This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Nov. 1

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – This weekend there’s art, shopping and music galore. There’s also theatre to take you away. Whatever you do, get out and enjoy the Upper Cumberland this weekend! For a complete list of events statewide, visit

Nov. 1-2

Cookeville– The Mistletoe Market will be back at the Leslie Town Centre on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 1-10 

McMinnville – Warren Arts presents the Hound of the Baskerville at the Warren Arts theater at 5482 Manchester Highway. Times and ticket information available here.

Nov. 1

Cookeville – Bring your kids out to enjoy the Cookeville Treat Trail from 4- p.m. in Dogwood Park.

Cookeville –Red Silo welcomes Indus from7–10 p.m. bringing an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk and Americana. Blending vocal harmonies with guitar, ukulele, bass, violin, percussion and more!

Cookeville – Enjoy the Halloween Party with Smoky Nights Live at Char from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Cookeville – Come out for Spencer native Lucas McCoy as he plays country music and some original favorites.

Crossville –Get ready to swing a wooden mallet for Pumpkin Destruction Day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Autumn Acres. Bring your own pumpkin and get $2 discounted general admission. Limit one BYOP discount per admission.

Crossville – GrinderHouse Coffee welcomes Delnora Reed Live “In The House” from 6-8 p.m. Come hear Reed’ssignature blend of roots, country, and folk music. 

Crossville – Spike’s Sports Grill presents Morgan Clark live from 6-10 p.m.

Crossville – The Social Brew welcomes Terry Hogan starting at 8 p.m.

Nov. 2

Carthage– Come out to the Carthage Market Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carthage City Walking Track on Industrial Drive featuring music, crafts, food and clothing vendors.

Cookeville – Red Silo brings you Heart and Soul from 7-10 p.m. singing the hit songs of the 70’s and 80’s as well as todays country hits. 

McMinnville – McMinnville’s Fall Colors Hikewill begin at 9 a.m. at Ramsey Park. The two mile hike is a roundtrip to Rocket Park. Nonaggressive dogs on leash are welcome.

Sparta – Big Pucketts Campground welcomes Drew Robbins from 6-9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

Nov. 8

Cookeville – Come out as RedSilo welcomes three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter and producer Dave Pahanish from8 – 10 p.m. 

Crossville – GrinderHouse Coffee welcomes Randy Moore Live “In The House” from 6-8 p.m. 

Crossville – Spike’s Sports Grill presents Jake Hoot live from 6-10 p.m.


Crossville – Baskerville– 1 world famous consulting detective.  5 actors playing 45 characters.  25 different locations.  2 hours of non-stop laughter!  You will experience all of this and more with BASKERVILLE, a Sherlock Holmes mystery. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir. Watch as our intrepid investigators try to escape a dizzying web of clues, silly accents, disguises, and deceit as five actors deftly portray more than forty characters. Does a wild hellhound prowl the moors of Devonshire? Can our heroes discover the truth in time? Join the fun and see how far from elementary the truth can be! Show runs Oct. 11 to Nov. 7. Times and ticket information available here.

Crossville – Elf– Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water musical comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. Show runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 21. Times and ticket information available here.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association, at 931-537-6347 or by email at

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