15th annual Fall FunFest opens tonight on city square

It’s that time of year again when the air starts to get cooler and the leaves on the trees begin changing colors. And, just as synonymous with the time of year, the Cookeville Fall FunFest is set to kick off tonight on the square.Entering its 15th year, the annual event hosts a variety of entertainment venues and nationally renowned Bar-B-Q joints.

Kroger’s center stage is the main venue for music this year, featuring performances from Tony Drake, Roy Roberts, Legacy, Phlatt Earth, Carissa & Company, The Vegabonds, and the Kadillacs. But the music doesn’t stop there. Just off the square, the AUI Teen Stage offers musical choices geared towards a younger crowd.

The acts performing on the AUI Teen Stage this year include Above, Bright Grey, Star City Meltdown, Wake the Light, IT, Victims of Circumstance, Buzzards Bluff, Workers, Details Details, Behove the Brave, Perfect Mess, and AJ Carter will be performing during set changes.

In addition to the music, the fest promises to whet your appetite with the 21st Annual Cookeville Cook Off, which draws competitors from all over the country. Visitors can enjoy a large variety of meats and all the trimmings. The Cook Off vendors are open both days with the announcement of the winner, taking place Saturday afternoon.

There are plenty of family-oriented activities, especially on Saturday as the WCTE Stations of Imagination takes over the square with a plethora of activities and wacky characters.

In addition, don’t miss the arts and crafts section, featuring jewelry, pottery, hand blown glass, woodworking and much more, which will be at the FunFest.

The Fall Fun Fest is a great event here in Cookeville and should not be missed. When traveling on the square this weekend be aware that several detours will be present and parking is generally hard to come by near the square.

For more information, go to the Fall FunFest Web site at FallFunFest.com.