This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Sept. 6

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – It’s a full weekend in the Upper Cumberland this week folks! There are festivals, art, antique cars, and lots of live music to keep you entertained. For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Sept. 6 – 7

Cookeville – CityScape presents Cookeville’s Main Street Festival Fall FunFest starting Friday at 6 p.m. with music by 12 South and wrapping up Saturday at 8 p.m. with legendary country group Diamond Rio. Enjoy crafts, food, music and kids activities including the Glow Parade and Stations of Imagination.

Red Boiling Springs – The 63rd Annual Middle Tennessee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (Mid-TN AACA) Fall Meet Antique Car Show will be held at the historic Thomas House Hotel. In addition to the car show, enjoy a flea market and food vendors. 

Sept. 6 – 8

Fall Creek Falls – Come out for a weekend of celebrating Appalachian folk roots at the 41stannual Mountaineer Folk Festival. Music kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday with music, crats, storytelling, folk culture exhibits and more throughout the weekend.

Sept. 6

Cookeville – Join your friends at Soul Craft Coffee for the First Friday art party from 6 – 9 p.m. Come see artwork by Art Round Tennessee members:Nick Freeman (Nick Freeman Art), Jessica Hagar (Jrose Textile Arts), Matt Sandlin (Hippies & Gypsies Co.) and Susan Stone (

Cookeville – The Fumblebuckers live at 37 Cedarfrom 9 p.m. – midnight.

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes One Shot Johnny from8 – 10 p.m. Originating In the fall of 1997, One Shot Johnny is a three-piece blues band from south central Kentucky.

Crossville – 2COUNTRY4NASHVILLE @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Crossville – The Historic Palace Theatre presentscountry music legends Confederate Railroad at 7 p.m. Information is available at 931-484-6133.

Sept. 7

Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum opens “Cookeville Crazy Quilters: Still Crazy About Quilts After 30 Years,” a showcase of quilting with a reception from 1 – 3 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo presents the Fall Fun Fest after party with Few Miles On from8 – 11 p.m.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes The Smokey Mount’n Bandits from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Cookeville – JC Andersen LIVE at Jig Head Brewing Companystarting at 7 p.m. 

Fairfield Glade – Come meet the professionals at The Fall Home Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the FFG Community and Conference Center.

Lafayette – The 26thannualMakin’ Macon Fit Family Fitness Festival will be held at the Macon County Junior High School with events kicking off at 7 a.m.

Sparta – Happy Trails Brewery presents hometown favorites  SHATTERED from 7 – 10 p.m. on the outside stage. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the rockin’ music. 

Sept. 13 & 14

Standing Stone State Park – The 37thAnnual Standing Stone Marbles Festival and National Rolley Hole Championship will take place with live music, marble-making exhibits and demonstrations, food vendors and more.

Sept. 13

Cookeville – Enjoy the Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo presents the Dave Pahanish, a three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter, from8 – 10 p.m. 

Cookeville – The Lovers live at 37 Cedarfrom 9 p.m. – midnight.

Cookeville – Spankies welcomes Big Jake Hoot from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.

Sept. 14 – 15

Woodbury – The 30th Annual White Oak Craft Fair will take place along the banks of the East Fork Stones River just down from the Arts Center of Cannon County from 9 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. Sunday with top artisans and their original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and much more.

Sept. 14

Cookeville – Come out asRed Silo celebrates their 3rd Anniversary with the 3rd Year Anniversary Block Party from 5 – 10 p.m.


Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Cookeville Crazy Quilters: Still Crazy About Quilts After 30 Years,” a showcase of quilting in the area with live demonstrations on Saturdays throughout the show. Show runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Crossville – Don’t Dress For Dinner – Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son. This spectacular production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Suitable for all audiences. Show runs July 19 – September 5. Times and ticket information available here.

UC Fair Schedule

UPPER CUMBERLAND – It’s fair time across the Upper Cumberland and there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s the schedule of fairs across the U.C. 

Aug. 30 – Sept. 7 White County Fair

Sept. 7 – 15 Warren County Fair

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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