Local Events

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  • Amazin' Acres of Fun - mid-September - end-October
    (Monday thru Thursday  by appointment)
  • Baker Mountain Farm
    Will be open to the public starting Sept 27, 2014 and every Saturday in October from 10am-6pm. They will show you how generations have survived off of the land and how you too can be a farmer! A family owned and operated farm. They invite you to come out for a visit and some good ol' country fun!
    www.bakermountainfarm.com to view their yearly events and schedule
  • 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
    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.
  • Fall Creek Falls Blue Grass
    Summer Season at Fall Creek Falls State Park
    Every Saturday night :: $3.00 admission, children 6 and under are free :: Join us in the Amphitheater by the pool from 7:30-9:30pm (CST) :: In case of rain, join us at the Rec Hall :: Bands are subject to change without notice
    Click here for a complete schedule
  • 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

March


  • March 7th - FCF Thaw 15km Run & Weekend Excursion
    Run the finale of the TSP Running Tour in a 15k traversing one of the most beautiful areas in the eastern United States. Entry forms are available at tennesseerunningtour.com.
  • March 21st & 22nd - Waterfalls Weekend
    Fall Creek Falls State Park is the premier waterfall destination in Tennessee. Photography seminars, hikes, and driving tours to multiple waterfalls are offered in addition to excursions to more remote areas to see the lesser visited waterfalls of the park and surrounding area. Call the Nature Center at 423.881.5708 for more details.

April


  • April 4th & 5th - Easter Weekend
    Meet in the Village Green for an Easter egg hunt and crafts for kids on Saturday.
  • April 11th & 12th - 34th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage
    We will explore the wildflower rich areas of the park to see many early spring wildflowers and breathtaking views. A variety of hikes, workshops, driving tours, and slideshows will be offered.

May


  • May 15th, 16th, & 17th - Tennessee Spring Star Party 2015
    Programs range from entry to professional level. Professional and amateur astronomers will be giving free presentations. Dark sky field viewing will be Friday and Saturday night with alternate “bad weather” programs. The 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.

June


  • June 5th & 6th - Bluegrass Festivall at the Coke Ovens Museum
    Traditional music will be the soundtrack of the Sequatchie Valley as part of the 28th annual Dunlap Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival June 5-6 at Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Museum. Performances begin at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 5, and at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 6, at the park’s main amphitheater, built from old railroad timbers. Audience members should bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the sounds of the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar and bass.
  • June 19th & 20th - Astronomy Weekend
    Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

July


  • July 4th - 4th of July Celebration
    Dress up your car, your bike, or yourself for the traditional parade to Campground “A”. After watermelon and cake, field events such a sack race, the egg toss, tug-o-war, and other family favorites will be held in the Campground “A” field.
  • July 17th & 18th - Astronomy Weekend
    Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

August


  • August 14th & 15th - Astronomy Weekend
    Fall Creek Falls State Park is exceptionally well suited to night sky viewing. Make plans to attend any or all of the Astronomy Weekends to discuss constellations and spatial relationships in the solar system. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

September


  • September 4th & 5th - Tennessee Fall Star Gaze
    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, email Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.
  • September 11th, 12th, & 13th - 37th Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival
    The Mountaineer Folk Festival’s jam-packed schedule includes handmade crafts, 2 stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking, and much more. Don’t miss this event!

October


  • October 24th & 25th - Fall Colors Weekend
    Bicycle tours, guided hikes, and slideshows focusing on the autumn splendor of Fall Creek Falls State Park are a great way to enjoy a weekend.
  • October 31st - Wild Foods Day
    Field trips identifying edible wild plants and workshops on preparing wild meats and breads are just a few of the activities. The real treat comes in enjoying the wild feast.

November


  • November 14th & 15th - Backpacking Trip
    Embark on a 13-mile trek through some of the more remote portions of Fall Creek Falls State 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


  • December 4th, 5th, & 6th - Christmas on the Mountain
    Make plans to attend 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 mountain craft show for everyone. (Tentative, based on Fall Creek Inn renovation schedule)

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Last Updated: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
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