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Last updated: September 03. 2014 5:10PM - 780 Views
By Reina Cunningham reinacunningham@civitasmedia.com



Daily News File PhotoThe Cumberland Fall Festival committee is planning a new off-road ATV course for this year's event. Pictured is an ATV event held in Middlesboro earlier this year.
Daily News File PhotoThe Cumberland Fall Festival committee is planning a new off-road ATV course for this year's event. Pictured is an ATV event held in Middlesboro earlier this year.
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Organizers of the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival are diligently working to make this year’s festivities better than ever.


Every Monday evening the event planners meet at the Makers Market to discuss weekly accomplishments and brainstorm ways to make the festival one for the books.


One change discussed at a recent meeting was the cancellation of one of the headlining entertainment events — the tractor pull. When plans for the tractor pull did not go as organizers had hoped, they decided to pull the event and are now planning for something all new for the festival — an off-road ATV course.


While the newest addition to the festival is still in the planning stages, organizers are hopeful that it will attract a whole new audience, therefore making this year’s festival attendance numbers greater than those in the past.


Organizers also discussed recent concerns addressed at the Middlesboro City Council meeting. The concerns were over stakes being driven into the newly paved ground and possibly causing damage to some of the historic buildings in downtown.


Event planners say both of these concerns are unfounded and they see no potential problems with the festivities.


For more information visit the Cumberland Mountain Fall Festival on Facebook or attend a weekly Monday night meeting at the Makers Market.


Reach Reina P. Cunningham at 606-902-3100 or on Twitter @ReinaMDN.


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