This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up – Oct. 26

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Grab seasonal decorations at arts and crafts fairs, go on a ghost hunt or take a fall color cruise around the lake. Eat some Cajun food, 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

Oct. 25-31

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.

Oct. 26 – 27

Granville– Enjoy the annual ghost walk entitled “The Haunting of Granville“. Each tour will begin at the new 1950’s Event Building with tours beginning at 6 p.m. and starting until 8 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 and $10 night of event.  Call 931-653-4151 or to make a reservation.

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 – 28

Red Boiling Springs – Get ready for Halloween by joining paranormal investigators at the overnight Ghost Hunt at the Thomas House Hotel Friday or Saturday night. The event includes lodging, a meal and guided tours of the property.

Oct. 26

Cookeville– Cooking 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.

Crossville – Grinder House Coffee presents “In the House,” a singer-songwriter show 6-8 p.m. with a live performance from the band Before the Crowes.

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

Oct. 27

Livingston– Fall-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.

Nov. 2-3

Cookeville – Celebrate the Mistletoe Market, a two-day shopping extravaganza that features 50 local boutiques under one roof and dining in the on-site café at Leslie Town Centre. A silent auction will benefit Friends of Cookeville/Putnam Co. Animals.

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.

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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