Local Events

Last updated: March 14th, 2019

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 thru October. In case of rain the event is held at the Sparta Civic Center, 514 E. Bockman Way. Free and family friendly :: For more information vist the Sparta Events page.

Bluegrass at Cumberland Caverns

Bluegrass music in a cave! Cumberland Caverns Live can be seen live 333 feet underground in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns, in McMinnville, TN. $15 per person :: cumberlandcaverns.com/live/

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 :: Held in the Village area in the Amphitheater by the pool or in the Recreation Center from 7:30-9:30pm (CST) :: Visit the Friends of Fall Creek Falls website for more information about the Blue Grass Band Schedule for the park.

Farmer's Market - Warren County McMinnville

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 :: Sale days are Wednesdays, Saturdays, and the first and third Thursday of the month from April to December :: Located under the Water Tower, downtown, south of Main Street, McMinnville :: Visit the Warren County website for more information.

Farmer's Market - White County Sparta

The Farmers Market opens on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 am in Metcalf Park, 117 S. Main Street - just off Liberty Square. Local farmers will have fresh produce just for you. Get there early before it all sells out. Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday at 7am, May thru September or October (when the gardens stop producing) :: For more information, visit the City of Sparta website.

Main Street LIVE! - McMinnville

Is a Free concert series every Friday night starting the second Friday in June till the last Friday in July. Bring a lawn chair, visit with friends and family, eat and drink, and enjoy the local & regional entertainment. For more information, visit the Main Street McMinnville website.

Sparta Cruiser's Cruise In

Good Time Cruisers invite you visit Liberty Square in Sparta, TN every 3rd Saturday - April thru October, 5:00pm – 8:30pm. You are invited to show your car off or just enjoy the exhibit and bluegrass music :: If you are a car lover this is a great place to salute past good times :: Sometimes they even host an old fashioned Sock Hop :: For more information, visit the City of Sparta website.

January 19th 2019

Fall Creek Falls Thaw 15K Run
Run the finale of the TSP Running Tour in a 15k traversing one of the most beautiful areas in the eastern United States. Register for this event here.

January 20th 2019

Van Tour of Fall Creek Falls State Park
Meet Ranger Ronnie Brock at the Nature Center parking lot for a scenic driving tour of Fall Creek Falls with a Ranger! There is a limit of 14 and a fee of $10.

There are 2 times for this event :: 9-10am and 1-2pm

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

January 23rd 2019

Van Tour of Fall Creek Falls State Park
Meet Ranger Robin Bayless at the Nature Center parking lot for a scenic driving tour of Fall Creek Falls with a Ranger! There is a limit of 14 and a fee of $10.

There are 2 times for this event :: 10:30-11:30am and 1:30-2:30pm

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

January 25th 2019

Guided Hike to Hemlock Falls
Join Ranger Matt at 9:00am for a guided 6-mile tour along one of our lesser-known trails to Hemlock Falls in Fall Creek Falls State Park. Join Ranger Matt at the Nature Center parking lot at 9:00am to drive to the Prater Place Trail Head and enjoy one of our lesser-known trails. This 6-mile loop sports a small but beautiful waterfall - Hemlock Falls and is full of unique topography. Along the way, Ranger Matt will discuss protecting this unique environment, particularly against feral hogs at Fall Creek Falls. Please dress for the weather (it can be quite cold this time of year!) and wear appropriate hiking shoes. There is a fee of $5. Time for this event is 9am - 2pm

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

January 26th 2019

Custom Chocolate Candy Creation
Join Ranger Garrison to learn how to make your own custom chocolates and take home your own home-made candy molds! Meet Ranger Kristen Garrison in Fall Creek Falls State Park at the Recreation Hall at 12:00pm to learn some basic chocolate making techniques (homemade chocolate can be much healthier and/or tastier than storebought!!). While you're there, you will be given 2oz. food safe silicone to make 3 of your own custom candy molds that you can take home and use to make your own chocolate treats (great for Valentine's Day gifts, etc)! There is a fee of $10.00 for this program and a limit of 8 participants. Time for this event is 12-1:30pm

