October 2014 Events in Tennessee

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Keller’s Corny Country: Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze – Oct. 1-31, Dickson (pictured) 
Visit Dickson’s largest “Pick Your Own” Pumpkin Patch with two Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, a Barrel Train you can ride around the pond, Large Playground including monster slides and lots more. Admission for adults is $7 and kids under 2 are free. Open weekdays by appt., and to the public on Saturdays 10-6 p.m., last two Sundays 10-6 p.m. CONTACT: kellerscornycountry.com

The Hayloft Barn Sale – Oct. 2-4, Clarksville
Come out to the farm for a fun marketplace with something for all. Antiques, vintage items, handmade items, jewelry, art and more will be on sale. CONTACT: thehayloftatportroyal.com

Unicoi County Apple Festival – Oct. 3-4, Erwin
Drawing more than 110,000 annual attendees, the Unicoi County Apple Festival has been named one of the top 20 events in the southeast. This year’s 37th annual event features vendors, crafts, a children’s area, live entertainment and more. CONTACT: (423) 743-3000, unicoicounty.org

National Storytelling Festival – Oct. 3-5, Jonesborough
This three-day event features compelling performances by internationally-known professional tellers. CONTACT: (800) 952-8392, storytellingcenter.net

Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival – Oct. 3-5, Tiptonville
Featuring more than 300 exhibitors including artists, potters, carvers, jewelry makers, music, barbecue, fried pies and more, this event is fun for the whole family. CONTACT: (731) 885-7295, reelfootartsandcrafts.com

3rd Annual Artisan Craft Fair – Oct. 4, Nashville
The HPC Annual Craft Fair provides fun for the whole family with hands-on activities for all ages, arts and crafts made by local artists, food and music. Bring the kids and make a day of it! CONTACT: hermitagepc.org

Historic Granville Scarecrow Festival – Oct. 4-31, Granville
The monthlong event kicks off with the Granville Fall Celebration on Oct. 4. The event features storytelling, Civil War living history demonstrations, quilts, crafts, food, jazz music and much more. For the rest of the month, you can take a self-guided walking tour to see more than 150 scarecrows telling the history of towns of yesteryear. Open Wednesday through Friday 12 to 3 p.m. and Saturday 12 to 5 p.m. CONTACT: granvilletn.com

National Banana Pudding Festival – Oct. 4-5, Centerville
In addition to a national cook-off for the best banana pudding in America, this fun event includes two entertainment stages, a children’s area, craft booths, lots of pudding samples and more. CONTACT: (931) 994-6273, bananapuddingfest.org

70th Anniversary of Saipan Reenactment – Oct. 4-5, Jackson
Visit this WW2 living history and reenactment, which will feature the sights and sounds of WW2. There will be U.S. and Japanese displays, vintage WW2 vehicles and a battle reenactment. CONTACT: 2ndmarinereenactors.com

Culture Fest – Oct. 5, Chattanooga
Celebrate diversity through performances, children’s events, food and art. CONTACT: artsedcouncil.org

12th Annual Goats, Music & More Festival – Oct. 10-11, Lewisburg
The festival that began in honor of the famous fainting goats of Marshall County returns at Rock Creek Park. Guests can enjoy fainting and Boer goats, barbecue, food of every description, arts and crafts, kids’ games and more. CONTACT: goatsmusicandmore.com

Tennessee Fall Homecoming – Oct. 10-12, Norris
The most extensive and authentic gathering of old-time musicians and pioneer-type craftspeople in the country, the Homecoming is one of the nation’s largest music and folk festivals. CONTACT: (865) 494-7680, museumofappalachia.org

Pink Palace Crafts Fair – Oct. 10-12, Memphis
Don’t miss this annual crafts fair featuring weaving, broom making, caning, metal-smithing and much more! There is a Kids’ Crafts Area, freshly made donuts, a Country Kitchen with samples, petting zoo and lots of entertainment on the Main Stage. All proceeds go to Memphis Museums, Inc. CONTACT: memphismuseums.org

