The Oliver Springs Historical Society and the City of Oliver Springs will be holding its 6th Annual “October Sky Fall Festival” on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Annual October Sky Festival is Oliver Springs' way of commemorating the filming of the major motion picture "October Sky" which was filmed in Oliver Springs, TN in 1999.
The festival started out as a way to celebrate the filming of this major Hollywood release, but over the past few years the festival has turned it's attention towards the town itself, it's history and it's race to preserve those things of the past with a bold vision of the future.
Built on the rich history of the town of Oliver Springs, which was founded in 1821 thus making it one of the oldest cities in Tennessee. We welcome those to our hamlet that wish to connect to small town life in the Southeast.
Celebrating the town's 190th birthday, the Oliver Springs Historical Society provides support and knowledge about the rich history of Oliver Springs from the old historic hotel that burned down in 1905 to the controversial murder of the Richards sisters in 1940 as well as the preservation of the 1895 train depot that today houses the Oliver Springs Public Library and archives.