Knoxville Fall Fun Festivities And Events


The leaves are starting to change and it’s finally starting to feel like fall in East Tennessee! You can embrace the season thanks to this incredible list of fall festivities courtesy of Knoxville Moms. We focused on activities and events during the months of September, October and November. If you’re looking for corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and Halloween activities, click here. If you’re looking for another great fall tradition, try our Apple Picking in East Tennessee & Beyond guide. There will also be a post coming soon dedicated entirely to Halloween fun! Happy fall y’all!

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Market Square Farmers’ Market

Market Square
Downtown Knoxville
Wednesdays 10:00am-1:00pm Now through 11/16/22
Saturdays 9:00am-1:00pm Now through 11/19/22

Free admission every day and free parking in most garages on Saturdays.
Products vary by the seasons and include produce, eggs, honey, herbs, pasture-raised meat, plants, bread, baked goods, salsas, coffee, artisan crafts, and more!

New Harvest Park Outdoor Farmers’ Market

New Harvest Park
4775 New Harvest Lane, Knoxville, TN 37918
Now through 9/29/22
Thursdays 3:00pm-6:00pm
Come shop local vendors and farmers’ produce. See Facebook page for more details.

Romeo & Juliet & Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre
109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 208-3677
Disney Aristocats: Friday, 9/16/22-Sunday 10/2/22
The Scarlet Letter: Friday, 10/28/22-Sunday, 11/13/22

Come out to watch children ages 6 to 16 perform a classic piece of Shakespeare or an adaptation of an award-winning fantasy adventure book in Knoxville’s cozy children’s theatre. See website for more details including times and ticket prices.

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival & Great Pumpkin LumiNights

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
9/23/22-10/29/22 10:00am-9:00pm Daily, closed Tuesday.

See website for complete park hours, ticket prices and admission details.
Soak in mountain majesty as the hills come alive with vivid color, the smells of apple and pumpkin treats waft through the streets and the sounds of our award-winning rides fill the air with adventure. As the sun sets, you’ll be wrapped in a whimsical warming glow as the park transforms into an enchanting display of illuminated carved pumpkins and shimmering pumpkin icons.

Evaleeka Harvest of the Farm

Barr Hill Farm
2611 Washington Pike, Philadelphia, TN
Saturday, 10/1/22 9:00am-3:00pm

General admission: TBA

Activities include Pumpkins, clothes, food and photos.  See the Evaleeka Pumpkin Farm Facebook page and Instagram page for more details.

Fall Heritage Day

Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Highway, Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
Friday, 11/3/22-Saturday, 11/4/22 9:00am-3:00pm

General admission: $45.00 Family (2 Adults & immediate children), age 18+ $20.00, Youth 5-17 $8.00

Activities include hayrides, traditional music, tractor exhibition and old-time demonstrations such as blacksmithing, apple butter making and more.  For an additional charge, children can pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch or choose to paint one to take home. See the Museum of Appalachia website or more details.

Marble Springs Fall Frolic

Marble Springs State Historic Site
1220 W Governor John Sevier Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920
(865) 573-5508
Saturday, 10/15/22 10:00am-4:00pm

General admission: Free

Visit historic Marble Springs for a fall craft fair full of local vendors with a variety of crafts, goods, and treats to take home! There will also be crafts, a cabin to cabin Trick-or-Treat, and more! Costumes are encouraged. For more information, visit the Fall Frolic Facebook page.

Greek Fest Knoxville

St. George Greek Orthodox Church
4070 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 522-5043
Friday, 11/4/22 & Saturday, 11/3/22 11:00am-10:00pm; Sunday, 11/5/22 11:00am-6:00pm

General admission: Adult $2.00, Children 12 & Under Free, Weekend Passes $3.00
Activities include A large selection of delicious Greek foods will be available for purchase.  Experience Greek dance and music performances. Shop at the special Greek booths. For the latest information, see the Greekfest Facebook page.

Horse Haven Fall Harvest Fest & Craft Fair

Horse Haven of Tennessee
2477 Ford Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 609-4030
Saturday, 10/8/22 11:00am-3:00pm

General admission: $10.00 (Includes one pumpkin, pony rides and all games)
Activities include Craft fair, pumpkin patch, pony rides, food trucks, live entertainment and silent auction. This event will take place rain or shine. This event is in place of the previous event “Boo at the Barn.”

Hillside Barn Fall Festival

Hillside Barn Venue
4621 Markwood Road, Loudon, TN 37774
(423) 371-9542
Saturday, 10/8/22 4:00pm-8:00pm

General admission: $10.00, 4 & Under Free
Activities include hayride, fall themed games for kids, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, photo props and door prizes drawn each hour.

Cook N Craft Academy Fall Fest

Cook N Craft Academy
418 Wharf Street, Loudon, TN 37774
(865) 394-8796
Saturday, 10/22/22 12:00pm-4:00pm

General admission: Free, Children’s Activities & Lunch $10.00 (Games, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating & Lunch)
Activities include games, face painting, pumpkin picking & decorating, contests, crafts for kids and local vendors.

Bewitching Beasts

2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
(865) 974-7151
Sunday, 10/30/22 1:00pm-3:00pm
Tickets: $8.00 Garden Members, $10.00 Non-Members

Families will stop by different booths to play games and learn fun facts about bewitching beasts and plants, who are beasts in their own right. This event is food-allergy friendly meaning that there is no food present. Please come dressed in your costume and take photos to be entered to win a prize! Attendees’ drop-in as they please during the program times and visit each booth. This program will be outdoors rain or shine. It is for children ages 10 and younger. Pre-registration is required. Click here for information.

