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Step back in time with Red Boiling Springs attractions!

Red Boiling Springs Current Events are Listed Below.



Step Back in Time Shop
Vision 2020 Inc
252 Main St, RBS TN   

Offers to you

Painting with Delanie Trent
Friday July 29, 2016
 from 6-9pm Delanie Trent owner of Barnwood and Bling Boutique is bringing her painting class to downtown Red Boiling Springs. Participants choose 1 design out of the 3 door hangers being offered to paint and bling. All supplies are provided. Fee for the class is $15. Call to reserve your spot and let us know which design you want to create. Designs can be seen on our Facebook page. All ages are welcome.


Calligraphy with Betty
Friday August 5, 2016 from 6 – 9pm
Come and learn the Art of Hand Written Lettering. Betty Wray will teach participants decorative hand written lettering. Bring a favorite quote or saying with you and create a masterpiece to take home. All materials are furnished. Call to reserve your spot. Fee for the class is $30.


Open Craft Day
Saturday August 6, 2016 from 1030 – 130pm
Come and relax at the Step Back in Time Shop with others who are working on their personal projects. Some are knitting, making jewelry, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, drawing or coloring.


Open Craft Day
Saturday August 20 from 1030 – 130pm
Come and relax at the Step Back in Time Shop with others who are working on their personal projects. Some are knitting, making jewelry, crocheting, sewing, embroidering, drawing or coloring.


Pottery with Evelyn White
Friday August 26, 2016 from 4-6pm or 6-8pm
Evelyn guides each participant through the creation of their own, one of a kind, piece of pottery. Limited seating. $35 a person. This class will create and design a serving bowl. Call 615-699-1919 to make your reservation. Leave us your name, contact # and time you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation.


Basket Weaving with Barbara
Saturday August 27, 2016 from 11am – 3pm
Barbara Boone is bringing the craft of basket weaving to historic downtown Red Boiling Springs, TN. Barbara will guide each participant through the skill of creating their own 10” lazy susan basket. The class is limited to 12 participants Call to reserve your spot. All supplies will be furnished. Fee for this workshop is $55 a person.



  A MUST SEE (and DO) .. in Downtown Red Boiling Springs!!
 The new Vision 2020 Office and “Step Back In Time Shop”.
What a blessing to have an "official" home for Vision 2020 Inc located on ‪‎MainStreet in Historic Downtown ‪‎Red Boiling Springs! Thanks to everyone … and I mean everyone … who worked many, many hours to make this vision a reality! Also wanted to take a moment to talk about the gift shop. This is not your usual run of the mill shop--all items available for sale are created by local artisans, craftsmen and crafters.  Some other items are on consignment and are donated. In addition, there are no employees--it is run completely by dedicated community volunteers. So what's the connection? All proceeds from the gift shop go directly toward the restoration and the creation of The Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum. So swing on by to check out the cool one of a kind items--and shop knowing that you are supporting a worthwhile cause!


Saturday, July 23rd , 2016   
RBS Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast !!
@ The Armour’s Hotel … 7:30am to 10:00am Enjoy another great Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Red Boiling Springs Lion’s Club. Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Juice, Coffee, Milk, etc. Tickets just $5/person … Carry-Outs available … and orders to go for 3 or more breakfasts will be delivered for free within RBS city limits !!  Any questions, please call Glenda Cohen at 615-699-3500. Looking forward to seeing you there!  


Saturday, August 6th,2016
Vision 2020’s 5th Annual Ice Cream Social & Auction
@ The Armour’s Hotel … 5:00pm to 8:00pm We’re raising some cold, hard CASH!  Vision 2020 Inc will host its Fifth Annual Ice Cream Social on the grounds of the Armour’s Hotel in Red Boiling Springs from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.  This is a FUNd-raising event to help in the restoration costs of the old bank building in the downtown area for use as a heritage museum.   Local businesses and individuals are invited to enter their favorite homemade ice cream.  Be sure to bring a pocket or two full of pennies.  A jar will be available beside each ice cream container. The jar that receives the most pennies that evening will be declared the favorite flavor ice cream in Red Boiling Springs for 2016.  Tickets for the event are $5 each.  Tickets may be purchased at the Armour’s Hotel or from any Vision 2020 Inc member. Ticket purchase entitles you to all the ice cream you can eat and the opportunity to vote for your favorite flavor.  Don't forget your checkbook to purchase some of the items being offered at the auction that closes the evening's activities.   Restoring the old bank building and the establishment of a Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum is a project Vision 2020 Inc undertook in the fall of 2010.  The purchase of the property was achieved in September of 2012.  The building has been listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  Materials for the restoration of the roof have been purchased.  The next goal is to raise the funds necessary to pay for the labor to repair the windows and doors.  Vision 2020 plans to restore the building to the look and feel it had in the 1920s-30s.For more information on the ice cream social, e-mail or call 615-388-3046.  


Sat – Sun – Mon … Sept 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2016
Labor Day Weekend !! 


