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Posted on: October 24, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Fright on Franklin returns to Downtown Clarksville

Fright on Franklin

CLARKSVILLE, TN. – Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun at The City of Clarksville’s annual Fright on Franklin presented by Altra Federal Credit Union, which will return to Downtown Clarksville on Oct. 29, 2022 from 3 to 6 p.m.

This year’s event will feature more than 60 candy booth vendors, a costume contest, food trucks, and much more.

A free Kids Zone presented by Kelly Kellett Blue Cord Realty will feature free pumpkins and pumpkin painting for the first 250 kids., 

Amanda Pitt, Event Planning Specialist with Clarksville Parks & Recreation, said the event will be the perfect way to kick off the Halloween celebration.

“The team is excited to bring Fright on Franklin back to downtown after two years. The event starts in the afternoon and offers families a safe and fun way to start their trick or treating. We can’t wait to see everyone downtown!”  


Dress to impress for the Fright on Franklin costume contest. The contest is pre-registration only with limited space in each age group. Same-day registration will be available if spaces are still open. Contestants must check in at the costume contest table on Public Square 15 minutes before their age group begins. 

Costume Categories will be judged at the following times:

  • Newborn to 2 years - 3:15 p.m.
  • 3-6 years - 3:45 p.m.
  • 7-9 years - 4:15 p.m.
  • 10-12 years - 4:45 p.m.
  • Group Contest - 5:15 p.m.

(Preference will be given to original costumes in all age categories.)

Visit to register. 


To ensure the safety of attendees, Franklin Street, Strawberry Alley, North First Street from Strawberry Alley to Franklin Street, and Public Square will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 29. The upper and lower parking lots of City Hall and Public Square will be closed to overnight parking on Friday, October 28. 

Standard downtown parking will be available outside of the closed areas. 

About Clarksville Parks & Recreation

Clarksville Parks & Recreation provides a variety of indoor/outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities, and entertainment events for people living in Clarksville, Montgomery County, and Fort Campbell. These free or reasonably priced, year-round experiences help residents enhance their health, wellness, and social engagement -- resulting in a stronger, better community. 

The City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department earned its place among the nation’s top parks and recreation agencies in September 2022 with its accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The department demonstrated 100% compliance with the 154 standards on which accreditation is based.

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