Lenoir City Downtown Fall Street Festival

119 East Broadway Street, Lenoir City, TN 37771
Saturday 9/24/22 10:00am-2:00pm

Enjoy a fall day with arts and crafts, car show, live music, food trucks and a kid’s zone! Downtown shops will also be open, some with special fall sales.

Clinch River Fall Antique Festival 

Downtown Clinton/Church Street
Friday 9/30/22 12:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday 10/1/22 9:00am-5:00pm
(865) 457-2559
Free Admission & Free Parking

Specialty antique vendors and artisans will line the street, complementing our locally owned shops. We’ll also have live music and demonstrations and of course food! Admission and parking are free. Come celebrate one of Clinton’s biggest and best events!

Anakeesta Hallow Mountain 

576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Friday 9/16/22-10/1/22 9:00am-9:00pm, Sunday 10/2/22-Monday 10/31/22 9:00am-8:00pm
(865) 217-2164
General Admission: $34.99 (Adults 12-59), $22.99 (Children 4-11), $27.00 (Seniors 60+), 3 & Under Free

Enjoy Halloween themed decor throughout Anakeesta! Step into Black Bear Village and taste Bavarian themed food and drink specials while listening to live music. Make your way to Vista Gardens and stroll through hundreds of stunning nature-inspired pumpkin carvings. As day changes to night, Anakeesta becomes awash in colors of orange, purple, and a mystical green.

OberGatlinburg OktOberfest

Ober Gatlinburg
1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(800) 251-9202
Friday, 9/23/22-Sunday, 10/30/22 Open Daily 10:00am-6:00pm
Free admission. Activity Tickets: $4.00-$20.00

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating autumn with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-Style food, drink and music. Ober will feature traditional Bavarian folk music with free live performances and dances daily. Guests can enjoy live entertainment & a Bier Garten featuring specialty Oktoberfest bier and foods. When you have had your fill of yodeling, schnitzel & Bavarian beer, you can enjoy everything else that Ober Gatlinburg has to offer. Some of the activities include our Rock Wall, The Ski Mountain Coaster, Indoor Ice Skating, the Alpine Slide, the Chair Swing, the Scenic Chairlift, Kiddie Rides, the Wildlife Encounter & more.

Townsend Fall Heritage Festival

7906 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
Friday 9/23/22 to Saturday 9/24/22 10:00am-10:00pm
Parking: $10.00 per day, $15.00 two-day pass

The foothills of the Smoky Mountains will come to life with bluegrass music, arts and crafts, time honored traditions and Appalachian cooking at the Townsend in the Smokies Fall Festival and Old Timers Day. The Fall Festival provides an atmosphere where family and friends of all ages can partake in time-honored Appalachian traditions at the free community event. An event for all ages, the festival centers around traditional and contemporary bluegrass and mountain music; along with clogging and square dancing; art and craft booths; numerous Appalachian demonstrations; old-fashioned kids’ games; and Southern food, such as fried pies and kettle corn. Be sure to check the Townsend Fall Heritage Festival website for more details.

Wears Valley Fall Fest

3179 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 774-6677
Friday, 10/14/22 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, 10/15/22 10:00am-6:00pm, Sunday, 10/16/22 10:00am-4:00pm

General admission: $3.00
Activities include crafters, children’s activities, live demonstrations, antique cars & tractors, food trucks and entertainment. For more information, visit the Wears Valley Fall Fest Facebook page and website.

Water Lantern Festival

Chilhowee Park & Exposition Center
3301 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37914
Saturday 10/1/22 4:30pm-8:30pm
Advance Tickets: $25.99, Regular Tickets: $35.99, Late Tickets: $45.99 & Day of Show Tickets: $55.99

Enjoy food trucks, music, fun and even design your own lantern before launching it into the water. This is a family-friendly event.

UT Men’s Basketball

Thompson Boling Arena
1600 Phil Fulmer Ave Knoxville, TN 37796
Home games start 11/7/22 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 Akron

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 9/17/22 Time TBA

Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.

UT vs Florida

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 9/24/22 Time TBA

Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.

UT vs Alabama

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/15/22 Time TBA

Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.

UT vs UT Martin

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/22/22 Time TBA

Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.

UT vs Kentucky

Neyland Stadium
1235 Phillip Fulmer Way Knoxville, TN 37916
Saturday, 10/29/22 Time TBA

Come support your local college football team and cheer on the Vols! See website for ticket information and more details.

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

Looking for more fall fun? Check out these posts:

Knoxville Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches & More

Apple Picking in East Tennessee & Beyond

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  1. The American Heart Association of Greater Knoxville is hosting a FREE, family-friendly Heart Walk on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 8:30am at Zoo Knoxville.

    The Greater Knoxville Heart Walk has always been a terrific way to get moving while socializing with friends, family, and coworkers. But it’s so much more than a walk! Walking in the Heart Walk boosts your heart health AND your mental health and helps thousands of others at the same time.

    Joining the Heart Walk is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and for others. It’s also a great time to learn more about the organization’s local community impact initiatives to improve the health and quality of life for all communities in Knox County.


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