Early Birding with Ranger Garrison
Join Ranger Kristen Garrison at 9:00am the Recreation Hall in Fall Creek Falls State Park to observe some of the parks native birds. All skill levels are welcome to join this free program! Ranger Garrison has been an avid birder for most of her life and may even have a few binoculars to spare if you don't have your own. Come join her at the Recreation Hall at 9:00am if you love birds or are interested in learning more about them. This short (less than a mile) birdwatching hike around the village area will include discussion about birds behavior, over-wintering strategies and identification tips. Registration is encouraged so the Ranger has an idea of how many people to expect (how many extra binoculars to bring, etc). Time for this event is 9-10am

Guided Hike to the Base of Fall Creek Falls
Join Park Ranger Brent at the top of the Fall Creek Falls main overlook for a short 0.8-mile hike to the base of the falls and back. Guided hikes at Fall Creek Falls are a great way to get out and explore trails and learn new information about the history and natural features of the park. Come meet Park Ranger Brent at the main Fall Creek Falls overlook for a short (0.8-mile) but moderately strenuous hike down to the base of the waterfall. Along the way you will see some unique geological features and learn about the history of the park. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your hiking shoes! There is a fee of $5.00 per person. Time for this event is 1-2pm

Snakes and Birds!
Join Ranger Kristen Garrison at the Rec Hall as she showcases some of our native snakes and Red-Tailed hawk. Are you curious about snakes and hawks and want to get a closer look? Join Ranger Kristen at the Recreation Hall at this free program to learn more about these fantastic predators and their important role in the ecosystem. This program features Delta, our Red-Tailed Hawk and a myriad of native snakes that you could potentially find at the park. Time for this event is 2-3pm

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.




February 6th 2019

VAN TOUR OF FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK
Meet Ranger Robin at 10:30am in the Nature Center for a Van Tour featuring the parks favorite waterfalls and overlooks.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 6th 2019

VAN TOUR OF FALL CREEK FALLS STATE PARK
Meet Ranger Robin at 9:00am in the Nature Center for a Van Tour featuring the parks favorite waterfalls and overlooks.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 9th 2019

CUSTOM CHOCOLATE CANDY CREATION FOR VALENTINE'S DAY
Join Ranger Garrison in the Rec Hall at 12:00pm to learn how to make your own custom chocolates and take home your own home-made candy molds!

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 10th 2019

GUIDED LAKESIDE HIKE ON THE GILBERT GAUL TRAIL
Join Brent Measles at Group Camp 2 at 10:00am February 10th for a peaceful lakeside hike on the Gilbert Gual trail.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 12th 2019

GUIDED HIKE TO THE BASE OF FALL CREEK FALLS
Join Park Manager Robert Becker 8:00am at the top of the Fall Creek Falls main overlook for a short 0.8-mile hike to the base of the falls and back.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 15th 2019

THE WOODLAND TRAIL
Learn about trail construction and maintenance considerations from a certified Trail Master while hiking to Fall Creek Falls!

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 16th 2019

All Day Photography Workshop and Hiking Adventure
Join photographer David Duplessis and Ranger/author Stuart Carroll for an all-day photography adventure exploring the areas in and around Sparta! Meet the ranger at the Nature Center parking lot at 9:00am and follow the ranger (driving) to the Prater Place trailhead for a 6-mile guided hike to Hemlock Falls and back. This hike will take about 5-6 hours and has some creek crossings and steep rocky areas, so be sure to bring proper hiking gear, snacks and water. Along the way you will get to see and learn about the spring wildflowers commonly found in the area. This is a free event, but please register for this hike, there is limited parking at the Prater Place Trailhead and we need to make sure there is enough parking for everybody. Time of this event is 9am - 2pm

