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Posted on: October 20, 2023

Fright On Franklin Returns for its 14th Year


CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. –Join us for an afternoon of spooky fun at The City of Clarksville’s 14th annual Fright on Franklin presented by Altra Federal Credit Union, which will return on Saturday, October 28, 2023, from 3 to 6 p.m. in downtown Clarksville.

This year’s event will feature more than 60 candy booth vendors and the annual costume contest. Local businesses and organizations will be competing for the best decorated booth while handing out candy and other promotional items.

“This event is all about fun for the whole family," says Amanda Pitt, an Event Planning Specialist with Clarksville Parks and Recreation. "Our department loves hosting Fright on Franklin because it combines our love for the Clarksville community and our mission to provide opportunities for families to enjoy quality time together.”


Contestants will be dressed to impress for the Fright on Franklin costume contest, emceed by 5 Star Media. 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 Parks and Recreation tent 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 by October 27th. 


To ensure the safety of attendees, Franklin Street, North First Street from Strawberry Alley to Franklin Street, and Public Square will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, October 28. In order to set up for the event, Franklin Street, North First Street, and Public Square should be clear of vehicles by 8 a.m. on Saturday.

During the event, standard parking will be available outside of the closed areas. In addition, the lower parking lot at City Hall will be open and available for parking.

About Clarksville Parks & Recreation

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

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