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 Sep 19 Bluegrass at the Ampitheatre Sparta, TN Live Bluegrass concert FREE at the Sparta Amphitheater at 7 p.m. learn more Upper Cumberland Sep 19 - 21 Overnight Ghost Hunt & Dinner Red Boiling Springs, TN Come stay the night in a Haunted Hotel, listed by CNN as the #2 Most Haunted Location in the USA! Package includes Overnight Lodging, Dinner, Breakfast, Ghostly Presentations and All Night Ghost Hunting! learn more Upper Cumberland Sep 20 Dale Hollow Street & Rat Rod Ralley & Swap Meet Allons, TN Dale Holllow Street & Rat Rod & Swap Meet learn more Upper Cumberland Sep 20 Honest Abe Log Homes hosts Log Raising on Sept. 20 Celina, TN Honest Abe Log Homes is hosting a Log Raising on Sept. 20 at its national headquarters in Moss, Tenn. During the three-hour, free event beginning at 9 a.m., members of the Honest Abe team will construct a small log structure, demonstrating and describing the process of building an Honest Abe log home. Guests are treated to lunch and a tour of the manufacturing plant and model home. Honest Abe Log Homes designs, manufactures and builds energy-efficient, custom log homes, log cabins and timber frame houses. learn more Upper Cumberland Sep 20 The Sparta Cruise In Sparta, TN Join the Sparta Good Time Cruisers for a walk back into yesteryear with a great cruise in on the historic downtown 'Liberty Square' in Sparta, Tennessee. No entry fee, no admission fee, the White County Lions Club will prepare a fabulous meal for your enjoyment. Music, plenty of classic vehicles, on the quaint, small-town square in Sparta. Starts at 5 p.m. learn more

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