Looks like it is time to kick this party off. Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been a big music and off road weekend around here. As time moves on, some things change, others don’t. In Tracy City, Thunder on the Rock has been replaced by Bigfoot Electro Music Festival. In its second year, Baggenstoss Farms rents out the entire 500-acre farm to a crew that provides a 4-day Bonnaroo type experience for Electro music lovers. For us old folks, think of it as disco and hip hop having a multi-dimensional baby with a lot of bass and a four to the floor kick drum. Bigfoot Electro Music Festival will have a whopping 135 plus acts on their musical lineup this weekend. An oldie but goodie, Hog Fest Bike Rally down in Pelham, started around the time Thunder on the Rock did, however, they just kept at it. Billy Sam’s farm is the perfect place to host such a fun, low key event for bike lovers of all kinds. And for off roaders, even though the Coalmont OHV Park is not officially open yet, I guarantee you the place will be packed. The Cove has always been an off road mecca for generations, and memories of the Damn Locals 4x4 Club Memorial Day weekend ride, Rosser Roundup and so many others still blaze a trail in the minds of many. As always, be prepared for a busier time at the local eateries and, gasp, traffic. Don’t forget to show everyone your fabulous southern manners, remember grace, they were just raised differently.
This Saturday is also the monthly Mountain Cruisers Cruise-In at Coalmont Community Center and Grundy County Saddle Club’s monthly Horse Show at Tracy City Arena. Both events are very dependent on good weather, so keep updated by going to their social media pages. Both organizations do a great job hosting fun events for all involved.
Memorial Day Weekend highlights: (Disclaimer, events may change or cancel due to weather or unforeseen circumstances)
Thurs-Sun – Bigfoot Electro 2022 at Bigfoot Adventure, Tracy City. 4-day tickets starting at $199 pp
Thurs-Sun – Hogfest Bike Rally at Down on the Farm, Pelham. Billy Sam 931-224-2041
Thurs-Sun – Live Music at The Local Bar & Grill 2, Monteagle, 8 p.m., Sun 3-7 p.m. No Cover.
Weekend highlights: (Disclaimer, events may change or cancel)
Fri-Sun – Zip line at Bigfoot Adventure, Tracy City. Fri/Sat 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Sun 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. Book online www.bigfootadventure.com or call 931-488-8652. $$
Fri & Sat – Live Music at Smokehouse Patio Grill, Monteagle, Fri starts at 6:30 p.m., Sat starts at 4:30 p.m. No Cover.
Fri & Sat – Social at Hank’s Corner Grille, Tracy City. No Cover.
Fri & Sat – Pool/Social at The Green Room, Tracy City, opens at 4 p.m. No Cover.
Fri/Sat/Sun – Live Music at The Caverns, Pelham. www.thecaverns.com $40 and up
Fri May 27 – Memorial Day Candle Lighting at Orange Hill Church, Tracy City, 7 p.m.
Sat May 28 – Hunter Parson Benefit BBQ at Coalmont OHV Park, 11 a.m. $10 pp
Sat May 28 – May Cruise In at Coalmont Community Center, 5-7 p.m.
Sat May 28 – May Horse Show at Tracy City Arena, 4 p.m. signups, 5 p.m. show.
Sun May 29 – New Moon Night Hike at SCSP, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Ranger Baxter. Call Visitor Center for more information, 931-924-2980. $10 pp
Every Day – The Caverns offers daily cave tours on the hour, every hour. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $22.95 adults/$12.95 ages 3-12 plus tax and fees. Adventure tours available.
Every Day – Coalmont OHV Park is not open yet, but the parking lot at the end of B Mine Rd is available for use. $10 donation.
June 2022 – Coalmont OHV Park Grand Opening!
June 1 deadline - Junior 4-H Camp is back this summer! Open to kids in grades 4-6, York 4-H Center in Crossville, June 20-24, cost is $300. Call 931-592-3971 for more information.
June 4 – GCHS Class of 2012 Reunion at The Farm at Fiery Gizzard, 6-10 p.m.
June 7-July 29 – South Cumberland Summer Meal Program 2022.
June 9-July 2 – Camp Gailor-Maxon at DuBose Conference Center, 1st-12th graders. $$
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.
June 25 – Pelham 4th
July 2 – Coalmont Fireworks, Tracy City 4th Celebration.
July 4 – Coalmont, Monteagle, Beersheba, Gruetli-Laager, Altamont parades.
July 19-31 – 2022 32nd Annual Sewanee Writers’ Conference at Sewanee. No fee to apply. 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, 3pm. 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.
Sept 5 – Palmer Labor Day parade and festivities.
Oct 8 – Fannie Moffit Autumn Stomp, Altamont.
Oct 8&9 – Cave Fest at The Caverns, Pelham.
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