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Cross Plains, TN

Visit our town for history, great shopping, dining, and fun events!

Christmas in Cross Plains, December 3, 2022

Make plans to join us to celebrate with a great schedule of activities on December 3.

Pancake Breakfast – 7:00 am at city hall, sponsored by East Robertson Striker Club

Cross Plains Christmas Market – 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Craft vendors, car show, food trucks, music, and more in the center of downtown Cross Plains.

Christmas Car Show – Five classes for cars and trucks. Interested in participating? Download flyer!

Christmas Parade – 10:00 am – This year’s theme is “Be Cross Plains Kind”. Our 2022 State Championship ERHS Boys Basketball Team will be the Grand Marshal. Cash prizes for the best float, want to participate? Download info.

2023 Kilgore Station Bluegrass, May 19-20

Save the date for the 2023 festival in historic Cross Plains. Friday night is the Dan Kelly Junior Fiddle Contest followed by the Big Barn Dance. Saturday has live bluegrass music all day long. Plenty of food and fun for all ages. Admission is only $10 with children 12-under admitted free. Visit for more information.

Across the Plains

Originally published by the Cross Plains Heritage Commission as part of Tennessee’s bicentennial celebration in 1986, “Across the Plains: A History of Cross Plains, Tennessee” by Rita A. Read is once again available. Order your copy today! Limited copies are also available at the Doctor’s House museum.

In this patchwork of pictures and journals, letters and stories, memories and recollections, Rita A. Read has captured a moving, living portrait of Cross Plains, Tennessee—a small, rural American town. From the stories of its early settlers, the memories of its soldiers, the development of its churches and schools a picture gradually emerges of not just a town but its people—a people collectively endowed with colorful spirit, humor, and humanity.

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