The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly (MSSA, mssa1882.org) announced on Wednesday that its annual Cottage Tour and Bazar will be held on July 18 and will feature six cottages and an extensive array of vendors and crafters.
Held on the picturesque grounds of the Assembly in Monteagle, each year the tour spotlights some of the charming and eclectic cottages, most of which were built beginning in the late 1800s.
“The Cottage Tour and Bazaar are a great excuse to take a short road trip and discover something truly unique. Our featured cottages have distinctive character and history, and guests will really get a sense of both traditional, newer-period homes, and beautiful renovations,” said Susan Acker, event chairwoman. “Those who have never been here will also appreciate our public grounds and community spaces.”
The accompanying Bazaar on the Mall will feature carefully selected artisans and crafters from across the region. For example, Ralph Null, a nationally-recognized florist, will offer a floral demonstration, and his creations will be auctioned off. Also slated is the exhibition of a collection of Fairy Houses created by children of all ages.
The Monteagle Women’s Association will offer boxed lunches for $15 at the Women’s Club, and special blue-plate Southern lunch will also be held at the Assembly Dining Hall. The Edgeworth Inn will also be hosting a boarding house meal.
Founded as an educational congress for Sunday School teachers in 1882 and now part of the Chautauqua Network, the Assembly is designated as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places and attracts families from across the country for its annual summer program.
Tickets are $15 before July 18 and $20 the day of event and can be purchased by calling the Assembly office at 931 924-2286.
The cottage tour is a walking event, but a friendly group of Monteagle Ambassadors will be driving golf carts for those who need a ride.
Edgeworth Boarding House Lunch (reservations required): $14.95 per person; for reservations, call 931 924-4000.