Come join us in 2023 to celebrate the 154th year since the Swiss Families settled the Colony of Gruetli in Grundy County.

Saturday July 29, 2023
10:00am - 4:00pm
Stocker-Stampfli Farm Museum
Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee



Schedule of Events (tentative)

Celebration Opens
Announcements by President
House open for tours
Vendors open
Membership desk and Souvenir booth open


Musical Sets - throughout the day!

The Musik Meisters featuring Karen Yatuzis will once again grace the pavillion with their unique brand of professional quality polka and Swiss / German standards. The Musik Meisters is a Nashville based polka band that has been rolling out the barrels with audiences around the United States for over a decade.


Throughout the Day! :)

Music by The Musik Meisters

Wine and Cheese Tasting with Pam Zimmerman and crew

Food by:

    Cindy's Kitchen
    Sweet Scoops Ice Cream
    Iced Coffee by Tisha Mintz
    Dutch Maid Bakery
    Alesandros Bakery and Eatery
    DG Barbecue


Springerle Cookies by Lynda Kunz Harper

Wood works (and honey sales) by Desi McDaniel

Jamming with Anthony Roundish

Fiber Farm (weaving demonstrations)

Books from the Heritage Center

Barbara's quilts

MTARS, Public Event will demonstrate the use of amateur radio for emergency communications

Tour of the Farm house and old documents

Natural plants and herbs from the Mountain

For children:

    Hay Rides (with Dale Layne)
    Bounce House
    Tire Swing


Geh für Hayride?



Gates close



Celebration Day Gate Fees*

$5.00 per person, children under 12 free.

*Note: Admission is free except on the day of celebration. We are open anytime for tours by calling Jackie at 931-235-3029 or Brenda at 615-800-9617.


Various venders provide all different kinds of food, including brats, kraut, BBQ, sandwiches, Swiss Cheese, local wines to sample.


The farm and all of its out buildings will be open for touring. 

Directions to the Stocker-Stampfli Homestead & Farm Museum

  • From I-24 in Monteagle, take Hwy 41 to Hwy 56 North
  • Follow Hwy 56 North through Tracy City and Coalmont
  • Turn right onto Hwy 108 East to Gruetli-Laager
  • Turn left onto 20th Avenue at the Old Post Office (There will be a large sign over the highway)
  • At the Swiss Colony Cemetery sign, turn right and travel past the cemetery to the Stoker/Stampfli Farm Museum
  • You can also click the following link to bring you in from any direction. Just click link which will open a map to the farm. For step-by-step directions click "Get Directions" in upper left under Google Maps, then type your address in the "A" field and hit enter. This will give detailed directions from your location to the celebration.
    Stocker-Stampfli Homestead - Gruetli-Laager, TN

We encourage you to use this location for meetings, reunions, parties, weddings, photography, musical events and vendors. All with outdoor facilities.

If you have any questions, please call Jackie (931-235-3029), Brenda (615-800-9617), or e-mail

Jackie Lawley, President, Grundy County Swiss Historical Society
P.O. Box 69, Gruetli-Laager, TN 37339