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Clarksville Parks and Recreation plans to adapt its annual Halloween event, Fright on Franklin, into a drive-thru trick-or-treating experience due to the ongoing pandemic.

Fright on Franklin Liberty Park will be Oct. 31 from 1-4 p.m. Visitors will experience Halloween throughout Liberty Park as numerous local businesses distribute candy along the route. Visitors are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes but will not be allowed to leave their vehicles. However, a virtual costume contest will take place online through Oct. 25. Winners will be announced Oct. 30 through Clarksville Parks and Recreation's social media pages. Clarksville police and parks staff will be on site to guide traffic as it moves through the park.

“Fright on Franklin is one of our biggest events each year,” said Jennifer Letourneau, Clarksville Parks and Recreation director. “Our event planners have worked hard to still deliver this event in a safe way as we continue to navigate this pandemic.”

Virtual costume contest

The virtual costume contest is open for submissions until Oct. 25. Anyone interested in participating can submit a photo in their costume to or via the Facebook event pages for a chance to win Altra Federal Credit Union Visa gift cards. There will be one winner from each of the categories of ages 0-2, 3-6, 7-9, 10-12 and family.

Great giant pumpkin contest

The giant pumpkin contest continues through October. The public can guess the weight of the pumpkin online, and the winner will be announced at Fright on Franklin Liberty Park on Oct. 31 and receive a $50 Amazon gift card.

For more information about all the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Halloween events and activities, visit or call 931-645-7476

Clarksville Parks and Recreation provides a variety of indoor and outdoor programs, facilities, nature activities and entertainment events for people living in Clarksville, Montgomery County and Fort Campbell.

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