August Calendar of Events


August brings so many things to mind

Like county fairs with fun foods and rides

Easy to find.


Wednesdays: Senior Days at the Sutton General Store

Starting on Aug 01, seniors will get a 10% discount on food and merchandise on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Sutton General Store in Granville Admission to the Sutton Homestead $3.00, and incl.: guided tour of The Sutton Home, Antique Car and Transportation Museum, 1950's Service Station, Blacksmith, Grist Mill, and Weave Shop, the Ag Museum and Pioneer Village. Consignment Items excluded from discount

Rugby invitation to Area Artists and Crafters

Building on its long-standing reputation for high quality regional arts and crafts, the Commissary Committee invites those interested in being a part of this market to submit their work for an upcoming jury review. This step will help ensure that the work offered through the Commissary is representative of the creative excellence of the area. Application forms, guidelines and sample contract are available in Rugby at the Commissary. Call the Commissary at 423-628-5166 with questions, or to have application materials either emailed or mailed directly to you.

Aug 02

First Thursday - Shanks Center for the Arts in Crossville

You are Invited to First Thursday at the Shanks Center for the Arts from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Special entertainment will be Jake Ross, with "acoustic guitar and voice" Jake will entertain with original songs as well as cover (i.e., others’) songs. First Thursdays are occasions to celebrate that the three galleries are changed with a new set of fine art and fine craft, although the Warehouse Gallery may continue for another month. Featured in the Warehouse Gallery for one more months are Alan Cressler’s photographs of Ancient Cave Art. Shanks Center for the Arts is located at 140 North Main Street. Parking is available behind the building at the corner of Taylor and Thurman Avenues. Call (931) 787-1936 to check if we are open.

Until Aug 05

Smith County Fair at the Smith County AG Center Rides for all ages … Fun for everyone … Come out and join us at the Fair.

Many new events happening daily. For more information call Smith County Chamber of Commerce at 615-735-2093

Aug 02 - 04

Clay County Homecoming Days

Where: Courthouse Square - Celina Come on out to the Annual Homecoming Days! Lots of events - Live Music - Family Fun!

Aug 02 - 11

86th Annual Putnam County Agricultural & Industrial Fair

Come out and enjoy the annual county fair. There will be beauty pageants, a petting zoo, live music, livestock show, and roping demos. Fun for all ages! For more information call 931-526-2211 or see website.

Aug 02 – 05

World's Longest Yardsale - 127 Sale

Join us for our 25th Anniversary! Four Days of Bargain Hunting Now Spans 6 States & 690 miles. From 5 Miles North of Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama For more details call 800-327-3945. Website:

Aug 03

Timothy Hawn in Concert in Crossville

13-year old, Timothy Hawn has been playing the piano for five years. He has won a total of twenty 1st place music competitions and has performed in over 30 events including at - The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Historic Hotel Roanoke in Virginia, Disney World in Florida and many concerts at Riverbend in Chattanooga. At 11:00 am, he will be performing at the Art Circle Public Library located at 3 East Street in Crossville. For more information call (931) 484-6790.

Aug 03

Artist Talk with Whitney Forsyth

Artist Whitney Forsyth will be at the Appalachian Center for Craft at the Craft Center at 6:30 pm to talk about the journey her art has taken her on and about concepts and processes behind her work. Her work has been inspired by close observation of the natural world. She grew up exploring the Colorado woods and has continued to explore Oklahoma, where she works as an associate professor at the University of Tulsa. Her work has been in shows across the country. The talk and the galleries at the Craft Center are free and open to the public. For more information call 615-597-6801

Aug 03 - 05

Cumberland County 2nd Annual Gun & Knife Show

Cumberland County will be hosting the show at the Cumberland County Complex at 1398 Livingston Road in Crossville. The event is being held to raise funds to promote programs for local kids in our area and to show off the Cumberland County Community Complex to residents and visitors. Entry fee is $5 for adults and $1 for children. Questions or special requests should contact Donnie Moody at 931-484-6431.

Aug 03 -05

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

The Tennessee Tax Free Weekend begins at 12:01am on Friday and ends at midnight on Sunday. During the tax free weekend, numerous items can be purchased without having to pay sales tax. The items include clothing under $100 per item, school and school art supplies under $100 per item, and computers under $1,500. The tax exemption not only applies to items purchased within stores, but also items purchased over the phone, internet, or mail in which the retailer accepts the order during the tax free holiday.

