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Weekend events in East Tennessee.

There is plenty to do in East Tennessee this weekend. It's time for the Battle at Bristol! From a tailgate on State Street to a Kenny Chesney concert, the fun lasts for days. You can find a complete list of events here
In Knoxville, the "Battle at Cumberland Avenue" continues with a street-wide scavenger hunt all week. It's free to join, and there are prizes! Teams must register here.
The 15th annual "Taste of Blount" competition is on Thursday. Enjoy food from restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers at the Theater in the Park in Maryville. Tickets are $30, and it lasts from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Jubilee Community Arts brings back the "Knoxville Square Dance" on Thursday. No partner is necessary, and admission is $7. The dancing kicks off at 8 p.m. at the Laurel Theater. 
The Knoxville Jazz Orchestra will play a free concert at Pellissippi State on Thursday. The event will be at the Clayton Performing Arts Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
The Tennessee Valley Fair kicks off on Friday. There will be pageants, a fair food festival, rides and plenty of fun concerts. Gates officially open at 3 p.m. 
"Laughing at the Moon" will open on Friday at the Regal Pinnacle in Turkey Creek and Regal West Town. The "dramedy" was filmed in Knoxville. You can find tickets on Fandango or here
On Friday, you can "Paint Your Pet" at Mimi's Cafe. Enjoy some good food, and paint a portrait of your furry friends at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45, and the event benefits The UT College of Veterinary Medicine. 
"Movies on Market Square" returns on Friday. Fox and the Hound airs at 8 p.m. Bring your blankets and chairs. It's all free. 
The "New Midland Plaza Fall Craft Fair" returns to Alcoa on Friday and Saturday. There will be local businesses, food trucks and craft vendors. The fun starts at 10 a.m. on Friday. 
The Great Smoky Mountains Half-Marathon will be Friday and Saturday in Townsend. The race starts behind Heritage High School, and registration is still available. You can find more information here
Saturday is the Niota Fried Green Tomato Festival. There will be a cook off, petting zoo, bounce house, parade and more. The event kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. 
Head to Fountain City Park on Saturday for "Model A Day". Enjoy classic cars and camaraderie. It starts at 11 a.m. 
The Taste of Turkey Creek and Tailgate is on Saturday at the Regal Pinnacle. Sample food from over two dozen restaurants. The event starts at 6 p.m., and it benefits the Pat Summitt Foundation. Tickets are $25. 
Sunday marks 15 years since the attack on September 11, 2001, and there will be a number of memorials across East Tennessee to honor those lost on that tragic day.
The Knoxville Police Department and Knoxville Fire Department will host a joint service. That begins at 8:40 a.m.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department and the Oak Ridge High School WTC Committee with also host a joint service. That begins at 7:45 a.m.
The Great Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host a 24-hour flag retirement ceremony, where flags are disposed of properly and with respect. It will begin at noon on Saturday at the Tennessee Valley Fair. The scouts will participate in shifts.



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