2017 White Lightning Trail Festival

June 24
Cumberland Gap, TN

From the Civil War to modern day America, The White Lightning Trail Festival will tell the story of those rugged, self-reliant people that made this area the topic of movies and gave birth to one of America’s fastest growing sports – stock car racing. The White Lightning Trail takes you on a journey of living lore. Bootleggers, moonshine and fast cars combine with the breathtaking scenery of the Cumberland Gap. These communities share a rich heritage that will be on display in the form of demonstrations, food, antique cars, craft vendors, games, bike run and a variety of music.

    Benefiting Claiborne County Tourism!




Schedule of Events
Friday, June 23

7 pm                      Beauty Pageant, LMU Convention Center

Saturday, June 24

8 am                     White Lightning 5K Registration, Iron Furnace – Cumberland Gap National HistoricalPark

8-10:30 am          Pancake Breakfast hosted by Cumberland Gap Fire Department

9 am                      5K Trail Run Start-Time, Iron Furnace – Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

All Day beginning at 10 am:
  • Enjoy Dozens of Art, Craft, Food, and Specialty Booths
  • Art Exhibition, LMU Art Center
  • Children’s Area, $10 Unlimited-Bouncing Fun
  • Cruise-In Car Show, Brooklyn Street
  • Cumberland Gap Artist Coop Showcase in the Park
  • Heritage Arts Village, Estep Lot
  • Quilt Show, LMU Convention Center
Main Stage Entertainment

11-11:30 am                        Curtis Byrge

11:45 am – 12:15 pm      Don Pedi, Dulcimer Demonstration

12:30–1 pm                        Robert Mayhall

1:15–2 pm                           Mocking Birds

2:15–2:45 pm                   Daniel Boone of Kentucky – Bringing History to Life

3 – 3:30 pm                       Vic Graves

3:45 – 4:45 pm                Nu-Blu 

5 – 6:30 pm                      Steve Gulley and Friends

*Subject to change.

WLTF Beauty Pageant

June 23, 7:00pm

LMU Convention Center

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WLTF Cruise-In Car Show

June 24, Brooklyn Street 10:00am

No pre-registration required!

White Lightning 5k 

June 24
Registration: 8:00am

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WLTF Quilt Festival

June 24, LMU Convention Center