The 25th Annual Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Festival, orignally scheduled for April 25, has been


due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information and statements from Town of Unicoi Mayor Johnny Lynch and Unicoi Business Alliance Treasurer Jeff Linville, please read the posted press release.

The annual Fiddlers & Fiddleheads Festival, held the last week of April each year, is full of good music, tasty food, homemade craft vendors and so much more!  

The Pavilion, Porch and Gazebo stages have jam-packed schedules throughout the day. Featuring bluegrass, country, gospel and rockabilly music, there's most certainly something for everyone! Check back for the performance schedule closer to the festival date.

Guests also enjoy the spontaneous jam sessions that pop-up all over the festival grounds. Don't forget to bring your instrument so you can join in the musical fun!

Get ready for some delicious southern favorites from one of two food vendors, Unicoi Ruritan and the Peacock Cafe at Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens.

More than 30 local artisans sell their wares in the Crafters Glen section near the sugarcane forest. Guests will discover handmade items like hand-carved walking sticks, wood home decor, beard care products, salves and lotions, scarves, lawn decor and much more!

Rosehill Forge at Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens invites blacksmiths to bring their portable setup and join the fun as these talented crafters share their trade with festival goers.

The East Tennessee Model-A Restorers Club have gorgeous Model-As, Volkswagens, American muscle cars and other classic automobiles on display until 4 p.m.

There is no cost to participate in the car show, but vehicles must be 25 years old or more. No judging will be held as this is an exhibition. Pre-registration is not required, simply bring your classic automobile and join the fun! For more information, contact Mike "Model-A Mac" McIntosh at (423) 743-5085.

The festival grounds is a 65-acre farm nestled in the beautiful Buffalo Valley. Farmhouse Gallery & Gardens features a traditional blacksmith shop, lilly pond and creek, peacocks strutting their stuff and even a herd of 14 live buffalo. The farm also has walking trails along the creek and around the perimeter of the bufallo enclosure, along with plenty of places to spread out under a shade tree!

And don't forget to take a trip up the hill to see the buffalo, especially the head of the herd. Sammy Fathead, the lead male, is 2,500-3,000 lbs. of pure love. He'll even eat apples straight out of your hand and may even give you a smile afterward!

Take a tour through history and see how the Cherokee lived off the Beautiful Buffalo Valley. The village features a traditional Cherokee longhouse, animal hides, fire pit and corn grinding stump. 

For more information or to become a vendor, please email or contact Patricia Bennett at (423) 735-0517.