There is a PBS documentary under development about the “8th of August” celebration. East Tennessee PBS will be in Newport to film oral interviews with anyone who would like to talk about the Tennessee Picnic.
The interviews will be filmed Saturday, April 16th at the Tennessee Picnic Building at 240 Jaybird Rd, Newport, TN 37821, starting at 12 noon.
Everyone is welcome to come and help us document the history of the Tennessee Picnic, so come with your comments, memories and photos and we will see you there!
Please call and sign up for your 3 minute spot interview.
For more information contact Carlene Robinson at (865) 705-8679.