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“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Next week marks the official beginning of fall, and many of us are already creating our fall bucket list before the leaves start coming down. There’s always something new to look forward to in every season, but autumn… there’s just something special about it. It’s just got that je ne sais quoi that inspires us decorate our porches with tiers of pumpkins, create spreads of red golden leaves on our mantles, and start our day off with that magical blend of pumpkin pie spices in our morning latte.

With fall coming to greet us soon (on Wednesday, Sept. 22!), it won’t be long before you can begin checking things off on your list of fall must-do’s. There will be plenty of fall-related events coming up for you in Cookeville and surrounding areas. Stay hip to upcoming events by checking out our community calendar. You can find Hip Cookeville on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for announcements, local recommendations, and a positive uplifting online community.

Be sure to check out the Cookeville Community Farmers Market for incredible locally grown ingredients to make your autumn inspired recipes even more cozy and flavorful. With several nearby recreational areas like Fall Creek Falls State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, and Rock Island State Park, you can get some fresh air and see those beautiful warm colors all along the trail. Don’t forget to visit one of our many local pumpkin patches and corn mazes in the Upper Cumberland.

Heads Up! A Springsteen Celebration is coming to the Cookeville Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 24 beginning at 7 p.m. A Springsteen Celebration is a celebration of the music of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. A Springsteen Celebration is a non-look-alike tribute band to The Boss performed by highly talented musicians from the Nashville area. Most of these musicians have performed with, recorded with, and/or toured with band members of top classic rockers. There is even a Grammy Winner in the band! A lot of the career from Bruce Springsteen’s music is covered, but the major focus is on his hits and concert favorites of the 70s and 80s. Admission is $25 – call the box office to reserve your seats at (931) 528-1313.

Coming This Week!

Billy Mac LIVE at 37 Cedar

Billy Mac is performing live at 37 Cedar Bar & Restaurant on Friday, Sept 17 beginning at 9 p.m. Enjoy some great country, pop, rock and soul music from an incredible singer/musician. Be sure to get there early and enjoy a made from scratch meal in a great atmosphere.

The Great Pumpkin Festival

The Great Pumpkin Festival is to be held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bring the kids to see Charlie Brown and Snoopy as they pick a pumpkin in the great pumpkin patch! Then enjoy some shopping with over 100 vendors. Find some beautiful handcrafted or handpicked items. You’ll find pumpkin spice everything! Free admission.

Energy Shower with Dr. Mohan Rao

Wash away negativity, stress, anxiety and tiredness at our free meditation workshop with Dr. Mohan Rao of Tennessee Tech University. This energy shower will be held Saturday, Sept. 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at Cane Creek Recreation Center located at 180 CC Camp Road. Just drop in; no registration required. To learn more, call 526-7393.

Young Patches LIVE at 37 Cedar

ONE MAN BAND Young Patches is performing live at 37 Cedar Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, Sept. 18 beginning at 9 p.m. Come grab one of 37 Cedar’s made from scratch specialties and enjoy a great show. Free admission.

The Sounds of Silo

Come check out “The Sounds of Silo” happening at Red Silo Brewing Company every Sunday with LIVE music and cold Red Silo Beer. The silo opens at 1 p.m., and the music starts soon after. This week’s line up for Sunday, Sept. 19: Silas & Dean at 2 p.m., Amanda Jo at 3 p.m., Jordyn Walker at 4 p.m., and Kendal Franks at 5 p.m. Also — hello, lobster rolls! The Lobster Dog food truck will be joining the Red Silo Brewing Company that evening from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Community Calendar

For more a more complete list of events, check out our community calendar at https://hipcookeville.com/events/ You can search our community calendar by month, week, and even daily! Find us on our online front porch at facebook.com/HipCookeville and share your event.

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