Post-Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival Press Release


George Hawver

MCTA Public Information Officer

MCTA hosted the 7th Annual Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival May 20-21, 2022

Wartburg, Tennessee – The Mountain Laurel called and they came to enjoy the celebration of the beautiful mountain shrub and experience rural Morgan County’s many offerings through two days of activities for people of all ages and interests.

On Friday, MCTA was excited to host WATE’s afternoon show, Living East Tennessee, as they dedicated an entire episode to the Mountain Laurel Festival and Morgan County. Viewers were able to experience the best of Morgan County through segments on the festival, Hike MoCo, Tanner’s Historic Cafe revitalization, Historic Rugby, Grey Gables, RM Brooks, the Heritage Museum, Brushy Mountain Penitentiary and upcoming events and activities scheduled during the summer. The show’s hosts even got to compete in a modified Irish Road Bowling game that gave a preview of the following day’s festivities.

Friday evening’s festival acti