Fall Tennessee Festivals in 2015
Looking for a music, beer or food festival in September or October? We have plenty of dates with things to do in TN, including a number of events near Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga. If you want to find a street festival or celebrate the harvest, you will be able to do that as well among these fall festivals. Looking for more options? Try our list of the German festivals for Oktoberfest in Tennessee.
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Americana Music Festival – Nashville, TN – September 15-20, 2015
100+ live performances at nine stages in the downtown area.
Cumberland River Dragonboat Festival – Nashville – Sept 12, 2015
9th annual event hosted at Riverboat Park. Thousands will watch 50 dragon boats compete.
Germantown Festival – Sept 12-13, 2015
44th annual event. Food vendors, entertainment, car show, arts & crafts, kid zone, Running of the Weenies Dachshund race and more.
Fayette County Cotton Festival – Tennessee, TN – September 12, 2015
16th annual event at Historic Somerville Square. Live music includes blue grass, country, and southern rock. Arts & crafts, car & truck show, festival food, youth talent competition and canning & cooking contest.
Tennessee State Fair – Nashville, TN – September 11-20, 2015
Midway rides, pageant, karaoke, cornhole, hula hoop contest and ice cream eating competition.
National Muscadine Festival – Sweetwater – Sept 26-27, 2015
4th annual event with live music, food and family fun. Bbq competition, Miss Muscadine and more. Events will be held at Tsali Notch, Tennessee’s largest muscadine vineyard, and downtown Sweetwater.
Unicoi County Apple Festival – Erwin, TN – October 2-3, 2015
38th annual event. Named one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events in the southeast and a three-year winner of the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association’s Pinnacle Award. More than 100,000 attend annually.
National Storytelling Festival – Jonesborough – October 2-4, 2015
Large circus type tents are setup throughout the downtown area with general admission seating to enjoy performances. Special ghost story concerts and midnight cabarets.
Wine Over Water – Chattanooga, TN – October 3, 2015
Wine tasting from over 100 wineries on the Walnut Street Bridge.
Pumpkintown Festival – Athens, TN – Oct 10, 2015
Mutt strutt, tasty treats, heritage exhibit, family fun and entertainment. Petting zoo, carriage rides, pony rides, doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and more.
Knoxville Brewers’ Jam – Knoxville, TN – October 17, 2015
19th annual event at World’s Fair Park with craft beer, music and food. Unlimited samples from craft brewers. Event runs from 1 to 7 PM.
Hatchie Fall Fest – Brownsville, TN – October 17, 2015
Family-Friendly event with live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, games and contests. Pet Show, Cake & Pie Baking Contest, Frozen T-Shirt Contest, Scarecrow Contest, Car Show, Mini Tractor Pull. Started in 2003.
Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off – Allardt, TN – Oct 3, 2015
24th annual event. Giant pumpkin weigh-off, run, beauty pageant, car show, parade and more.
Cleveland Apple Festival – Cleveland, TN – October 17-18, 2015
Food booths, pony and hay rides, live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, apple dessert contest and more.
Wine Down Main Street – Franklin – Nov 7, 2015
150+ wines available for tasting inside stores on Main Street. Food samples from 20+ local restaurants. Live music. General admission and VIP tickets are sold to the event.
Last Year’s Events
Nashville’s Dog Day Festival – Nashville, TN – September 20, 2014
Mid-South Pride Festival & Parade – Memphis, TN – September 27, 2014
Decaturville Main Street Festival – Decaturville, TN – September 26-27, 2014
Nashville Beer Festival – Nashville, TN – September 20, 2014
Southern Artisan Cheese Festival – Nashville, TN – September 27, 2014
Tennessee Beer Festival – Nashville, TN – October 18, 2014
Foothills Fall Festival – Maryville, TN – October 17-19, 2014
Spring Hill Country Ham Festival – Spring Hill, TN – October 4-5, 2014
McMinnville Autumn Street Fair – McMinnville, TN – October 4, 2014
Tennessee History Festival – Nashville, TN – Oct 17-18, 2014
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival – Nashville, TN – Oct 11-12, 2014
Franklin Wine Festival – Franklin, TN – October 17, 2014
Franklin Pumpkinfest – Franklin, TN – October 25, 2014
3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival – Chattanooga, TN – October 3-4, 2014
Shady Valley Cranberry Festival – Shady Valley, TN – October 11, 2014
Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest – Jackson, TN – October 25, 2014
Fiber in the Boro – Murfreesboro, TN – November 1, 2014
Independent Music Fest – Nashville, TN – October 3-6, 2013
Granville Fall Celebration – Granville, TN
Harvest Pride Days Festival – Bean Station, TN
Pikeville Fall Harvest Festival – Pikeville, TN
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