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 16th 2019

CABLE TRAIL HIKE
Meet Ranger Cara at the Nature Center parking lot at 9:30am for a short but very strenuous hike on the cable trail into the Cane Creek gorge.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 16th 2019

FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CREATIONS
Join Ranger Cara 1:00pm and make some hemp friendship bracelets that you can take home and share.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 19th 2019

GUIDED HIKE TO THE BASE OF FALL CREEK FALLS
Join Park Manager Robert Becker 8:00am at the top of the Fall Creek Falls main overlook for a short 0.8-mile hike to the base of the falls and back.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 22nd 2019

HIKE TO HEMLOCK FALLS
Join Ranger Matt at 9:00am for a guided 6-mile tour along one of our lesser-known trails to Hemlock Falls.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 23rd 2019

GUIDED HIKE AT WHEELER FARM
Join Ranger Brent at 10:30am Feb 23rd in the Nature Center Parking Lot for a moderate 2-mile hike touring the historic Wheeler Farm.

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.

February 23rd 2019

NATURE WATERCOLOR
Join Ranger Garrison 2:00pm Saturday to learn some basic techniques on watercoloring and to create your very own Screech Owl watercolor

You can register for any of these events in Fall Creek Falls at the Events Page on the Tennessee State Parks website.




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Fall Creek Falls Events
All Fall Creek Falls scheduled events should be verified through the Tennessee State Park website. Registration may be required for certain events. You can also find future scheduled events in Fall Creek Falls State Park here.

March 15th 2019

RANGER LED HIKE TO HEMLOCK FALLS
10am - 2pm :: Join Ranger Matt at the Nature Center parking lot at 10:00am to drive to the Prater Place Trail Head and enjoy one of our lesser-known trails. This 6-mile out and back hike features a small but beautiful waterfall, Hemlock Falls, and is full of unique topography. Along the way, Ranger Matt will discuss protecting this unique environment, particularly against feral hogs at Fall Creek Falls. Please dress for the weather and wear appropriate hiking shoes. A creek crossing is possible as well.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 16th 2019

CABLE TRAIL HIKE
1pm :: Join Derek at the Nature Center for a short but strenuous hike down the cable trail to the bottom of Cane Creek Falls. This is a great opportunity to experience the grandeur of one of our park's most prominent geological features. Wear sturdy shoes and bring along some water.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 16th 2019

PROFESSIONAL WATERFALL PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR
10am - ? :: Meet professional landscape photographer John Hargis at the Nature Center and enjoy an hour long talk on basic photography, composition and special tips on photographing waterfalls. His award winning images are displayed at the Nature Center and are sold by the Friends of Fall Creek Falls at the Nature Center Gift Shop. Mr. Hargis' images have been featured in books, calendars and travel magazines. They also grace homes and businesses across America. After the seminar, we may venture out for a photo shoot and instruction period at one of our overlooks.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 16th 2019

RANGER LED BIG 6 HIKE
9am - 1pm :: Enjoy our special event with a guided hike to the 6 major waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls State Park! This moderately strenuous hike features a combination of trails that allow you to experience 6 waterfalls in about 6 miles of hiking. Bring water and a snack!
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 16th 2019

RANGER LED HIKE TO THE BASE OF FALL CREEK FALLS
11am - ? :: Come meet Assistant Park Manager Robert Becker at the main Fall Creek Falls overlook for a short (0.8-mile) but moderately strenuous hike down to the base of the waterfall. Along the way you will see some unique geological features and learn about the history of the park. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your hiking shoes!
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 16th 2019

RANGER LED VAN TOUR TO LOST CREEK FALLS
2pm - ? :: Meet Ranger Cara at the Nature Center parking lot at the for a scenic driving tour of one of our natural areas: Lost Creek! There is a short but somewhat strenuous hike down to the creek once you arrive, so be sure to wear proper footwear and bring some water. There is a limit of 14 and a fee of $10. Register online by clicking the Upcoming Events tab on the Fall Creek Falls State Park website or visit the Office for assistance. No refunds will be given for cash transactions or customer cancellations.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 17th 2019

