Travel to Tennessee this Fall to experience the many wonderful Fall festivals and other Fall events that locals have in store for visitors this year. For those who are able, pack up the RV and spend the entire month of October traveling Tennessee and stopping at all the fall festivals along the way.
National Banana Pudding Festival. The National Banana Pudding Festival is an annual Tennessee event that sets the stage for cooks everywhere to showcase their best banana pudding recipe. This Fall, travel to Tennessee to taste numerous different banana pudding recipes, then vote for your favorite to see which cook has the best! Held at the Hickman County AG Pavilion in Centerville, Tennessee, the Tennessee festival asks that cooks from all over send in their best banana pudding recipe in advance. The winner of the best recipe will get to compete with other finalists at the National Banana Pudding Festival at the first of October. Vendor space is limited. Admission is $4.00 per person.
Apple Valley Corn Maze. Beginning near the end of September, the Apple Valley Corn Maze, located at 460 Lonesome Valley Road in Sevierville, Tennessee, offers hayrides, a petting zoo (which can be used for educational purposes), kettle corn, pumpkin patch, and lots of other fall decorations to buy. If you have a group that would like to attend, the Apple Valley Corn Maze does offer special group rates. Regular corn maze prices are $10.00 for kids and $12.00 for adults. As it gets closer to Halloween the fun kid-friendly corn maze is turned into a terrifying haunted corn maze and prices are increased to $12.00 for kids and $15.00 for adults. Hayrides cost an extra $3.00 per person.
Chattanooga’s River Rocks Outdoor Festival. Located in beautiful Chattanooga, Tennessee, River Rocks Outdoor Festival has something for all ages and from all walks of life. The Tennessee event begins the end of September and runs into the first days of October totaling a whopping 10 days packed full of things to do in Tennessee. The river sets the stage for many of the fall events including: Wacky Paddler Olympics, canoe & kayak racing, paddle clinics, guided canoe trip, Tennessee river rescue, SUPSplash Series, stand-up paddle board, paddle with Brenda Lowe, and many more river events. Other event activities include: hot air balloon rides, 3 Sisters Music Festival, Family Fun Trail Run, horse back riding, farmer’s market, Five Points Mountain Bike Ride, climbing wall, green house tour, and much more. This festival in TN has more events than should be allowed at one Fall event. Pack your bags, RV, or even a tent and head to Chattanooga to join in all these Tennessee events.
Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival. Set for the first weekend in October, the Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival gets underway with vendors setting up their magnificent woodcarvings to sell. Travel to Tennessee to find the perfect hand crafted gifts for the holidays. These talented woodcarvers have imaginations that are second to none when it comes to what they can produce out of a piece of wood. The Tennessee festival will be held at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, Tennessee. Tickets cost $3.00 per person. Visitors can see artifacts dating back as far as 3000 BC. If you would like to set up a booth or need more information, call 865-448-6350.
Goats Music and More Festival. Set for the second full weekend in October, the Goats Music and More Festival lines up great musical guests each year for their Fall event. Performers like Lorrie Morgan and Confederate Railroad are just to name a couple. The great news is that concerts are free. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on while the bands perform. This Tennessee event will be held in Lewisburg, Tennessee. Vendors wishing to set up a booth need to fill out a vendor application.
Oktoberfest. Located in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Oktoberfest event expects around 10,000 visitors each year to attend. There will be plenty of food, vendors, and Fall scenery. Bring along a camera to snap some great shots of Tennessee in the Fall. Scheduled for the third full weekend in October, this Tennessee festival has free parking and admission. Lots of fun for the whole family. For more information call 865-428-5642.