There is something exciting going on nearly every day here in Cookeville; from community festivals to sporting events, we do it all. With strong community involvement for each event we are able to provide an incredible experience the will leave a lasting impression on everyone involved.
Art Prowl is Cookeville, TN's annual 2 day, free, mostly walkable art tour, Nov. 13 & 14, 2015. Meet 30+ artists in studios, galleries and other locations in Historic West Side and downtown. Featuring the best art in the Upper Cumberland area, plus demonstrations, kids' activities, and ART Prowl specials at local shops, cafes and pubs. Media: Clay, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Metal, Painting/Drawing, Print making, Sculpture and Wood. ART Prowl supports local artists, businesses and art education, and integrates art into our community. Support your local artists - join us!
Christmas in the Park
Fall Foliage Train Excursion
All three of Putnam County’s depots will welcome passengers from the Nashville area for three weekends in the month of October.
Home and Garden Show
Putnam County Fair
Music, midway and more, this almost century-old-event is held each summer and is a favorite of many. The fair offers carnival rides, beauty pageants, a rodeo, livestock and poultry competition, western dance competitions, a strongman competition, a quarter/walking horse show, motorcycle racing, demolition derby, gospel singing and much, much more, all at low or no cost.
Date/Time: End of July-Beginning of August
TSSAA BlueCross Bowl
The annual BlueCross Bowl State Football Championships, held each December at Tennessee Tech University's Tucker Stadium, feature the best of the best in high school athletics competing for the state title. Fans from across the state and beyond converge to cheer on their teams and enjoy all that Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland have to offer.
Date/Time: First Thursday, Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving
WCTE Blues and Brews
Taste over 50 crafts brews from across the country at this one of a kind homegrown craft beer festival. Enjoy live music in the park from the blues band Corey Mac. This 2015 Blues and Brews event is the Upper Cumberland's 2nd Annual Craft Beer Festival at Dogwood Park benefiting WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS.
Proceeds from Bacchanal support scholarships and university programming in art and fine craft. Bacchanal scholarships are awarded to deserving students in TTU's Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs. BFA degree concentrations include Art Education, Clay, Digital Media, Fibers, Glass, Metals, Painting and Wood.
Cooking on the Square
Come out to the Cookeville Town Square, and enjoy great food for a great cause! Over 50 cook teams come together to stir up some Cajun spirit with a whole lot of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans & rice, etouffee, and more! Local artists get busy making beautiful ceramic bowls that are destined to be filled with lots of great food. We look forward to seeing you there!
Try the 3-mile fun run before feasting at a barbecue competition, then catch some live music, try some family-friendly games and shop for locally crafted artwork. There's a reason Cookeville's Fall FunFest has been described as the event with "something for everyone." Held by CityScape on the Cookeville Courthouse Square, this event is Cookeville's Main Street festival, combining crafts and entertainment with WCTE-TV's Stations of Imagination for young children and the Cookeville Cook-Off barbecue competition. Barbecue teams from all parts of the country come to compete.
Date/Time: First Friday and Saturday after Labor Day in September
Mayhem for Mustard Seed
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Red, White and Boom
No need to leave Cookeville for the 4th. In addition to several other great Family events, on the 4th at the Fairgrounds, We will have the BIGGEST AND BEST Fireworks show ever shot in this area
Date/Time: July 4th Weekend
Taste of the Town
Taste of the Town is a memorable evening in which we say thank you to our members of CityScape. Through membership, we are able to continue the revitalization of our Historic Downtown and WestSide area. Each year the event is hosted by a private Cookeville resident and features over 25 local restaurants offering their finest cuisine.
With 15 NCAA Division I sports programs, Tennessee Tech is home to all the athletic action you can handle. Catch a football game inside newly renovated Tucker Stadium or big-time college basketball inside the Hooper Eblen Center. The university also fields highly competitive baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, golf, track, cross country and rifle teams.
Wine on the WestSide
Wine on the WestSide is an annual event hosted by CityScape with sponsors throughout the community. The event features more than 125 wines and craft beers for attendees to sample. The wine and beer come from vineyards and microbreweries around the world. In addition to these fantastic tastings, there are also food booths from various local restaurants and caterers. The event also features live music and even a beer tasting seminar. Be sure not to miss this memorable event!