Workshops, Performances, Teas, Hiking on the scenic Cumberland Plateau

Workshops, Performances, Teas, Hiking on the scenic Cumberland Plateau

Historic Rugby hosts a series of hikes, workshops, performances, teas, galas, and other events. Find your niche of interest below! Our schedule (all times Eastern) is below but subject to updates, particularly until the threat of the pandemic is eliminated:

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…

Founders’ Day Celebration & Michaelmas Tea

Help celebrate 15 decades + since Rugby’s founding on the Cumberland Plateau in 1880, our 142nd Anniversary. ALSO this year will mark to the month the 200th anniversary of our founder Thomas Hughes’ birth, Oct. 20,1822! A special program will be included. Hours are 10-5 EDT (9-4 Central). FREE. Take time to and enjoy arts, crafts, food, and music (at…

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…

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Ghostly Gathering

Historic Rugby presents Ghostly Gathering on two Saturdays, October 22 and 29, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Eastern. This yearly Halloween-season celebration frequently sells out, and did last year. It is a favorite among village visitors, who enjoy a homemade chili dinner with dessert, followed by oil lamp tours of several historic buildings featuring the “Rugby…

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…

Historic Rugby Harvest Gala, SOLD OUT

Saturday, Nov 5,  6:30 – 9 PM Eastern/ 5:30-8 Central  SORRY, BUT THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Enjoy Historic Rugby’s award winning Harvest Gala fundraiser, benefitting Historic Rugby and the Morgan-Scott Project. We’ll have entertainment and dining and a live auction plus a silent auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. It will be held in…

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…

After-Thanksgiving Hike with Jason Miller

Historic Rugby 1331 Rugby Parkway, Rugby, TN

Hike with State Natural Areas’ Jason Miller FRIDAY | NOV. 25 10:00 AM Eastern, Rugby Visitor Centre A FREE “Walk-it-Off” hike helps excuse any Thanksgiving excess so join guide Jason Miller, program administrator for Tennessee State Natural Areas, in this relaxing trek through the Rugby State Natural Area. These moderate hikes range from 1.5 to…

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Thanksgiving Marketplace & SOLD OUT Holiday Tea

Visit Rugby’s shops to see crafts, artworks and much more. Two days, Nov. 25 & 26. The Rugby Commissary, Spirit of Red Hill, the Gallery at Historic Rugby will all be open with unique wares. Craft demonstrations and vendors will be present. The Canteen next to the Print Shop will offer soups to go both…

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Thanksgiving Marketplace & SOLD OUT Holiday Tea

Visit Rugby’s shops to see crafts, artworks and much more. Two days, Nov. 25 & 26. The Rugby Commissary, Spirit of Red Hill, the Gallery at Historic Rugby will all be open with unique wares. Craft demonstrations and vendors will be present. The Canteen next to the Print Shop will offer soups to go both…

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Irish Road Bowling

            Join in this fun game of Irish Road Bowling or just watch as players divide up into teams and roll and iron ball down Rugby Parkway (now safer with little traffic). The team with the fewest throws from start to finish wins! Their photo is taken with our trophy…