Local Events

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  • Amazin' Acres of Fun - mid-September - end-October
    (Monday thru Thursday  by appointment)
  • Bluegrass at the Sparta Amphitheater
    Bringing some of the top names in bluegrass to Sparta's Liberty Square every 3rd Friday at 7 p.m., May - September. In case of rain the event is held at the Sparta Civic Center, 514 E. Bockman Way. Free and family friendly.
    For more information contact Ed Baker at 931.738.8604
  • Bluegrass Underground - Cumberland Caverns
    Bluegrass music in a cave! Bluegrass Underground can be seen live 333 feet underground in the Volcano Room at Cumberland caverns, in McMinnville, TN. $15 per person
    www.bluegrassunderground.com
  • Cumberland County Playhouse
  • Fall Creek Falls Activities
    Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls State Park
    Weekly & Special Events & Summer Concerts
    Softball, nature hikes, cave trips, canoe floats, campfires, horseback riding, and bluegrass music are just some of the events that mark our summer season. Interpretive and recreational events are scheduled seven days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day.
  • Farmer's Market - Warren County McMinnville
    Fridays, Saturdays & Wednesdays, April - November
    Offers a wide selection of baked and processed vegetables and fruits as well as in season local fruit and vegetables. Large selection of ornamentals including potted trees from McMinnille the nursery capital of the world.
    Located under the Water Tower, downtown, south of Main Street, McMinnville
  • Farmer's Market - White County Sparta
    Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday, May 21 - September
    Metcalf Park, 117 S. Main Street, Sparta
    Phone: 931.836.3348
  • Main Stree Live - Downtown McMinnville
    Enjoy live music every Friday night during the summer months
  • Sparta Cruiser's Cruise In on Liberty Square
    Sparta "Good Time" Cruisers celebrate the classics, past and present, at the car show on Liberty Square from 5-8 p.m., every 3rd Saturday April- October. You are invited to “just show up” to show your car or to just enjoy the exhibit. If you are a car lover this is a great place to salute past good times. For more information, contact Junior Jones @ 931.212.7658 or visit www.sparta-chamber.net
  • Bluegrass at the Sparta Amphitheatre
    On Liberty Square every 3rd Friday @ 7pm May- October FREE to the public. Contact Ed Baker 931.738.8604 for more information.

April 2014


  • April 25th & 26th - Fall Creek Falls Activities
    Spring is here and the park is bursting with new life. The trees are budding and the wildflowers are starting to bloom, dotting the landscape with delightful hues of pastel colors. It’s a great time to enjoy some hiking, picnicking, boating, and wildlife watching while taking in the beautiful scenery. We encourage you to take advantage of the programs we have arranged for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
    - Friday, April 25th 6:00pmNature Station – Stop by the lobby of the Inn in Fall Creek Falls State Park between 6pm and 7pm to see what Ranger Matt has on his table! This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the park and familiarize yourself with some of the things you could encounter during your stay in the Fall Creek Falls area!
    - Friday, April 25th 8:00pmNight Nature Ramble – Meet Jon at the Campers’ Check-In in Fall Creek Falls State Park for a nature walk around the golf course. This is the peak time to see some of the park’s nightlife like deer, raccoons, frogs, etc.
    - Saturday, April 26th 9:00amHike to Fall Creek Falls Overlook – Meet Jon at the Nature Center in Fall Creek Falls State Park for a moderate 2-mile roundtrip hike to Fall Creek Falls. He will discuss various rocks, plants, and animals along the way.
    - Saturday, April 26th 11:15amFish of Fall Creek Falls – Meet Jon at the Nature Center in Fall Creek Falls State Park to learn some interesting facts about the freshwater fish in the area.
    - Saturday, April 26th 1:00pmSnake Show – Meet Jon at the Nature Center in Fall Creek Falls State Park to get up close and personal with some of the park’s more elusive residents.
    - Saturday, April 26th 2:30pmPontoon Boat Tour – Meet Jon at the Boat Dock in Fall Creek Falls State Park for a pontoon boat tour around the lake. There is a limit of 8 and a fee of $7 per seat. You must sign up at the Campers’ Check-In (in the park_. Refunds will only be considered for cancellations by park staff for credit card customers.
    - Saturday, April 26th 3:30pmPontoon Boat Tour – Meet Jon at the Boat Dock in Fall Creek Falls State Park for a pontoon boat tour around the lake. There is a limit of 8 and a fee of $7 per seat. You must sign up at the Campers’ Check-In (in the park). Refunds will only be considered for cancellations by park staff for credit card customers.

