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Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Press Release


MCTA Public Information Officer


MCTA to host the 9th Annual Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival May 17-18, 2024. Wartburg, Tennessee – Spring has sprung on the Cumberland Plateau and planning is underway for the 9th Anniversary of the region’s highly anticipated Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival to be held May 17-18 on the Courthouse Square in Wartburg, Tennessee. Sponsored by the Morgan County Tourism Alliance, the Festival has events and activities for people of all ages and interests. Hike MoCo kicked off the Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Hiking Marathons on Saturday, March 16th. Registration form, trail list, and log sheet are available on-line at Hikers will hike their marathon (half-13 miles; full -26 miles; or ultra-100+ miles) by May 18th. Keep checking in at Hike MoCo on Facebook for details and organized hikes. Email us at if you have questions.

The weekend festivities begin with a Street Fest on Friday May 17 at 5 PM EST on Court Street. Music will be provided by MoCo Brewing Project. Tanners Café will be open until 8 PM EST serving ice cream. The evening will conclude with fireworks display by The Brushy Mountain Group at 9 PM.

Saturday’s activities kick off with the 3rd Annual Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival 5K Ridge Run at 8 a.m. The run begins and ends at the Morgan County Visitor Center, 3804 Morgan County Highway in Wartburg. Sign up can be done on up to the day before the race and registration at the

race site the day of the race.

On Saturday, the Courthouse Square and surrounding streets will be packed with vendors, food trucks, a Kidz Zone and a petting zoo. A Silent Auction will have a wide variety of items to bid on for purchase. Live musical performances will be held throughout the day. The Historic Tanners Cafe will have a full menu on Saturday. The City of Wartburg Car Show will be held on the square from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. We invite you to come and experience this year’s Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival. Find us on Facebook - @tennesseemountainlaurelfestival, Instagram - @tnmtlaurelfest or go to our website - for more information and we are looking forward to seeing you here!

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