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Directions

The Greene County Fairgrounds are located just off 11E Bypass in Greeneville TN.

General directions are listed below.  GPS devices or internet map sites may show shorter  routes and you are welcome to use them.   Hamfest control will normally route all incoming traffic to 11E Bypass to avoid confusing anyone listening.

Entry to the hamfest is from the new connector road Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   After turning on to Fairgrounds Road from 11E Bypass, you will turn right on to Jeff Woods Memorial Dr at the stop sign just past the cell tower.  This road may not show up on your GPS or internet map source.

Coming from Knoxville I-81 Exit 23

Turn right on US 11E North from off ramp.  11E will become 11E Bypass, do not exit on Business 11E.  At 5th traffic light turn Left on Fairgrounds Rd.  If you pass Lowes, you went too far.  On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign.

Coming from Kingsport/Bristol (I-81 South)

I-81 Exit 50 Fall Branch – Turn Left from exit ramp on TN 93 South. At TN 81 intersection, turn right, continue on TN 93 South.   At 11E Bypass turn left.   Turn left at 4th traffic light (Fairgrounds Rd).    If you pass Lowes, you went too far.  On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign.

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I-81 South Exit 36 Baileyton Rd – TN 172 – turn left from exit ramp.  Drive approximately 12 miles.  Go under the 11E Bypass bridge, turn left on 11E North Bypass  Ramp.  Turn left at 5th traffic light (Fairgrounds Rd). On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign.

Coming From Johnson City

Follow US 11E South through Jonesborough (watch out for cameras at intersections as they will try to extort money from you).  Turn right onto Fairgrounds Rd at the 2nd light after passing Lowes.   If you pass the Andrew Johnson Inn and Sonic Drive-in, you went too far.  On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign.

Coming from NC via I-26

I-81 Exit  37 – Turn left on TN 107/US 81.  At TN 107/ US 81 intersection, turn left and follow TN 107 to US 11E in Greeneville.  The road will become a 4 lane highway about 1 mile from the US11E intersection.  Turn Left on US 11E.   Turn right onto Fairgrounds Rd at the 2nd light after passing Lowes.   If you pass the Andrew Johnson Inn and Sonic Drive-in, you went too far.  On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign. 

Scenic Mountain View Route Coming from Asheville/Marshall NC on US 70

Follow US 25 from I-26 and travel to Marshall. Road will turn into 2 lane highway. At intersection of US 25 and NC 205, continue straight on NC 205, do not turn left on US 25 and go  to Hot  Springs.    At  intersection  of  NC 205 and NC 212, turn left on NC 205.  Greeneville is approximately 22 miles from this point.  When you cross the state line into TN, the highway becomes TN 70.  After entering Greeneville, stay on TN 70. After crossing the railroad tracks, stay in right lane and continue to the first traffic light then turn left on BUS 11E West Summer Street.  Travel 100 yards, exit right onto US 11 E Bypass North.  Turn left at 5th traffic light (Fairgrounds Rd). On Fairgrounds Rd, turn RIGHT at the stop sign onto Jeff Woods Memorial Dr.   Turn left into the fairgrounds at the hamfest sign.