PRESS RELEASE from the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, May 24, 2017:

A celebration of Local Wine, Art, Food, and Music!

For many years, Historic Watertown has been a destination for excursion train rides originating from the Tennessee Central Railway Museum in Nashville, TN.  This year, in partnership with the Upper Cumberland Wine Trail and Nashville Wine on the Rails, the Watertown Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the 2017 Historic Watertown Wine Festival. This inaugural event will be held in the grassy field adjacent to the train landing built in 2000 and just a block or two from the square.

The Watertown Wine Festival will host the wineries of four Tennessee wine trails:  Upper Cumberland; Great Valley; Rocky Top and Foothills Wine & Cider Trail.  All of the wineries are offering tastings of their fine wines, with a selection to please everyone’s palate.

Many of these wines can only be purchased at the festivals as well as at the individual winery locations.

Visitors to the festival will be entertained by Gleen Martin; Lynn Beal Trio and
Sound by Scruggs Recording Studio

While tasting, you will have the opportunity to view and shop local art representing our area in Tennessee such as from the Off the Beaten Path Studio Tour and Appalachian Center for Craft, as well as other artists local to Watertown.

Within the festival area, small plates of food will be available to purchase from select area restaurants, Foglight Foodhouse, Nashville Jam Co., Mi Ranchito, and Harmony Lane Farm and Creamery will be offering their amazing creamy goat cheese and fudge.

Guests can also take a stroll up to the Historic Watertown square for more dining and shopping at the local businesses.

Date: June 3, 2017

Train participants will have exclusive time for the festival from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Festival gate opens to the public at 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Location: 101 S. Central Avenue Watertown, TN 37184

Free Parking available with trolley rides to and from the festival.

$30 Presale Tickets can be purchased at, at Upper Cumberland Wine Trail wineries and some Watertown businesses.

$35 at the gate the day of the festival.

Designated Driver tickets are available for $10.

If you would enjoy the unique experience of traveling by train from the TCRY Museum in Nashville, you can purchase tickets online at or