May 2014


  • May 2nd, 3rd & 4th - Tennessee Spring Star Party 2014
    Programs are entry level to professional level. Professional and amateur astronomers will be giving presentations. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate “bad weather” programs. There will be no registration fee. Your only cost for the event will be lodging and food. For more information, contact Allen Ball or Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society. Please make reservations with Fall Creek Falls Inn at 800.250.8610
  • May 3rd & 4th - Valley Fest
    Downtown Dunlap, TN :: Live Music from Exile, T. Grahma Brown, The Cumberland Band, Cary Hudson, Cody McCarver, Adam Dean Mullins, the Ogay World Music Band, The Patchwork, the Stratoblasters and Roger Alan Wade :: students from Music Makers of Dunlap :: variety of food from country favorites to internatioanl delicacies :: a beauty pagent, 5K and 10K run and 1-mile fun walk, car show, handmade crafts, inflatables and rides for children and art exhibition :: May 3rd 9 AM - 9 PM and May 4th Noon - 5 PM :: Tickets are $5 adults, $2 kids :: For more information, visit www.valleyfestonline.com
  • Memorial Day through Labor Day - Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls
    Softball, nature hikes, canoe floats, campfires, horseback riding and bluegrass music are just some of the events that mark our summer season. Interpretive and recreational events are scheduled seven days a week.

June 2014


  • June 27th & 28th - Astronomy Weekend
    Join us for discussions regarding constellations, lunar lore, and our brightest star, the Sun. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

July 2014


  • July 4th - Fourth of July Celebration
    Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for our “traditional” parade, which ends in Campground A. After watermelon and cake, we will move to the field for events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites.
  • July 25th & 26th - Astronomy Weekend
    Join us for discussions regarding constellations, lunar lore, and our brightest star, the Sun. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

August 2014


  • August 17th - Triathlon
    Push your limits in a 1.5km swim, followed by a 40km bike ride, and a 10km run. For more information on this event contact Kevin Mahan by email or call 865.988.3906. Be sure to ask what other races will be offered throughout the year!
  • August 22nd & 23rd - Astronomy Weekend
    Join us for discussions regarding constellations, lunar lore, and our brightest star, the Sun. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.
  • August 22nd & 23rd - 1st Annual Fall Creek Falls Fishing Classic
    Come and put your angling skills to the test! A Saturday fishing tournament on Fall Creek Lake is a great way to enjoy the outdoors. Contact Ranger Robert Becker at 423.881.3297, or by email for information concerning entry fees, Inn package deals, and boat availability. Limited to 25 teams of 2 persons.

September 2014


  • September 5th, 6th & 7th - 36th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival
    This family-friendly event celebrates the heritage ofthe Cumberland Plateau with a
    presentation of music, food and pioneer skills. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. with the official cannon firing, followed with music and square dancing. Saturday's activities will include pioneer demonstrations, music, storytelling, crafts and food booths. Pioneer demonstrations will include a sorghum mill, blacksmithing, a Civil War encampment, broom making and chair bottoming.
    Sunday will include gospel music, storytelling and pioneer skills demonstrations. The festival weekend will include over 100 craft booths with items such as woodworking, wrought iron, folk art, soaps, candles, leatherworks and basketweaving.
    The Friends of Fall Creek Falls will collect donations at the gate to support future festivals. For more information about the annual festival, contact the Betty Dunn Nature Center at 423.881.5708.
  • September 26th & 27th - Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
    Join us to view the night sky, learn about night sky viewing equipment, and engage in discussion with individuals experienced in the field of astronomy. For more information, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

October 2014


  • October - Mooneyham Haunted Forest
    This annual haunted Halloween walk is held each Friday & Saturday night through the month of October in the Mooneyham community of Spencer, TN which is off of Hwy 30 and 285.
    If you are not a visiting guest of Cozy Cabins & Cottages, please do not contact us for further information. We are not affiliated with this event and have no other information to offer at this time.
  • October 18th & 19th - Fall Colors Weekend
    Join us on bicycle tours, guided hikes, and slideshows focusing on the autumn splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park.
  • October 25th - Wild Foods Day
    Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just part of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

November 2014


  • November 15th & 16th - Backpacking Trip
    Join us for a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of the park. This hike is for both novices and experienced backpackers and includes a 2-day guided hike with an overnight camp. There is a $10 fee and pre-registration is required. Contact the Nature Center at 423.881.5708.

December 2014


  • December 5th, 6th & 7th - Christmas on the Mountain
    Join us for a weekend of Yuletide fun, holiday music, handmade crafts and gifts for the little ones. Activities include making Christmas crafts, storytelling, breakfast with Santa, and a 3-day mountain craft show for everyone. This event is tentatively scheduled due to renovations being planned for the Fall Creek Falls Inn

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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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