Rutherford County's Cripple Creek Cloggers nationally
known as Tennessee's only Authentic Appalachian
style cloggers, offering a festive celebration
in rhythm and dance!
The group has received acclaim for its extraordinary
performances throughout the United States,
Central America, Canada, and the
Cloggers "Wowed" Croatia!
The Cripple Creek Cloggers returned home July 24th after
successful performances in Croatia.
Founder and Director Steve Cates notes, "The group's
participation in Croatia's 51st Annual International Folk
Festival enabled them to be true goodwill ambassadors not
only for Rutherford County, but for the USA as well."
Cripple Creek Cloggers
In Their 50th Year!
local Appalachian folk dancers celebrated their 50th
anniversary on April 22 at 5:30 p.m. for
dinner, reminiscing, and dancing. Music was provided by
Uncle Shuffelo and His Haint Hollow Hootenanny.
event was at the home
of the Kittrell Volunteer Fire Department, on the old
Kittrell School campus where the troupe was organized as a
Share the Fun 4-H activity in 1967. Steve Cates, the 4-H
Leader at that time and a teacher at the school, is still