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Kingsport Travel Guide, Tennessee

Kingsport, TN US – Overview: Home to Fun Fest

Kingsport, TN US entertains visitors with a variety of fun activities as well as the opportunity to relax in the auspicious sites around. The popular attractive venues of Kingsport include the Allendale Mansion and many other major historical places. The Bay Mountain Park that incorporates a planetarium and a wolf habitat portrays the farm life that was experienced in the beginning of the19th century. The local attractions in downtown Kingsport include the Netherlands Inn, Hammond Home and the Warrior’s Path State Park.


Kingsport is located on the intersection of the US-Highways 11 and 23. The city is also treated as the starting and ending point of IS-26. The overall area covered by Kingsport spans 116.6 sq. km. of which most portions are covered by land, whereas very little presence of water bodies is seen.

People in Kingsport

With an overall population of almost 45,000 in around 13,000 families, the city offers a mix of cultures. Although the presence of African American & Whites is significant, yet the impact of all the races is visible when it comes to the cultural makeup of the city. With the presence of an active Kingston Police Department, the security of local contingent and tourist is confirmed.

Festivals in Kingston

The largest festival conducted in the month of July is named as Fun Fest in Kingsport. It includes more than 100 events with a large number of participants, around 100,000 in number, coming from across the nation. Family attractions in Fun Fest include tennis-soccer tournaments, concerts, boat races, golf, hot air balloon rides and motorcycle shows. The festival also includes activities such as community picnic, exhibitions, parades, fireworks and entertaining shows. Another festival includes the National story telling, which is usually held in the month of October. The weather around this time is extraordinarily beautiful and therefore, forms the best days for the festival.


The city of Kingsport, TN is home to some of the cheapest, yet wonderful accommodations in the Tennessee State. Their location is again so wonderful, which allows you to participate in the festival with little hassle. Top accommodations in the city include Best Western Colonial Inn, MeadowView Marriott Conference Hotel, Comfort Inn, Days Inn Kingsport Downtown, Quality Inn & Conference Center, Microtel Inn, Comfort Inn South, Hampton Inn Kingsport and Sleep Inn & Suites.

All the diversities in culture, colorful festivals and favorable weather conditions make Kingsport a unique location for vacation and recreation.

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