This year we are celebrating Main Street and our Downtown with the first Main Street Festival in Downtown Kingsport! We are lucky to be partnering with the Localpalooza Music Festival that will be showcasing 15 bands of multiple genres of music. On Saturday, September 17, 2011, the place to be is on Main Street in Downtown Kingsport. Throughout the day, there will be activities and fun for kids of all ages, merchants and vendors from the region, and much more! One of the highlights of this festival will be an amateur baking contest of pies, cakes, cupcakes and breads.
If you are interested in finding out more about this event, becoming a sponsor or a vendor, please call us at 423-246-6550 or check us out on the web at www.downtownkingsport.org. If you would like to become a vendor at this year's event, email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll email you a vendor application promptly. Feel free to pass it on to others that you think may be interested.
Stacey J. Eubanks Executive Director Downtown Kingsport Association -A Main Street Community- 140 West Main Street Kingsport, TN 37660 Phone: 423-246-6550 Fax: 423-246-6551
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