Activities in Elizabethton

$21 for $45 Worth of Martial Arts — Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Evers' Tiger Rock Martial Arts

Johnson City

$45 $21

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Haunted Tour or Paranormal Investigation Class (Up to 61% Off). Five Options Available.

TCPRS Ghost Tours

Jonesborough

$50 $20

Guides share spooky historical trivia on walking tours; ghost-hunting tours and classes teach students how to find supernatural phenomena

20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from Crossfit for the Masses (45% Off)

Crossfit For The Masses

Jefferson City

$99 $54

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One- or Two-Month Fitness Package with Personal Training at Peak Fitness (Up to 83% Off)

Peak Fitness

Johnson City

$214 $41

Fitness packages include unlimited classes, a fitness assessment, and one smoothie along with a personal-training session

Dragster Ride-Along or Drive from Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience (Up to 31% Off). Four Options Available.

Pure Speed Drag Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

$169 $119

Dragster creates g-force as drivers accelerate to speeds of 100+ mph during ride-alongs or self-piloted adventures

One Ticket or a VIP Table for Six at The Cage Man Kickboxing Challenge or UrFight 2 MMA Events (Up to 56% Off)

Cage Man Challenge 1 and UrFight 2: Continue the Fight

Virginia High School

$25 $12

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Amateur kickboxing tournament initiates a full weekend of fighting on Friday night; MMA brawls cap off the festivities on Saturday night

One Month of Kids' or Adult Krav Maga Classes for One or Two at Tri-Cities Krav Maga (Up to 77% Off)

Tri-Cities Krav Maga

Kingsport

$150 $39

Certified instructors teach adults and kids moves for real-world self-defense originally designed by the Israeli Defense Forces.

Hillside Horror Haunted-Farm Visit for Two or Four on a Friday or Saturday (Up to 50% Off)

Hillside Horror

Lewis Fork

$24 $12

Find your way past live actors dressed as zombies and other monsters through eight acres of fields and farm structures to one Last Ride

Tandem Hang-Gliding for One or Two at Thermal Valley (50% Off)

Thermal Valley

Kings Creek

$230 $119

Take in bird’s-eye views soaring high above the earth during tandem hang-gliding flight

10-Station Clay-Shooting Experience for One or Two at Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club (Up to 50% Off)

Red Hen Reserve and Hunting Club

Lenoir

$64.50 $32

In a well-kept setting amid mountain and forest terrain, guests shoot clay pigeons at 10 stations

North Carolina Mining Museum Visit for Two or Four with Self-Guided Tour at Emerald Village (Up to 50% Off)

Emerald Village

Little Switzerland, NC

$14 $8

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Attraction showcased on National Geographic Channel and Travel Channel features a mining museum with old equipment, exhibits, and waterfall

$15 for 10 Tokens for Driving-Range Practice at Marion Lake Club ($30 Value)

Marion Lake Club

Nebo

$30 $15

Practice facility allows golfers to hone their drives, mid-range shots, and short-game skills

Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Star Lanes - Asheville

$40 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

10 Yoga Classes, 60-Day Unlimited Yoga Class Pass, or Yoga Teacher Training at Go Yoga Asheville (Up to $1,000 Off)

Go Yoga Asheville

Downtown Asheville

$120 $29

Classes take place inside a studio with cork and bamboo floors; students can also deepen their practice with teacher training

Zipline Canopy Tour for Two or Four from French Broad Rafting and Ziplines (34% Off)

French Broad Rafting and Ziplines

Marshall

$150 $99

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Glide from tree to tree on a ten-zipline tour that includes rappelling and short hikes through the scenic Appalachian Mountains

10 or 20 Classes at Hot Yoga Asheville (Up to 71% Off)

Hot Yoga Asheville

Asheville

$120 $39

90-minute classes, including hot Vinyasa and Bikram, take place in a heated room, which can augment stress reduction and healing of injuries

$68 for $195 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Martial Flow

Martial Flow

Asheville

$195 $68

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Hot Yatra Yoga Classes at Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga (Up to 61% Off)

