Events, Hiking, Performances, Teas & Talks on the scenic Cumberland Plateau

Events, Hiking, Performances, Teas & Talks on the scenic Cumberland Plateau

Historic Rugby hosts a series of hikes, outdoor events, performances, teas, galas, lectures and other events. Find your niche of interest below! Our schedule (all times Eastern) is below but subject to updates, so check back often.

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Opening Day Road Bowl Tournament & Hike w/Holly

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Historic Rugby reopens for 2024 with a special day of activities including a Road Bowling Tournament (sign-in Noon-12:30 Eastern at the Visitor Centre and event start 1 p.m. Eastern: Register HERE) and guided hike starting 10 a.m. Eastern at the Visitor Centre (no registration required), led by Holly Taylor, assistant state naturalist for TDEC, with…

Eric Wilson Memorial Hike

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Join the Friends of Rugby State Natural Area for a free guided hike in honor of the late Eric Wilson, who helped build many of Rugby's trails & whose birthday was March 17, St. Patrick's Day. Meet 12:15 p.m. at the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre, 1331 Rugby Parkway. No registration required. Eric was a retired…

Writing Workshop w/Karen Holmes

Uffington House

“From Personal to Universal: Using Emotion to Craft Deeper Writing” Writing about emotions—your own or your characters'—can be, well emotional. Yet, drawing from your own experiences, feelings, and observations, helps your poetry, memoir, or fiction sound a chord in readers. How do you dig deep and write authentically We’ll look at examples of poems or…

Women of Appalachia Storytelling

Historic Rugby Visitor Centre 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Join us for an extraordinary evening in Rugby, Tennessee, as Bloom Stage, Poetry in the Boro, and Historic Rugby, Inc., proudly present "Women Speak," a free admission celebration marking the 15th Anniversary of the Women of Appalachia Project and the book launch of Women Speak: Volume Nine. Immerse yourself in the rich narratives of Appalachia's…

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Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Parkway

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Enjoy a FREE outdoor participant/spectator game of Irish Road Bowling right in the middle of Rugby on slightly traveled Rugby Parkway. Teams form as the game starts, depending on who is there. All ages! Takes about one hour on the route used.  Play or just watch as the game proceeds west, then east. We yell…

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Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Parkway

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Enjoy a FREE outdoor participant/spectator game of Irish Road Bowling right in the middle of Rugby on slightly traveled Rugby Parkway. Teams form as the game starts, depending on who is there. All ages! Takes about one hour on the route used.  Play or just watch as the game proceeds west, then east. We yell…

Third Saturday Hike w/Jack Gugino & Jalen Prather

Historic Rugby Visitor Centre 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Join the Friends of Rugby State Natural Area for a free guided hike each month on the third Saturday. Winter into spring are great times to go hiking…no bugs! NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. These free guided hikes are scheduled for the third Saturday of each month and start from the Historic Rugby Visitor Centre Porch (1331…

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Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Parkway

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Enjoy a FREE outdoor participant/spectator game of Irish Road Bowling right in the middle of Rugby on slightly traveled Rugby Parkway. Teams form as the game starts, depending on who is there. All ages! Takes about one hour on the route used.  Play or just watch as the game proceeds west, then east. We yell…

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British Festival

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

British Festival has become an annual May event for Historic Rugby. Look for vendors, a new food source, tours of the historic buildings and more. Performances by the Rugby Cornet Band each of the dates! The 2-day festival continues Sunday. Bring the family for a celebration in this British-founded 1880 village! More details will be…

Queen’s Tea

Hester Hall 121 Cumberland Avenue South, Rugby, TN, United States

Enjoy teatime & accompanying delicacies during this Queen's Tea, celebrating Rugby's British roots! Being held in lovely Hester Hall, behind the Visitor Centre. Details coming soon, along with reservation information. Mark your calendar and don't miss it!  

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British Festival

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

British Festival has become an annual May event for Historic Rugby. Look for vendors, a new food source, tours of the historic buildings and more. Performances by the Rugby Cornet Band each of the dates! The 2-day festival continues Sunday. Bring the family for a celebration in this British-founded 1880 village! More details will be…

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Irish Road Bowling on Rugby Parkway

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Enjoy a FREE outdoor participant/spectator game of Irish Road Bowling right in the middle of Rugby on slightly traveled Rugby Parkway. Teams form as the game starts, depending on who is there. All ages! Takes about one hour on the route used.  Play or just watch as the game proceeds west, then east. We yell…