WATERFALLS VAN TOUR
Noon - ? :: Meet Erica at the Nature Center parking lot at 12:00pm for a scenic driving tour of Fall Creek Falls State Park’s waterfalls! There is a limit of 14 and a fee of $10. Register online by clicking the Upcoming Events tab on the Fall Creek Falls State Park website or visit the Office for assistance. No refunds will be given for cash transactions or customer cancellations.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 17th 2019

WATERFALLS VAN TOUR
2pm - ? :: Meet Erica at the Nature Center parking lot at 2:00pm for a scenic driving tour of Fall Creek Falls State Park’s waterfalls! There is a limit of 14 and a fee of $10. Register online by clicking the Upcoming Events tab on the Fall Creek Falls State Park website or visit the Office for assistance. No refunds will be given for cash transactions or customer cancellations.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 19th 2019

Guided Hike to the Base of Fall Creek Falls
8-9:00am :: Guided hikes at Fall Creek Falls are a great way to get out and explore trails and learn new information about the history and natural features of the park. Come meet Park Manager Robert Becker 8:00am Tuesday March 19th at the main Fall Creek Falls overlook for a short (0.8-mile) but moderately strenuous hike down to the base of the waterfall. Along the way you will see some unique geological features and learn about the history of the park. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your hiking shoes!
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 23rd 2019

1ST HIKE OF SPRING AT VIRGIN FALLS STATE NATURAL AREA
10am - 3pm :: Join Virgin Falls Staff as they lead a hike through the beautiful terrain of the Cumberland Plateau to reach one of the most spectacular views of the Caney Fork Gorge at Matrtha's Pretty Point. The hike is a 5.5 mile round trip and mildly streaneous, so please wear sturdy boots and dress according to weather. Also, please pack a sack lunch and bring an abundance of water. The scheduled hike is free, however please register to make sure there is enough parking to accommodate. Virgin Falls State Natural Area is a satellite natural area of Fall Creek Falls State Park and is located about 47 miles from the Fall Creek Falls office.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 23rd 2019

SPRING WILDFLOWER HIKE AT FALL CREEK FALLS 2019
9am - 2pm :: Hiking and wildflower enthusiasts - join a ranger for a 6-mile round-trip guided hike at Prater Place for the annual spring hike! Meet the ranger at the Nature Center parking lot at 9:00am and follow the ranger (driving) to the Prater Place trailhead for a 6-mile guided hike to Hemlock Falls and back. This hike will take about 5-6 hours and has some creek crossings and steep rocky areas, so be sure to bring proper hiking gear, snacks and water. Along the way you will get to see and learn about the spring wildflowers commonly found in the area. This is a free event, but please register for this hike, there is limited parking at the Prater Place Trailhead and we need to make sure there is enough parking for everybody.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 23rd 2019

Nature Watercolor
2 - 3:30pm :: Join Ranger Kristen Garrison as she goes over how to create a basic color wash and build your watercolor from this foundation. She will also go over some basic techniques used to manipulate how the color flows, including frisket, application of salt and other modifying techniques. The objective of this course will be to apply your newly learned skills to create a portrait of a native Screech Owl. Children are welcome but please bear in mind this is more of an adult-oriented class and contains long periods of actual lecture and demonstration. There is a fee of $10.00 per person.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 24th 2019

Campfire Dutch Oven Cooking: Greens and Beans
1-2:30pm :: Join Ranger Cara Alexander and Kristen Garrison at 1:00pm near Shelter 3 for a demonstration of how to cook a delicious meal using Dutch Ovens. You can use these techniques and recipes the next time you go camping! While you are enjoying your sampling of the meal (yes, you will get to eat!), you can also learn how these important cooking tools were utilized in the past. There is a fee of $20.00 per person.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.

