"Where the Hilltops Kiss the Sky"
Ready to Celebrate for the Season!
Located atop the Cumberland Plateau, a quieter spot located between the hustle and bustle of Cookeville and Crossville.
We're excited to provide some information about some great upcoming events that's coming to our little part of the world and invite you to come on up!
SPRING ON THE MOUNTAIN CELEBRATION IS MAY 4
What brought the railroad to the mountian? It was the natural resources such as timber and especially coal. The Town of Monterey (which means "King of the Mountinas") was founded by the Cumberland Mountain Coal Company in 1893. The community was known as Standing Stone before that.With coal in mind, the annual Spring on the Mountain Dogwood Festival will honor King Coal and the miners who spent their lives underground digging it out.
The special event will be on Saturday, May 4 in downtown Monterey. There will be several craft and food vendors in the downtown area on Commercial Ave. and around the Monteerey Depot Museum. Just across the railroad tracks, this year, will be a yard sale venue near the Depot Museum. Also, at the Farmers Market, the Monterey Garden Club will host thier annual and very popular plant sale from early morning until they run out. A car show will also be held in downtown Monterey, on Commercial Avenue.
An excursion train will arrive from Nashville sometime near noon. If you want to ride from Nashville, contact the Tennessee Central Railway Museum online at www.tcry.org If its a short ride you want, the Monterey Depot Historical Society is selling tickets for $10 each to ride from the museum out to the sand plant and back. Entertainment is being planned for the event.
After a hard, cold winter, y'all come on up to the mountain and help us kick off the spring season.
For craft and food vendors and also, for yard sale vendors, click on the appropriate link for an application for and more details.
CRUISE-IN'S ARE 4TH SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH THRU OCTOBER
The Monterey Commerce Association's Downtown Cruise-In's are the 4th Saturday of each month through October, starting at 4 p.m. in beautiful Downtown Monterey. Questions? Call Clarice Weist at 839-6511 or 931-349-2099 (cell).
STANDING STONE DAY 2011