Whew what a weekend. Everyone was out and about and the weather was just about perfect. Kudos to the car and horse show organizers, great 1st events of the season! I saw several candidates out asking for votes, which is exactly the kind of hard work you want to be seeing from the people who want to serve you.
Speaking of elections, next Tuesday is the big day. There are several contested races in the primary, including County Mayor, Sheriff, Constables in District 1 and 3, and Circuit Court Judge. Some of these will have an opponent in the August 4 general election, for others, this election will be it. So, educate yourself and make informed decisions when you go into the polls. Not to brag, but I personally have a perfect voting record. Just how I was raised. My Dad was a veteran, my grandmother was a city alderman and mayor back before women did those kinds of things. It was how she was raised too. Let’s make sure we set the right example for our children. Elections matter.
Mother’s Day is next weekend, make sure you shop local where you can. Handmade jewelry and crafts, manicures and pedicures, clothing, food, zip line, Airbnb getaways, music tickets… you name it, we have it here on the mountain, and down in the valley. Gift certificates are also a GREAT gift for us mommas. Go to www.tnsouthcumberland.com for more gift ideas.
Update on the Coalmont OHV Park grand opening, it looks like the date has been pushed forward sometime in June. The water line has been more challenging than anticipated. Of course, that has not stopped people coming from all over the country to check it out. The parking lot is slam packed every weekend. I hope everyone is putting on their thinking caps on how to start their own business, whether it be a guide service, repair service or parts in between.
Get out there and enjoy this place we call home.
Go Hunter Girl!
Weekend highlights: (Disclaimer, events may change or cancel)
Fri-Sun – Zip line at Bigfoot Adventure, Tracy City. Fri / Sat 9 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm Sun 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 5 pm Book online www.bigfootadventure.com or call 931-488-8652. $$
Fri-Sun – Live Music at The Local 2, Monteagle, Fri / Sat 8 pm, Sun 2-6 pm No Cover.
Fri & Sat – Live Music at Smokehouse Patio Grill, Monteagle, Fri starts at 6:30 pm, Sat starts at 4:30 pm No Cover.
Fri & Sat – Social at Hank’s Corner Grille, Tracy City. No Cover.
Fri & Sat – Pool / Social at The Green Room, Tracy City, opens at 4 pm No Cover.
Fri 4/29 – Rappelling for Beginners at SCSP, 1 pm-4pm, Ranger Reynolds. Call the Visitor Center for more information, 924-2980. $ 20 pp
Sat 4/30 – Live Concert at The Caverns, 8 pm www.thecaverns.com $$
Sat 4/30 – Sunrise Canoe Float at SCSP, 6 am-8am, Ranger Wescoat. Call the Visitor Center for more information, 924-2980. $ 50 includes canoe rental / lifejacket / paddles ($ 30 if you bring your own).
Every Day – The Caverns offers daily cave tours on the hour, every hour. 9 am to 5 pm $ 22.95 adults / $ 12.95 ages 3-12 plus tax and fees. Adventure tours available.
Every Day – Coalmont OHV Park is not open yet, but the parking lot at the end of B Mine Rd is available for use. $ 10 donation.
May 26-29 – Bigfoot Electro 2022 at Bigfoot Adventure, Tracy City. 4 day tickets starting at $ 199pp
June 2022 – Coalmont OHV Park Grand Opening!
June 7-July 29 – South Cumberland Summer Meal Program 2022.
June 9-July 2 – Camp Gailor-Maxon at DuBose Conference Center, 1st-12th graders. $$
Jun 11 – Grundy County Free Fishing Day at Grundy Lakes SCSP.
June 11-Aug 7 – 140th Season at Monteagle Sunday School Assembly, Monteagle.
June 12 – July 23 – Mountain TOP Summer Camp programs. All ages.
June 17-20 – 2022 20th Annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival at Great Stage Park, Manchester. Tickets on sale now. 4-day tickets starting at $ 330 pp
June 18 – July 17 – 2022 65th Annual Sewanee Summer Music Festival at Sewanee. For more information call: 598-1225
June 26-July 9 – 2022 28th Annual Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference at Sewanee. For more information call: 598-1541. $ 2550 pp
June 25 – Pelham 4th
July 2 – Coalmont Fireworks
July 4 – Coalmont, Monteagle, Beersheba, Gruetli-Laager, Altamont, Tracy parades.
July 19-31 – 2022 32nd Annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference at Sewanee. For more information call: 598-1654. $ 1800 pp
July 30 – 2022 Swiss Heritage Festival at Stocker-Stampfli Farm, Gruetli Laager. Celebrating the 153rd year since the Swiss families settled the Colony of Gruetli. Call 235-3029 or 615-800-9617 for info.
July 30 – Car Show at Beersheba Ball Park, 3 pm Food vendors, raffle, $ 10 per car.
July 30 & 31 – 2022 63rd Annual Monteagle Mountain Market for Arts & Crafts at Monteagle. Call 924-5353 for info.
Aug 4-7 – 127 Yard Sale, world’s longest yard sale. www.127yardsale.com
Aug 27 & 28 – 2022 56th Annual Beersheba Springs Arts & Crafts Fair at Beersheba Springs. Call 235-4081 or 281-9014 for info.
Oct 8 – Fannie Moffitt Autumn Stomp, Altamont.
Oct 8 & 9 – Cave Fest at The Caverns, Pelham.
Do you have a hot news tip, upcoming event, cool story? Find me on Facebook and send a message!