This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Oct. 25

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

Oct. 25 – 26

Red Boiling Springs – Southern Marketplace Barn Sale returns to RBS with all your favorite unique shopping vendors.

Oct. 25 – 27

Byrdstown – Good Neighbors Theatre presents “Haunted Halloween Musical”. Shows Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Welcome Center or at the door.

Cannon & DeKalb Counties – Join in on the 20th annual 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 Red Silo welcomes three time #1 hit Billboard Country songwriter and producer Dave Pahanish from 8 – 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 –Fall o ween in Livingston from noon to 4 p.m. is a must with 200+ booths, bouncy house village, DJ, Grave Digger’s Pit, wagon rides, costume contests, food vendors and disney princesses in the park and so much more! 

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

Oct. 31

Carthage –Fifth annual Jeepers Creepers Trunk or Treat on Main Street between Ward and Second Avenues from 5 – 7 p.m. 

Gordonsville –Third annual Gordonsville Halloween Bash on East Main Street from 5 – 8 p.m. featuring tons of candy, costume contest, photo booth, door prizes and a $250 cash giveaway.

Nov. 2

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


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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