 Saturday, September 3rd, 2016
RBS Lion’s Club Annual Duck Day Festival
@ The Palace Park 10:00am to 2:00pm A fun-filled family event and a great day with everyone welcome!@  Live Music, Food, Drink, Games, Crafts, Prizes … and the Famous “Adopt A Duck Rubber Duck Race”. Salt Lick Creek in Red Boiling Springs … rain or shine!  Tickets to adopt a duck may be purchased from any RBS Lion’s Club member. Just $5 a chance to adopt a duck for this exciting race.  For more information, please contact Glenda Cohen @ (615) 699-3500 or Carol Little @ (615) 699-2630.  


Friday & Saturday, September 9th & 10th, 2016
Antique Auto Club of America – Middle Tennessee Chapter 60th Annual Antique Car Meeting in Red Boiling Springs
Last year’s meet had over 300 vintage, antique, and classic automobiles on the grounds of The Thomas House … and this historic and annual event is always a special time for antique auto aficionados. Although our hotel rooms are already fully booked for Friday night, Sept 9th, we have several guest rooms still available for Saturday evening, Sept 10th. In addition, we always offer an invitation to anyone who might like to enjoy a great country dinner with us here at The Armour’s Hotel if you are in town for the show.  Reservations required for dinner please … by calling the hotel at (615) 699-2180 … and dinner is $14/person+tax.  


Saturday,  September 17th, 2016  
Vision 2020’s Red Pump Café @ The Armour’s Hotel Open Microphone Night … another bi-monthly edition of our Red Pump Café promising to be an enjoyable evening for all!  Special Featured Guests for this evening yet to be announced. Open microphone – anything goes … the always popular 5 Minute Mystery … and great food at The Armour’s Hotel! No charge for this great evening of entertainment! …. however donations to Vision 2020’s wide ranging community revitalization efforts are always appreciated with all proceeds benefiting Vision 2020’s RBS Heritage Museum Fund.  Dinner @ The Armour’s Hotel – only $10/person. Sign-up for open microphone at 6:30pm and show starts at 7:00pm. Rooms are available at the hotel, if needed or desired. Dinner is served beginning at 6:00pm  


Friday-Saturday-Sunday … Sept 16th  to  Sept 18th, 2016
Barefoot Farmer Jeff Poppen’s Fall Equinox Music Festival
2500 Heady Ridge Road – Red Boiling Springs Help us bring in Fall here on the farm with a music festival and family campout! Ample camping space on 250 acres of Jeff’s organic farm. 2 stages with live music! Hiking, volleyball, drums, frisbee golf, horseshoes, & vendors. Community kitchen will be making soups- bring ingredients to contribute and your own bowls and spoons!  Live music - FREE parking - - Participation- This is a great opportunity to meet and make friends and a great way to do this is by doing things together. Join in for workshops, kitchen help, volleyball, Frisbee, hula hooping, hikes, hacky-sack, or making bonfires. Music - There will be music everywhere and on two stages, so no car stereos. Bring instruments and drums, and join in the jams. If you don’t play, then dance, clap, shake, or sing along. More information can be found at and go to the “EVENTS” pick.  


Friday, Saturday, Sunday … Sept 23rd  to  Sept 25th, 2016  
The Barefoot Farmer’s Annual Biodynamic Conference
 Enjoy some quality time on the farm. Feel the difference wholesome food and good atmosphere makes in your body and mind. This annual festival attracts a wide array of people with gifts to share, and ample time is allowed for one on one discussion with workshop leaders throughout the weekend! A collection of professional biodynamic gardeners, farmers, doctors, and scholars will inspire your first hand relationship with quality soil, food, and overall vitality. There are beautiful places for children to play, herb walks, discussions on health, local food, Biodynamics, livestock, homesteading, vegetables, and fruits. More information can be found at  and go to the “EVENTS” pick.


Reminder … Armour’s Red Boiling Springs Hotel SPA   
Mineral Baths and Massage @ The Armour’s Hotel
Just a reminder about the availability of our Mineral Baths and Massage Therapy amenities here at The Armour’s Hotel.  Our hotel is the ONLY PLACE in the State of Tennessee wherein one can enjoy mineral baths and the “magical healing waters” of Red Boiling Springs precisely like folks did back in the early 1900s.  We are one of only 3 Licensed Massage Establishments in Macon County and also have several excellent Licensed Massage Therapists available to facilitate a wide and professional range of massage therapy, including Cecily Wingsong who has centered her personal massage therapy practice here at The Armour’s Hotel, as well as Licensed Massage Therapists Aurora Wray and Paul Entwistle. SPA and Massage Therapy is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY please. 


2016 Calendar of Events
(See "Booking Information" at bottom of box.)   


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 15th & 16th, 22nd & 23rd, 29th & 30th  


Comedy Dinner Theatre
"THAT THERE WUZ" - 12th & 13th
Ghost Hunt Weekend 19th & 20th  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Antique Car Show - 9th & 10th  


Ghost Hunt Weekend - 14th & 15th, 28th, 29th, 30th & 31st
Dinner Theatre "GHOST OF THE INN" - 7th & 8th, 21st & 22nd  




Comedy Dinner Theatre "FAMILY GATHERING" 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th


Booking Information

Ghost Hunt Weekends must be booked by them at their web-site or call 1-800-604-9101.

