The G.O.A.T. Festival

The GREATEST OF ALL TIME (G.O.A.T.) Festival: A Celebration of the Arts, is a new arts & crafts festival debuting April 21-23 at the Kingsport Farmers Market.

Local community organizations have come together to sponsor this new festival with the hopes of supporting the artists who are participating and spreading creativity and inspiration within our community.

Preview Party Friday: April 21 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Show: Saturday April 22 @ 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Show: Saturday April 23 @ 12:00 NOON – 5:00 PM

Do you want to sponsor our GREATEST OF ALL TIME (G.O.A.T.) Festival?

A note from Jim Begley, President of Engage Kingsport:

Thank you for your support of Public Art.  From the Sculpture Walk to the Carousel, the Office of Cultural Arts – guided by the BMA-appointed Public Art Committee and members of Engage Kingsport – seeks to enrich the lives of citizens and visitors through vibrant art experiences.

2023 will certainly be the G.O.A.T.!  The G.O.A.T. Festival will be presented by Engage Kingsport in collaboration with the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Create Appalachia, Inventor Center, and the Kingsport Art Guild and held April 21-23 at the Kingsport Farmers Market, featuring some of the greatest of all time makers, crafters, and artists with fun family workshops for all.

We are making this festival the Greatest Of All Time! Please consider sponsoring this unique, fun, festive and creative public art effort.

Thank you for your consideration.  You are the Greatest Of All Time!

What does a $500 G.O.A.T. Festival sponsorship provide?

  • 4 Tickets to the G.O.A.T. Festival Gala on April 21, 2023 from 5-8pm.
  • Your Name or Business Name on the festival banner.
  • The possibility of a couple of ‘The Herd’ goat sculptures to make an appearance at your business.
  • G.O.A.T. festival t-shirt.

For more information about sponsoring the G.O.A.T. Festival, contact the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8416 or email Hannah M. Powell at hannahpowell@kingsportTN.gov

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The Kingsport Goat Herd

All goats have been sponsored! Thank you!

A herd of uniquely painted goats will soon be “frolicking” across the Model City, providing residents and visitors a unique display of colorful, public art.

The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts is sending out a request for sponsors for a special public art display of 10 painted, fiberglass goats. These goats will be unveiled at the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Festival: A Celebration of the Arts. This is a new arts & crafts festival debuting April 21-23 at the Kingsport Farmers Market.

Each goat can be sponsored for $1,500 and will be cloaked in creativity, directed by the sponsor and executed by a local artist. After their premier at the festival, the goats will be deployed throughout the community to provide entertainment and inspiration.

For more information about sponsoring a goat or the G.O.A.T. Festival, contact the Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at 423-392-8416 or email Hannah M. Powell at hannahpowell@kingsportTN.gov

Festival Information and Timeline:

THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME Festival! – A Celebration of the Arts
Kingsport G.O.A.T. Festival

When: April 21-23, 2023

Location:  Kingsport Farmers Market

Sponsored by:  Engage Kingsport, Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts, Kingsport Art Guild, Create Appalachia, and The Inventor Center!

Preview Party Friday April 21 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Show Saturday April 22 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
(OPEN TO VENDORS: 9:00 AM)
Show Saturday April 23 12:00 NOON – 5:00 PM
(OPEN TO VENDORS: 11:00 AM)