Downtown Sevierville Farmers Market, October 7, 2016


It may have been the best weather yet for the 2016 Sevierville Downtown Farmers Market. Here is a picture of me taking a picture of a guy taking a picture of the courthouse. Lot’s of tourists in town today. I suspect some evacuees from Hurricane Matthew here as well.

We had a quick  break so I decided to stop in at Courthouse Donuts for lunch. Also there, we got hear my favorite duo, the Pea Pickin’ Hearts.




It is great to have a chance to eat lunch out!



I am ordering what Laura got next time. Grilled pimento cheese!

Singing Johnny Cash song “Ring of Fire.”


A Courthouse Donut with coconut flakes!


Then there was enough time for a quick stroll through the farmers market.


It was good to see the Sevier County Humane Society, who always visit on the first Friday of the month. I got to visit two sweet pups.

This pup is a sweet senior. Pictured left, it shows that it can ‘sit’ pretty.


A well mannered pup. House trained and looking for a ‘furever’ home.


We are lucky to have such a strong animal welfare organization in our town.


Art happening live at the farmers market.


Pottery wheel in action.





Really enjoyed the window art and  fall decorations on the way back to my car.

I  especially liked the reflection of the courthouse in the window here of Courthouse Donuts. Art enhancing the windows. Don’t forget that there will be an Art Happening this Thursday at 5:00. I’ll run another announcement this week.


It was such a great day to be out and about in Sevierville…

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A Visit to Downtown Sevierville Farmers Market, Labor Day Weekend 2016


Since we were off work on Friday, it was a good time to meet Melinda and Elaine for a trip downtown Sevierville. The day started with coffee, a stroll around the downtown Sevierville Farmers Market for shopping , then back to Courthouse Donuts for lunch. The weather could not have been better. Here is some of what we saw…


First stop at the market found unique jewelry, some pieces using Indian nickels. There are some in the upper, right picture below.

Next, we found the Sevier County Humane Society in the gazebo. They brought four beautiful dogs ready for adoption. So sweet! You could visit the dogs, pet them, and take a walk with them to get to know them. The big, white one is named ‘Pee Wee.’

Members of the Sevierville Commons Arts Council at their table to promote the group as well as the upcoming Art Crawl at the Commons.

The event this year will feature local potters. I can’t wait! The Sevierville Commons Arts Council has a new website too. Here is a link to their new website.


They screen printed these shirts. Love them!


Heirloom tomatoes from Belmont Farms in Jones Cove.


Last month, a vendor who makes animal figures took a sketch of my dog, little Dolly, from a picture on my cell phone. It was ready for me today! It was only $5 and I was delighted with the figure!


Below is my dog figurine in a larger size so you can get a better view.


Some nice orange and white accessories. Go Vols!



Then, my friends and I made our way back to Courthouse Donuts for lunch. We love the big windows, art, and a view of street and courthouse activity. Plus, the food! We tried the cuban sandwich, chicken salad on pretzel bread, and the spinach salad. Divine! The half and half combo is my favorite way to order too. Doughnuts are good!

A new thing that I noticed was music during lunch in the back of the big room, Dyers Downtown. A talented duo called the Pea Pickin’ Hearts performed a variety of tunes. I have heard of them, but had yet to hear them live. What a nice way to spend the afternoon!

The duo travels around the Southeast, spending 80% of their time on the road. We’ll try to catch them again when they are in the area. Truly talented and created a wonderful atmosphere in the room. I think that I have found a new -favorite- local- group!

Here is a link to their Facebook page for more info, photos, and videos.

All in all, it was a great day at the Farmers Market. Maybe one of my favorites this summer. Find more pictures on the Out and About in Sevierville  Facebook page at this link

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

We are out and about