All other events, please contact the Thomas House: (615) 699-3006 or



Coming to the Sky Above You
A Total Solar Eclipse!
August 21, 2017
Please see the website for details.



Thomas House 2016 Ghost Hunting Weekends
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Please read an interesting article from the Knoxville-New-Sentinel about Red Boiling Springs! 



RBS Heritage Museum Crowd Funding

We are being so bold as to inform you of new fund raising that we (Vision 2020) are doing for the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum.  It has been suggested to us, numerous times by the "younger folks", that we should use crowd funding to jump start the restoration on the bank building that will eventually become the Heritage Museum.   So we have gone with and started a campaign for the brick work on the building.  This is an easy way to give.  You can donate as little as $5.00 AND you can make it a one time gift OR a monthly gift.  Funds are charged to your credit card/debit card. We have been saying all along that "none of us has a lot to give BUT all of us can give a little and thereby we can accomplish great things".  Crowd funding is an easy way for those of you who live far away to be a part of this project to preserve the story of Red Boiling Springs.   Here is the link: that will take you to our page.   Let me say thank you up front for considering making a monetary donation to this work.   Rita Watson, Vision 2020 Inc Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150. Vision 2020 Inc, is a 501c3 volunteer corporation. All funds raised go back into the programs, events and promotions that enhance life in Red Boiling Springs.



Mike Wolfe of American Pickers hanging out at Cyclemos!
Mike Silvio at Cyclemos is doing a bunch of restoration work for Mike Wolfe right now.
Visit Mike Wolfe's Antique Archeology store in Nashville!
Visit The History Channel's American Pickers website.



American Picker Meets Palace Pickers

Mike Wolfe of the popular History Channel favorite American Pickers was recently in Red Boiling Springs to visit his friend Mike Silvio, owner of Cyclemos. If anyone speculates that residents of long term care facilities may not stay abreast of current events, that was put to rest when Wolfe appeared at The Palace. Silvio’s wife, Jennifer is an RN and Staff Development Coordinator at The Palace and suggested the visit. What started out to be ‘drop in’ kind of visit turned into an extended photo op for residents and staff who recognized one of their favorite TV celebrities. “We’d hesitate to guess how many pictures were made of Mike with residents, patients, and teammates,” said Jayne Hinson, Activities Director. “Many of the folks here were ‘pickers’ long before Mike was born. They love the show and watch it without fail.”



New Book Now Available
"Simple Pleasures," a history of Red Boiling Springs during the resort era of the 20s and 30s, is available from Vision 2020.  All funds raised from this sale go to the Red Boiling Springs Heritage Museum Fund.  The price is $8 and may be purchased at Macon Bank and Trust RBS and Main Lafayette branches, The Armour Hotel and Grandpa's House.  



Click on the image above to watch a short video on Cyclemos, Tennessee's only motorcycle museum!  The video was produced by WZTV Fox 17 in Nashville for their Travelin' Tennessee segment.  Visit the Cyclemos page on this website.



As Featured on the A&E hit show "Paranormal State"
Click here to visit the Thomas House's page on this web site.



Red Boiling Springs Property Tax Information
can now be viewed online!
Please click here.



tennessee 52 road sign
Please visit our local attractions!
"The TN Highway 52 Tourist Trail"






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This web site is designed to showcase the City of Red Boiling Springs, its people, industries, businesses, hotels, schools, churches, civic organizations, attractions, etc.  We think the web site will be helpful for people who live in Red Boiling Springs, for people who want to visit Red Boiling Springs, and for people considering moving to Red Boiling Springs.

We will be updating the web site continuously.  The Home Page (where you are now) will showcase coming events.  You can use the links on the left side of the page to explore all aspects of Red Boiling Springs.

We welcome suggestions that you may have concerning this site.  We especially welcome notice of events that your group or organization may be having that would be of interest to the citizens of Red Boiling Springs.  Please e-mail , fax or call us if you have a coming event you want publicized.  It's free!  To contact us just click here.

Again, thank you for visiting our web site.  Do check back with us often as we will continuously have more information concerning the Red Boiling Springs community!


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Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee
Country: U.S.A.
State: Tennessee
State Abbreviation: TN
TN Region: Middle Tennessee
County: Macon County TN
ZIP Code: 37150

Latitude*: N36
º   31.931'
Longitude*: W85º   51.000'
Elevation:  793 feet at City Hall
944 feet at Hwy. 52 and Hwy. 56
Telephone Country Code: 1

Telephone Area Codes: 615 and 629
Time Zone: U.S.A. Central Time
Population (2000 Census): 1,023
Population (2010 Census): 1,112

Time Zone: U.S.A. Central
During Daylight Savings Time, Red Boiling Springs's UTC/GMT offset is -5 hours.
During Standard Time, Red Boiling Springs's UTC/GMT offset is -6 hours.


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