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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Cabaret Night CANCELLED

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

SORRY BUT WE JUST LEARNED July 5 that this event is cancelled on account of "unavoidable challenges." REFUNDS for those who have purchased tickets will be issued by the Appalachian Society for the Arts. Another date may be forthcoming, the Players say. Hear the Plateau Players' take on '50s and '60s tunes in this Musical…

“Clocks Are Like Angels” play

Rebecca Johnson Theatre in Historic Rugby's Visitor Centre 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN, United States

Murfreesboro Little Theatre proudly presents Tennessee playwright, Kyle R. Thomas’s, “Clocks Are Like Angels.” This FREE ADMISSION play takes place in a small town in East Tennessee in 1933, when the TVA began dam construction and started buying up land and displacing families. The story opens with a family burying their fifth baby, and later…

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‘Paint & Sip’ Art Class

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

What could be more fun than joining a small group for a painting class while enjoying a glass of wine? Maybe having it in beautiful Historic Rugby’s Hester Hall! Artist and instructor Freeman Davenport with The Gallery at Rugby will lead the group through an exploration of painting as you create your own work of…

Shrimp Boil benefit SOLD OUT

Harrow Road Public House 1469 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN

This event has now SOLD OUT. If you've registered, we look forward to seeing you here soon! Enjoy all-you-can-eat Low Country Shrimp Boil to benefit construction (underway) of the new Harrow Road Public House, replacing the cafe that burned. On the lawn of the public house, 3 p.m. Eastern, July 27. Attendees 21 & over…

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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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‘Paint & Sip’ Art Class

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

What could be more fun than joining a small group for a painting class while enjoying a glass of wine? Maybe having it in beautiful Historic Rugby’s Hester Hall! Artist and instructor Freeman Davenport with The Gallery at Rugby will lead the group through an exploration of painting as you create your own work of…

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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…

British Car Show & Tea Table Setting Contest

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

British automobiles will converge on Rugby in all classes for this annual admiration of U.K. motoring. It's free and a great family experience. See everything from MGs to Rolls Royces, Minis, Morrises and lots in between. Got a British car or motorbike? You can enter it - register HERE. A silent auction of car-related and…

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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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Grill Rugby, Sat. & Sun.

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

2024 marks the fifth annual “Grill Rugby:  Cooking Demonstration and Dinner on the Lawn.” This evening of food and festivities on the lawn at picturesque Uffington House in Rugby is scheduled for two nights only, August 31 & September 1, on the long Labor Day weekend. Grill Rugby is an all-inclusive fixed dinner and spirits…

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Grill Rugby, Sat. & Sun.

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

2024 marks the fifth annual “Grill Rugby:  Cooking Demonstration and Dinner on the Lawn.” This evening of food and festivities on the lawn at picturesque Uffington House in Rugby is scheduled for two nights only, August 31 & September 1, on the long Labor Day weekend. Grill Rugby is an all-inclusive fixed dinner and spirits…

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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…