Aug 03 – 07

“K-Town Americana” at the Palace Theatre

PAART is proud to present an evening of great Americana music performed by artists based in “K-Town”, Knoxville. The evening of music, with its roots deep in East Tennessee, will be hosted by regional favorite Jay Clark. Jay will be bringing the three lovely ladies that make up the Naughty Knots, Griffin Cavender on guitar, dobro, and vocals, Milly Cavender on upright bass and vocals, Sarah Pirkle on fiddle, guitar and vocals. Sarah’s husband and talented musician, Jeff Barbra, will join her on the guitar and mandolin for several of their much loved tunes. And RB Morris, poet, playwright, actor & singer, songwriter, and Knoxville music icon rounds out the lineup. First Friday performance scheduled for Aug 3 at 7:00 pm central at the Palace Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets for PAART are available at the Palace Theatre (931-484-6133) and from the box office of the Cumberland County Playhouse (931-484-5000, a ticketing service charge may apply

Aug 04

Annual Ice Cream Social in Red Boiling Springs

The Ice Cream Social is scheduled at the Donoho Entertainment Center from 5:00 till 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are on sale now and can be bought from any Vision 2020 member. Twenty area businesses are participating in this "Who's Got the Best Ice Cream Contest". Come sample all the different flavors and then vote for your favorite. There will also be drawings for some wonderful prizes. Individual tickets are $5 ($6 at the door) and family passes are $15 ($18 at the door). All proceeds go to the RBS Heritage Museum fund.

Contact 615-388-3046.

Aug 04

Girl Scouts Youth Program at Gun & Knife Show in Crossville

Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee will offer unique and special youth program, Knots & Know How, on Saturday at 3:30 pm at the Cumberland County Gun & Knife Show. Taught by experienced Girl Scouts, the cost of the youth program is free. One hour of classroom instruction and hands on experience will take place in the Country Store at the Cumberland County Community Complex. At the end of the classroom instruction, the participants will take home knowledge and a lifetime of memories. Girls and boys of all age groups are invited. Classes will start at 3:30pm. Any unfilled spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. Pre-registration is strongly recommended by calling Rachel Moen, Regional Executive at the Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee at 931-526-4925. Parent volunteers are needed, so please indicate interest in this area.

Aug 04

DelMonaco Winery's UNCORKED Comedy Night

The show starts at 7:00 pm at DelMonaco Winery in Baxter. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. We will have several comedians on hand for a full night of laughter! For more information or tickets call the winery at 931-858-1177.

Aug 04

McMinnville Cruisers Monthly Cruise In

New Location: Tim’s Motors- 1414 Smithville Highway in McMinnville Time: 5:00 pm ‘til dark Event will include a 50/50 Drawing, Door Prizes, and a Live DJ. For more information contact: Len Murray at (931) 808-9812 or contact McMinnville- Warren County Chamber of Commerce 931-473-6611

Aug 04

Handcrafted Appalachian Knife Workshop at Rugby

Starting at 10:00 am till 3:00 pm (ET) Handcraft an old-fashioned Appalachian style knife using rustic wood and a recycled saw blade. Create an item to treasure for years to come. Fuzzy Orange lives near Rugby and has been studying and teaching his crafts for many years. Anyone who has met him knows he is a joy to be around and a great story-teller. Students of his classes will be sure to have a good time. The cost for this workshop is $35. Please make advanced reservations. Ask about our lodging discounts to workshop attendees. For more information call 888-214-3400.

Aug 04

“The Rigneys” at the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

Come and enjoy the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with “The Rigneys” starting at 6:00 pm at the Sutton General Store in Granville. Enjoy a full evening of music and the very best in Tennessee Southern cooking served in the Sutton General Store’s Dining Room. We serve at 5:00 & at 6:30 pm. Call 931-653-4151 to make your dinner reservations now.

Aug 10-11

Smokin' in McMinnville BBQ Festival

Smokin' in McMinnville is a 2-day family festival presenting live entertainment, amazing food and beverages, sports competitions, a children's play zone, assorted vendors, and access to the fabulous Gilley Swimming Pool. 40 Professional Kansas City Barbeque Society teams along with backyard grill masters vying for $12,000 in total prize money in this Tennessee State Championship Competition. FREE Admission. Contact us: McMinnville- Warren County Chamber of Commerce 931-473-6611

Aug 11

Bluegrass Solutions” at the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

Come and enjoy the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with “Bluegrass Solutions” starting at 6:00 pm at the Sutton General Store in Granville. Enjoy a full evening of music and the very best in Tennessee Southern cooking served in the Sutton General Store’s Dining Room. We serve at 5:00 & at 6:30 pm. Call 931-653-4151 to make your dinner reservations now.

Aug 17

Bluegrass at the Sparta Amphitheatre

Join fellow Spartans and all lovers of music at Liberty Square. Live Bluegrass from a variety of artists starting at 7:00pm every 3rd Friday May - October. Free to the public and fun for all ages. Come for the music and enjoy Liberty Square in Downtown Sparta!

