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2016 Live Auction

Museum of Appalachia's

Annual Barn Dance Event

Live Auction 2016

A sampling of items that will be available for auction during the event 

Forecastle Music Festival tickets (Two 3-day tickets), courtesy of AC Entertainment, accommodations at the Brown Hotel, and a Kentucky Bourbon Trail gift certificate 

Forecastle is a three-day music and arts festival, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky since 2002. Now in its 14th year, the three-day festival will take place Friday, July 15th – Sunday, July 17th, and will be held at Louisville’s scenic Waterfront Park.  Forecastle was praised by Rolling Stone as "One of the coolest festivals in America," and has an annual attendance of over 75,000 fans.

Artists featured at this year’s festival include The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Ryan Adams, Death Cab for Cutie, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr., Shakey Graves, Moon Taxi, and many more.

Also included is a 2-night stay at the historic Brown Hotel in Downtown Louisville.

A Louisville legend, the Brown Hotel is beloved by generations of guests for its Georgian-Revival elegance and timeless Southern charm.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Brown holds the coveted AAA Four Diamond rating, a testament to its setting, service and exquisite sense of style.

This package also includes a $150 gift card for the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. The gift card can be used for distillery tours, merchandise and souvenir bottles at any of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail distilleries.

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For more information on the Brown Hotel visit

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Courtesy of  AC Entertainment


Women's Vintage Lady Bulova Watch

The Lady Bulova Watch, a mechanical wind-up watch from 1950. These were very popular mid-century. This watch has 18 diamonds on the case and 26 diamonds on the band. Total weight on the diamonds is approximately 2.2 carats. The case and the band is 14k solid white gold. 


Courtesy of Marshall Vintage Timepieces

 Women's Vintage Lady Croton Watch

The Lady Croton Swiss Watch has 24 diamonds surrounding the case with a total weight of approximately 3 carats.  The case is 14k gold and the band is gold filled.  Circa the 1960’s.

Watch Silent Auction

Courtesy of Marshall Vintage Timepieces

Vintage 14K Gold Cameo Brooch or Pendant

 A stunning vintage hand carved shell cameo pin with a 14-Karat gold base.  The versatile oval pin can also be worn as a pendant.


Courtesy of Karen's Jewelers

Guided Fly Fishing Tour by Mike Bone with Lunch from the Museum and Lodging at the Cabin on the Clinch

Enjoy a full day guided float trip for two of fly-fishing on the Blue-Ribbon Clinch River, led by expert fly-fisherman, Mike Bone. Mike has been guiding on the tail waters in our area for more than 20 years. Mike has been featured in Southern Living magazine, and is considered to be a “master” by a number of our region’s best outfitters. The Museum of Appalachia will provide lunch for you to enjoy on your float trip.

This packages also includes accommodations at the Cabin on the Clinch in Rocky Top, courtesy of Buddy McLean.  This private, picturesque riverside retreat features a cabin with a full kitchen, two bedrooms and two baths and outdoor pavilion with a fireplace and tv.  

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Courtesy of Mike Bone, Buddy McLean


Heartland Series DVDs & Custom Box

This auction item includes all 31 volumes of The Heartland Series, autographed by Bill Landry, producer, Steve Dean, and videographer Doug Mills. The collection comes in a beautiful, hand-made wooden box, donated by The Laser Touch. It is the only one of its kind, and was made specifically for this event. 

This renowned documentary series has celebrated the people and land of Southern Appalachia for nearly 30 years, preserving our heritage through storytelling, dramatic visuals, and relics of Appalachian times. Host Bill Landry explores the people and land of the region, telling the stories of East Tennessee’s roots. Tales told from front porches to re-enactments in the Smoky Mountain air preserves our history and shares it with generations to come

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Courtesy of WBIR

Artwork by Picasso

Last year, a captive Barn Dance audience witnessed Daisy the Goat demonstrate a hidden talent, “hoof painting.”  That evening, Daisy created 3 undisputed masterpieces, and auctioned each of them off. This year, we’re showcasing the work of a new artist: our mini horse, Picasso (yes, that’s his actual name). Picasso has a lot of potential as a hoof-painter; he’s been honing his skills in preparation for the event, and believes that his demonstration will rival that of Daisy’s. We can’t wait to see if Picasso lives up to his name…. 


Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia

Two night stay at Roosevelt Lodge in Gatlinburg 

Roosevelt Lodge is named after President Franklin Roosevelt, who stood at the Rockefeller Monument in September 1940 and dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the enjoyment of the people.  Just twenty minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and within a few hundred feet of a National Park maintained hiking trail, Roosevelt Lodge is perfect for family reunions, small weddings and corporate retreats.  With 11,000 square feet, seven sprawling bedrooms, several sleeper sofas and bunk beds, and nine and a half bathrooms, the Lodge will comfortably sleep up to 34 guests.  This stunning property has an abundance of amenities, such as a full game room, a theater room, and a 20x25 open patio space with an outdoor TV and fireplace—just to name a few.

Courtesy of Gary Wade

Museum of Appalachia Catering & Custom Event Rental

This package includes the use of the Museum grounds for a special event—with catering by the Museum restaurant for up to 50 guests. The Museum serves as a beautiful and unique venue for a variety of occasions—business meetings, trade shows, large group outings, weddings, parties, and more. The picturesque buildings, rustic cabins, and pastoral grounds create a warm atmosphere that welcomes your guests and makes them feel right at home.

Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia

CMA Fest 2017 Tickets & Accommodations at Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt Hotel

This includes 2 full festival passes to CMA Fest 2017, June 1-4, and accommodations at Marriott Nashville at Vanderbilt Hotel. Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world move in to Nashville for four days to experience CMA Music Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. Although next year’s lineup hasn’t yet been announced, artists scheduled to appear at this year’s festival include Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Clint Black, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Hank Williams, Jr., Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, and many, many more! 

Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia

Vol Football Skybox Tickets courtesy of UT President Emeritus Dr. Joe Johnson, with a tailgating package that includes a portable grill and a Yeti cooler filled with Yee Haw beer.

This includes 4 Skybox Tickets to the UT- TN Tech game on November 5.  A full meal is provided and snacks are always available in this fully enclosed skybox.  With it you will also receive a portable grill, courtesy of the Clinton Co-Op and a Yeti cooler from Elliott’s boots, which Yee Haw Brewery kindly filled for us.

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Courtesy of Dr. Joe Johnson, Clinton Co-Op, Elliott's Boots, and Yee Haw Brewery


Benton’s bacon and country ham and private tour of Benton Farms by Allan Benton

This includes 4 packages of Benton’s Bacon, 2 packages of Benton’s country ham, 2 packages of Benton’s prosciutto, and a private tour of Benton Farms by Allan Benton.  Mr. Benton will walk you through his facilities and explain each step of their traditional dry-curing process.    

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Courtesy of Allan Benton

 Fund the Cause – Donate to the Museum of Appalachia Education Fund

Over 10,000 students annually visit the Museum. Unfortunately, budget constraints are causing many schools to “cut” field trips from the class curriculum—prohibiting many students from attending educational facilities such as this one. In response, the Museum has created a donor-funded program that helps to pay the costs of admission for students from Title I schools. This additional funding allows for many students to visit the Museum, that otherwise would not be able to. By supporting this cause, you are helping to ensure that a school field trip to the Museum will continue to be a unique and rewarding educational experience for our youth.