Tennessee October 18, 2017
10 Harvest Festivals In Tennessee That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
There is seriously nothing more beautiful than Tennessee in the Fall, and we think that’s reason to celebrate! Actually, it looks like a lot of people have had that idea. These Fall Festivals are celebrations of the most wonderful season of the year, filled with pumpkins, apples, and maybe even some really cool goats.
1. The Tennessee History Festival - Nashville
This free festival takes place every mid-October in Bicentennial park in Nashville. It's full of booths, reenactments, and interactive demonstrations that make it perfect for all ages. This year's festival is slated for October 20th and 21st.
2. October Sky Festival - Oliver Springs
Did you know the movie "October Sky" was filled right here in Tennessee? The town of Oliver Springs commemorates this fact every October (appropriately) with a cruise-in car show, vendors, and all kinds of other Fall festivities. The 2017 edition will be held on October 21st.
3. Hatchie Fall Fest - Brownsville
The Hatchie Fall Fest in Brownsville is a favorite of families for miles and miles around. Be sure to check out the baking competition, the cornhole contest, and the ever-beloved Blessing of the Pets. There's even great blues music! Check it on this year on October 21st.
4. The Cleveland Apple Festival - Cleveland
Nothing says Fall time like freshly picked apples, and the folks in Cleveland have a whole festival for it! Get yourself some apples, and whatever you do, try every apple dessert you can. The 2017 festival is on October 21st and 22nd.
5. Pumpkinfest - Franklin
Franklin is known for being the quintessential Southern small town, and boy do they know how to do the Fall season right. Their Pumpkinfest brings in over 65,000 people per year to see its vendors, food stalls, and of course the extreme pumpkin carving contest. Check out the 2017 event on October 28th in downtown Franklin.
6. Autumn Gold Festival - Coker Creek
The Autumn Gold Festival is held every year in the heart of Coker Creek, just South of Tellico Plains and the scenic Cherohala Skyway. The 2017 edition took place on October 15th at the Coker Creek Elementary School - make plans to attend next year's event!
7. Pumpkin Fest - Knoxville
Knoxville's premier Fall festival, Pumpkin Fest offers costume contests, magic shows, trick-or-treating, and more. The 2017 edition will take place on October 28 at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek.
8. Tims Ford Heritage Days - Winchester
Every October, Tims Ford State Park hosts a Heritage Days festival, celebrating the local history. The event is always free, and this year's event happened on October 14th. Start planning now for the 2018 edition!
9. Harvest Days Festival - Murfreesboro
Historic Cannonsburgh Village right in Murfreesboro is home to a Harvest Days Festival every October. The 2017 event is scheduled for October 28th from 10 AM to 4 PM and will feature a blacksmith, local vendors, and some of the best bluegrass you've ever heard!
10. Goats Music and More Festival - Lewisburg
We're obviously saving the best for last here, folks, and that's not even a joke. The 2017 edition of Lewisburg's famous festival was held October 13th and 14th and even featured bands like Lonestar and John Michael Montgomery. Not too shabby, hey? Although this year's event is over, you can always attend in 2018!
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