Fall Tennessee Festivals in 2017

Looking for a music, beer or food festival in September or October? Find a Tennessee fall festival to attend. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across Tennessee including activities in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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2017 Festivals

Muddy Roots Music Festival - Cookeville, TN - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
It’s three days of music, camping, vintage cars and more over Labor Day weekend.  Musical acts celebrate diversity across genres with underground country roots.

Labor Day Celebration - Hohenwald, TN - Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017
Card board boat races, live entertainment, vendors, Hog Roast, games and more!

Nashville Greek Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing and more at this event celebrating Greek hospitality and culture.

Tennessee State Fair - Nashville, TN - Sep 8 to Sep 17, 2017
Midway rides, pageant, karaoke, cornhole, hula hoop contest and ice cream eating competition.

Fayette County Cotton Festival - Somerville, TN - Sep 9, 2017
17th 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.

Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 9, 2017
hosted at Riverboat Park. Thousands will watch 50 dragon boats compete.

Germantown Festival - Germantown, TN - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Fun for the whole family at this annual 5k, pup parade and festival. Also advertised as a Nashville Oktoberfest.

Americana Music Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 12 to Sep 17, 2017
100+ live performances at nine stages in the downtown area.

Taste of Autumn - Gatlinburg, TN - Sep 14, 2017
Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment, all at the Gatlinburg Convention Center

Music City Food and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
A music and culinary event in downtown Nashville with Grand Tasting, Chef Showcase and other events.

Festival on the Square - Decaturville, TN - Sep 16, 2017

Schulz Brau Brewing Oktoberfest - Knoxville, TN - Sep 16 to Oct 3, 2017

National Muscadine Festival - Sweetwater, TN - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
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.

Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest - Gatlinburg, TN - Sep 22 to Oct 29, 2017
Ober Gatlinburg hosts this festival with Bavarian-style food, Oktoberfest biers and live music. Entertainment includes Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, and yodels. Location: Ober at Gatlinburg Resort

Kingsport Oktoberfest - Kingsport, TN - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
6th annual Oktoberfest with craft bier garden with 45 breweries offering over one hundred craft beers, live music, German food, wiener dog race, craft market, cornhole tournament, Tennessee Idiotarod shopping cart race and kid zone. It has been named twice by Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine as a Top 50 festival. Admission is free.

Pilgrimage Music Festival - Franklin, TN - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
A music and cultural festival.

Oaklands Mansion Oktoberfest - Murfreesboro, TN - Sep 23, 2017

Mid-South Pride Festival & Parade - Memphis, TN - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017

Nashville Chalk Fest - Nashville, TN - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
A free, 2-day street painting festival featuring sidewalk chalk art by professional artists, hobbyist, and art enthusiasts.  It includes entertainment, food, and family fun.

Nashville Oktoberfest - Nashville, TN - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
37th Annual Tennessee Oktoberfest in Nashville’s Historic Germantown. Autumn festival with free admission. German music and live entertainment. German food, beverages, polka dancing and stein hoisting contest. Children’s activity area featuring pony rides, clowns and inflatables. Arts, crafts, antiques and tours of Germantown’s historic churches. Location: 7th Avenue & Monroe St, Nashville, TN

3 Sisters Bluegrass Music Festival - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
A free music concert.  Bring your blanket or lawn chair down to the river and enjoy.

National Storytelling Festival - Jonesborough, TN - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Large circus type tents are setup throughout the downtown area with general admission seating to enjoy performances. Special ghost story concerts and midnight cabarets.

RiverRocks Festival - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 6 to Oct 21, 2017
10 unique athletic events, live music, and festival activities in downtown Chattanooga every weekend in October.  Events include trail running, open water rowing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and many more.

Unicoi County Apple Festival - Erwin, TN - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
39th 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.

Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off - Allardt, TN - Oct 7, 2017
25th annual event. Giant pumpkin weigh-off, run, beauty pageant, car show, parade and more.

Gallatin’s Main Street Festival - Gallatin, TN - Oct 7, 2017

Granville Fall Celebration - Granville, TN - Oct 7, 2017
A celebration of history from the Pioneers until the Roaring ’20s.

Knoxville Brewers’ Jam - Knoxville, TN - Oct 7, 2017
20th 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.

McMinnville Autumn Street Fair - McMinnville, TN - Oct 7, 2017

Spring Hill Country Ham Festival - Spring Hill, TN - Oct 7, 2017

Wine Over Water - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 7, 2017
Wine tasting from over 100 wineries on the Walnut Street Bridge.

Germantown Festival - Germantown, TN - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2017
45th annual event. Food vendors, entertainment, car show, arts & crafts, kid zone, Running of the Weenies Dachshund race and more.

Franklin Wine Festival - Franklin, TN - Oct 13, 2017

Oktober Heritage Festival - Hohenwald, TN - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
Annual festival and 23rd Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show host live entertainment, food, arts & crafts, BBQ cook-off and kids activities.

