Welcome to our calendar of events taking place in the World Of Wine And Adjacent Amusements, featuring wine, food, music, art and more. Planning a trip to wine country and looking for something fun to do? Our goal is to provide a comprehensive source for interesting events in every wine producing region.
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Embark on an amazing culinary adventure at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa in eastern Tennessee. Song & Hearth, A Southern Eatery at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, will host a one-of-a-kind winemaker dinner tailored to sophisticated epicureans and oenophiles alike. Director of Culinary Experience at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, Shane Bruns and his team, in partnership with the Biltmore Estate will create an exquisite culinary experience, expertly paired with wines from the Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville, NC.
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Call (865) 428-9696 for tickets! $135 per person.
Happy National Pumpkin Day! Pumpkins are more than just traditional holiday decorations to light up doorsteps on Halloween. Early each October, coffee shops start serving pumpkin lattes and pumpkin ice cream fills freezers at neighborhood grocery stores. Restaurants serve pumpkin soup and pumpkin pies are enjoyed by millions on Thanksgiving.
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year – Halloween! Halloween as we know it grew from the Celtic celebration called Samhain, practiced about 2,000 years ago. The Celts of England, Scotland, Ireland and Northern France believed it was on this day that the dead returned to walk the earth. Some villagers dressed in skins and other costumes to scare away those who had returned, starting the tradition of dressing up on this day.
About 1,000 years later, Christianity became the dominant religion in the regions inhabited by Celts and the church instituted All Souls Day, which incorporated the bonfires and costumes associated with Samhain. Poor people would visit the homes of the rich asking for food and drink in return for praying for the souls of the dead, referred to as “souling.” Over time, children began dressing up in costumes and knocking on doors offering to sing or perform other “tricks” in return for snacks or small coins. From those beginnings, incorporation of other similar holidays and commercialization, the modern traditions of Halloween began.