Fannie Moffitt Autumn Stomp – Oct. 11, Altamont
A festive day at the seat of Grundy County named for the wealthy spinster who was famous for her frugal ways, eccentric lifestyle and love of hats. The day includes a cruise in, arts and crafts, a Fannie hat contest and lots more. CONTACT: facebook.com/FannieMoffittAutumnStomp

Clinch River Fall Antique Festival – Oct. 11, Clinton
The Anderson County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring the Clinch River Antique Festival in Historic Downtown Clinton. The Festival will kick off with a “Kick-Off Party” on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Market Street antique and specialty stores will be open and there will be entertainment and food. On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., more than 80 antique dealers and artisans will line Market and Cullom Streets. There is free admission and parking. CONTACT: clinchriverfallfestival.com

14th Annual Liberty Square Celebration & Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day – Oct. 11, Sparta
The 100-year anniversary of this tribute to bluegrass legend Lester Flatt includes a full day of music, crafts, food, games, truck and car show and much more. CONTACT: (931) 836-3248, sparta-chamber.net

Main Street Festival Quilt Show – Oct. 11-12, White Bluff
The White Bluff Courthouse Quilters’ 17th annual quilt show will feature quilts from the past and present. This event takes place at the White Bluff Church of Christ on Hwy. 70. CONTACT: (615) 838-3972

Fall Jamboree at Windrock Park – Oct. 16-18, Oliver Springs
Enjoy more than 72,000 acres of off-road adventure for the entire family with many picturesque views of East Tennessee’s mountains and valleys. There will be guided ATV rides and other activities such as haunted trail rides, mud bog, drag races, tug of war challenge, poker run and much more. CONTACT: windrockpark.com

Zoo Boo – Oct. 17-19, 24-26, Memphis
The Zoo’s most spooktacular event returns with more activities such as the costume contest and Dracula’s Disco. CONTACT: (901) 333-6500, memphiszoo.org

October Sky Festival – Oct. 18, Oliver Springs
With more than 100 vendors and events this festival offers something for everyone. Enjoy regional food, a wide variety of music, narrated tours and more. CONTACT: octoberskyfestivaltn.org

Cleveland Apple Festival – Oct. 18-19, Cleveland
Enjoy a fun-filled weekend with food, crafts, entertainment, a kids’ play area and of course, lots of apples. CONTACT: clevelandapplefestival.org

Ketner’s Mill Country Arts Fair – Oct. 18-19, Whitwell
Visitors can watch the operation of a sorghum mill and purchase pure molasses, plus stone ground corn meal and flour. Buy quality crafts, paddle a canoe, enjoy country cooking and listen to a variety of music. CONTACT: (423) 267-5702, ketnersmill.org

Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival – Oct. 18-19, Nashville
Enjoy four acres of family fun at Ellington Ag Center with molasses making and tasting at the sorghum mill, music shows, clogging, apple butter cooking, a grist mill, great food, crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and activities for kids. Smokey Bear is the honorary festival chair. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. CONTACT: (615)837-5197, tnagmuseum.org

39th Annual Mountain Makins Festival – Oct. 24-26, Morristown
The historic Rose Center is filled with juried fine arts and crafts plus live music, dancing, storytelling, food, demonstrations and more. CONTACT: (423) 581-4330, rosecenter.org

Ghostly Dinner – Oct. 24-25, Columbia
Athenaeum Rectory is prepared for mourning. Dinner is served by costumed docents followed by history of mourning and ghost stories. CONTACT: (931) 381-4822, athenaeumrectory.com

Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue – Oct. 25, Lynchburg
Don’t miss what’s been hailed as the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world. CONTACT: (931) 759-6332, jackdaniels.com

Del Rio DaysOct. 25-27, Del Rio
This annual celebration of mountain living features live music, country crafts, fun for kids, great food and more. CONTACT: (423) 487-4215

PumpkinFest – Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, Dayton
Now a tradition in downtown Dayton, this event features fun Halloween activities for the whole family. Enjoy the costume contest, “Scary-oke,” hayrides, candy, prizes and more. CONTACT: mainstreetdayton.org/events.html

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