Anjali Hot Yatra Yoga

Biltmore Forest

$99 $49

Instructors guide groups through coordinated breathing techniques and vinyasa flow poses during classes heated to 94-98 degrees

90-Minute Birthday Party, or One Month of Martial Arts Lessons at Croley's Premier Martial Arts (Up to 62% Off)

Croley's Premier Martial Arts

Asheville

$199 $99

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Instructors can teach students self-defense, confidence, and perseverance skills in martial-arts classes

$45 for $100 Groupon — West Coast Swing Zone

West Coast Swing Zone

Asheville

$100 $45

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One Month of OnRamp Crossfit or CrossFit Classes at CrossFit 828 (Up to 75% Off)

CrossFit 828

Asheville

$75 $19

Beginners meet three times a week for workouts that introduce CrossFit's functional exercises and ready them for more intense classes

10 or 15 Adult Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes at Asheville Integrated Combatives (Up to 80% Off)

Asheville Integrated Combatives

Leicester

$150 $35

Krav maga mixes elements of boxing, muay thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and grappling into a system of everyday self-defense

$49 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy ($250 Value)

Tiger Bang's Martial Arts Academy

Candler

$250 $49

One-month trial of unlimited martial-arts classes; choose from tae kwon do, hap ki do, and tae moo do

Introductory Dog Obedience Lesson with 4 or 8 Bootcamp Classes at Thank Dog! Bootcamp (Up to 75% Off)

Thank Dog! Bootcamp

Asheville

$126 $39

Humans and dogs workout together during 60-minute bootcamps; introductory obedience lesson gets dogs up to speed

Two Aerial Circus-Arts Classes or One-Hour Private Lesson for Up to Two (Up to 53% Off)

Aerial Space

Downtown Asheville

$40 $19

Instructors help their suspended pupils make their way through hanging silks, hoops, or hammocks with grace on trapeze

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

One or Three Months of Boys and Girls Beginner or Cheer-Tumble Classes at Asheville Gymnastics (Up to 57% Off)

Asheville Gymnastics

Downtown Asheville

$103 $49

Boys and girls build strength and discipline as they learn beginner-friendly techniques on all of the Olympic events

$39 for One Month of Unlimited Classes for an Adult or Child at Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do ($185 Value)

Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do

Asheville

$185 $39

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One-hour martial-arts classes are separated by age and skill level to help students build technique at their own pace; uniform included

One Annual Family or Patron Membership to Colburn Earth Science Museum (Half Off)

Colburn Earth Science Museum

Downtown Asheville

$50 $25

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Members receive free admission and discounts at a science museum with more than 4,500 mineral specimens, including more than 1,000 gemstones

$39 for 10 Yoga, Men's Beginning-Yoga, or Women's Expressive-Dance Classes at Asheville Community Yoga ($100 Value)

Asheville Community Yoga

Woodfin

$100 $39

Donation-based yoga studio's experienced instructors share yoga workouts with students from all walks of life

One-Month Climbing Membership with Equipment for One or Two at Iron Palm Bouldering (Up to 51% Off)

Iron Palm Bouldering

Asheville

$70 $35

Climbers of all ages and skill levels can improve their skills while getting a full-body workout

Five Cardio Kickboxing Sessions or One Month of Unlimited Sessions at 9Round (Up to 55% Off)

9Round

Multiple Locations

$60 $27

Clients burn up to 500 calories during 30-minute cardio kickboxing workouts divided into 3-minute intervals

Adventure Package for Two or Family of Four or Six at Adventure Ranch (Up to 54% Off)

Adventure Ranch

Morristown

$21.90 $11

Situated on Great Smoky Farm, fall-themed activities include large corn maze, petting zoo, 250 ft. super slide, and a pumpkin patch

Tandem Skydiving Jump for One or Two from Skydive Smoky Mountains (50% Off)

Skydive Smoky Mountains

Morristown

$298 $149

Adventurers safely strapped to experienced divers plummet from heights of up to 9,500 ft.; exhilarating free falls captured on video

