ROANE ALLIANCE

We plan and implement strategies for the controlled growth of Roane County’s economy as a unified voice representing the best Tennessee has to offer businesses, citizens and travelers.

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ROANE ECD

We bring growth-oriented businesses with strong fiscal discipline, infrastructure and workforce-ready people to East Tennessee.

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ROANE TOURISM

We attract travelers who seek unique heritage and the best outdoor recreational experiences to Roane County.

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ROANE CHAMBER

We connect leaders and organizations for the benefit of local and regional business growth.

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EDUCATION MATTERS

We empower leaders, parents and students to invest in education, so they are better prepared to fulfill the workforce opportunities of Roane County’s future.

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RETIRE ROANE

We offer natural beauty, historic charm and low-cost living, distinguishing Roane County as one of the best retirement destinations in the nation.

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October Sky Festival

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Oliver Springs, a quaint community nestled in the valley beneath Walden Ridge, was established in 1821 as a coal mining town of Winters Gap and has a varied history.  With the 20th century the railroad came to our valley and brought with it dignitaries and celebrities to enjoy the elegant Oliver Springs Hotel and many natural springs that inspired our name.  When the mining phased out in the 1960’s the scenic hills and valleys remained.  As technology has allowed nearby Oak Ridge to grow, our rich heritage has allowed us to remain a gateway to a simpler way of life.  We were the location for the filming of the 1998 movie October Sky and home of Country Fresh Foods and Confections, makers of nationally known Pamela Anne’s Fudge. Our newest endeavor is the restoration of the Abston/Daugherty Garage to eventually be the home of the Oliver Springs Historical Society Museum. This town was home to Joseph Estabrook, 5th President of the University of Tennessee, the family of Senator of Howard H. Baker, Philanthropist Bromma Pemberton and entertainers Johnny Duncan, Levi Kreis and Janelle Arthur. The October Sky Festival is a celebration of our heritage. 

Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 am

For more information go to 

http://www.octoberskyfestivaltn.org

 GPS: 419 Kingston Ave. Oliver Springs, TN 37840

October Sky Festival

Oct 16, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm Address 419 Kingston Ave Oliver Springs, TN
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