Look into the "Windows of the World" as Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville celebrates the beauty, flavors, music, fares and goods of various cultures. The elaborate colorful decor of reds, yellows, greens, and browns sets the mood for a colorful day filled with food, music, art, and a variety of culture exhibits. Kid's activities include hands-on crafts and games.
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Railroad Rendezvous SpringFest
Step back into time for a day of trains and enjoy some historic entertainment with a modern touch. "Dobros at the Depot" a statewide acoustical instrument competition for amateurs, and a bluegrass band contest bring flavor to the event. Children can spend the day rock climbing, bungee jumping, riding in an authentic covered wagon or horse-drawn buggy and more.
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Baxter Street Fair
Enjoy hometown fun at the Baxter Street Fair. The community comes together for two days of festivities with craft vendors, music, food and lots of family fun.
Pyrotechnics are performed annually at the Putnam County Fairgrounds to celebrate our nation's birthday with a bang. Visitors and residents are invited to come and participate in this exciting explosion of fireworks and food.
Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree/Craft Festival
Experience a true Southern event that draws thousands of visitors from all across the U.S. The Old Time Fiddlers Jamboree/Craft Festival takes place in Smithville, just outside of Cookeville.
Highway 127 Corridor Outdoor Sale
One of the largest yard sales in the world, hundreds of thousands of folks participate for this fun filled event, spanning 450 miles and four states. It's impossible to keep track of how many shoppers and vendors participate, but its grown to be the biggest and best event of its kind in the world. You'll find homeowners selling stuff they've accumulated throughout the years as well as professional dealers and vendors.
Its almost impossible for shoppers to cover the entire route in four days, so be prepared to pick up where you leave off next year! You're going to discover some neat places, interesting people, and quaint stops that you'll probably want to visit again and again. So pack your camera, sunglasses, a good pair of walking shoes, and plenty of cash.
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Putnam County Agricultural & Industrial Fair
Enjoy great entertainment, children's rides, games, pageants, livestock shows and much more. The fair has been a part of the fabric of Putnam County for 80 years and there's always plenty of great fun and entertainment for people of all ages at the fair.
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Enjoy this downtown festival that's for the entire family. Listen to Blues, Jazz, Caribbean, and Reggae. The streets are filled with crafters, kids' activities, and a crowd from all across the state. Don't forget to catch the Championship BBQ Cook-Off.
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Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival & Antique Engine & Tractor Show
Catch two great events in one weekend! Visit the quilt show for a unique collection of quality handmade works of art. Then make tracks to the engine and tractor show with festivities ranging from great food to fabulous demonstrations.
Cookin' on the Square
Satisfy your appetite at this fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity. Lunch includes a wide variety of gumbo, rice, fresh bread, dessert and drink. Take home a handcrafted pottery bowl with your purchase of lunch.
Standing Stone Celebration
Centered around the Standing Stone Monument, an ancient monolith that was once the center of Cherokee cultural activities. The celebration focuses on the Cherokee Indians and their part in Monterey's history.
See one of the biggest and best Christmas parades in Tennessee. It's been an annual event for more than three decades.
Santa's Workshop is one of the largest indoor craft shows in the Upper Cumberland with hundreds of display booths providing a unique collection of crafts from across the state of Tennesee and beyond. Enjoy the beauty of all original hand-crafted items.