September 2012 Events in Tennessee

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Memphis Music & Heritage Festival – Sept. 1-2, Memphis
Two days and five stages of the best music, art, crafts, cooks, heritage talkers and storytellers the Memphis/Mid-South region has to offer. CONTACT: 901-543-5310,

Boomsday Festival – Sept. 2, Knoxville
Largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display in the nation includes games, children’s activities, food, beverages and live entertainment. CONTACT: 800-727-8045,

Cotton Field Day – Sept. 5, Jackson
UT AgResearch will host a field day and cotton tour beginning at 8 a.m. at the West Tennessee Research & Education Center in Jackson. CONTACT: 731-425-4768,

Mountaineer Folk Festival – Sept. 7-9, Fall Creek Falls State Park
This weekend’s jam-packed schedule includes handmade crafts, two stages of traditional mountain music, demonstrations of pioneer skills, country cooking, and much more. CONTACT: (423) 881-5708

Southern Heritage Classic – Sept. 6-9, Memphis
A football match-up between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University preceded by fun events. CONTACT: 901-398-6655,

30th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiddlers Convention – Sept. 7-8, Loudon
Festival will be held rain or shine in Historic Downtown Loudon at Legion Field. Over $5,000 in prize money. CONTACT: 865-986-6822

25th Annual Pioneer Power Days – Sept. 7-9, Eagleville
An antique tractor pull and gas engine show featuring a skillet throw, live music, and more. CONTACT: 615-542-5656,

Tennessee State Fair – Sept. 7-16, Nashville
This year’s fair, themed “Pick Tennessee State Fair,” will showcase the culture and promise of the entire state. CONTACT: 615-852-8997,

Casey Jones Old-Time Music Festival – Sept. 8, Jackson
Outdoor music festival dedicated to preserving old-time string, bluegrass and gospel music. CONTACT: 800-748-9588

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Sept. 14-16, Bristol
Brings quality national, regional and local music to Bristol, the “Birthplace of Country Music,” in honor of its musical heritage and culture. CONTACT: 423-573-4898,

Step Back in Time Festival – Sept. 14-15, Chapel Hill
A two-day festival celebrating Tennessee’s history that features arts and crafts, expert demonstrators, food and more. CONTACT: 931-364-2222

Armstrong Pie Festival & Great Bed Race – Sept. 15-16, Linden
A two-day festival in Perry County featuring a pie-eating contest, pie cook-off, and a bed race to celebrate the Armstrong pie. CONTACT: 931-589-2453,

African Street Festival – Sept. 16-18, Jackson
This event promotes African culture awareness with entertainment, workshops, educational seminars and more. CONTACT: 731-267-3212,

Eye Full of Paris Weekend – Sept. 21-23, Paris
This celebration of the arts includes three full days of visual and performing arts in a variety of venues. CONTACT: 731-642-9271,

Heritage Day with Arts & Crafts – Sept. 22, Covington
A time-honored tradition with live music, good food, an abundance of arts and crafts, and more. CONTACT: 901-476-9727,

Buggin’ for a Cure VW Car Show – Sept. 22-23, Greeneville
An annual event benefitting the ACS Relay for Life that features all VW cars with local vendors, food and entertainment. CONTACT: 423-638-4111

Pumpkin Field Day – Sept. 27, Jackson
UT AgResearch will host a field day at the West Tennessee Research & Education Center featuring workshops for pumpkin growers and the impressive harvest display of 80 to 90 varieties of pumpkins and gourds. The field day beings at 1 p.m., but the pumpkins will be on display through Nov. 27. CONTACT: 731-425-4768,

Southern Fried Festival – Sept. 28-29, Columbia
Watch a cooking challenge and scarecrow contest, run or walk a 5K, enjoy live music and much more at the annual festival in downtown Columbia. Designated a Southeastern Tourism Society Top 20 Event for September 2012. CONTACT:

Louie Bluie Festival – Sept. 29, Caryville
This all-day, family-fun festival is named in honor of Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong (1909-2003), who grew up in LaFollette in the 1920s and became one of the nation’s finest string-band musicians.Features three stages of music including traditional old-time, blues, gospel and more. CONTACT: 423-566-0329,

Sardis Antique Farm & Home Show – Sept. 29, Sardis
This annual free event is held at the Sardis City Park and features antique tractors, engines, cars and trucks, along with anything from farming’s past. CONTACT: 731-858-2159

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