Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities and Events

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It’s starting to feel like fall in East Tennessee! You and your family can embrace the season thanks to the ultimate list of fall festivities courtesy of Knoxville Moms. We focused on activities and events during the months of September, October and November. While some events may be cancelled this year and others may look a little different, there is still plenty to do! If you’re looking for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and Halloween activities, check here for all the latest information. There will also be a post coming soon dedicated entirely to Halloween festivities!

Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities and Events

Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities

The Market at Mary Costa Plaza

Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915
Now through Saturday, 12/19/20
Wednesdays 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
Free admission everyday and free parking in most garages on Saturdays.
The Market Square Farmers’ Market has temporarily been put on hold due to COVID-19. In the meantime, the market will be operating the Market at Mary Costa Plaza featuring some of the favorite vendors from Market Square.


New Harvest Park Outdoor Farmers’ Market

New Harvest Park
4775 New Harvest Lane Knoxville, TN 37918
Now through Thursday, 9/24/20
Thursdays 3:00PM-6:00PM
Come shop local vendors and farmers’ produce. See Facebook page for more details.


The Tempest 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre
109 E. Churchwell Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 208-3677
Thursday, 11/5/20 and 11/12/20 7:00PM
Friday, 10/30/20, 11/11/20 and 11/13/20 7:00PM
Saturday, 10/31/20, 11/7/20 and 11/14/20 1:00PM and 5:00PM
Sunday, 11/1/20, 11/8/20 and 11/15/20 3:00PM and 7:00PM
Come out to watch children ages 6 to 16 perform one of Shakespeare’s classics in Knoxville’s cozy children’s theatre. See website for more details and ticket prices.


Shakespeare Off the Square

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave Knoxville, TN 37920
Thursday, 10/1/20, 10/8/20 and 10/15/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Friday, 10/2/20, 10/9/20 and 10/16/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday, 10/3/20, 10/10/20 and 10/17/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday, 10/4/20, 10/11/20 and 10/19/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Admission: $15 (13 & older), Guests 12 & under are free
Shakespeare and one of his most haunting of plays, “MacBeth,” are headed to Ijams, where you can enjoy the production on the Visitor Center lawn while maintaining safe, physical distance! See website for more details.


Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

Dollywood
2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
1-800-DOLLYWOOD
9/25/20-10/31/20 until 9:00PM. See website for complete park hours.
See website for ticket prices and 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 be double the size this year and feature thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins and many other family friendly fall activities, including lots of new additions this year! See website for more details.


Fall Harvest Days

Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Hwy Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
Saturday, 10/22/20-10/24/20 9:00AM-6:00PM
Admission: $42/family (2 adults and children/youth ages 5-18), $18/adults, $10 youth (ages 13-18), $6/child (ages 6-12), under 5 with parent free. Museum members are free.
Fall Harvest Days will look a little different this year, but there will still be lots of fun including a pumpkin patch, hayrides, an antique tractor and engine display, sorghum making, and sheep shearing. See website for more details.


Farragut Fall Festival

11240 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934
Sunday 10/4/20 3:00PM-8:00PM
Come shop local vendors, enjoy food and drink along with live music. See the Festival’s Facebook page for more details.


UT vs Missouri Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/3/20 12:00pm
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! Be sure to read all the COVID-19 guidelines before you go to the game. See website for ticket information and more details.


UT vs Kentucky Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/17/20 Time TBA
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! Be sure to read all the COVID-19 guidelines before you go to the game. See website for ticket information and more details.


Knoxville Virtual Race for the Cure

Saturday, 10/31/20 8:30AM
Race where you are! Walk or run a 5K to support the Susan G. Komen Organization to save lives and fund research for breast cancer. See website for more details.


Virtual Bewitching Beasts at UT Gardens

2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-7151
10/31/20
At-Home Kit: Individual $8, Set of 4 $24 Advanced registration required. Credit cards accepted.
Activities include: Fun crafts about bewitching beasts while in the comfort of your home. Participants will pre-register and pick up a kit from the gardens. Several videos will be sent on Halloween. In addition, Friday through Sunday you will be able to visit the gardens. See website for registration details.


UT Men’s Basketball

Thompson Boling Arena
1600 Phil Fulmer Ave Knoxville, TN 37796
Home games start 11/11/20 Time TBA
Come cheer on UT’s basketball team all winter long! See website for ticket information and more details.


Knoxville Fall Festivities

UT vs Alabama

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/24/20 Time TBA
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! Be sure to read all the COVID-19 guidelines before you go to the game. See website for ticket information and more details.


UT vs Texas A&M Football Game

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 11/14/20 Time TBA
Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! Be sure to read all the COVID-19 guidelines before you go to the game. See website for ticket information and more details.


Smart Toys and Books

Franklin Square
9700 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922
(865) 691-1154
Activities vary in price, days, and times.
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! See website or Facebook for more details.

Do you know of other fall activities? Please share below!

     Check out our Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes Roundup too!

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