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“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan

Finally! An event for some of our most cherished members in our community – our dog! Put on your dog’s best bandana and let him chase his tail with other furry friends at Dogapalooza. With an off-leash play area, pet parade, and interactive booths, Dogapalooza is a great way for you to spend quality time with the one who can’t wait for you to get home.

Whether it’s a scratch behind the ears or an extra long game of fetch, a dog loves to be spoiled by its human. This weekend you can show your appreciation to your doggo at Dogapalooza held at the new dog park at Cane Creek Park on Saturday, Sept. 25 beginning at 10 a.m.

Don’t have a dog? There’s plenty of fall-related festivals, free live music, and art related events happening in Cookeville and surrounding areas this weekend. Check out our community calendar and plan your weekend in town. You can always check out the upcoming event highlights in Coming This Week!

Coming This Week!


Dogapalooza is back with a new location, season, and time. This free event celebrates dogs and the people who love them. Dogapalooza will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new dog park within Cane Creek Park. We’ll have pet-related booths, an off-leash play area, pet parade, interactive stations, food options and more. For more information, call 526-7393.

Bacon Fest: Everything Is Better With Bacon

If you love bacon, then Bacon Fest at the Putnam County Fair Grounds is the place to be. Come mingle with fellow bacon lovers on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Join us for live music, HUGE kids’ zone, and enjoy over 150 vendors with handmade arts and crafts, boutiques, food vendors, MLM’s, and tons of BACON!!! Free admission.

Northfield Vineyards Fall Market 2021

Visit the family-owned winery on the family farm at Northfield Vineyards for the 2021 Fall Market. Enjoy some great shopping with around 50 unique vendors. Then, kick back with some amazing food and music with your favorite wine, cider, and/or craft beer. Free admission and free parking.

  • Friday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Homesteads Apple Festival

The Cumberland Homesteads are holding their long running Homesteads Apple Festival located at 96 TN-68, Crossville, TN 38555-2804 from Saturday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 26 with crafts, antiques, food vendors, fresh apples, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, antique car show, and much more beginning at 9 a.m. $5 admission for the entire weekend. Kids 10 and under free! Pet friendly! 10,000 + people in attendance. Free parking!

Barn Painting Workshop

Bring out your inner artist. Instructor Mary Mae Smith of The Art Jam will provide the image of a beautiful barn scene – and you’ll create your own masterpiece at our painting workshop on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at Cane Creek Recreation Center located 180 CC Camp Road. Materials are provided. No experience necessary. Register by Sept. 20. Cost is $35. Just bring yourself and a creative attitude. To register, click here.

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Fall Festival

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church is having its 30th Anniversary Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Come enjoy food, music, kid’s games, water slides and crafts at this incredible, family-friendly event.

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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