Aug 17 & 18

Fall Creek Falls State Park hosts Astronomy Weekend

Join us at the Inn for discussions regarding constellations, lunar lore, and our brightest star, the Sun. Telescope viewing will also be offered, weather permitting. For more information, email Lloyd Watkins at, or visit website:

Aug 18

The Sparta Sock Hop and Cruise In

Good Time Cruisers invite you to Liberty Square every 3rd Saturday, April - October. You are invited to show your car or enjoy the exhibit. If you are a car lover this is a great place to salute past good times. Call 931-836-3552 for details

Aug 18

Michael Fagan & Cumberland Mountain String Band”

Come and enjoy the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with “Michael Fagan & Cumberland Mountain String Band” starting at 6:00 pm at the Sutton General Store in Granville. Enjoy a full evening of music and the very best in Tennessee Southern cooking served in the Sutton General Store’s Dining Room. We serve at 5:00 & at 6:30 pm. Call 931-653-4151 to make your dinner reservations now.

Aug 19 - 25

Fentress County Agricultural Fair

At the Fentress County Fairgrounds For more information call 931-879-7776, email or see website:

Aug 24

Watermelon Day in McMinnville

Saturday from 6:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Warren County Farmers Market located under the water tower in Downtown McMinnville. FREE sliced watermelon for everyone. Seed spitting contest. Contact us: McMinnville- Warren County Chamber of Commerce 931-473-6611

Aug 25

DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards Annual Harvest Festival

DeMonaco Winery & Vineyards will be hosting our Annual Harvest Festival. Something new this year is "Our House Wine", a blend of all locally grown grapes. This event is FREE to the public. There will be many exciting activities for the whole family including hayrides, grape stomping, scavenger hunts, games, music, and more. Come out and enjoy a beautiful day in our lush vineyards.

Aug 25

High Tea Party at the Sutton Store in Granville

Cool off with your friends and join us for a four course high tea party 12:00 – 2:00 pm Great time to spend with your friends and meet new friends. Call for your reservations (931) 653-4151.

Aug 25

Downtown Crossville Cruise-In

Come join us at the Downtown Crossville Cruise-In on Main Street from 12:00 -5:00 p.m. There will be classic cars, vendors and 50/50 drawings. All Crossville Cruisers events are FREE! For more information contact Bill Frazier at 931-456-0138; Bob at 931-284-1020 or Ed Daniszewski at 931-788-2488.

Aug 25

Macon County Auction for the Arts

Macon County Arts Council will hold its annual "Auction for the Arts" on Saturday at 6:00 pm at the Sally Wells Building on the Macon County Fairgrounds. This event includes a supper, entertainment by the group "Kinship", and the auction of local art work. Preview of the art will begin at 5:00 p.m. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be obtained from "Frame It" in Lafayette at 615-666-7644 or email: or by calling Nancy Doss at 615-644-5179

Aug 25

“Mike Webb & Friends” at the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour

Come and enjoy the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with “Mike Webb & Friends” starting at 6:00 pm at the Sutton General Store in Granville. Enjoy a full evening of music and the very best in Tennessee Southern cooking served in the Sutton General Store’s Dining Room. We serve at 5:00 & at 6:30 pm. Call 931-653-4151 to make your dinner reservations now.

Aug 27 – Sep 02

Cumberland County Fair

Award-winning fair with midway, pageants, contest, live music, food, livestock, and more will be at the Cumberland County Community Complex located at1398 Livingston Road in Crossville. For more information call (931) 484-3620

At Cumberland County Playhouse

Until Aug 10

“Smoke on the Mountain”

Musical by Connie Ray & Alan Bailey The great bluegrass and gospel favorite returns for its 19th consecutive year, its longest run ANYWHERE. Rated G except for “one word that ought not to be used in church”. However, Mama and the family must have something to forgive Uncle Stanley for in the second act!

Until Nov 02

“Backward in High Heels: The Ginger Musical”

Conceived and Developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern Book/Musical Arrangements/Original Songs by Christopher McGovern Directed & Choreographed by Jeremy Benton. Legendary Ginger Rogers comes to life onstage! This musical dances through Ginger’s life, hometown to Hollywood, as she finesses her “stage mother” mom, becomes a huge star as Fred Astaire’s partner, and one of the movies’ first women to win “equal pay”! Funny, nostalgic, with music of her movies and more—a toe-tapping, swirling new show, full of memories!

Until Aug 17

See Rock City

A hometown, small town Appalachian story of two Kentucky families in the 1940’s, carrying on at home while America fought for freedom, overseas

Aug 23 – Oct 26

"Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge"

A brand new Bluegrass musical comedy that is joyously tuneful, outrageously funny and all served up with a generous splash of moonshine! Journey to the backwoods of 1930's Appalachia and meet moonshiner J.M. McFarland, his daughter Maggie, Maggie's dull fiancé Luther, neighbor Hazel and an assortment of unforgettable locals. For more information and show times call the Cumberland County Playhouse at 931-484-5000.

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