Fall Fun Festivities {2017}

Fall officially starts TODAY and while the current weather would say otherwise, the cooler temperatures and autumn leaves are really coming soon! The time has come to start rearranging your wardrobes, sipping soup, and of course, drinking and eating all things pumpkin. I’m back today to serve as your virtual tour guide through some local fall fun festivities happening during the months of September, October and November. If you’re looking for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and Halloween activities, check here for all of the latest information. There will also be a post coming soon dedicated entirely to Halloween festivities!

Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities:

Market Square Farmers Market

Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902
Now through Saturday 11/18/17
Wednesdays 11Am-2PM
Saturdays 9AM-2PM
Free admission everyday and free parking in most garages on Saturdays.
Come shop local vendors and farmers’ produce, see live entertainment, and enjoy local food and food trucks! See website for more details.


2016 Fall Activities

The Fruit and Berry Patch

4407 McCloud Road. Knoxville, TN 37938
(865) 922-3779
Come to pick different fruits and berries depending on the time of year! Be sure to call ahead or check their Facebook page to find out what’s good and when! See website for more details.


Movie on the Square

Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902
Friday, 9/22/17 Moana (PG)
Friday, 9/29/17 Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)
Friday, 10/06/17 Wall-E (G)
Friday, 10/13/17 Hocus Pocus (PG)
Movies start as soon as it is dark enough, usually around 8PM.
Free activity.
Bring a chair, blanket, and a picnic basket and watch a movie in Market Square. See website for more details.


Wine on the Water

Volunteer Landing
956 Volunteer Landing Lane Knoxville, TN 37915
Friday, 9/22/17 5:00PM-9:00PM
Admission: $60
Come support the Cystic Fibrosis of East Tennessee with all you can drink and eat from a bunch of Knoxville’s best food and drinks (wine and craft beer) vendors.


National Muscadine Festival

Downtown Sweetwater, TN
Friday, 9/22/17 7:00PM-11:00PM
Saturday, 9/23/17 10:00AM-11:00PM
Come out to see live music, great food, family fun, a balloon glow, and more. See website for more details.


Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 9/23/17 9:00AM
Stories and activities featuring a visit from Curious George.
See website for more details and other similar events.


Big Words for Little Geniuses Storytime

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 9/23/17 11:00AM
Enjoy storytime and activities.
See website for more details and other similar events.


UT vs Massachusetts Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 9/23/17 at 12:00PM
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.


B Fest

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 9/23/17 1:00PM
AGE: TEENS. Join us for B-Fest, our second annual teen book festival featuring writing workshops, trivia, games, prizes, and sneak peeks of upcoming books! 1pm – B-In the Know; 2pm – B-Super; 3pm – B-Part of the Fun; 5pm – B-Creative.
See website for more details and other similar events.


Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1-800-DOLLYWOOD
9/28/17-10/29/17 until 9PM. See website for complete park hours.
See website for admission details.
Come out to experience Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights. There will be multiple Gospel groups performing during the festival so be sure to check the schedule online. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights will feature thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins and many other family friendly fall activities. See website for more details.


Fall Fairy Celebration

Ijams Plaza Pavilion and Meadow
2915 Island Home Ave Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 577-4717 ext 110 to register.
Saturday, 9/30/17 10:30AM-12:30PM
$10. Register online or by phone.
Join us on the front lawn where we will learn fairy dances, use our sweep nets to find fairies and butterflies, create crafts, and eat some fairy themed snacks! After the dancing, families are invited to picnic on the front lawn and enjoy the afternoon. See website for more details.


Runny Babbit Returns Storytime

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 9/30/17 11:00AM
Enjoy storytime and activities.
See website for more details and other similar events.


UT vs Georgia Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 9/30/17 at 3:30PM
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.


Ebenezer United Methodist Church Community Fall Festival

Ebenezer United Methodist Church
1001 Ebenezer Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923
(865) 691-8330
Sunday, 10/01/17 4:00PM-6:00PM
See website for more details.


PEANUTS The Great Pumpkin Patch Express

226 Everett Street Bryson City, NC 28173
Approximately 2.5 hours from Knoxville.
(800) 872-4681
2017 Dates: Friday 10/06, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27 3:30PM
Saturday 10/07, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 12:00PM and 3:30PM
Sunday 10/08, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 12:00PM and 3:30PM
Coach class adult tickets $56, $32 for children (ages 2-12), infants ride complimentary in coach class seating.
Crown class adult tickets $68, $39 for children (ages 2-12), $10 for infants.
Open air gondola adult tickets $56, $32 for children (ages 2-12), infants ride complimentary.
Take a train ride through the mountains of NC to see the fall foliage, family-friendly style.
Activities include: roasting marshmallows, coloring station, bounce house, trick-or-treating, and meet the characters, such as Charlie Brown of PEANUTS. See website for ticket information and more details.


Farragut Fall Fire Safety Festival

Turkey Creek Parking Lot in front of Best Buy
11491 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934
Saturday 10/07/17 10:00AM-2:00PM
Free admission and free parking.
Activities include: displays of fire safety vehicles, educational information and more. See website for more details.


The Poky Little Puppy Storytime

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 10/07/17 11:00AM
Enjoy storytime and activities.
See website for more details and other similar events.


