Summer may be over, but there is plenty to do at Center Hill Lake! 

If you’re looking for a reason to head down to the lake and be in the area, you are in luck! 

October Events at Center Hill Lake Tennessee

Seth Willoughby LIVE

The Burlap Room

Smithville, Tennessee

October 8th 4:00 – 9:00PM

Live music, craft beer, Tio’s Taco Truck … what more could you ask for on a cool fall evening out at the Burlap Room?
In case you are wondering where this sweet spot is – it’s just a couple of miles from Hidden Harbor Marina.
Seth Willoughby graces the stage once again at The Burlap Room Beer Garden & Dispensary for a Harvest Special one-night performance. Beginning at 6 pm, you can listen to the sounds of an acoustic performance with a strong southern rock and blues background mixed in with older country and pop. He is sure to have you on your feet and having a good time! Bon fires will be blazing to keep your toe tappers warm!
Please note, outside food and beverages are not permitted. You may bring your own camping chair, but if the event is moved to the Solstice Stage, those chairs are not permitted inside the greenhouse.
Tio’s Taco Truck is on site and will be open selling authentic street tacos and burritos. The food truck is available 4-7pm.
Tickets are $5 in advance, $10 day of. Ages 10 and younger get in free with paid adult.
About Seth Willoughby:
Local acoustic singer Seth Willoughby serenades guests with soulful jams. Seth packs a punch with a strong southern rock and blues background mixed in with older country and pop. You’re going to love this show!
About the Burlap Room:
We are a family-friendly and pet-friendly beer garden featuring beers from VonSeitz TheoreticAles and Calf Killer Brewer. Located on the grounds of Bert Driver Nursery in Smithville, Tenn., we have fire pits, a children’s play area, live music and more!

Canoe the Caney

Haunted Canoe Trips

Silver Point, Tennessee

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights starting September 25th – November 7th

This Fall at Canoe the Caney, bring your friends and climb aboard for a spine-tingling, after-dark, historic ghost tour.

Setting the stage for this chilling adventure, The Haunted Canoe Trip takes you into the spooky world of the Caney after dark. This haunting venture is an epic, spine-tingling ghost tour that first wanders to the old cemetery. Stay close as you hear the accounts of a flooded town with lost graves, ghostly encounters, unexplained voices, and eerie sounds.

Nearing an old military recreation base, you’ll quiver at the stories of ghostly hauntings as you continue slowly down the dark path through the base leading to the water’s edge. Once there, if you’re brave enough, you’ll board your canoe and paddle over the original location of the old 1800s sunken cemetery that is just a mere 15 feet below the water’s surface. This is where many believe lost graves still remain and those spirits trapped just beneath these dark waters of Cemetery Cove.

Are you brave enough to paddle these waters as your tour takes you deep into the Cove? It’s frightening, it’s unbelievably dark, and….it’s real!

Fall Pontoon Tours of Great Falls Lake

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island, Tennessee

October 11th 1:00 – 2:00PM

Did you know there are 3 state parks that border Center Hill Lake? One of those is beautiful Rock Island State Park.
Summer may be over, but there is still plenty to see and do at the lake! With the leaves changing in a few weeks, you really do not want to miss this breathtaking scenery! Book a pontoon tour of Great Falls Lake! In case you are wondering where Great Falls Lake is – it is just south of Center Hill Lake. This lake is not as large as Center Hill Lake but still beautiful and still worth making a trip!
These Ranger-Guided Pontoon Tours of Great Falls Lake will be held on Sunday October 11th! Both tours will be departing from Kings Boat Ramp at 1:00pm and 2:15pm each day. Visitors must sign up in advance and the tour is limited to 10 people. The trip will take approximately 1 hour. Plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early for boarding. Topics covered will include natural history of the area, historical aspects, as well as current use of the reservoir for power generation.
Visitors should park at the Kings Ramp parking lot, and remember to bring sunscreen, drinks, and wear weather-appropriate clothing. Life vests will be provided and must be worn at all times.

Dia de los Muertos

Costume Party & Live Music

Smithville, Tennessee

October 17th 5:00 – 11:00PM

Don your best costume and head on out to the Burlap Room Beer Garden & Dispensary for the last outdoor event of the season!
This costume party features live outdoor music from a salsa band out of Nashville, SON CON K’CHE, as well as JUST WHISKEY.
As you get ready to dress for the occasion, consider Day of the Dead sugar skulls, but really, you can dress in anything you want. We will be giving away lots of prizes, too!
Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of.
Dance to the salsa, merengue bachata, cumbia music as Son Con K’che takes the stage. They are originally from El Salvador, so they offer a little bit of a different feel from your typical salsa band.
JUST WHISKEY — closing act
Just Whiskey is an alt-country band from Nashville with a classic country sound with a rock-n-roll edge. They cover everything from Fleetwood Mac to Johnny Cash — with plenty of original music that fits right in.
About The Burlap Room:
A family-friendly and pet-friendly beer garden featuring beers from VonSeitz TheoreticAles and Calf Killer Brewer. Located on the grounds of Bert Driver Nursery in Smithville, Tenn., we have fire pits, a children’s play area, live music and more!

Haunted Harbor Halloween Bash

Halloween Party at Hurricane Marina

Silver Point, Tennessee

October 17th 12:00 – 7:00PM

Halloween is upon us at the lake! Are you ready to celebrate? Head down to Hurricane Marina for their Haunted Harbor bash!


12:00 noon – Event Kick-off – Games for the Kiddies

3:00PM Dog Halloween Costume Contest – bring your A game! 🐾

3:30PM Kids’ Costume Contest

4PM – Piñatas full of all the good stuff 🍬

5:00PM Trick or Treating on the Dock

6PM Boat Decorating

For the latest updates, find Hurricane Marina on Facebook!

Lawn Chair Jam

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island, Tennessee

October 17th 7:00 – 8:00PM

Nah, this ain’t Nashville, but we still have amazing music!
Rock Island State Park is 1 of 3 parks that border beautiful Center Hill Lake. Known for a super cool historic Old Cotton Mill and Spring Castle and ah-mazing waterfalls. This is the place!
Grab your guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, or whatever instrument you play and join Ranger Seth for the monthly lawn chair jam! This is a fun community event, and everyone is welcome.
Donations are appreciated, but not required. All money donated stays in Rock Island State Park!
Please remember to practice proper social distancing guidelines! This program will take place at the Sandbar Beach Pavilion.

Forged at the Rock

Rock Island State Park

Rock Island, Tennessee

October 18th 1:00 – 2:00PM

Blacksmiths were true innovators of their time, creating items that were required by people to make life possible on both the farm and in the factory.
Join Ranger Seth and Ranger Nat at Area #2 and learn all about what blacksmithing is and why it was important to the people that lived around Rock Island.
You will see the techniques and tools used to shape hot iron into functional and beautiful pieces, as well as learn the history of the profession as it relates to the Rock Island community. This will include a live demonstration of traditional blacksmithing techniques.
Register quick, as spots are limited! Cost is $10. Program will last about an hour.
What is Rock Island State Park you ask? It is 1 of 3 state parks bordering amazing Center Hill Lake. Find out more here.

Halloween Party

Sligo Marina

Center Hill Lake, Tennessee

October 24th

Details to be announced soon! Follow Sligo on Facebook.