One or Three 60-Minute Ballroom Dancing Lessons for Up to Four at Dancing Creek Studio (Up to 54% Off)

Dancing Creek Studio

Fletcher

$50 $25

Groups of four are instructed in lessons that cover a variety of ballroom dance rhythms, including waltz, tango, and swing

Aquarium Visit for Two or Four or One-Year Membership for One or Four at ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium (Up to 55% Off)

Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium

Hendersonville

$6 $3

Aquarium housing sharks and blue-spotted stingrays features entertaining and educational interactive activities

$116 for an Eight-Hour Pontoon-Boat Trip from Douglas Lake Marina ($214 Value)

Douglas Lake Marina

Dandridge

$214 $116

Pontoons take passengers on leisurely eight-hour excursions

"Imagination on Sand" at The Sablé Theater on September 1–30 (Up to 49% Off)

"Imagination on Sand"

The Sable' Theater

$34.99 $18

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An artist creates scenes in sand that come to life on stage with the help of trick-riders and dancers

Smoky Mountain Canoe or Tube Float Trip for Two from River Run Canoe & Tubing (Up to 50% Off)

River Run Canoe & Tubing

Sevierville

$64 $35

Take in unspoiled nature and spot wildlife, including bald eagles, during relaxed excursions along the Little Pigeon River

18-Hole Round of Golf, Cart, and Small Bucket of Range Balls at Reems Creek Golf Course ($52 Value)

Reems Creek Golf Course

Reems Creek Golf Club

$52 $28

Eighteen-hole golf course inspired by the Scottish Highlands features numerous sand bunkers and punishing water hazards

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four Plus Cart Rental and Range Balls at Smoky Mountain Country Club (Up to 58% Off)

Smoky Mountain Country Club

Whittier

$106 $49

Nestled in the Smoky Mountains, 6,097 yd. course features 400 ft. of elevation changes across bermuda-grass fairways and bentgrass greens

Guided Smoky Mountain Group Hike for One or Two, or Romantic Hike for Two at Hike The Smokys (Up to 64% Off)

Hike The Smokys

Hike The Smokys

$125 $45

Take in beautiful vistas while spotting elk, deer, goats, and other native wildlife during two- to four-hour hike

Go Kart Races and Mini-Golf for 5, or Go-Kart Races for 2 at Cooter's Place (Up to 51% Off). 3 Options Available.

Cooter's Place

Gatlinburg

$55 $27

Dukes of Hazzard museum houses an indoor go-kart track and 18-hole mini-golf course alongside props and costumes from the show

One Trail Ride for Two or Four at Douglas Lakeview Stables (Up to 52% Off)

Douglas Lakeview Stables

Sevierville

$60 $29

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Trail rides overlook the Cherokee Valley with views of the Smoky Mountains and Lake Douglas; parties include hot dogs and marshmallows

Golf Outing with Cart Rental for 2 or 4 at Bent Creek Golf Course in Gatlinburg (Up to 51% Off). Three Options.

Bent Creek Golf Course

Bent Creek Golf Club

$70 $35

Twosomes cartpool across 6,182 yd., Gary Player–designed course that hugs mountain stream as it rises & falls over scenic Smoky Mountains

Corn-Maze Admission for Two, or Admission and Activity Bracelets for Two at Regal Corn Maze (Up to 46% Off)

Regal Corn Maze

Statesville

$18 $10

The 23-acre farm hosts a 7-acre corn maze, giant slingshots, face-painting, and pint-sized train

Bowling or Cosmic Bowling for Four with Shoe Rental, Pizza, and Sodas at Pla Mor Lanes (Up to 47% Off)

Pla Mor Lanes

Statesville

$60.91 $32

Groups of four bowl for two hours, enjoying complimentary shoe rental, pizza, and soda

Two-Month Gold or Silver Membership with Horseback Rides at Pomolas Ranch & Equestrian Center (Up to 52% Off)