LEGO Make & Take Activity Featuring LEGO Ninjago

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 10/07/17 4:00PM
Join us to celebrate the new movie and build a LEGO NINJAGO Movie Green Dragon Mini Model to take home with you. While supplies last.
See website for more details and other similar events.


Knoxville Ice Bears

Knoxville Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 525-7825
Home games start 10/13/17 7:35PM.
Come cheer on Knoxville’s ice hockey team! See website for ticket information and more details.


Annual Clinch River Fall Festival

Historic Downtown Clinton
Market and Main Street Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 457-2559
Friday 10/13/17 6:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 10/14/17 9:00AM-5:00PM *Rain or shine*
Free admission and free parking. Antiques, appraisers, artisans, food, live entertainment, and reenactments. See website for more details.


After the Fall Storytime

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 10/14/17 11:00AM
Enjoy storytime and activities.
See website for more details and other similar events.


UT vs South Carolina Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 10/14/17
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.


Knoxville Moms Blog Fall Festival

Knoxville Moms Blog Fall Festival

Tate’s School
9215 Bob Gray Rd. Knoxville, TN 37923
Sunday, 10/15/17 3:00PM-5:30PM
Admission: $12+fees per family up to 4 children. Tickets must be purchased in advance online here.
If you haven’t visited Tate’s Campus, you are in for a treat! We will have bounce houses/inflatables for the kiddos to enjoy, a fun game area, outdoor music, a wagon ride, watermelon, and SO MUCH MORE. See website for more details.


Race for the Cure

World’s Fair Park
963 Worlds Fair Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 10/21/17 8:30AM
Come walk or run a 5K to support the Susan G. Komen Organization to save lives and fund research for breast cancer.


Breakfast with Cookie Mouse

Barnes & Noble
8029 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 670-0773
Saturday 10/21/17 9:00AM
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie…Well, shenanigans are bound to ensue! Join us at 9am for a special breakfast and Storytime with Cookie Mouse.
See website for more details and other similar events.


Harvest Festival

CAC Beardsley Community Farm
1741 Reynolds Street Knoxville, TN 37921
(865) 546-8446
Sunday 10/22/17 1:00PM-5:00PM
Come celebrate the farm, the community, and all things fall. Enjoy free food, children’s activities, live music, and tours of the farm. Parking will be available in front of our Education Center, at the Wesley House, Mobile Meals, and the Ed Cothren Pool. Come dressed in your Halloween costumes!


Fall Festival

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum
2743 Wimpole Ave Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 862-8717
Sunday 10/22/17 1:00PM-5:00PM
The Fall Festival offers tasty food, kid’s crafts, hayrides, marshmallow roasting, regional vendors, and more.


Central Baptist Bearden Fall Festival

Central Baptist Bearden
6300 Deane Hill Dr. Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-0586
Sunday, 10/29/17 3:00PM-6:00PM
Come out to enjoy a Trunk-or-treat, inflatables, rock climbing wall, games, food, hay rides, and more. See website for details.


Knoxville Fall Festivities

Disney on Ice Reach for the Stars Knoxville

Knoxville Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915
(865) 656-4444
Wednesday 11/01/17 7:00PM
Thursday 11/02/17 7:00PM
Friday 11/03/17 10:40AM and 7:00PM
Saturday 11/04/17 11:00AM, 3:00PM, 7:00PM
Sunday 11/05/17 1:00PM, 5:00PM
See all of your favorite Disney characters as they skate across the stage. See websites for ticket information and more details.


UT Men’s Basketball

Thompson Boling Arena
1600 Phil Fulmer Ave Knoxville, TN 37796
Home games start 11/02/17 at 7:00PM.
Come cheer on UT’s basketball team all winter long! See website for ticket information and more details.


Knoxville Fall Festivities

UT vs Southern Miss “KIDS DAY” Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 11/04/17
Come support your local college football team for their Homecoming game and cheer on the Vols! Unique to this game, Kids Day will offer discounted tickets to kids, friends, and family members. Tickets can be purchased for $28 at www.allvols.com with the promo code KIDSDAYFB17 or by calling Shelby Palubiak at (865) 974-9703. With the purchase of your football ticket, you also receive admission to the Kid’s Carnival Night the night before, 11/03/17 at Thompson Boling Arena for the UT Volleyball game. There will be games, activities, face painting, food and more. See website for ticket information and more details.


22nd Annual Farragut 5K, Fun Walk, and Pet Parade

Mayor Bob Leonard Park
301 Watt Rd Knoxville, TN
(865) 675-7057
Saturday 11/11/17
$25 registration until 11/04/17, $30 after 11/04/17.
A fun run to include all family members, including pets! See website for more details.


UT vs LSU Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 11/18/17
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.


UT vs Vanderbilt Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday 11/25/17
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.


Library Story Time

Check your local library listing for story times appropriate for your child’s age as they are offered at a variety of libraries, days, and times. This is a great option as the temperatures start falling!
(The link above is for Knox County libraries if interested!)


Smart Toys and Books

Franklin Square
9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 691-1154
Activities vary in price, days, and times.
Check out the newly renovated and reopened toy store and play center. A great place to stop in for a play time or for a scheduled craft activity. Be sure to check their website or call their store for the latest activities available!


Knoxville Fall Festivities

Happy fall, y’all!

Stay tuned…my next tour guide will take you through all of the fabulous winter holiday and Christmas events in and around Knoxville so get excited! Winter festivities are just around the corner!

Do you have other fall activities in mind? Please share below!

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