This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Oct. 12

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Celebrate pumpkin spice and everything nice at fall & harvest festivals, arts and crafts festivals, fall hikes, pumpkin painting, chili cook-offs and fright nights. For a complete list of events across Tennessee this week, visit

Oct. 11-13
Woodbury – A classic murder mystery begins with 10 guilty strangers being trapped on an island. See if you can solve the clues for the stage adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” at the Arts Center of Cannon County.

Oct. 13

Baxter – Get your exercise in with the Uncorked Wine Run at DelMonaco Winery and Vineyards. Run starts at 8:30 a.m. Use promo code “NEWSLETTER” for $10 off registration.

Celina – Get a taste of fall, roam the historic courthouse square and taste delicious chili samples and vote for your favorite at the 10th annual Fall Festival Chili Cook-Off. Tasting bowls are $5. The event kicks off at 11 a.m.

Monterey – Celebrate Monterey’s rich history from Native American heritage to exploring downtown’s Civil War history. The Standing Stone Day Festival includes a parade, arts, crafts, food and antique cars as the town celebrates its sesquicentennial.

Sparta – Visitors come from across the country to pay tribute to bluegrass legend Lester Flatt during the Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day on Liberty Square downtown. A day of music, crafts, food games, a truck and car show and fireworks kick off at noon.

McMinnville – Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences will host Free Yoga Day with events from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Simple Yoga for Body, Mind and Emotion. No physical agility or previous yoga experience required. Ages 7 & up.
Oct. 19-20

Crossville – German and polka bands, dancing and an authentic German dinner are in store for Crossville Oktoberfest at Knights of Columbus. The festival is rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the area.
Oct. 20

Cookeville – The 10th Annual Haunted Half Marathon will kick off at 7 a.m. at TTU. Visit to Register.

Cookeville – Relax and enjoy the Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival in Dogwood Park. Blues music will play during the 5th annual festival with more than 80 beers and plenty of local food vendors.

Statewide – Soak in the beauty of autumn with fall color cruises, fall hikes, kayaking, yoga at sunrise, s’mores around the campfire while listening to ghost stories and more. Here’s a complete list of events at Tennessee State Parks.

Crossville – The Tony Award-winning macabre musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street thrills at Cumberland County Playhouse through Oct. 26.

Granville – Spend the month of October welcoming the autumn season with quilts, scarecrows, a fall arts festival and demonstrations including cooking, wood carving and more during the Scarecrow Walk & Fall Celebration.

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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