The Michaelmas Festival is hosted each year by Christ Church Rugby. The festival includes craft vendors, baked goods and a traditional English tea. The festival is from 11am until 4pm eastern. The teas are held at noon and 2pm eastern. There is no admission fee for the festival, the tea is $10 per person.

Christ Church Rugby is located in the heart of Historic Rugby, Tennessee.

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To make reservations or for more information on the tea, contact Dorcus McBrayer at or at 423-628-1282.

Local artisans will be on hand with one-of-a-kind gift ideas and also demonstrating “how do they do that”. On hand for this years’ festival we have the following artisans attending:

Charles Coryn – Handmade Canes
Jonnie Odom – Rugby Secret Line
Rosemary Woodruff – Quiethearts
Judith Durbin – Knitted Goods
Sue Duncan – Three Springs Fiber Farm
Erin & Aaron Huffstettler – My Frugal Home
Bobby & Doris Mauk – Crocheted Goods & Wooden Items
Cathy Stockton – MacChea by Cathy