in carter county

Tennessee Songwriters Week Qualifying Round

Bonnie Kate Theater 115 South Sycamore St, Elizabethton, TN

The Bonnie Kate Theater is proud to be hosting a qualifying round of the Tennessee Songwriters Competition for 2023. We will feature 20 different acts, that will be judged at […]


2023 Winter Roan Mountain Naturalists Rally

Roan Mountain State Park 1015 HWY 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Join Friends of Roan Mountain on Saturday, February 11th at Roan Mountain State Park for a winter celebration of the Roan Highlands! Since 2007 the Winter Naturalists' Rally has drawn […]

Sabine Hill Tour

Sabine Hill 2328 W G St, Elizabethton, TN

Adults - $9.00; Ages 7 to 17 years - $5.00; 6 and under free Tax included Max: 15 Registration required - Join Park Ranger Cory Franklin for a guided […]

Carter County Omnium

Downtown Elizabethton Elizabethton, TN

The Carter County Omnium will be June 3-4, 2022. It continues the three-race event in East Tennessee since 2006 with cash prizes of $12,000+. This points stage race combines a […]

76th Rhododendron Festival

Roan Mountain State Park 1015 HWY 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee

June 1947 saw the first of the Rhododendron Festivals, conceived and carried out by the Roan Mountain Citizens Club as a two-day celebration to memorialize and perpetuate the most gorgeous […]

3rd Annual Fall-O-Dendron Heritage Festival

Roan Mountain State Park 1015 HWY 143, Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Save the Date! We'll have a full day of heritage entertainment, vendors, historical demonstrators and our 2nd Annual Heritage Fiddle Showcase.

seasonal Events

Each year, Carter County businesses, organizations, and community members come together to host a multitude of great events!


Peter’s Hollow Egg Fight • April

Spring Naturalists Rally • April

Carter Mansion Celebration • April

Stateline Drive-In Theater • April to September

Antique Car Show & Cruise In • April to October

Music & Miles Half Marathon • May

Roan Mountain Summer Concert Series • May to August

Roan Mountain Farmers Market • May to September


Liberty! The Saga of Sycamore Shoals • June

Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival • June

Roan Groan Bike Race • June

Covered Bridge Jams • June to September

Elizabethton River Riders Baseball • June to September

Fourth of July Boat Parade • July

Xtreme Roan Adventures Youth Rally • July


Fall Naturalists Rally • September

Overmountain Victory Trail • March to September

Covered Bridge Celebration • September

Downtown Elizabethton’s Trick-or-Treat • October

Small Business Saturday • November

Skate by The Doe • November-January

Colonial Harvest Celebration • November

Elizabethton Christmas Tree Lighting • November

Roan Mountain Christmas Tree Lighting • December

Downtown Elizabethton Christmas Parade • December