This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – April 12

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Whether it’s wine or Easter eggs that you can’t resist, or if you prefer comedy, live theater or music, you will love this weekend in the Upper Cumberland. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

April 12-14

Carthage – The Smith County Fine Arts Center presents Charlotte’s Web at the Hull Theatre inside the Historic Smith County Courthouse. Tickets are available at Smith County Drug Center in Carthage.

April 12

Cookeville – Shannon McNeal brings her own blend of Folk pop to Red Silo from 8 – 10 p.m.

Crossville – Spike’s Sports Grille presents Jake Hoot live from 6-9 p.m. 

Crossville – Jason Adams Live “In the House” at Grinder House from 6 – 8 p.m. For more information call 931-707-0440.

April 13

Cookeville – Mayhem for Mustard Seed Ranch 2019 will be held at Crossfit Mayhem from 7 a.m. till 6 p.m. 

Cookeville – Window on the World (WOW) is an international festival celebrating cultural diversity and global harmony. Join us from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at TTU’s Hooper Eblen Center for a day of fun, food, and friendship. 

Cookeville – Red Silo brings Jake Hoot and his classic country and rock with an island feel sound to the stage from 8-10 p.m.

Crossville – The Ms. Tennessee Senior America Pageant will be held at the Palace Theatre from 7-9 p.m. For information call 931-484-6133.

Crossville – Hailed as the “Polyester Princess,” the reigning Queen of Southern Sass delivers a high powered, take-no prisoners performance full of truth, irony, humor and wisdom, Etta May comes to the Cumberland County Playhouse for one show only. Tickets are available here.

Granville – Put on groovy clothes for Historic Granville’s “Memories: Rockin’ thru the 1960s.” Activities include historic home tours, an antique car show, twist contest, costume contest and Granville Genealogy Festival.

Granville – The Upper Cumberland Wine Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Information is available at

McMinnville – Hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes hidden 333 feet below during the overnight Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt inside Cumberland Caverns. Tickets are $47 per person and include a day tour, games & prizes and breakfast on the 14th.

April 14 

Crossville – Come see the Easter Bunny! At the City Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park at 3 p.m. Free but pre-register by calling 931-707-1883 or 931-456-6632

April 19

Baxter – Enjoy a Moonlight Egg Hunt at Upperman High School from 5 – 8 p.m. with kid’s games, family pictures, face painting, hay rides, juggling and magic tricks, hot dogs (as long as they last), and of course, 30,000 plastic eggs to hunt at sundown.

April 20

Cookeville – Stonecom presents the Upper Cumberland’s Biggest and Best Egg Hunt at the Tennessee Tech soccer fields beginning at 11 a.m. There will be egg hunts for ages 3-9. 

Cookeville – Jig Head Brewing Company presents The Smokey Nights live from 7-9 p.m.

Smithville – Enjoy theDeKalb County Women’s Expo in a day set aside just for the ladies from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DeKalb County Community Complex.

Standing Stone – The 2019 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Woodmen of the World will be held at 2 p.m. below the dam at Standing Stone State Park. Open to children ages 0-12.


Cookeville – The Sally Crain-Jager Putnam County Schools Student Art Exhibit will be displayed in lobby of the Cookeville Performing Arts Center from March 26 – April 26.

Crossville – Brace yourself for side-splitting chaos with this rip-roaring comedy starring an incomparable cast of Playhouse favorites in Noises Off running March 8 – April 18. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Forever Plaid is a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps the audience laughing hysterically when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950’s. Times and ticket information available here.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at

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