McEwen Irish Picnic

Might want to mark your calendar for the weekend of late July. Those are the dates of an annual festival in McEwen, TN. The McEwen Irish Picnic is said to be the oldest continuously running festival in the state. Since we’re celebrating 25 years of Tennessee Crossroads, we thought it might be fun to relive our first visit back in 1992.


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Might want to mark your calendar for the weekend of July 27 and 28. Those are the dates of an annual festival in McEwen. The Irish Picnic is said to be the oldest continuously running festival in the state. Since we're celebrating 25 years of TNX, we thought it might be fun to relive our first visit back in 1992.

Joe Elmore has been the host of this Emmy-award winning series since its beginnings. As the face of Tennessee Crossroads, Joe has been taking viewers to meet interesting people and explore fascinating out-of-the-way places since 1987. Joe is also a producer and co-host of Horsepower TV on Spike TV. Joe launched his TV career at WHBQ TV in Memphis, TN, where he served as weekend anchor and reporter. Later, he was chosen to co-host the station's PM Magazine show, where he produced nationally-broadcast stories. He has also done extensive work as an independent film and video producer for clients throughout the Southeast.

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