We found out about the festival only 5 years ago and fell in love with it. We have visited the area for many years from Hilliard, Ohio but this festival made it just that much better. The first year that we went to the festival we sat next to a couple from Knoxville who talked to us like they had known us for years. We had the best time ever. The years after that seemed to be just the same. We have purchased property in the surrounding area and had made the decision that this is were we will be retiring in the near future. The open arms feelings that we get when we are at the festival is just great from the staff to the people of the area. We are so sad that the festival has to end. Thank you people of Maryville for the time that we have had.
- Mark Rosselet