Around Allandale #2 – Holidays and Snow!

Hello! Thank you for checking out our second “Around Allandale” post.

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!

Around Allandale #1

Welcome to our first edition of “Around Allandale”, the blog keeping you informed about events happening in and around the Mansion!

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.

Kimberly Belle: Book Tour June 26

Internationally bestselling author and Kingsport native Kimberly Belle will be kicking off her book tour for Three Days Missing on June 26 at the Allandale Pavilion. This exciting fundraising event, co-hosted by Friends of Allandale and the Kingsport Literacy Council, will benefit the Literacy Council’s wonderful operations and help install new stage lighting at the Allandale Amphitheater. Lunch will be served, and Kimberly will be discussing her new book and signing books.

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!


We are proud to host the Dobyns-Bennett BUDS Prom each year! It’s a wonderful event for a wonderful group of kids. Check out this video coverage on WJHL of this year’s event at our Pavilion.

Upcoming Events at Allandale

There are many exciting things coming up this spring and summer at Allandale!

March 25: Join us for the annual Easter Egg Roll from 1:00 – 3:00, presented by Kingsport Parks and Recreation. Free for kids 10 and under.

July 15: Fun Fest at Allandale! Stay tuned for more information on this family fun day with food trucks, croquet, and an open house.

July 29: We are excited to welcome Symphony of the Mountain to our lovely Amphitheater once again. Stay tuned for more details!

August Entertainment Series: Join us the first four Thursdays in August for our annual entertainment series, presented by the Friends of Allandale. Check back later to see which talented acts you can look forward to seeing!

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Upcoming Events

We have several exciting events coming up, so mark your calendars!

  • The artist P. Buckley Moss has created two new prints of Allandale Mansion. Their reveal will occur at a Gallery Open House with the artist, which will be taking place at:
    • Up Against the Wall Gallery
      316 E. Market Street
      Kingsport, TN 37660
      November 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • We’re pleased to share with you details regarding our 2017 holiday tours! This yearly event is a great chance for the community to come enjoy the beauty of the Mansion.

    December 2: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    December 3: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Admission: $3.00 (adults and children 12+), $1.00 (children 7-12), and free admission for children under 7.

    Santa Claus will be joining us on **SUNDAY ONLY** from 2:00 – 4:00.

    The elegant Allandale Belles will be at the Mansion both days.

  • Still looking for that perfect place to throw your holiday party? Look no further than the stunningly decorated Allandale Mansion!

    Call us at 423-229-9422 to explore available dates and get information on our (incredibly affordable) rates.

Join us for our August Entertainment Series!

Join us for our August Entertainment, featuring several talented guests!

August 3: Tim Dillon, comedian
August 10: Beth Snapp and Band
August 17: Annabelle’s Curse
August 24: Amythyst Kiah and Her Chest of Glass

We’ll also have Foodie Fiction food truck and Sleepy Owl Brewery joining us for some refreshments. For ONLY our August 17th event, we have the joy of welcoming Auntie Ruth’s Doughnuts.

Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and come on out! The event opens at 6PM, and the entertainment begins at 7PM. We look forward to seeing you!

Call (423)229-9422 with any questions.