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Town gets ready for first-ever cheese, wine, art stroll


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Jonesborough’s summer of festivals is becoming a bit more upscale as the town launches its first “Strolling on Main with Art, Cheese and Wine,” set for Saturday, Sept. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m.

The event promises to be an amazing time, according to Main Street Director Melinda Copp, incorporating some favorite foods and beverages with a little culture.

“We have been waiting for the right place to incorporate another Art Walk,” Copp said, citing past events. “And we talked about doing cheese..We thought what better than to combine cheese and art. And then we added wine!”

“Strolling” will give participants the chance to sample more than 20 varieties of cheese and cheese-infused bites throughout downtown all while enjoy wine selections offered at various locations throughout Main Street.

Admission is $15 for Cheese Tastings and $25 for Cheese and Wine Tastings. Ages 17 and under may enjoy cheese tastings for $10.

“Participants will start at the Storytelling Center to receive their wrist bands, one color for cheese only, and another color for wine and cheese,” Copp explained.

Local art will be featured in downtown businesses where you can Meet the Artists and purchase their work. And strolling musicians will also entertain you along the route. The Plaza of the International Storytelling Center will be a wine stop and offer a wine and beer garden with selections for sale by the glass as well.

Dona Lewis, JAMSA representative boasts,  “We are excited to introduce this new event to downtown where people can casually explore the shops and view artwork by talented regional artists while also sampling cheese and enjoying wine in various establishments. An evening stroll perfect for a date night and folks who fancy good cheese and wine.”

A limited number of tickets are available; visit Strolling on Main on Facebook for more information and to purchase tickets. You can also call the Visitors Center at 423-753-1010 to purchase tickets. This event is sponsored by the Jonesborough Area Merchants and Services Association.