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Fun Fest

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400 Clinchfield St, Ste 100,
Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 392-8806

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The summer festival commonly known as Kingsport Fun Fest began in the fall of 1980 when Kingsport Chamber staff and board members conducted their annual weekend retreat to discuss matters of paramount importance. At this time, the staff and board found numerous situations that tended to divide the community—ranging from political issues (such as annexation, liquor by the drink, etc.) to extreme and unhealthy rivalries among local high schools. Noting these concerns, the group sought to create a program that would build a more positive attitude about the Kingsport community and a more friendly nature among its residents.