Come join us in 2022 to celebrate the 153rd year since the Swiss Families settled the Colony of Gruetli in Grundy County.

Saturday July 30, 2022
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 Mountain Top Polka Band (MTP) from Beer City, USA (Asheville, NC) has provided musical entertainment and Bavarian/German Oktoberfest atmosphere since 2009. MTP performs at Oktoberfests and year-round at festivals in and North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia. The Mountain Top Polka Band is dedicated to having fun while promoting Bavarian and German music and dance.

Their library contains marches, polkas, waltzes, and more with over 120 compositions guaranteed to get your feet moving. Fan favorites and a few band originals are sure to get your feet moving. The band has a Tuba, Accordions, Clarinet, Drums, Bells, Guitars, Keys, Singers, Dancers, and more.

Ein prosit der Gemütlichkeit!


Throughout the Day! :)

Music by the Mountain Polka Band (stay around for polka lessons)

At noon listen to the band “on The Rock”

Wine and Cheese tasting

Food by:

    Fat Chunks and Daves
    Laquitia Chapman
    Dutch Maid Bakery
    Charlotte Grimes with canned goods and Fried Pies

Swiss Cookies by the Cob Family

Springerle Cookies by Lynda Kunz Harper

Soap making and demonstration at 11 am by Rebecca Suter

Carding and weaving of Alpaca wool by Amy Rae

Wood works by Desi McDaniels

Children’s Toys by Don Layne

Quilts by Barbara Myers

Books from the Heritage Center

Tour of the Farm house and old documents

Natural plants and herbs from the Mountain

For children:

    Bounce House
    Hay Rides
    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 Chocolate, 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