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Allardt - Tennessee


Allardt, Tennessee, population 822, is located in Fentress County, TN on the Cumberland Plateau. Fentress County is known to the equestrian community as the Trail Riding Capital of the Southeast with hundreds of acres of trails, overlooks, unique geological formations, and waterfalls. Many horse campgrounds, cabins, and stables are located in Fentress County.

Jamestown Municipal Airport (2A1) is located 7.62 from Allardt.

Allardt is located close to Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area which consists of 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau and protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area features miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features, and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Festivals in Allardt:
Allardt's Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off
Big South Fork Spring Planting Festival
Festival of British and Appalachian Culture - Sponsored by Historic Rugby Association in May. The festival features British Isles and Appalachian music, dancing and storytelling, 80 traditional arts and crafts folk demonstrating and selling their work. There are historic building tours, children's activities, and lots of food.

Area Attractions:
Big South Fork Park - Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

Big South Fork Park Hiking - Choose from more than 150 miles of hiking trails.

Big South Fork Scenic Railway - Ride the Kentucky & Tennessee Railway on a 16 mile round trip into the Daniel Boone National Forest and Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area. This trip is full of spectacular scenic vistas, lush vegetation and mountain streams as it descends 600 feet into the gorge before stopping at Blue Heron Coal Mining Camp, a NPS outdoor interpretive site. Your ticket also includes admission to the McCreary County Museum in Stearns.

Highland Manor Winery - Highland Manor, Tennessee's oldest winery, is known for producing fine handcrafted wines. The English Tudor building and classic cellar are evidence that tradition runs deep at Highland Manor. While traditions are important, it is also important to recognize progress in the wine making equipment.

Historic Rugby - Time stands still at Rugby, Tennessee - the restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes. It was to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for younger sons of English gentry and others wishing to start life anew in America. At its peak, some 350 people lived in the colony. More than 70 buildings of Victorian design graced the townscape on East Tennessee's beautiful Cumberland Plateau.

Muddy Pond Mennonite Community - the Muddy Pond Mennonite Settlement has a variety of family-owned businesses offering baked goods, molasses, and leather productions. While at Muddy Pond you can visit the Muddy Pond General Store, with quilts, crafts, natural food and a deli, Bauman's Harness & Leather Shops, the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill & Store, where you can watch them make molasses, and Bachen Haus Bakery, offering delicious breads, cinnamon rolls and pies.

Pickett State Park - Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. The park lies within the 19,200-acre Pickett State Forest, and adjacent to the massive 120,000 acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, both areas containing prime wilderness country. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. Spring brings dazzling displays of wildflowers, summer an abundance of blackberries and wild blueberries, and autumn a patchwork of colors to the countryside. The park memorializes and preserves the unique work of the Civilian Conservation Corps CCC, who first developed the park.

Sgt. Alvin C. York Historic Park - recognizes the 90th Anniversary Celebration of the famous World War I battle in Chatel-Chehery, France. A full day of activities including VIP remarks, a presentation of current York research at the battle ground in France, WW I interpretation and encampment, tours and hikes of historic structures, a children's area, and many local food and craft vendors.

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