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 Caverns’ Bluegrass 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 Nov 28 Christmas in the Country Livingston, TN Christmas in the Country learn more Upper Cumberland Nov 29 Lickety Split at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Granville, TN Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time Music Every Saturday Night 6pm warm up show 7pm Syndicated Radio Show Enjoy The Best in Tennessee's Southern Cooking Served in Sutton General Store's Dining Room! learn more Upper Cumberland Dec 1 48th Annual Cookeville Christmas Parade Cookeville, TN The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce carries on it's tradition of hosting the longtime local holiday celebration, the Cookeville Christmas Parade. The parade will begin at Washington Avenue & 7th Street and end at the Cookeville Depot Museum. learn more Upper Cumberland Dec 4 - 6 TSSAA BlueCross Bowl Cookeville, TN The Tennessee Tech University campus will be buzzing with excitement as teams compete to be the best in their divsions on the impressive Tucker Stadium field. The games span three days with multiple games each day. Concession stands will be open with refreshments. For more information, visit http://cookevillechampions.com/ learn more Upper Cumberland Dec 4 - 12 " A Christmas to Remember in Mayberry" Granville, TN Historic Granville Christmas Dinner Theatre Presents " A Christmas to Remember in Mayberry" on December 4,5,11, and 12 by reservation. learn more

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