This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Oct. 19

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Grab seasonal decorations at arts and crafts fairs, relax at Cookeville’s Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival or take a fall color cruise around the lake. Take a ghost tour, pick a pumpkin, venture through a corn maze or make s’mores around the campfire. For a complete list of events across Tennessee this week, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.

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

Gainesboro – The 2018 Ghost Walk on the square in Historic Gainesboro. Ticket Sales start at 5p.m. and the first walk starts at 5:30. You will visit an old Civil War Hospital, walk through the City Cemetary, and visit many ghosts and goblins along the route as you learn about the history of the earlier days in Gainesboro. Tickets are $10.

Cookeville – The 10th Annual Haunted Half Marathon will kick off at 7 a.m. at TTU. Visit http://www.runhauntedhalf.com/ 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.

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Oct. 26 – 27

Silver Point – Take a Fall Color Boat Cruise from the marina at Edgar Evins State Park. See stately homes, fall scenery, waterfowl, deer and local landmarks. Tickets are $15. Call 931-858-2114 to make a reservation.

Oct. 26

CookevilleCooking on the Square 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. transforms the historic downtown square into a Cajun culinary destination with live music, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice. $20 gets you a handmade ceramic bowl, lunch and benefits Putnam County Habitat for Humanity.

Oct. 27

LivingstonFall-o-ween in Livingston will be held from Noon – 4 p.m. around Livingston Town Square and in Central Park.  Costume contests, bouncy houses and more.

Baxter – Join hundreds of riders from Nashville’s Fall Foliage Train Excursion as they de-board for Baxter’s Harvest Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with more than 80 arts & crafts vendors, a parade, scarecrow competition, pumpkin carving and live music.

Ongoing
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 uctourism@gmail.com.

Michelle Price is the managing editor of the Upper Cumberland Business Journal and can be reached via email. Send an email.

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