SOLD OUT 44th Annual Progressive Dinner on December 3rd

This event is SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you’d like to added to the waiting list.


The magic of Tennessee’s oldest town comes alive during the Progressive Dinner hosted by the Heritage Alliance. This year’s dinner takes place on the evening of Saturday, December 3rd. Multiple seating times are available at 4:00 pm and 7:40 pm. The 6:00 pm seating is already sold out.


Now in its 44th year, the Progressive Dinner is a unique event, combining fine food, rich history, and great entertainment. Proceeds from the Progressive Dinner help ensure that the educational programs of the Heritage Alliance remain accessible to a wide range of audiences. Proceeds from this year’s event will help with preservation and maintenance projects at the Oak Hill Schoolhouse and the Duncan House.


The evening begins at the freshly painted Oak Hill Schoolhouse. The school is the setting for the Oak Hill School Heritage Education Program. Take a step back in time and enjoy some delicious appetizers in 1893. The schoolhouse will be decorated for a country Christmas. The soup course takes place in a pre-Civil War frame house in Mill Spring Park. Dinner will be served at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School, and dessert will take place in a beautifully restored brick home on East Woodrow Avenue. Both of the homes featured this December have not been on the dinner in at least twenty years.


The Progressive Dinner has become a traditional start to the holiday season for many people throughout East Tennessee and surrounding states. Seasonal music by several of our area’s finest musicians, including the ever popular Jonesborough Novelty Band, gourmet food, memorable camaraderie, and great fun are the hallmarks of this popular event.  This event typically sells out, so make sure you get your tickets today! The 6:00 pm seating is already sold out.


Ticket price is $100.00 per person. Seating is limited. On-line ticketing through the Town of Jonesborough is available at You can also make a reservation by calling (423) 753-1010. If you would like to make a reservation for a table of 6 or more, please contact the Heritage Alliance directly.

The Heritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural, historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educational experiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.  For more information, please call our office at (423) 753-9580, or contact the organization via email at  Further information can also be found online at