Tennessee October 08, 2018
10 Harvest Festivals In Tennessee That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
There’s no arguing that Tennessee is a beautiful state, but when it comes to Autumn, you simply won’t find anywhere more beautiful in the entire country. And that is a reason to celebrate. Folks all over the Volunteer State break out in the Fall every year to celebrate the cooling temperatures (finally!) and the harvest of the local farmers. These festivals are always fun and full of delicious food, and we’ve compiled a few of the best ones in the state so you can get the most bang for your buck. Check them out!
10. Hatchie Fall Fest - Brownsville
The Hatchie Fall Fest takes place on the third Saturday of October every year and lines the streets of Brownsville with food, crafts, and live music. All of the Brownsville square stores are open as well.
9. Pumpkintown Festival - Athens
The Pumpkintown Festival in Athens has been going on for 15 years now and is the perfect small town harvest festival, featuring everything you'd ever want. The 2018 edition is slated for October 13th.
8. Cleveland Apple Festival - Cleveland
Held right in the heart of historic downtown Cleveland, the Apple Festival every year is a celebration of the harvest of the area's apple orchards. Highlights include plenty of live music, apple pie galore, and pony rides for the kids. The 2018 festival is October 20th.
7. Milan Downtown Fall Festival - Milan
Representing West Tennessee, the Milan Downtown Fall Festival is one of the smaller festivals on this list, but that's because 2018 is the first year that the festival is going to take place! Be a part of making history when they celebrate on October 13th.
6. Pumpkinfest - Franklin
From the smallest festival to the biggest -- Franklin's Pumpkinfest lines the streets of historic downtown Franklin with tens of thousands of people every year. There's great food, music, and art vendors all up and down the strip. The 2018 festival is October 27th.
5. Fall Harvest At The Island - Pigeon Forge
When it comes to celebrations (or anything for that matter), Pigeon Forge doesn't hold anything back. Head out to the island to see everything decked out in Autumn decorations and see the colors from the top of the ferris wheel!
4. Autumn Gold Festival - Coker Creek
Right on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina on the Chrohala Skyway, the Autumn Gold Festival in Coker Creek features the heritage and history of the area as well as the abundance of the Fall harvest. The 2018 dates are October 13th and 14th.
3. Harvest Days - Murfreesboro
At the historic Cannonsburgh Village in downtown Murfreesboro, the Harvest Days draw folks from all over the area every year. The hayrides are always a favorite! The 2018 festival is October 27th.
2. Fall Festival - Knoxville
This year marks the 9th year of the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum's Fall Festival, and it's always beautiful. Take a hayride around the garden to get the full effect of the changing colors on the trees. The 2018 edition is slated for October 28th.
1. Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival - Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is always basically one giant festival, and their Fall festival is no different. It actually runs for the entire season, from the end of September through the end of November, so you can pretty much go whenever you want to see the resort town decked out in fall decor.
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