New to the area or just looking to get out? Well, throw on your favorite sweatshirt and flannel and check out these October events in Cookeville, Tennessee and the surrounding area! There are a ton of cool events happening!

October Events in Cookeville, Tennessee (and surrounding area)


October Fall Waterfall Tour

October 1st – 3rd · Crossville, Tennessee

Get outdoors and join State Naturalist Randy Hedgepath and Ranger Cara Alexander on a 3 day exploration of some of our most beautiful state waterfalls. This outdoor adventure features the waterfalls at Fall Creek Falls State Park and the spectacular beauty of Ozone Falls, Piney Falls and Lost Creek. Focusing on the beauty and history of these majestic falls, the tours include legends and folklore, and other educational and interpretive programs unique to each location.

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Jig Head Oktoberfest

Friday, October 5th 3:00 – 10:00PM · Saturday October 6th 1:00 – 9:00PM · Cookeville, Tennessee

Good brew and good food? I think so! Check out Jig Head’s Oktoberfest! Not only will you enjoy good food and drink, but this event also includes games and live music! Tickets will go quickly!

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Silver Point Arts & Music Festival

October 6th 7:00 – 10:00PM · Silver Point, Tennessee

What better way to enjoy fall weather than by kicking it by Center Hill Lake? Inspired by a shared love for music and the arts, the unspoiled beauty of Center Hill Lake, and the Caney Fork River, Cherry Hill Farm will play host to this family-friendly event.

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TTU Miracle Superhero 5K

October 6th 8:00 – 11:00AM · Cookeville, Tennessee

Cookeville is a college town and TTU proud! TTU Miracle is the Homecoming philanthropy for Tennessee Tech’s Homecoming Week where the campus comes together to raise money for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Vanderbilt. This 5K is meant to raise awareness to and involve the community in the “Big Event” that will be held on Homecoming weekend, Friday, November 2nd.

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Pikeville Tennessee Fall Festival

October 6th · Pikeville, Tennessee

You gotta love these fall festivals! This one features a Local Farmers Market, taste of Pikeville, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, WWII re-enactment, Big Band Sound Orchestra, Face Painting, Kids Korner with petting zoo, games and hands on crafts, Banjo and Fiddle contest, Antique Tractor display, and car show! Don’t forget the parade at noon. Lots of fun all day! End the day with a fireworks show around 8:00!

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Blues, Boos and Local Brews Fest

October 13th 4:00 – 10:30PM · Northfield Vineyards

Join us for a night of Blues music with Just Jeff opening up for the Few Miles On band at 4 p.m., a costume contest and local brews along with Northfield wine! Only $5 admission fee! Templeton BBQ and Yakiwiz food trucks will be here with some great food! Calfkiller, Red Silo, Jig Head, Hix Farm and Happy Trails Brewery will all be here as well as TN Legend Distillery! Make plans now to come see us for our 2nd music event in the new pavilion!

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Putnam County Music Festival

Sunday, October 14th 4:00 – 11:00PM · Cookeville, Tennessee

“Why don’t you kiss, kiss this!” Are we the only 90s country music fans or what? This music festival will feature Aaron Tippin, Darryl Worley and others! What’s even better? This charity event supports Independence Again, a sober living facility in Cookeville, Tennessee that provides high quality care for highly motivated women seeking a new way of life.

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Autumn Adventure Tour

October 19th 8:00AM · Smithville, Tennessee

Start your day on Friday Oct 19th and map out your Plan of Adventure for a 2 day tour of shopping, Halloween Party for grown-ups, chances to win gifts, cash and competitions. Bring the Family out for Farm Adventure, Crafts and Fun. You might want to stop and get a new Hair Style at the Salon before you go or reserve the B&B for family or friends to come join the Adventure!

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Hangin’ with Goats at Harmony Lane

October 20th 11:00AM – 4:00PM · Smithville, Tennessee

How cool is this? Check out this event in Smithville, Tennessee, home of Center Hill Lake! Purchase your ticket which includes sausage burgers, chips, water, cheese and fudge tasting, a 22 foot double slide, face painting, baby goats, Llamas, corn hole, and live music with Brian Wyer.
Shop in the farm store, cuddle goats, feed goats treats, brush the baby Llamas and hold Bristol the parrot for a picture.

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Crossville Alive Zombie Run

October 20th 1:00 – 3:00PM · Crossville, Tennessee

When the Zombies take over, all you can do is run. One by one, cities, states and entire nations are falling victim to a Zombie pandemic, rapidly pushing mankind to the brink of extinction. Your current location is relatively secur… Did you hear that?  Oh no… Run… Run… Run!!!

Run for Your Life at the Alive Zombie run at Obed River Park in Crossville, TN on October 20th. Can’t wait to CATCH you there!

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The Upper Cumberland Haunted Half Marathon

October 20th 7:00 – 10:00 AM · Cookeville, Tennessee

Enjoy marathons? Check out this the 10th Annual Marathon! Every year, a unique “haunted” themed finisher’s medal is presented to every runner who completes the full half marathon distance. And…The Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival occurs the afternoon of the race so it’s kinda a win win.

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WCTE Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival

October 20th 12:00 – 5:00PM · Cookeville, Tennessee

The 5th annual WCTE Blues & Brews Craft Beer Festival will be held at Dogwood Park and will feature over 80 craft beers! The VIP Stein Social will be held from 11am-noon for VIP ticket holders. This will be a chance for beer lovers to mingle with the brewers and distributors before general admission. VIP tickets also include all day hospitality tent with several beer and food pairings changing throughout the day and exclusive tented seating. Blues music will be playing the duration of the festival & food will be available from local vendors. The Tennessee Home Brewers Association will be on site with samples and brewing demonstrations.

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Cooking on the Square

October 26th 11:00 – 1:30PM · Cookeville, Tennessee

Join Habitat for humanity as they host Cooking on the Square! If you’re a fan of Cajun food, you really cannot miss this event!

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Baxter Harvest Festival & Fall Train Excursion

October 28th 10:00 – 4:00PM · Baxter, Tennessee

Join 500+ people from Nashville’s Fall Foliage Train Excursion as they deboard at 11:00AM for Baxter’s Harvest Festival. This free event will include an antique car, tractor show, live music, and many arts and crafts vendors.  There will also be children’s activities, pumpkin carving, scarecrow competition, painting classes, quilts on display and much more.

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Boo on Main

October 31st · Crossville, Tennessee

The Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Crossville, Inc. would like to invite you to Boo on Main! This family fun event will be held on Halloween in downtown Crossville! Plans are still in process but stay tuned and click the link below!

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Know of other events in the area? Let us know by commenting below! We will add them to the list!

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