Visit the Ocoee Region when Nature Puts on Her Finery and We Put on a Show!



Black Bear Rampage
September 8, 2013

The focus of the Black Bear Rampage is on great trails, great fun, a tough day of pedaling, and some of the best post ride food you have ever enjoyed!  This race is the perfect first-time event for an aspiring racer and a great starter for folks looking to move into endurance races, or it's a great test of endurance for folks just wanting to push their limits. Racers ride a designated course (either the 20-mile or 40-mile option) through Tanasi and Brush Creek, sampling every bit of riding the Whitewater Center has to offer. Sponsored by Scott’s Bicycle Centre of Cleveland.
Registration opens: Jan 13 2013, 1:00 am (Eastern)
Registration closes: Sep 02 2013, 12:00 am (Eastern)
Phone: 423-472-9881



International Cowpea Festival and Cook-off
September 13, 2014
10 am - 8 pm

The International Cowpea Festival and Cookoff returns to Charleston this fall with a host of activities, including a cowpea cookoff for professionals and amateurs; a Princess and the Cowpea Pageant; farmers market and arts and crafts booths, booths focused on local Cherokee, Civil War, Wild River and agri-tourism heritage; children's games; storytellers; and live music throughout the day leading up to a free concert by GRAMMY-award winner Billy Dean. Mark your calendar to attend this day long event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Melissa Woody at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, 423-472-6587 for details.



Ocoee Cup Soccer Tournament
Dates TBD- please check back this summer for more information

The Ocoee Cup is an annual soccer/futbol tournament held by the GRCSA (Greater Cleveland Soccer Association). Regional and state soccer teams vie for championship.
The 17th Annual Ocoee Cup Invitational will be held at the GRCSA Mouse Creek Soccer Complex.
Contact Kelley Maitlen @ & Josh Crispin @ with any questions you may have.
(423) 614-GAME.








Cleveland Apple Festival
Saturday, October 18th, 2014 10:00am-7:00pm

Sunday, October 19th, 2014 1:00pm-6:00pm

Tickets can be purchased at any festival gate (cash only please).
Two Day Pass – Adults $6
Two Day Pass – Seniors $4
Two Day Pass – Children $4
One Day Pass – Adults $4
One Day Pass – Seniors $3
One Day Pass - Children Age 3-12 $3
Children 2 and Under Free

A family event that is held each fall in Downtown Cleveland. This annual festival offers a juried art & craft show, live music, food booths, pony & hayrides, entertainment, children's activities and much more! All children's activities in the Trailhead Bicycle Kids Zone are free to children 12 and under including pony rides.




Ft. Hill Cemetery Tour           
October 26, 2014
Tours begin at 4p.m. and will run every hour on the hour until 7p.m.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on the day of the event at the cemetery

Fort Hill Cemetery is Cleveland, Tennessee's historic city cemetery, located on the highest point near the city. Once called Cemetery Hill, the land was used by the Union Army as a makeshift fort during the Civil War because of its vantage point in regards to the city.

Many notable Clevelanders are buried here and each year the Bradley Historical Society teams up with Lee University to host a living history tour of the cemetery. Researchers pick about a dozen gravesites each year and reenact the corresponding personalities at their gravesides. Tours have included a Civil War diarist, Civil War soliders, a copper mining magnate, judges, community leaders, slaves, a newspaper publisher, widow of a Cherokee leader and many more.



Evening of Mystery & Folklore
Dates TBA
6:00 - 8:30 pm $10 adults/$5 students
Bank of Cleveland

Storytellers keep alive mystery and folklore accounts in and around the Cleveland, Tennessee area. This year's event will be held with tours being conducted every 13 minutes. Each tour will last around 40 minutes and weather permitting an outside walking tour will be led by lantern light.
The popular Stamper Ghost and Bloodstains on the Mausoleum will again be included with one new outdoor story. No blood and guts, just history and mystery. While this is not a haunted house, it is not appropriate for children under 5 .

Tickets will be available for purchase at Bank of Cleveland Main Office and Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce.







Mainstreet Cleveland Halloween Block Party
October 31, 2014
5-10 PM
 Treat Street Opens at 6:00 PM
Presented by Mainstreet Cleveland

A safe alternative to trick-or-treating held in Downtown Cleveland on Halloween night. Various community organizations set up food vendor booths complemented by two stages of live music, candy and games for the kids…there’s even a costume contest! Last year’s crowd topped 20,000. Admission is free. Donations accepted. (423) 479-1000.




The Craft Palette
Nov. 1- Dec. 31
295 Inman St. E.
Christmas crafts and items on display and for sale. Cleveland Creative Arts Guild. (423) 478-3114.




Lee University Homecoming
November 7-November 8, 2014

This occasion on the university campus features annual events such as a music festival, the Homecoming Basketball game, anniversary reunions for campus organizations, traditional class reunions, a fall drama production and much more. (423) 614-8000.



5ive Points Christmas Festival
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
200 Inman St~historic downtown Cleveland
Nov 30 Preview Party 5-8pm Members Free, $10 non members, hors d’oeuvres & early buying priveleges Dec 1 & 2 Market 10-6; 11-5 Market Free Start your holiday shopping off right with a visit to the many wonderful artists showcased at this year’s festival. Jewelry, pottery, woodworking, textile arts and more will be available direct from the artists. Demonstrations, activities for the children, and more will make this a great way to start the season. Free Admission ~ 45 artisans ~ kids art activities See our website: for more upcoming events