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Fright on Franklin Street


Fright on Franklin poster500xThis year’s first ever Fright on Franklin is set to take place Saturday, October 31 in Downtown Clarksville. The family friendly Halloween event is for adults and kids of all ages and provides activities such as costume contests, pumpkin carving contests and trick-or-treating.

Festivities begin at 4p.m. Local businesses will have booths along Franklin Street from 4-7p.m. where kids can trick-or-treat safely with the supervision of their parents.

Costume contests begin at 5p.m. Costumes will be judged in several age categories including Babies, Toddlers, Kids ages 5-8, Pre-teens ages 9-12, Teens ages 13-17, Adults ages 18-54, Seniors ages 55 & up and Dogs. All costumes should be in good taste and appropriate for a family event.

Among other activities, is the Pumpkin Carving and Painting Contest. Adults and children are invited to attend the Downtown Market on Saturday, October 24 where they may purchase and decorate pumpkins to enter into the contest. The carved and painted pumpkins will be displayed throughout Franklin Street businesses where they will be judged. The Carving and Painting contest is divided into several categories: Painting for ages 1-3, Painting for ages 4-6, carving for ages 7-9, carving for ages 10-13, carving for ages 14-17, carving for ages 18-54 and carving for ages 55 and up.

This is sure to be a night of frightful fun for everyone! For more details on the event and information about being a business vendor, contact the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office at 645-7476 or visit




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