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Mistletoe Market – November 4th & 5th

Leslie Town Center

Friday | 9am – 7pm

Saturday | 9am – 5pm

We are thrilled to be hosting our 19th annual Mistletoe Market! 

This will be a great place to get your Christmas shopping done. We will have over 50 merchants, on-site café, door prizes and a silent auction to benefit Friends of Cookeville Putnam County Animals.

Admission is $2 | Under 10 years is free

Cookeville Christmas Market – November 5th & 6th

Putnam County Fair Grounds

Saturday | 10am – 6pm

Sunday | 10am – 5pm

Please join us for some shopping to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on Saturday November 5th from 10:00-6:00 and Sunday November 6th from 10:00-5:00 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairground Street Cookeville TN 38501.

Bring the kids to come see not only Santa but also BUDDY THE ELF!!! We’ll also have face painting, miniature ponies and balloon animals!

You’ll also find 1000’s of unique gifts including wreaths, ornaments, candles, boutique clothing, jewelry, home decor, vintage items, gifts for your pets and much more! Plus, enjoy some hot cocoa, funnel cakes, fried oreas, fried apple pies, baked goods, fresh breads, and various food trucks!

Santa’s Workshop – November 18th, 19th & 20th

Hyder-Burkes Agricultural Pavilion

Friday, November 18th | 10am – 7pm

Saturday, November 19th | 10am – 7pm

Sunday, November 20th | 1pm – 5pm

The 44th Annual Santa’s Workshop presented by GFWC Cookeville Jr. Woman’s Club

Over 175 booths filled with goodies that are sure to delight and make Christmas shopping so easy! Shop local and support small businesses!

Candles, wood working, clothing, soaps/lotions, jams and jellies, baked goods, metal works, jewelry, doll clothes, toys, wooden home decor, pillows, holiday decor, wreaths, leatherworks and so much more!

Note: Not all booths accept debit/credit cards.

Proceeds from hosting this event are donated back to non profits in the Upper Cumberland.

Admission $3 cash at door 12 & under free

Event Hours:

Fri 10-7


Sun 1-5

Selfies with Santa: Sat 1-5-Free with admission

Breakfast With Santa at The Market Barn Sale – November 19th

2794 Gainesboro Hwy, Celina, TN 38551

Saturday | 8am – 10am

Pre-sale tickets available, limited number of tickets available at the door. 

The Market Barn Sale – November 18th & 19th

2794 Gainesboro Hwy, Celina, TN 38551

Friday | 10am – 4pm

Saturday | 10am – 4pm

Annual Market Barn Sale located in Celina, TN featuring 75+ vendors, great food and live music!

The Thread & Bristle Christmas Market – November 19th

141 Fourth Ave S, Baxter, TN

Saturday, November 19th | 9am – 4p

Join us for a day of shopping, Live Christmas Music, and food! We will be updating our page with our vendors. Live Music will be by a local favorite Sophie Jacobs!

YMCA Family Turkey Trot – November 24th

Putnam County YMCA

Thursday, November 24th | 7:30aOur Thanksgiving Day 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run has become one of the Upper Cumberland’s largest runs. It is a huge highlight for the Cookeville community and the many visitors who come to Cookeville for the holiday. The funds generated from the Turkey Trot help provide life changing outreach programs like Learn To Swim, Open Doors and our Cancer Recovery Program. Each of our outreach programs help us accomplish our mission at the Y, putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.


1st-7th: $20 (online only)
September 8th – October 31st: $25 / $90 family
November 1st – November 23rd: $30 / $115 family
Race Day – November 24th: $35cur

White County Fair’s Wonderland Market & Pageant – December 3rd

White County Fair Grounds, Sparta

Saturday | 10am – 4p

The 4th Annual White County Fair Winter Wonderland Market and the 3rd Annual Winter Wonderland Pageant will be held Saturday, December 3, 2022.

A variety of booths offering clothing, sweet treats, gifts, and more will be available.

Pageant categories range for girls ages newborn to 21 years old.

For more market information contact or the event coordinators Whitney at 931.607.1763 or Sara at 931.261.8707

For more pageant, information contact Renee Flatt at 931.224.7403

The 2022 Grinch Festival – December 3rd & 4th

Putnam County Fairground

Saturday | 10am – 6pm

Sunday | 10am – 4p

Santa Claus is coming to town…with THE GRINCH!!

Please join us for this festive 2 day event on Saturday December 3rd from 10:00-6:00 and Sunday December 4th from 10:00-4:00 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Cookeville, TN.

We’ll have a fun filled weekend of celebrating all things Grinch and Whoville!! We’ll have contests for the best Grinch or Grinch themed outfit, for our visitors jAND one for the pets! We’re going to have lots of fun games and prizes. Plus we’ll have over 100 local craft and vintage vendors as well as a food trucks offering not only Grinch items but you can find just about anything to fill your Christmas shopping list!

You’ll find unique gifts, wreaths, ornaments, candles, boutique clothing, jewelry, home decor, pet & vintage items, and much more! Plus enjoy our amazing Food Trucks and true tastes of the South! BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Baked Goods, Fresh Baked Breads, hot cocoa, hot apple cider and more!

Bring the kids to meet Santa & the Grinch FREE! We’ll also have face painting, games for the kids, the Fortnite Battle Bus and Axe Throwing!

$2 Admission for Adults – KIDS GET IN FREE!!

Proceeds donated to the Putnam County Veterans Hall.

Make N’ Take Christmas December 10th

Imagine Foundry

Saturday | 10am – 5p

Join us for our 3rd Annual Make ‘n Take Christmas! 

*Saturday, December 10th from 10a-5p is open to the public

*Make, wrap, & take uniquely hand-crafted gifts for your loved ones

*Eat, drink , and enjoy holiday sweets and cocoa

*Meet Santa & elves and get a holiday photo


Baxter Christmas Parade – December 2nd

Downtown Baxter

Friday, December 2nd | TBA

Monterey Christmas Parade – December 3rd

Downtown Monterey

Saturday, December 3rd | TBA

Gainesboro Christmas Parade – December 3rd

Downtown Monterey

Saturday, December 3rd | 5:30pm

Algood Christmas Parade – December 9th

Downtown Algood

Friday, December 9th | TBA

The 55th Annual Cookeville-Putnam County Christmas Parade – December 10th

Leslie Town Centre

Saturday, December 10th | 6pm

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