Pomolas Ranch & Equestrian Center

Lake Norman

$158 $79

Equestrian-club membership with monthly English and Western rides on 13 acres of pasture or inside a lighted arena

30- or 60-Minute Private Reptile Encounter for Up to Five People at North Carolina Reptile Center (Up to 54% Off)

North Carolina Reptile Center

Troutman

$250 $125

Meet reptiles such as crocodiles and great pythons with up to five of your friends inside an interactive center filled with scaly creatures

One-Hour Safari Encounter with Baby Animals for One, Two, or Four at Zootastic Park (Up to 50% Off)

Zootastic Park

Barringer

$112.50 $59

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For one hour, guests can interact with baby animals such as a tiger, camel, kangaroo, and lemurs; guests may take pictures throughout

$14 for $25 Worth of Services at Northern Kiss Farm, LLC

Northern Kiss Farm Llc

Wytheville

$25 $14

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Two-Hour Zipline Tour for One or Two from Black Mountain Thunder Zipline (Up to 56% Off)

Black Mountain Thunder Zipline

Harlan

$79 $39

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Zipline routes take groups to 400 ft. and 60 mph during guided tours that wind through Appalachian Mountains

$57 for $95 Worth of Martial Arts — Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Hwarang Mastery Martial Arts

Rocky Mount

$95 $57

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Fun-Park Package for Two or Four with Go-Karts, Mini Golf, and Batting-Cage Tokens at The Zone (Up to 46% Off)

The Zone

Rocky Mount

$26.80 $15

Fun center with single, double, and junior go-karts, mini-golf obstacles, and batting cage

Five or Ten 90-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Peaceful Dragon Dojang (60% Off)

Peaceful Dragon Dojang

Mount Airy

$130 $52

Personal trainers can use a variety of methods, including martial arts and cardio kickboxing, to help clients achieve fitness goals

$20 for a Wine Tasting for Two with Bottle of Wine and Hat or Tumbler at Grassy Creek Vineyard ($40 Value)

Grassy Creek Vineyard

State Road

$40 $20

Yadkin Valley winery provides tastings for pairs, along with a logo hat or insulated wine tumbler and a bottle of one of its creations

Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour for Two, Four, or Six at Stony Knoll Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Stony Knoll Vineyards

Dobson

$29 $15

Winery nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills with a tasting room that overlooks more than 48 acres of crops

$10 for a Drive-Thru Safari and Petting-Zoo Outing for Two at Circle G Ranch (Up to $18 Value)

Circle G Ranch

Strawberry Plains

$18 $10

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Cars of visitors explore the 160-acre park with 700+ exotic animals such as zebras and emus before heading over to the petting zoo

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

10 or 16 Karate Classes, One-Week Camp, or One-Month After-School Program at ATA Karate Inc.(Up to 94% Off)

ATA Karate Inc.

Multiple Locations

$324 $23

Classes, camps, and after-school programs teach self-confidence and self-defense to toddlers through adults

$29 for Bowling, Shoe Rental for Up to Six, and Billiards (Up to $64.95 Value)

George Pappas' Victory Lanes

Mooresville

$64.95 $29

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Guests can stay entertained with bowling, billiards, and an arcade

4 Weeks of Indoor Boot-Camp Classes or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Athletic Edge Sports Performance (Up to 73% Off)

Athletic Edge Sports Performance

Mooresville

$255 $70

Certified trainer leads students of all fitness levels during challenging indoor boot-camp sessions

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glass at RayLen Vineyards & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Mocksville

$42 $21

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Sample a variety of award-winning wines produced locally in North Carolina

$17 for One Go-Kart Race and a One-Year Membership at The Pit ($35 Value)

The Pit

Mooresville

$35 $17

Drivers commandeer Biz Evo2 LeMans and Sodi RX7 go-karts that speed around a 1/3-mile track at speeds up to 40 mph

One or Two Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes from Thor's Elite Fitness (78% Off)

Thor's Elite Fitness

Lakeside Park

$129 $29

Trainer leads indoor and outdoor workouts for all fitness levels that consist of calisthenics, cardio drills, and light weightlifting

