A Passion for Perform
Crossville is the proud home of the Cumberland County Playhouse, the only non-profit professional performing arts center in rural Tennessee. Its indoor and outdoor stages provide plenty of space for local performances. Keeping with its roots, the Playhouse focuses on works based on Tennessee and Appalachian themes. Live music lovers are in for a treat at the Palace Theatre. Opening in 1938, this historic entertainment center is home to music in a variety of styles. Jazz, rock, blues, and bluegrass all find a home on the stage here, so you can enjoy your favorite sounds without leaving the city.
Places to Play
Cumberland Mountain State Park began as part of a homesteading project that relocated families onto farms during the New Deal era. Today, this public park has nearly 2,000 acres of natural beauty and recreational activities, such as camping, hiking, and swimming. Even if you are local, you may want to rent a cozy furnished cabin to enjoy a weekend retreat. In the city proper, if you want some quick exercise or friendly competition, Centennial Park is just the place. This vast park has lighted baseball and softball fields, lighted basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, horseshoe pits, and a dog park.
Fairs and Finds
One of the biggest to-dos, as they say in the South, is the annual Highway 127 Corridor Sale. This four-day sale runs all along U.S. Route 127. Billed as "The World's Longest Yard Sale” thousands of participants from Alabama to Michigan sell and shop along the highway during this event. In the fall, get ready for corn dogs and tilt-a-whirl at the Cumberland County Fair. The fair has everything you love from fried funnel cakes to the Ferris wheel. Try your luck at winning a prize, step into the house of mirrors, or just wander around and enjoy the music and laughter.