Annual Toy and Hobby Show Coming to Fairgrounds; Event Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Feb. 20, 2017 | Gray, Tenn.

Anyone with a strong interest in collectibles will have a special opportunity to purchase items of interest and support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at the same time.

The Tri-Cities Toy and Hobby Show returns to Building 1 of the Appalachian Fairgrounds from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 4. This annual event features the sale of toys, comic books, video games, sports cards and other collectibles.

Admission is $5, but children 12 and younger are able to attend for free. Proceeds from admissions, vendor table sales and refreshments sold at the event will be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Led by Michael Stevens, a strong supporter of Children’s Miracle Network, the show provides a way to enhance the care of children at Wellmont Health System hospitals. Wellmont has been the region’s affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network for 30 years, and all money raised locally stays in the area to benefit children of all ages.

Wellmont uses proceeds to purchase equipment for its pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments and to fund community partnerships that advance children’s health.

“Michael has been a great friend to children entrusted to our care, and we are grateful for his relentless support and commitment to this event,” said Todd Norris, Wellmont’s senior vice president for system advancement and Wellmont Foundation’s president. “We make a significant difference in the quality of life for youth in our region because of Michael and other individuals, who focus on providing valuable resources that support our expert physicians.”

For more information, please visit the toy and hobby show Facebook page.

Donations to Children’s Miracle Network can be made year-round by visiting