It is officially Fall and there is so much to do in Clarksville, Tennessee. Whether you are experiencing the last of our various summer series or celebrating the return of the spooky season, you are sure to have a memorable time.
October 6 – Art Walk
Head to Downtown Clarksville for the First Thursday Art Walk. Begin your evening at the Downtown Artists Co-Op before continuing down Franklin Street to check out all the pop-up artists and live musicians at shops, restaurants, and local art galleries along the way. This free event will last from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Star Spangled Brewing Company - Photo Credit: Katie Soltas
October 7-9 – Star Spangled Brewing Oktoberfest
Join in the fun at Star Spangled Brewing Co.'s 6th Annual Oktoberfest Beer Party! The event will be held at Beachaven Vineyards and Winery on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Oktoberfest is family-friendly with activities such as live German polka music, dancing, axe throwing with The Flip'n Axe, an Alpine horn-blowing contest, and plenty of food. VIP tickets are $35, general admission is $5, and kids get in free. Proceeds will benefit the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, with a goal of raising $15,000 for the organization.
October 8 – African American Oral History Project at Fort Defiance
Fort Defiance Civil War Park welcomes guest speaker Jason McGowan of the Middle Tennessee State University Albert Gore Research Center. Jason McGowan will speak on “The Importance of Oral Histories” at 11:00 A.M. He is also conducting research for his grant to document African American stories throughout Middle Tennessee.
October 8 – Last Downtown Market of the Year
Head downtown for the last Downtown Market of the year. This award-winning market is a weekly open-air market featuring farmers and artisans who offer locally grown fresh produce, food items, and handcrafted products. Grab something to eat from one of the many food trucks or stop into a local restaurant for some lunch once you have finished shopping.
October 8, 15, 22 – Historic Greenwood Cemetery Walking Tour
Join the Customs House Museum & Cultural Center as they host walking tours of Greenwood Cemetery several weekends throughout October. Hear tales of local history during a spooky stroll through one of Clarksville’s oldest active cemeteries. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for museum members. Same-day tickets and walk-up reservations will not be available.
October 11 - Sunset Yoga at Downtown Commons
Relax and unwind with a free sunset yoga session in Downtown Clarksville. Head to the Downtown Commons with a yoga mat, water bottle, and a friend. The session begins at 6:30, and children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.
October 12-14 – Historic Collinsville Mini Camps
Historic Collinsville 1800s Pioneer Settlement will be hosting their mini camps for one more session this season. Attend one, two, or all three of the mini camps to learn about life during the Civil War. The camps will cover topics such as code-breaking, equipment and clothing, toys and games, and medical practices. Admission to each camp is $35.
October 13 – October 29 – The Rocky Horror Show at The Roxy Regional Theatre
This classic production is back for its 10th year at the Roxy Regional Theatre. The audience is encouraged to dress up in their favorite Rocky Horror attire and will be able to purchase bags of props for $5 in the lobby prior to performances. No outside props will be allowed. Tickets are $35, and the performance is suggested for mature audiences only.
October 19 – Oktoberfest at Roxy Regional Theatre
Want to celebrate Oktoberfest but you are not a big drinker? Enjoy live German festival music and refreshments with the Cumberland Winds German Band at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Downtown Clarksville. You will hear classics such as "Clarinet Polka" and "Trumpet Echo".
October 22 – ClarksvilleCon
ClarksvilleCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in Clarksville, Tennessee. Visit the Quality Inn Exit 4 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM to see collections to satisfy any fandom. This ClarksvilleCon features Anime Voice Actor John Swasey & Comic Book Legend Joe Rubenstein!
Jazz on the Lawn at Beachaven Vineyards & Winery
October 22 – Jazz on the Lawn
Head out to Beachaven Vineyards and Winery for the last Jazz on the Lawn of the year. Bring a picnic or grab some food from one of the local food trucks that will be at the event. Lawn chairs and blankets are highly encouraged.
October 29 – Fall Festival at Rotary Park
Bring the kids out to meet creepy crawlers, create Halloween crafts, do some trick or treating, and take a fun family photo. There will be food trucks on site so bring a picnic blanket and spend some time dining outdoors.
October 29 – Fright on Franklin
Every year, Historic Downtown Clarksville transforms into a frightfully fun night for the entire family. Dress to impress for the popular costume contest. This contest is open to all ages and registration is required beginning on October 1, 2022. Spots fill up fast! There will be themed activities, and safe trick-or-treating on the following streets: Strawberry Alley, Franklin Street, Public Square, and North First Street.
Historic Collinsville 1800s Pioneer Settlement
October 29 – Spooky Stories and Smores at Historic Collinsville
Gather around a firepit and hear spooky stories about actual events that have happened in Montgomery County while enjoying some yummy s’mores. Stories will get spookier throughout the night so guests can come and go as needed.
October 29 – Halloween Movie Night at Downtown Commons
Gather at the Downtown Commons to watch a classic spooky movie with the family. Bonus: Fright on Franklin will be occurring this night, as well. Let the kids do some trick-or-treating with the downtown businesses before settling in for a movie night. Remember to bring chairs or a picnic blanket.
October 30 – Austin Peay State University G.H.O.S.T.
G.H.O.S.T. or “Greater Halloween Options for Safe Trick-or-Treating” is a longstanding tradition at Austin Peay State University. Bring the kids to meet university and community clubs and organizations, stock up on candy, and play some fun Halloween games.
Check out our event calendar to see everything happening this October.