Nashville Beer Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 14, 2017

Oktoberfest Lutheran Festival - Memphis, TN - Oct 14, 2017

Crossville Oktoberfest - Crossville, TN - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2017
26th annual festival hosted by the Crossville Knights of Columbus Council 8152 with live music, and both domestic and imported beverages. German food includes pork schnitzel, kasseler rippchen, bratwursts, knackwursts, weisswursts. Admission is $6 in advance and $7.50 at the door. Children under 14 get in free. Held the second weekend in October every year at the Crossville Knights of Columbus property on Highway 70. Attendance is approximately 2000. Location: 2892 Hwy 70 East, Crossville, TN 38555

Cleveland Apple Festival - Cleveland, TN - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
seasonal and micro beers, and a variety of wine in a beautiful setting

Fiber in the Boro - Murfreesboro, TN - Oct 21, 2017
on the grounds of Two Rivers Mansion.

Hatchie Fall Fest - Brownsville, TN - Oct 21, 2017
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.

Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 21, 2017
Noon to 5 PM. Beer and wine aficionados will unite to enjoy sampling craft,

Pumpkinfest - Franklin, TN - Oct 28, 2017

Wine Down Main Street - Franklin, TN - Nov 4, 2017
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.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Niota Fried Green Tomato Festival - Niota, TN - Sep 10, 2016
The Maters will be Frying September 10, 2016 at the 5th Annual Niota Fried Green Tomato Festival in historical downtown Niota, TN. Free Festival Admission. Pet Friendly, Handicap Accessible, No Alcohol. Festival features lots of Fried Green Tomatoes, food, arts, crafts, direct sales vendors so come prepared to do your early Christmas shopping! Special events and rides for children and adults, Little Pete’s Rail Road, Monster Spider Jumper, Water Attractions, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides and much more! Hunt for Green Tomato, Costume Characters, Beauty Pageant, Car Show, Green Tomato Cook-Off, Kid’s Parade, Pet Stomp Parade, Tractor Show sponsored by East TN. Mahindra LLC Madisonville, TN., Owner Mike Jones. Hot Air Balloon, Music and more! Free tours of the Harry T. Burn (who’s vote gave us women the right to vote) Mansion and grounds. Festival proceeds benefit the reconstruction & up-keep of Tennessee’s oldest, standing depot built in 1853 which is located at the heart of the festival in Niota, TN. Take I-75 to Niota Exit #56, take connector road east to US Hwy. 11, turn right heading south, left at the red light. Niota is located between Knoxville & Chattanooga, TN. (SE TN.). Pancake Breakfast 6 AM till 9 AM $7.00 Plate includes pancakes, toppings, sausage and drink hosted by B & B Concessions “It’s A Little Bit Greek.” A portion of the pancake sales is so graciously being donated to our beloved depot. Festival begins at 9 AM till 4 PM.

Nashville’s Dog Day Festival - Nashville, TN - Sep 17, 2016
Join 7500 other dog owners in Centennial Park to celebrate and support our four legged friends.  Activities include doggie arts and crafts, kids zone, pet portraits, training clinics, great food, music, K9 contests and more.

Pumpkintown Festival - Athens, TN - Oct 8, 2016
Mutt strutt, tasty treats, heritage exhibit, family fun and entertainment. Petting zoo, carriage rides, pony rides, doggie costume contest, pumpkin carving and more.

Oktoberfest Memphis - Memphis, TN - Oct 8, 2016

Oktoberfest Dinner - Clarksville, TN - Oct 8, 2016

Tennessee History Festival - Nashville, TN - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016
Living historians offer demonstrations, reenactments and more at Bicentennial Mall State Park.

Chattanooga Oktoberfest - Chattanooga, TN - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
The 15th annual event will have German food, bier garten with four dozen local and seasonal beers, oompah band, 5K run and car show.

Tennessee Cigar and Brew Fest - Jackson, TN - Oct 22, 2016
8th annual event from noon to 4 pm at Jackson Fairgrounds Pavilion. home brewers, craft beer samples, live cigar rolling, entertainment and food.

September 2015:

Cumberland River Dragonboat Festival – Nashville – Sept 12, 2015
9th annual event hosted at Riverboat Park. Thousands will watch 50 dragon boats compete.

Southern Artisan Cheese Festival – Nashville, TN – September 12, 2015

Fall Frenzy – Gallatin, TN – September 18-19, 2015.  This festival features handmade, homemade, vintage and antique works.  Find original art, rescued treasures, and re-purposed items.  Enjoy live music on stage, demonstrations, food trucks, children’s activities, and hand on things to do for adults.  After the event spend the evening in downtown for dinner and shopping fun.  It is located at the County Fairgrounds, 222 Fairgrounds Road, Gallatin. 

Decaturville Main Street Festival – Decaturville, TN – September 19, 2015

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.

October 2015

Germantown Street Festival – Nashville, TN – October 9-11, 2015.  Fun for the whole family at this annual 5k, pup parade and festival.  Also advertised as a Nashville Oktoberfest.

Franklin Wine Festival – Franklin, TN – October 16, 2015

Franklin Pumpkinfest – Franklin, TN – October 24, 2015
Harvest Pride Days Festival – Bean Station, TN – Oct 16-18, 2015


Find other fun things to do in Tennessee in October:

Oktoberfest in Tennessee
Tennessee Corn Mazes
Tennessee Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Tennessee
Tennessee Pumpkin Patches

4 thoughts on “Fall Tennessee Festivals in 2017

  1. Alana says:

    I went to a hot air balloon festival last year in Maryville but can’t find anything on it this year? Anyone know anything about this? I really want to go again this year…

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