This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Oct. 18

By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ

UPPER CUMBERLAND – This weekend there’s food, cars 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

Oct. 18-19

Crossville – The 29thannual Oktoberfest featuring music by three German/Polka bands with authentic german food. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. both days. 

Oct. 18

Baxter – The Whistle Stop welcomes Clayton Q & Chazz Wesley from 6-8 p.m.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Caleb Folks from8 – 10 p.m. as Virginia based Indie/Pop/Rock artist shares his blend of music with Cookeville.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar invites you to Sadie Faith Live at 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

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

Crossville – Jesse Black @ Spike’s Grille! from 6 – 10 p.m. For information call 931-202-2989.

Crossville – The Nouveauz HonkiesLive “In the House” 6-8 p.m. during the singer-songwriter show at GrinderHouse Coffee Shop

Sparta – Come out to Liberty Square forBluegrass on the Square.

Oct. 19

Cookeville – Experience Cookeville Art Drop 2019, a citywide event where Art Makers hide/drop/place artwork for Art Lovers to find and keep.All art will be on legally accessible outdoor pubic spaces. For more information, see their FaceBook event.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Billy Mac from8 – 10 p.m. Come see a Cookeville favorite.

Cookeville – 37 Cedar invites you to Joel Shewmake Live at 37 Cedar from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Cookeville – Char welcomes Seven to the Sea live from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Cookeville – SHATTERED rockin’ at Bar on the Green at Belle Acres from 7-11 p.m.

Sparta –Hot autos are the thing at Good-time Cruisers on the square in Sparta. Some of the finest classic and antique automobiles in middle Tennessee on display around the courthouse in Sparta.

Oct. 21

Cookeville –Come out to Red Silo for The Voice Party to watch Cookeville’s own Jake Hoot compete for the title of The Voice from 6-9 p.m.

Oct. 25 – 27

Byrdstown – Good Neighbors Theatre presents “Haunted Halloween Musical”. 

Cannon & DeKalb Counties – Join in on the 20thannual Off The Beaten Path Studio Tour as artists across these UC counties open their studios and demonstrate their craft mediums and offer handcrafted shopping opportunities.

Oct. 25

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

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

Sparta – Come celebrate Jay Henry’s Birthday Halloween Spooktacular at Happy Trails Brewing Co from 6 p.m. to midnight.Jam out to the Sadie Faith, have our first ever costume contest, tap some amazing pumpkin beers, and wrapup the night by tapping our 2019 small batch Halloween beer!

Oct. 26 – Nov. 2

Cookeville – Experience the Cookeville Comic Arts Festival, a celebration of sequential art in the Upper Cumberland, presented by the Putnam County Library.

Oct. 26

Baxter – The Baxter Harvest festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will celebrate 115 years of railroad history at the Baxter Depot.

Cookeville – Red Silo welcomes Soul Fish from7–10 p.m. playing all your rock favorites.

Livingston– The Central Park @ Dark Movie Series presents Hocus Pocus. Movie starts at dark. Free admission. Bring your chair/blanket and enjoy!

Livingston – Halloween Block Party with the Smokey Nights Live. Costume contest and giveaways from 5-9 p.m.


Cookeville – The Cookeville History Museum presents “Cookeville Crazy Quilters: Still Crazy About Quilts After 30 Years,” a showcase of quilting in the area with live demonstrations on Saturdays throughout the show. Show runs from Sept. 7 to Oct. 26.

Crossville – Young Frankenstein – This electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks’ monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches. Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds. Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. Show runs Sept. 13 to Oct. 24. Times and ticket information available here.

Granville – 7th Annual Scarecrow Walk Festival runs from Oct 2 – 31. Find out more by visiting our website at

Red Boiling Springs – Find out what goes bump in the night. Join paranormal investigators for an overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday nights in October. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

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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