The Upper Cumberland is full of frightful fun

Cookeville – Halloweekend is upon us.

It is the appetizer to the big night when all the ghoulies can run the night collecting goodies. Many people are searching for one last scare on the final weekend before Halloween. Throughout the Upper Cumberland, there are spooky options to satiate every appetite, no matter how demented or gentle. The Upper Cumberland Business Journal is here for you.

Here is a list of some of the best events happening this weekend. Check it out:

Halloween Hollow

Halloween Hollow in Baxter is more than a haunted house and corn maze. It is an event. All your favorites are there: Jason, Michael, Ghostface, and more. Three haunted attractions, photo ops and much more await. It is a family affair if your family can handle it.

For more information visit

Halloween Hollow Haunted House

14400 Old Baxter Rd, Silver Point, TN 38582 

(877) 777-1041

Rigor Mortis Haunted House

For those hounds of Horror in Warren County and beyond, Rigor Mortis has two haunted attractions and is an intense experience not for the faint of heart. Rigor Mortis is a walk-through dark attraction with state-of-the-art environments, amazing special effects and terrifying live actors.

For more information visit  

Rigor Mortis Haunted House  

1030 Smithville Hwy, McMinnville, TN 37110 

(931) 952-2688

Trail of Horror

Trail of Horror claims to be “One of the scariest haunted trails in the Upper Cumberland.” The week of Halloween, the trail is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday from dark until the witching hour. Walk the mile-long trail and be prepared to be scared.

For more information visit them on Facebook.

Trail of Horror

310 Airport Rd, Livingston, TN 38570, Livingston, TN


Palace Theater

For those in the mood for a spooky flick in a beautiful, old school theater the Palace Theater is offering Halloween favorites on the big screen through Halloween. Movies left on the calendar include (spoiler alert one of the greatest films ever made is on tap. You can choose which one): 

  • Sunday, Oct. 29, Casper 
  • Monday, Oct. 30, Insidious 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31, Nightmare on Elm Street 

Palace Theatre

72 S Main St, Crossville, TN 38555 

(931) 484-6133

Brush Creek Haunted Barn.

If you head down to Brush Creek, remember the Barn is full of creepy fun. Brush Creek Haunted Barn is family-friendly, but the ghouls are still on the prowl. Donations at the gate are welcome and benefit the Smith County Humane Society. According to the Barn, “All donations benefit Smith County Humane, TN, and are doubled – that’s right, matched 100% up to $5000 by a Grant at the Brush Creek Haunted Barn! Grab the kids and come on out.”

For more information visit HERE.

34 Luther Allen Lane Brush Creek TN

Trick or treating at Trackside

Cookeville food truck park Trackside is hosting trick or treating tonight (Friday, Oct. 27) from 5-8 p.m. Grab the little spookies and head to Trackside. The event will feature prizes, candy, meal giveaways and a costume contest. It’s not scary, but it looks delicious.

For more information visit them on Facebook.

172 West Broad Street, Cookeville


Candy Bash

Not in the mood to be frightened? Life Church South is holding a candy bash Oct. 29. from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prescott South Gymnasium. More treat and less trick, Life Church says the candy bash is the “ultimate candy-filled event for your kids.” The Pizza Machine will also be on hand to provide “donation-based pizza slices. Dress in your favorite costume. You never know who may need a good scare.

For more information visit Life Church.

1859 South Jefferson Avenue

Halloween event

Calling all goblins. Old Mill Camp & General Store at Cummins Falls is holding a Trick or Treat Halloween Event on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. Be there if you dare.

For more information visit HERE.

4801 Blackburn Fork Rd, Cookeville TN

Boo on Halloween courtesy of Conner Bishop Real Estate Facebook.

Don’t run, unless, of course, you must. Crossville is hosting a Boo on Main Street event Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring treats, food, costumes, family fun and vendors.

It will be a ghostly good time. From there, stalk over to Monterey and hit up the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree Oct. 28 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This spooky journey will be worth it when Halloween bags fill with candy. Cookeville is once again hosting the Cookeville Treat Trail on Halloween night from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Follow the trail, and it will lead you home.

Cookeville Treat Trail

For information on other halloween haunts throughout the state check out

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