The Ultimate Guide To Knoxville Fall Fun And Halloween Events


Ready for cool crisp air, colorful leaves, apple cider, and sweaters? We are too! Here’s your go-to list for all the Knoxville Fall Fun and Halloween festivities!

Fall Events in Knoxville

The Ultimate Guide to Knoxville Fall Fun and Halloween Events

Family-Friendly Fall Fun

-Pick the perfect pumpkin at one of the area’s popular pumpkin patches like Oakes Farm or Deep Well Farm.

-Get lost in a crazy corn maze at Echo Valley or Kyker Farms!

-Is it really fall if you haven’t been on a hayride yet at Maple Lane Farms?

-Celebrate the start of fall as our ancestors did at Fall Heritage Days at the Museum of Appalachia. Apple butter making anyone?

-Crawl, jump and slide through all the children’s activities at Mayfield Farm Park. Leave with happy and tired kids!

-There’s a reason Boo at the Zoo is so popular! It’s wild family-friendly fun!

-Not all caves are spooky! Cherokee Caverns hosts a popular Trick or Treat in the Cave event that’s more treat than trick.

-Stroll through an apple orchard and munch on delicious apple treats. We promise it’s worth the drive to one of the area orchards!

-Enjoy the rich autumn hues of red, yellow and orange on our East Tennessee mountains. Check this Knoxville Moms list of the “15+ Best Places to See Fall Leaves” to find your perfect spot to see the fall color.

-There is no shortage of fall festivals offering arts, crafts, music and more. Knoxville Moms put together this list to help you plan your fall calendar.

Spooky Halloween Scares

Fans of horror films can get their fix at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest.

-A haunted corn maze will be sure to make you scream! You can visit one if you dare at Dead Man’s Farm and Maple Lane Farms.

-Explore the haunted side of Knoxville on a ghost tour of downtown!

-You can get a good scare at one of the area haunted houses on our Knoxville Moms list.

-If you want to take your haunted house experience to the next level, tour an abandoned maximum-security prison found right here in East Tennessee.

Football Time in Tennessee

Outfit your cuties in all things orange and white! Try one of the local boutiques featured here.

-Make Tennessee traditions, family traditions! This Knoxville Moms post breaks down all the traditions and how you and your family can take part.

-Taking your kids to the game? This Knoxville Moms guide gives you everything you need to know about taking your family to Neyland Stadium, so you have a great time cheering on the Vols!

-Whether you’re tailgating at Neyland Stadium or watching the Big Orange at home, you need sustenance to cheer on your Vols! Knoxville Moms put together this list of some of our favorite game day eats.

Festive Fall Décor & Crafts

Avoid the mess of pumpkin carving and use one of these creative ideas instead!

-As the weather changes outside, make changes inside your home to usher in the start of fall. Start by adding warm wood tones and trying out these additions, too.

-How about some homemade fall decorations? There is no shortage of cute fall crafts for your kiddos!

Taste of Fall

If you can’t wait to sip a hot PSL, check out this Knoxville Moms list of area coffee shops ready to give you your fall fix!

-Pumpkin spice lattes not your thing? Creative baristas are serving up other fall drinks like the Salted Caramel Latte at Ugly Mug Coffee in Lenoir City.

-From pumpkin doughnuts to cookies to ice cream, there’s a fall-flavored sweet for us all!

-Bake some fall goodness in the comfort of your kitchen. We promise these pumpkin cream cheese muffins will be a hit with everyone in your family!

-No dessert is probably more associated with fall than pumpkin pie. This classic recipe also serves as a sweet reminder in this Knoxville Moms post.

-Getting cozy with a bowl of soup just feels right this time of year. Knoxville Moms has several soup recipes guaranteed to warm the body and soul!

-It’s easy this time of year to get carried away with the candy and treats. Here are some healthy snacks that aren’t short on Halloween fun.

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Beth Wilkin-Waldmann
I’m a former TV news producer turned stay-at-home mom to my daughter Madeline and son Bennett. While I may stay at home, Madeline, Bennett and I are always on the go exploring Knoxville and making new friends. I'm a coffee addict, book lover, fashion-phile, occasional cook and bargain hunter. My guilty pleasures include Pinterest and bad reality TV. I believe a sense of humor is an essential survival skill. And--lucky me--my funny husband Andy always keeps me laughing. Follow me on Knoxville Moms as I chronicle this challenging and rewarding adventure we call motherhood!


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