Paintball for One or Two Hours of Bazooka Ball for Two at Planet Paintball & Airsoft Adventures (Up to 50% Off)

Planet Paintball & Airsoft Adventures

Moore

$49.95 $25

Paintball packages include equipment, all-day air, and 500 paintballs per person; low-intensity, kid-friendly Bazooka Ball uses foam ammo

$20 for 30-Class Yoga and Fitness Pass from Yoga & Fitness Passport ($300 Value)

Yoga & Fitness Passport

Multiple Locations

$300 $20

Students can use this 30-class pass at multiple locations to take everything from yoga to Zumba, signing up on an easy online platform

10 or 20 Yoga or Pilates Classes at Ahlara International (Up to 67% Off)

Ahlara International

Mooresville

$120 $47

Instructors lead groups of students through balancing, restorative movements suited for a variety of levels during yoga or pilates classes

$45 for $89 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Karate International of Jonesville

Karate International/gracie Jiu-jitsu Jonesville

Jonesville

$89 $45

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18-Hole Round of Golf Including Cart Rental for Two or Four at Hidden Valley Golf Club (Up to 53% Off)

Hidden Valley Golf Club

West Columbia

$80 $40

18-hole, par 72 course stretches across 6,757 yards of immaculate fairways nestled in the shadows of mature hardwoods and carolina pines

One Month of Unlimited Fitness or Martial-Arts Classes at FTF Fitness and Self Defense (Up to 75% Off)

FTF Fitness and Self Defense

Gastonia

$75 $19

Trainers integrate kickboxing, wrestling, and boxing techniques with interval training, TRX equipment and kettlebells

5 or 10 Zumba Fitness Classes from Queen City DanceOut (Up to 55% Off)

Queen City DanceOut

Multiple Locations

$35 $18.75

Instructors demonstrate easy-to-follow dance steps during 60-minute dance-fitness classes, which sync cardio moves with catchy music

$20 for $40 Worth of Horseback Riding at Bit of Hope Ranch

Bit of Hope Ranch

Gastonia

$40 $20

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One-Day Group Yoga Hike for One or Two from Northeast Mountain Guiding (Up to 66% Off)

Northeast Mountain Guiding

Crowders Mountain State Park

$95 $35

During a three- to six-hour group hike through a beautiful national park, certified yoga instructors make trailside stops for yoga practice

Skate Rental and Admission for 2 or 4 at Kate's Skating Rink (Up to 70% Off)

Kate's Skating Rink

Multiple Locations

$22 $8.50

Classic roller-skating rink boasts pizza by the slice, an indoor playground, and an expansive arcade for family fun

Two or Four 45-Minute Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Creekwood Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Creekwood Farm

Gastonia

$80 $40

English saddle-seat instruction coupled with the horse-care fundamentals of grooming and tacking during lessons held on a 30-acre farm

Three, Five, or Seven Dog-and-Owner Boot-Camp Classes (Up to 66% Off)

Happy Paws Bootcamp

Gastonia

$75 $29

A fitness trainer and a dog trainer guide you and your canine through total-body workouts; dogs of all sizes and breeds are welcome

Scuba Certification with Magazine Subscription or Buoyancy Class at Sink or Swim Scuba (Up to 65% off)

Sink or Swim Scuba

Lowell

$350 $149

Earn a lifelong scuba certification with open-water dives in a local rock quarry

Paddleboard Tour or Equipment at My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc. (Up to 67% Off). Three Options Available.

My Aloha Paddle & Surf, Inc.

Cornelius

$150 $50

Stock of boards and paddles await new homes; three-hour experiences atop Lake Norman, include all gear

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Wahoo’s Adventures refers to itself as the “original” whitewater outfitter, having facilitated outdoor excursions on rafts, tubes, canoes, and kayaks for the past three decades. Whitewater-rafting tours take place upon the Watauga River, the Nolichucky River, and Wilson Creek Gorge, three waterways with differing levels of frothiness, much like three cappuccinos ordered by a family of bears. Alternatively, adults without rafting experience and children as young as 6 months can lazily drift down the New River while sprawled across tubes. As they pass rugged hillsides and scenic farmland, tubers can smell wildflowers, listen to chirping birds, and keep eyes peeled for Sasquatch footprints. Keeping clients safe is Wahoo’s main priority, which is why their experienced guides equip adventurers with high-quality life jackets, helmets, and paddles before taking the water.