March 24th 2019

Guided Hike at Wheeler Farm
10:00am-12:00pm :: Guided hikes at Fall Creek Falls are a great way to get out and explore trails and learn new information about the history and natural features of the park. Join Ranger Brent at the Nature Center 10:00am March 24th and he will show you the way to our Northern-most trail head off Highway 30. You won't want to miss this moderate 2.0 mile hike featuring a land bridge and a scenic descent into a hollow that was once home to the Wheeler Farm. Along the way you will see our park's natural land bridge and learn about the history of the park. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and bring your hiking shoes! There is a fee of $5.00 per person.
To verify this event or register, visit the Tennessee State Park website here.




April 6th & 7th 2019

38th 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.

April 13th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

April 20th & 21st 2019

Easter Weekend
Join rangers in Fall Creek Falls State Park for their annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Village Area at 10:00am! They strive to make each year bigger than the last with more eggs and prizes than previous years. There will be craft programs for the kids offered immediately following the egg hunt, so plan to spend the day!




May 3rd, 4th & 5th 2019

Valley Fest 2019
Located in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley, Dunlap, TN - Just 25 minutes from Cozy Cabins & Cottages... Enjoy rides, games, live music, shopping, art show, car show and more! Participate in the Valley Fest Road Races 5K, 10K and 1 mile walk/run through the countryside. For more information, visit the Valley Fest Online.

May 3rd, 4th & 5th 2019

Tennessee Spring Star Party 2019
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.

May 11th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

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.

Visit the Upcoming Events page on the Tennessee State Parks Web Site for more information about events in Fall Creek Falls State Park.




Early June TBD 2019

Bluegrass Festival at the Coke Ovens Museum
Traditional music will be the soundtrack of the Sequatchie Valley as part of the 31st annual Dunlap Coke Ovens Bluegrass Festival at Dunlap Coke Ovens Park and Museum. Performances begin at 6 p.m. CDT on Friday, June TBD, and at 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday, 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.

For more information about this event, visit the official Coke Ovens of Dunlap, TN web site

June 8th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

June 28th & 29th 2019

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, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

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.

Visit the Upcoming Events page on the Tennessee State Parks Web Site for more information about events in Fall Creek Falls State Park.




July dates TBD 2019

Fireworks
Van Buren County Fireworks display at 9pm in downtown Spencer, TN

July 4th 2019

4th of July Celebration
In Fall Creek Falls State Park... 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.

Visit the Tennessee State Parks Web Site for more information about this event.

July 13th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

July 26th & 27th 2019

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, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

Late July TBD thru Early August TBD 2019

Van Buren County Fair
Located in downtown Spencer, come enjoy this local event. Beginning the afternoon of opening day will be the livestock show and chainsaw contest :: Sunday mule show :: Thursday will be the bicycle race, poultry show, greased pig contest :: Friday will be the pet show and corn hole tournaments :: the horse show will wind out the week on Saturday. Usually held the last week of July / first week of August

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.

Visit the Upcoming Events page on the Tennessee State Parks Web Site for more information about events in Fall Creek Falls State Park.




August 1st - 4th 2019

127 Yard Sale
The 127 Yard Sale is commonly referred to as “The World's Longest Yard Sale”. That is because it really is the longest yard sale in the world. To be exact, it is 690 miles long and the route travels through 6 states; Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. The majority of the route follows Highway 127 from Addison, MI in the north to Chattanooga, TN. The route converses through two scenic drives allowing you to appreciate the beautiful countryside of these states all while enjoying the fun and excitement of The World’s Longest Yard Sale. For more information, visit the official 127 Yard Sale website.

August 3rd - 10th 2019

Van Buren County Fail
Rides begin Wednesday. Animal shows, competition events, rides and more. Check back later for more information, or visit the Van Buren County Fair Facebook page.

August 10th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

August 30th & 31st 2019

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, contact Lloyd Watkins, or visit the Cumberland Astronomical Society.

