SummerFest On Monteagle Mountain

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Town of Monteagle and the Monteagle Mountain Chamber of Commerce have partnered to create a summer-long special event called SummerFest on Monteagle Mountain that will highlight communities and local businesses who specialize in offering visitors "something different."   

Known as a summer vacation destination for generations of southerners and northerners alike (including numerous historical figures like Al Capone who built a hideaway that now houses a fine-dining restaurant), Monteagle Mountain offers visitors a laid-back, small town charm.  Monteagle Mountain also offers an eclectic array of things to see and do, especially when it comes to natural beauty.

For more information visit www.facebook.com/summerfestonmonteaglemountain.

Special events this weekend at SummerFest on Monteagle Mountain:

Saturday, June 21 - 10 a.m. -2 p.m. - Geocaching for Fun -  Mountain Works will be sponsoring a geocaching event. There will be 15 way points, with difficulty-based scoring. The prize will be two tickets to the Elvis Costello concert at the Ryman Auditorium Saturday at 7 p.m.  For more information call 242-5012.

Saturday, June 21 - 4-7 p.m. - Harton Park in Monteagle "Music in the Park"

For soul and gospel music loving friends, Kicking off Music in the Park with legendary singer, songwriter Alex Harvey (Delta Dawn, Reuben James), soulful gospel singer Amanda Wood, and hometown gospel favorite Buddy Meeks. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy fellowship at Harton Park.


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