Spring is here! The best thing about Tennessee is four distinct seasons, and you really can’t beat beautiful springtime! With rapidly climbing temps and everything in full bloom, it’s time to shake those winter blues and explore the UC. Check out these April events in Cookeville (and the Upper Cumberland.)
April Events in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland
UC Child Advocacy Center Annual Luncheon
Thursday, April 4 · River Community Church of Cookeville · Cookeville, Tennessee
Come learn about what our local Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy Center does and how we serve children and families that are victims of severe child abuse. Help to make sure children, right here in the Upper Cumberland, grow up feeling safe and loved.
Celebration of Craft
Saturday, April 6 · Appalachian Center for Craft · Smithville, Tennessee
Are you a fan of crafts? Check out live demonstrations in blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, metals, painting and wood. Live music from the Global Education Center, Crossing the Caney and Spoonful and hands-on kids’ craft activities. Tasty food from the Blue Water Grille on the Hill and Whitt’s BBQ. Bring the family for a great art, great music and great fun!
Wine & Whiskers
Sunday, April 7 · DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards · Baxter, Tennessee
Come enjoy an afternoon of wine and showing some love to the furry little friends of our local animal shelters and rescue programs! Who knows, you may even take one home! This event is FREE and open to all animal lovers!
Grand Opening of WCTE Exhibit
Wednesday, April 10 · Cookeville Children’s Museum · Cookeville, Tennessee
Free admission 10-12PM. Come celebrate and welcome WCTE to the children’s museum? Refreshments will be served!
Wine, Whiskey, & Waterfalls
Thursday, April 11 · The Art Jam CKVL · Cookeville, Tennessee
All your favorite things in one, right?! Tour the Upper Cumberland has teamed up with TN Legend and The Art Jam CKVL for paint class to remember. Yes you read it correctly! You are going to sip wine from Northfield Vineyards, have Blackberry Bramble from Tennessee Legend Distillery – Maddux Place Cookeville, and go to Rock Islands Twin Falls to paint a waterfall with Mary Mae!
Spring Barn Sale
April 12 – 13 · Overton Co Fairgrounds · Livingston, Tennessee
A southern tradition – barn sales! Arts & Crafts, vintage, antiques, food, fun, direct sales, and all things hand made.
Upper Cumberland Wine Festival
Saturday, April 13 · Granville, Tennessee
We had you at wine, didn’t we? Not only is this a great event for wine lovers but also those who are a fan of the 60s! Come dressed in your 60’s attire, enter the twist contest, and taste the best wines made in the Upper Cumberland.
Stength Over Difficulty Craft & Vendor Sale
Saturday, April 13 · Cookeville, Tennessee
Come shop and support your local community! This charity event is supporting This is Living Ministries women’s re-entry house for women leaving incarceration and addiction. Admission is $2. This sale will entail giveaways, live entertainment, food and kid activities. Nonperishable goods will be acecpted as donations at the event.
Saturday, April 13 · Leslie Town Center · Cookeville, Tennessee
An evening of elegance and entertainment! This event serves to raise funds for the local Pink Ribbon of Hope Free Mammogram Program. Enjoy a Four Course Meal, Cocktail Hour, entertainment, and live and silent auctions
Saturday, April 13 · Granville, Tennessee
Are you a history buff? It’s interesting to see what the past entails especially when it relates to family. Learn to conduct genealogy research, visit surname booths to conduct on-the-spot family research, hear informed speakers, and have fun.
Veggies with the Easter Bunny!
Wednesday, April 17 · Baxter Branch Library · Baxter, Tennessee
Drop in anytime between 3:30pm & 5:3pm to for photos,veggies, stories and crafts!
Easter Egg Hunt, and Farm Adventures
April 19-20 · Amazin’ Acres of Fun · Sparta, Tennessee
Create unforgettable Easter memories at the most egg-citing Easter egg hunt and farm adventure in middle Tennessee. This celebration of Easter and farm fun includes:
*Non stop egg hunts (chaos free) or scavenger egg hunt (for older ones
*Return the eggs for a bag of Easter Treats
*Pictures with the Easter Bunny and many picture ops
*Baby farm animal encounters
*Milk a cow, Milk a goat and lots more fun farm activities!
Bon Air UMC Eggageddon Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 · Bon Air UMC · Sparta, Tennessee
7,000 eggs!! This is a totally free event and will include food, face painting, bounce houses, coloring pages, pictures with the Easter bunny, balloon animals and more! Bring the kids for this family-friendly event!
2nd Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 20 · DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards · Baxter, Tennessee
Easter egg hunts aren’t just for the kids. Delmonaco is hosting an adults only easter egg hunt with some prizes you can’t pass up. AND there will be an Easter bunny on site with a photo booth. Grab your straw hat or bow tie and stroll the vineyards and enjoy food trucks and live music! Don’t forget your basket either!participants this year.
Easter Eggstravaganza 2019
Saturday, April 20 · Algood Elementary · Algood, Tennessee
Rising Above Ministries’ annual Easter Eggstravaganza – an Easter celebration especially for individuals with special needs and their families – will take place on Saturday, April 20 at Algood Elementary School. This event includes customized egg hunts for all ages and abilities, games, activities, food, and prizes for the entire family.
The Upper Cumberland’s Biggest Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, April 20 · TTU Soccer Fields · Cookeville, Tennessee
Presented by 106-9 Kicks Country, Lite Rock 95.9, ROCK 93.7, and News Talk 94.1.
This event will be held at the Tennessee Tech University soccer fields, hosted by Tennessee Tech Athletics.
The Eggstravaganza begins at 11:00am with different games and activities for kids of all ages. The hunt starts at 12:00pm.
The Easter Bunny will also make a special appearance for bunny photos before and after the hunt. Don’t miss this free event presented by Mobile Home Liquidators!
Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 20 · First Christian Church · Cookeville, Tennessee
Easter Egg Hunts are for newborn to students in 6th grade. Egg Hunts begins at 11am with a reminder of what Easter is all about, followed by lunch at 12 pm.This event is completely FREE!
Brew Hop – Saturday
It’s true – the UC has some of the BEST breweries in the state, and if you’re a fan of craft beer, this is THE event for you. Join the bus for a day of Brewery, Wine, and Distillery Adventure. The day kicks off at Northfield Vineyards, then off to Calfkiller Brewing Company. After that is Happy Trails Brewing Co.. to enjoy local brews in Sparta and Lunch before heading back to Red Silo Brewing Company for a few of their award winning brews. To round out the day our last stop will be Tennessee Legend Distillery – Maddux Place Cookeville.
10th Annual Dogapalooza
A day just for our precious furry babies! A free, fun event for dogs and the people who love them, featuring an off-leash play area, vendors, kids’ dog show and adoptable pets.
Live Telescope Viewing Using The TAC
A live telescope viewing using The Astronomy Channel (TAC) to enhance learning from the earlier presentation. It connects to various telescopes and two 50 inch 4K TVs so that everyone can sit, look, and discuss the views all together at the same time. The TAC can work under extreme light pollution and can show galaxies dozens of millions of light years distant. TAC has been in existence since 2005 and has won multiple awards for doing educational outreach.
Made Here Market
Support local. Shop local. The Market will showcase artists, makers, and creators from around the Cookeville and wider Upper Cumberland Region. As the market winds its way between The Biz Foundry and Red Silo, market visitors can check out the different vendors, food trucks, and live music offerings.