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.

Visit the Upcoming Events page on the Tennessee State Parks Web Site for more information about events in Fall Creek Falls State Park.




September 6th, 7th & 8th 2019

41st Annual Mountaineer Folk Festival
In Fall Creek Falls State Park... 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!

September 14th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677




October 12th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

October 19th 2019

Fall Colors Spooktacular
In Fall Creek Falls State Park... Enjoy a weekend filled with fall colors, boat rides, campsite decorating competitions, hayrides, campground trick-or-treating and more! Don’t miss out on the most fun you can have in state parks this weekend!

October 26th 2019

Wild Foods Day
In Fall Creek Falls State Park... Field trips in Fall Creek Falls State Park 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.

Meet at Youth Camp #2

October (Fridays & Saturdays) 2019

Mooneyham Haunted Forest
Some folks in the Mooneyham Community off Highway 30 and 285 East host this event every year and do a spook-tacular job too! Look for more information as we hear about it... If you don't see details here... we don't know anymore to tell you - we'll keep an eye open for the road signs and for details in the paper

October dates TBD 2019

Haunted Forest of Terror
92 Star Road, Spencer, TN :: Call 423.618.1954 or 423.881.5053 for more information




November 9th 2019

Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley
The event kicks off at 5:00PM Central Time/ (6:00PM Eastern Time) with pony rides for the kids and a little chuck wagon chow for the whole family (i.e. appetizers and drinks), along with music and fellowship time! The pony rides and chuck wagon will end at 5:45 CT / 6:45 ET for everyone to take their seats for the Cowboy Church program which will start promptly at 6PM CT / 7PM ET. Don't miss the start or you will miss some beautiful horses and a horse presentation that will help us better understand some of the many horse scriptures found in God's Word! For more information, visit the official Cowboy Church of Sequatchie Valley web site.
1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, TN :: 423-554-4677

November TBD - December TBD, 2019

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights
Located just 1 hr 15 mins from Cozy Cabins & Cottages... November 16, 2018 - December 31, 2018 :: Recurring daily 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (eastern)! Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights - a light extravaganza that showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and nearly a million LED lights that transform the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Dinner with Santa, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the ice queen and the Dancing Forest! This event was even selected as a Top 20 Event for 2017 by Southeast Tourism Society!



1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750




December 6th & 7th 2019

Christmas on the Mountain
In Fall Creek Falls State Park... What could be better than enjoying live music, Christmas decorations, and a handmade craft fair on the plateau? How about a visit from Santa and nightly visits with photographic opportunities along with lots of crafts and music this weekend!

November TBD - December TBD, 2019

Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights
Located just 1 hr 15 mins from Cozy Cabins & Cottages... November 16, 2018 - December 31, 2018 :: Recurring daily 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM (eastern)! Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights - a light extravaganza that showcases more than 30 holiday scenes and nearly a million LED lights that transform the gardens' natural daytime splendor into a fantasyland. Enjoy gingerbread cookie decorating, hot cocoa and nightly entertainment. Dinner with Santa, as well as Jack Frost, Inara the ice queen and the Dancing Forest! This event was even selected as a Top 20 Event for 2017 by Southeast Tourism Society!

December TBD 2019

Dunlap Christmas Parade
Begins approximately at 4:30pm CST :: Line up starts at Sequatchie County Middle School, turning north on TN 28 and up Rankin Avenue, then right on Church Street (by 1st Baptist Church) and ending at Harris Park.

The City of Dunlap presents "Christmas In The Park"! (Harris Park) Santa will lead the way to the park to light the Christmas Tree!

December TBD, 2019

Sparta Christmas Parade
Located in downtown Sparta, just 30 minutes from Cozy Cabins & Cottages. Float judging begins at 3pm central time. Parade starts at 4pm and goes until 5pm.

December TBD 2019

Spencer Christmas Parade
Begins at 2pm CST, Downtown Spencer