downtown Sweetwater- (Free admission)
9 am- Vendor set up deadline
Parade line-up begins at Wal-Mart
10 am- Parade begins, ending at the gazebo
Grape Stomping immediately following parade
Vendors, crafters, artists
Scarecrow Buy It Now at Bobbie’s Famous Lemonade Stand & Valley Building Supply picnic tables raffle at booths near the gazebo
BBQ Competition at Hunt Commons
Kids Zone at the Duck Park ($5 all day/$8 weekend wristband)
Student Art Show at Morris Galleries on Main

Live Music at Main Stage Bandstand at Duck Park:
11-12:00 pm- Stan Gibert
12:30-2: Mountain Music String Band
1-2: Eli Currier
2-4: NewTown
At the gazebo:
WMTY 98.3 FM Live
3 pm- Sweetwater Jr High Chorus
4:30 pm-BBQ Awards, 5k Winners, Scarecrow Auction, Raffle drawing

After 5- head to Tsali Notch Vineyard to enjoy the Hot Air Balloons! Shuttle available

SHUTTLE- $5 per person/$20 family – Hosted by First United Methodist Church, Sponsored and Staffed by the City of Sweetwater
Runs to Tsali Notch Vineyard, The Lost Sea, and Downtown Sweetwater.

Departure from Downtown
Noon
1 p.m.
2 p.m.
3 p.m.
4 p.m.
5 p.m.
6 p.m.
Return to downtown 9
Departure from Tsali Notch
12:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Departure from The Lost Sea
12:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tsali Notch Vineyard- Hot Air balloon Lift-Off around 8:30 am (weather dependent)
10-6pm- You-Pick, Product Samples, Wine Tasting
Downtown Sweetwater-
Sunday, September 27th: Noon- 5 p.m.
Vendors, crafters, artists
Live Music at the Main Stage Bandstand at Duck Park:
12-1: Danette McCrary pianist
1-2: Eli Currier
2-5: WestWend

Special Thanks to our Legacy Sponsors: