Waterfalls, Bluegrass, Romance & History

Upper Cumberland

The beauty of the Upper Cumberland calls out to the need for adventure. You’ll find it across the Cumberland Plateau, along wild rivers, in our grassroots music and among the stories of our heroes and statesmen.

Have you ever seen a picture you wish you could jump into? In the Upper Cumberland region of Middle Tennessee, you can bring that photo to life. The Upper Cumberland brims with geological, botanical and scenic wonders.

Ride horseback alongside rushing whitewater. Find a perfect picnic spot. Delve into histories of local heroes. Shop for antiques. Catch a Broadway play in the intimate Cumberland County Playhouse. Enjoy a private tasting at DelMonaco Winery & Vineyard. Do something unheard of such as attend a concert in a cave.

The Upper Cumberland speaks of a simpler time. Rustic Standing Stone State Park hosts the National Rolley Hole Marble Championship. The Muddy Pond Mennonite community mercantile offers delectable home-canned goods. The Upper Cumberland Quilt Trails beautiful countryside shows off historic barns displaying gorgeous quilt squares, each one a replica of a treasured heirloom.

In McMinnville, Cumberland CavernsBluegrass Underground springs to life with established and emerging artists in Americana, gospel, jazz, bluegrass and country. Have a history moment at the home of Sgt. Alvin C. York, the legendary WWI Medal of Honor soldier, in Pall Mall, or the home of Cordell Hull, the Nobel Prize-winning founder of the United Nations.

Primal wilderness ratchets up the visual thrills of Angel Falls in Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. Dive in or drop a line into Dale Hollow’s scenic Obey River in hopes of catching a state-record rainbow trout. It’s your time.

Experience Upper Cumberland

Drive along a picturesque wine trail. Stand in awe of the areas natural beauty. Be part of grassroots music in the making. Memories are made here. 


Upper Cumberland Mar 7 Jerry Buttler & the Blu-J's at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more Upper Cumberland Mar 13 - 15 Upper Cumberland Home & Garden Show + Stay & Play Travel Expo Cookeville, TN With over 120 exhibitors from around the upper Cumberland region, there’s sure to be something for every home and garden aficionado at this exciting show. Features the Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cook-Off to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Admission - $3 Friday 4:00-8:00pm Saturday 9:00am -8:00pm Sunday 12:00noon to 4:00pm learn more Upper Cumberland Mar 13 - 14 Catch the Leprechaun Festival Monterey, TN This event includes a 5K race, car show, motorcycle show, swap meet, food and live music! You can go online to register to attend! learn more Upper Cumberland Mar 14 - 15 Isha Hatha Yoga: Yogasanas McMinnville, TN Yogasanas, taught in a classical context, are a way of becoming in sync with the existence, naturally achieving a chemistry of healthfulness, joyfulness, blissfulness, and above all, balance. This is a residential program conducted by an Isha Hatha Yoga Teacher. Ages 14+ eligible. No prior experience with yoga required. learn more Upper Cumberland Mar 14 Bluegrass Solutions at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show learn more

Upper Cumberland City Guide

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