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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Cemetery Lantern Tour

Laurel Dale Cemetery Laurel Dale Cemetery Road, Rugby, TN, United States

Once a year this event shares more of Rugby's true stories about real people of the past than any other. Hear in their own words from letters, diaries & other accounts what brought 10 settlers to Rugby and what their ultimate fate was. Some met tragic ends. Others had long, interesting lives. All are buried…

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Third Saturday Hike

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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‘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…

Harvest Retreat: Fall Wellness Weekend

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

Harvest: Fall Wellness Weekend Retreat: Embrace Creativity & Movement in Rugby, Tennessee Join Kara Kemp and Mark Lamb for a transformative, highly customized 3-day retreat from September 27-29, 2024, in partnership with Historic Rugby. Start your days with mindful movement, enjoy nourishing seasonal meals and indulge in activities designed to celebrate your journey, ignite creativity…

Rugby Roundabout Cycling Event

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

The 2nd Annual Rugby Roundabout bicycle event will Pedal Up in Historic Rugby for a route through the back country roads of Morgan County, TN. It's flat farmland, a few roller coaster thrills and challenging hills. Six official route options: 10,25,40,55,60 & 70 miles. All have rest stops & full support. Family friendly and all…

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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…

Founder’s Day & Michaelmas Tea

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

On Founder's Day we honor Rugby, TN, founder Thomas Hughes (1822-1897)  but also award someone else from recent history instrumental in propelling Historic Rugby and Hughes' now-renowned village into the present and future. There will be artists and crafters on site, food available, and other features to be announced, including a performance by the Rugby…

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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 with Jack & Jalen

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. October is a great time to hike with leaf colors starting to change. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. This hike will feature the return of Jack Gugino & Jalen Prather as knowledgeable leaders who have proven they can…

Ghostly Gathering

Witness the spirits of Halloween and history at Historic Rugby's "Ghosty Gathering" all around the 1880 village. A tour of spooky buildings with unique stories, a chili supper, and all followed by ghost stories under the big tent. This event on two successive Saturdays invariably sells out, so get tickets as soon as possible. Family…

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Ghostly Gathering

Witness the spirits of Halloween and history at Historic Rugby's "Ghosty Gathering" all around the 1880 village. A tour of spooky buildings with unique stories, a chili supper, and all followed by ghost stories under the big tent. This event on two successive Saturdays invariably sells out, so get tickets as soon as possible. Family…

Historic Rugby Gala, 2024

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

Don't miss this annual festive fund-raiser for Historic Rugby. Included are a banquet meal, cocktails, a silent auction plus a live auction that is always a hit. A fancy quilt is usually the most-prized item, as it was again last year. This event always sells out early, so get tickets now to avoid disappointment.  A…