This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Nov. 16

By Michelle Price
UCBJ Managing Editor

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Shop for Christmas, catch a musical or celebrate Christmas around the square. Here’s what’s going on across the Upper Cumberland this week. For a complete list of events, visit

Nov. 15-17

Cookeville – Dr. Seuss characters will come to life at the Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 10 E. Broad St., during Seussical presented by Cookeville Children’s Theatre Nov. 2-17. This musical is fun for the whole family. For ticket information and performance times, call 528-1313.

Woodbury – The winner of 10 Tony Awards, Hello Dolly!, is a classic family-friendly musical at The Arts Center of Cannon Co.

McMinnville – Enjoy the 49th Annual Warren County Arts and Crafts Fair featuring wood turners, pottery, jewelry, etc.  Free admission.

Nov. 16-17

WOODBURY –Experience the Cannon Country Christmas on and around the square in Woodbury. Enjoy Santa, lighting of the tree, live nativity scene, Christmas Carolers and more.

Nov. 16-18

Cookeville – Enjoy the 41st Annual CJWC Santa’s Workshop at Hyder-Burks Pavillion. Over 160 vendors will be there to help with your Christmas list.

Nov. 17

Granville – David Parmley & Cardinal tradition perform at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour 6-8 p.m. at the T.B. Sutton General Store. Tickets are $20 for dinner and admission.

Lafayette – Bring the family out to the Lafayette Public Square for Christmas on the Square! from  4-7 p.m. for a variety of activities including train rides for both kids and adults, refreshments, storytelling, face painting, bouncy houses, children’s art projects and more!

Nov. 24

Livingston – Vendors display homemade goods, woodworking, art work, ceramics, crafts and more 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Candy Cane Christmas Market at the Overton Co. Fairgrounds.

McMinnville – Free Yoga Day at ISHA. Simple Yoga for the body, mind & emotion.
No physical agility or previous yoga experience required. Ages 7 & up. Schedule and information here.

Nov. 24 & 30

Livingston – Christmas in the Country kicks off at 5 p.m. on the courthouse square with carriage and wagon rides, music, popcorn, hot cider, peanuts and hot chocolate. Stores will stay open late for Christmas shopping.

Nov. 25

Sparta – There will be a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the amphitheater on Liberty Square. The tree will be decorated between 5-6 p.m. Santa Claus will be on the scene, and hot chocolate will be served. There will be carriage rides and the book “A Christmas Story” will be read to the crowd.


Crossville – Cumberland County Playhouse rings in the start to the holiday season with the delightful musical Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn inspired by the Oscar-winning 1942 film.

Crossville – It’s Christmas Eve, 1941 and the unpredictable Sanders Family gathers for one last holiday sing before son Dennis ships out for boot camp. A Sanders Family Christmas marks its final show at Cumberland County Playhouse.

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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