Don’t you just love October! Cooler temperatures, a new crisp feeling in the air and of course – Halloween!

So what’s going on this month in the great city of Cookeville, Tennessee? Lots of fun stuff for you, your friends and family. 

Check out a list of Halloween Events happening this month:

Halloween Events in Cookeville, Tennessee

Carving Up Cookeville

Cookeville, Tennessee

Registratoin Open

Carving Up Cookeville, a new pumpkin carving contest presented by Cookeville Leisure Services, is open for registration.

Carving Up Cookeville features three categories: Scariest, Most Creative and Funniest. Age groups are adults (18 and up) and children (17 and under).

Registration is open through National Pumpkin Day, Oct. 26; the entry fee is $5 per pumpkin. Entries can be dropped off Oct. 26-28 at 4 p.m. at Cane Creek Recreation Center, 180 C C Camp Road. Then the judging will begin.

First place winners will receive fall-themed prize baskets.

Afterward, photos of all entries will be posted on the Cookeville Leisure Services Department Facebook page for a virtual contest starting Oct. 29. The pumpkin with the most likes by Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. will receive the People’s Choice award.

For more information, call 526-7393.

Parent Child Halloween Cookie Decorating Class

Cookeville, Tennessee

Thursday, October 8th – 4 – 6PM
Learn basic cookie techniques for Halloween
cookies. Even though this looks like an advanced class-it is good for all levels. Becca will walk you thru the processes of baking, making the icing and actually decorating step by step. Recipes included.
Reserve your spot today. Tickets are $50.00 per adult and $25.00 for kids under 16.

Oktoberfest 2020 

Jig Head Brewing Company – Cookeville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 17th – 3-10PM
Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual Oktoberfest celebration at Jig Head Brewing Company. Music, food, fun, games, and of course our famous Golden Oktoberfest beer, Hafenmeister. Admission is free. The Smoky Nights will play from 3 to 6! Do not miss this concert! By the way, a whole hog roast is on the menu. Estimated dinner time is around 6 PM.

Folklore History Hike

Cookeville History Museum – Cookeville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 10th
‘Boogers, Haunts and Haints’
It’s our final History Hike of 2020! Remember those spooky stories told around a campfire to make you scared of the dark? What produced that light or sound? Was it the wind… or something else? Discover some unnerving tales from all over Tennessee in the self-guided Boogers, Haunts and Haints Folklore History Hike on Oct. 10 between the Cookeville History Museum (40 E. Broad St.) and Cookeville Depot (116 W. Broad St.). Pick up an entry form at either museum between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Complete this free activity to be entered in a prize drawing sponsored by Friends of the Cookeville History Museum. To learn more, call 520-5455 or 528-8570.

Haunted Hayride

Short Mountain Distillery – Woodbury, Tennessee

Friday, October 16th 7PM – Midnight
Take a one-mile ride around the farm learning about the legends, myths and current hauntings that make this farm the most haunted location in Middle Tennessee. Every scheduled loop is hosted by a top notch guides narrating the horrors that have scared off the faint of heart for a hundred years.
Bigfoot, Charles Manson, and cackling witches are but a few of the creatures you will see with your own eyes. This is more than a jump scare haunted house. This trip is a history lesson with the gory scenes recreated with live actors. Keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times… or they could be something’s supper.
There will be a music and bonfires nightly.
Costume Contest Saturday 10/17 at 8pm
Pumpkin Carving Contest Saturday 10/24 8pm
The Red Shed concession stand will be open nightly while supplies last.
Seated dining in the Restaurant is by reservation only.
This is a fundraiser event for Short Mountain Volunteer Fire Department and the Cannon County Rescue Squad.

Halloween Party!

Kero’s Cafe – Cookeville, Tennessee

Friday, October 30th 7PM
A Hookah Lounge with 90+ Shisha flavors for the ultimate Hookah experience. This year, Kero’s Cafe is hosting a Halloween Party! Go ahead and get your costumes picked out and ready for a party! 

Halloween Celebration

including Tiger King Night

NoWhere Bar & Grill – Cookeville, Tennessee

Friday, October 30th
Head over to NoWhere Bar to kick off Halloween on October 30th with our Tiger King theme night. The bar will be trnsformed into a sanctuary like no other. Tiger King, DJ Marty, will be doing karaoke at 8 p.m. A gert night for all you cool cats & kittens!

Boswell’s Spooky Friday

Boswell’s Country Roads Harley-Davidson – Cookeville, Tennessee

Friday, October 30th 6 – 8PM
It’s going to be a Spooky Friday at Boswell’s Country Roads Harley-Davidson in Cookeville on October 30th. Bring your best because there are $100 Boswell’s Gift Cards for “Best Costume,” “Best Chili,” and “Best Dessert.”


Jig Head Brewing Co – Cookeville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 31st 3PM – 10PM
Join Jig Head Brewing Co again this Halloween 2020 for a spooktacular night of fun! The Asylum Productions from Hellfire Radio pair up with Cookeville’s local brewery to present Ale-O-Ween.
Costume Contest
Raffle Drawings
And the good stuff, CANDY!
Oh, and of course, tasty beer 🍻
Save the date, get to work on those costumes, and get ready for family-fun fangtastic night!

3rd Annual Blues, Boooos and Local Brews

Northfield Vineyards – Sparta, Tennessee

Saturday, October 31st 6:30 – 10:30PM
Make plans to be at Northfield Vineyards, a family owned winery on a beautiful farm tucked away in the hills of Tennessee. Your favorite blues music with Few Miles On Band, delicious food, local craft beer, costume contests and more! $5 admission and no outside alcohol allowed.

Annual Halloween Bash

Revolver Dance Hall & Saloon – Cookeville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 31st 7PM
Have you been to Revolver? This live music venue features various dj’s, dancing and karaoke, 3 bars, 6 pool tables and a full kitchen. Start working on your costume! Dress up and win big in the annual costume contest! You can also reserve a spot in the VIP bar!


Bowling World – Cookeville, Tennessee

Saturday, October 31st 1PM-close

Bowling World’s spooky Bowloween event! 🎃
The costume theme will be “A Wickedly Fun Wizard of Oz Time!”

Costume Contests w/ Top Prizes awarded @ 3:00pm, 7:00pm & 10:30pm

So grab your hat & broom and call out the flying monkeys! Bowloween is on at Bowling World & Gutters Grille on October 31st! Door Prizes and treats!

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