This week’s Upper Cumberland tourism round up

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Pumpkin patches, hay rides, ghost hunts, cemetery tours, fall festivals, Oktoberfests, a Roller Coaster Yard Sale, whiskey festival and beef festival are on tap to kick off autumn. Here’s what’s going on across the Upper Cumberland this week. For a complete list of events, visit

Sept. 27-Oct. 26
Crossville – The Tony Award-winning macabre musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street thrills at Cumberland County Playhouse.

Sept. 28
Cookeville – The Cookeville Whiskey Festival 5:30-8:30 p.m. will feature more than 100 varieties of whiskies, scotches and bourbons. Tickets are $125 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundations Pediatric Programs.

Sept. 28-30, Oct. 5-7
Red Boiling Springs – Get ready for Halloween if you dare 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.

Sept. 28-Oct. 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.

Sept. 29
Carthage – Journey back to the time of pioneers. William Walton Days Harvest Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historic Courthouse transforms into a craftsmen’s fair with blacksmiths, cotton weaves, soap makers, basket weavers and quilters.

Oct. 4-6
Livingston – Bargain hunters won’t want to miss the Rollercoaster Yard Sale with 150 miles of yard sales, crafts, antiques and flea markets from Kentucky to Tennessee. In Livingston, the event includes an extravaganza around Dale Hollow Lake.

Oct. 5-6
Silver Point – Cherry Hill Farm hosts the family-friendly Silver Point Arts & Music Festival celebrating excellence in folk music and craft artisans surrounded by the beauty of Center Hill Lake and Caney Fork River.

Oct. 5-7
Red Boiling Springs – The Biodynamic Celebration at Long Hungry Creek Farm focuses on organic and biodynamic farming and gardening, holistic health, homesteading and healthy living. Gourmet meals are farm fresh and included with the ticket.

For more information, contact Ruth Dyal, executive director for the Upper Cumberland Tourism Association at 931-537-6347 or by email at

About the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development

Tennessee is the home of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll-delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is “The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Tennessee’s tourism industry generates $20.7 billion in economic impact, more than $1.8 billion in state and local tax revenue and more than 184,300 tourism-related jobs.

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