My how time flies when you are having fun.....Muscadine Festival is upon us this weekend in downtown Sweetwater and at Tsali Notch Vineyard. There are activities and vendors in downtown Sweetwater and, for the first time, it is partnered with the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Tsali Notch Vineyard. There will be tethered Balloon Rides Friday and Saturday and "you pick" muscadine grapes, as well as vendors, during the day and the Hot Air Balloon Glow after dusk both nights for an extra price. Tickets for the Glow will begin at 3 PM at the Vineyard.
The Open Studio Tours is Saturday, October 10th at 9:00 am. There will be a Champagne Reception at the Gallery at beginning
at 9 am and tours begin at 9:30 am. There will be 8 artists and 6 studios to visit. You can learn what the individual artists do and how they do it. At 4:30 pm there will be drawings for a piece of art from one of the several artists and you need not be present to win, however, you will need to have visited all studios to enter the drawings. For the ticket price of $25, the tours and your lunch at one of three restaurants in Sweetwater is included. Of course when you have finished the tours, there is always shopping in downtown Sweetwater to be enjoyed. Reservations are required as we have to give a number to the restaurants by October 7th. Please call the Gallery at 423-337-7400 by October 7th to reserve your spot in this fun event.