Inspiring Reasons to Visit Clarksville This Fall

From a hip, event-filled downtown to relaxing country drives framed by extravagant fall color, Clarksville, Tenn. is a favorite Mid-South fall getaway. The city’s gorgeous outdoor spaces, historic attractions and architecture, and emerging craft beverage and culinary scene make this a destination you’ll want to explore.

Festivals & Events

The fall season is chock full of festivals and events that celebrate the season, art, heritage, music and food. 

Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement celebrates fall with multiple events in October. The Artisan Fair showcases arts demonstrations and exhibits. HarvestFest is the season-closing celebration with artists and artisans, crafts, music, corn maze, games, food and more. 

Two OktoberFests celebrate the German heritage and a plethora of local craft beers at the Wags and Wings Family Fun & OktoberFest at the airport and the Downtown Commons Oktoberfest in the heart of the city. 

Live Music

Beyond the festivals, the city’s mild climate means that many summer concerts series continue through October. Whatever your preferred genre, you’re likely to find live music you will enjoy. 


With 650 miles of navigable waterways from two rivers and their tributaries, watersports are plentiful and popular. Boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and waterskiing entice visitors and residents alike to the water many months throughout the year. Rent equipment from two outfitters or bring your own.

Also enjoy miles of hiking and walking trails, parks, shooting, golf and mountain biking. From a 9-mile paved Greenway to shorter wooded, hilly treks, you’ll find plenty to explore on foot. Woods, creeks and wildlife make the fall season especially scenic and photogenic.

Craft Breweries

With a winery, distillery, meadery and seven craft breweries, Clarksville is emerging as a true craft libation destination. Tours and tastings are available daily at Beachaven Winery and Old Glory Distilling, and weekly at Trazo Meadery. Distinctly different breweries offer sample flights and countless flavors. 

Clarksville is located on I-24, 40 minutes — buts worlds away — from Nashville. You might just discover the affordable, family-friendly, artistic, historic, naturally beautiful, fun-filled, welcoming destination of your dreams. Find event details and start planning your trip today at