105 John Sheffield Drive
Elizabethton,
TN
US

River and Earth Adventures stands out from other wilderness outfitters by being completely operated by their own guides. Their fleet of seasoned cave, mountain, and water-navigating guides work in tandem with professional ecologists and geologists, focusing Blue Ridge Mountains excursions on environmental education as well as adventure. During all day trips, guides divulge area history and expound on forest and river ecosystems as well as geology in caves whose interiors rest at 60 degrees year-round to keep them free of snowman hermits.

Each trip also immerses adventurers in athletic activity, whether on hikes to summits and secluded waterfalls, spelunking through electricity-free cave tunnels, or rafting and kayaking down the Watauga River rapids. For those in search of extended excursions, guides lead children's adventure day camps and combination trips that further an environmental focus and bottle-cap collections through river cleanup projects.

1617 Broad St.
Elizabethton,
TN
US

On September 1, Bristol Motor Speedway will be buried under one ton of bacon. At the first annual Tri-Cities BaconFest, the pungent pork will be served up in a multitude of ways: Visitors can snag it for free at bacon stations during three tasting times, sample it in vendors’ bacon-infused desserts and entrees, or attempt to shovel down three pounds of it to claim the title Lord of the Bacon during the Man vs. Bacon eating contest. Other swine-themed events include the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pigskin Challenge, where preregistered participants aged 5 and up test their throwing arms on an accuracy obstacle course. At the hog-calling competition, shouters stretch their lungs as they imitate the sounds of hogs and, later, the sounds of hogs imitating celebrities. The family-friendly event will donate part of its proceeds to the Bristol Speedway Children’s Charities, a nonprofit organization that raises contributions for educational, financial, social, and medical causes.

PO Box 343
Jonesborough,
Tennessee
US

The instructors at Masterpiece Mixers Paint & Party Studio supply the canvases, paints, and brushes, requiring visitors to bring only their creativity. At studios located around Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Massachusetts, they lead all-level painting classes that last from 90 minutes to three hours, and focus on subjects ranging from the natural, such as birds and flowers, to still-life guitars, vases, and wine bottles. In some themed sessions, instructors also teach groups to paint abstract pieces or create their own variations on famous landscape paintings that, unlike the originals, can include dinosaurs. Some sessions follow a special date-night structure. At every location, the staff members encourage visitors to bring their own wine, beer, and snacks if desired.

101 East Unaka Ave, Suite 6
Johnson City,
TN
US

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine, running 2,180 miles over mountains, rocky slopes, and deep valleys. Since it was established in 1925, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) has cared for the trail, maintaining 250,000 acres of public land. The organization educates hikers on Leave No Trace camping and why it's not a good idea to challenge a bear to a hugging contest.

Volunteers and trail crews build and repair shelters along the footpath and engage youth and community members in outdoor activities. In addition to these human-oriented services, the ATC works to protect endangered species living along the trail and to preserve the land's watershed streams and migratory corridor.

105 North Main Avenue
Erwin,
TN
US

Having spent more than 24,000 hours at the controls of airborne helicopters and fixed-wing planes, Richard Cantley possesses a sure footing at any elevation. From his post within the gray T-hangar at the privately owned Johnson City Airport, the experienced pilot and flight instructor escorts first-time flyers to the skies during hands-on lessons. Whether students aspire to obtain a license of their own or just a panoramic view of Tennessee’s scenic landscape, Richard peppers each lesson with tips on how to read instruments, adhere to proper safety precautions, and swerve around zeppelins during rush hour.

708 Clairmont Road
Johnson City,
TN
US