Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM at Allandale Mansion. Please come to the office behind the Mansion. We will be discussing the structure of the garden club, future meetings, and future projects.
Can’t make it? We welcome donations of tools, plants, or gardening knowledge. Call Jennifer Henry at 423-229-9422 for additional information.
First, we’d like to say THANK YOU! Nearly seven hundred of you came out for our 2018 Christmas tours and drank over twenty gallons of wassail. We appreciate Santa Claus and the Allandale Belle for taking the time out of their busy schedules to be with us. We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 tours!
We also recently had a good snowfall at the Mansion (and everywhere in our region). Over eight inches fell around the Mansion, knocking down trees and damaging gutters and landscaping. City crews and our wonderful landscaper have been working hard to get us restored to our usual beauty!
We will be closed for the Christmas holidays until December 26, 2018. We will also be closed January 1, 2019 for the New Year’s holiday.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours!
Join us for beautiful decorations, holiday music, and good times!
Saturday, December 1: 1:00 – 6:00
Sunday, December 2: 1:00 – 5:00
ADMISSION: $3.00 (adults and children 12+), $1.00 (children 7-12), and free admission for children under 7. Tickets are purchased at the door and are not sold in advance. Cash only.
SANTA CLAUS will be joining us on SATURDAY ONLY from 1:30 – 3:30.
Please call 423-229-9422 with any questions.
Our fourth August concert series was a resounding success with large crowds, lots of families, and some delicious food trucks coming out to share a good time. We were happy to welcome PEAK (Kingsport’s Young Professional Organization) to partner with Friends of Allandale to make this event truly shine. Thank you to our performers: Vic Henley, Folk Soul Revival, Kyle Cook, and Beth Snapp. Another thank you goes out to Foodie Fiction, Backdraft BBQ, Sam’s Snoball Paradise, and Auntie Ruth’s Doughnuts for attending our event with your delicious food. A final thank you to Friends of Allandale, PEAK Kingsport, the Eastman Foundation, Eastman Credit Union, Visit Kingsport, and City of Kingsport staff for all your help in making this event a success. We look forward to next year’s concert series!
Next time you’re in the Mansion, take a look at our gorgeous William Barnish clock! “Clocking” in at over 200 years old, we recently made some small cosmetic repairs to this beauty so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come!
Our next community event will be our annual holiday tours. A Kingsport tradition, our holiday tours are a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Join us for a self-guided tour with cookies and wassail on the following dates:
Saturday, December 1: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 2: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
We will post additional details as we get closer to the event, so be sure to check back either here on the website or on our Facebook page.
The event has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, September 23 at the ***ETSU ALLANDALE CAMPUS*** right down the road and will not be held at the actual Allandale Mansion grounds.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to see you out here on JULY 29!
Tickets and reservations can be made through the Literacy Council office at 423-392-4643. Seating will be limited. Tickets are $40.00 for lunch and a book, or $30.00 for just lunch.
We look forward to you joining us for this installment of our “Authors at Allandale” series!
4444 West Stone Drive Kingsport, TN 37660