Fall Festival Guide: 104 fairs and festivals in the region

Gallery: Fall Festival Guide: 104 fairs and festivals in the region

The Times Free Press presents its annual fall fairs and festivals guide today with 106 craft shows, fine art shows, county and state fairs, heritage festivals and harvest festivals. This list does not include music festivals or athletic events such as River Rocks. All events are day-trips within a two-hour drive (one way) of Chattanooga. Keep this guide handy for when you’re looking for weekend fun in coming months. We’ll add updates to the list on the newspaper’s website at www.timesfreepress.com and offer a closer look each week in the Thursday ChattanoogaNow section.


-Art in the Park: Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Monday, free admission; 175 artists in Marietta Square. www.artparkmarietta.com.

-Crush Festival: Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga., 12:30-6 p.m. today, $ 25, grape stomping, wine tastings, arts and crafts, food vendors, live music (1-5 p.m.) by Downtown Roy. www.cartecayvineyards.com.

-Fall Festival: Section Community Park, one block off Alabama Highway 35, Section, Ala., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT Monday, free admission, music, contests, kids’ activities and barbecue. 256-228-3280.

-Labor Day at the Post: Polo field on Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, free admission, small charge for children’s activities; food and crafts vendors, music, 2 p.m. concert by James Rogers. 706-861-2860.

-Pioneer Days Festival: Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, Ga., noon-11 p.m. today and noon-10 p.m. Monday, $ 5 ages 13 and older, $ 20 unlimited carnival rides; arts and crafts, carnival midway, music. www.pioneerdaysga.com.

SEPT. 7- OCT. 29

-Oktoberfest: Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Ga., 6-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday; $ 8 Monday-Friday, $ 10 Saturday, free on Sunday; annual celebration of German food, music, dance. www.helenchamber.com.

SEPT. 8-10

-Battle of Tunnel Hill: Tunnel Hill Heritage Center, 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga., camps open 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, $ 10 ages 13 and up; Civil War reenactment at 2 p.m. each day, with sutlers, mock surgeries in medical tents, tours of historic Clisby-Austin house. www.battleoftunnelhill.com.

-Fried Green Tomato Festival: Main Street and Kenneth Gable Memorial Park, Niota, Tenn., 9-4 p.m. Saturday, free admission, individual activity fees. www.facebook.com/NiotaFGTF

-International Cowpea Festival: Charleston City Park, 103 Worth St. NE, Charleston, Tenn., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, free; cookoff, crafts and food vendors, family fun field, music. www.cowpeafestival.com.

-Intertribal Native Festival: City Point Park, 399 First Ave., Dayton, Tenn., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 ages 11 and older, free to active military and veterans, teachers and first responders; Native American crafts and food vendors, dancing, Cherokee flute players, Grand Entry 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. 423-208-5749.

-Mountaineer Folk Festival: Fall Creek Falls State Park, 10821 Park Road, Spencer, Tenn., 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $ 3 per person per day or $ 6 for weekend; arts and crafts, two stages of music. 423-881-5708.

-Railfest: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, gates open 8:30 a.m., excursion time 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $ 25 adults, $ 20 child, ticket includes train ride; family festival with model trains, music, kids’ activities. www.tvrail.com.

-White Oak Crafts Fair: Arts Center of Cannon County, 1424 John Bragg Highway, Woodbury, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Saturday and Sunday, free admission, $ 3 parking; 75 artists exhibit along the banks of the East Fork Stones River. www.artscenterofcc.com.

-Yellow Daisy Festival: Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, admission free with paid parking $ 15 per day; more than 400 vendors at event voted one of top three crafts shows in nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. www.stonemountainpark.com/events/yellow-daisy-festival.

SEPT. 8-16

-Northwest Georgia Regional Fair: Highway 53/Rome Road, Calhoun, Ga., gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $ 5 ages 6 and older; parade in downtown Calhoun 11 a.m. Saturday, fireworks shows on opening and closing nights. www.northwestgeorgiaregionalfair.com.

SEPT. 8-17

-Tennessee State Fair: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, gates open 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday (all times Central), $ 8 ages 18-54, $ 6 ages 55 and older and ages 3-17, unlimited-ride wristbands $ 25 Monday-Friday, $ 30 Saturday and Sundays. www.tennesseestatefair.org.

-Tennessee Valley Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, gates open 3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays; $ 10 ages 12-64, $ 8 ages 65 and older, $ 7 ages 6-11, $ 10 parking, $ 20-$ 25 unlimited-rides wristband; daily concerts include Josh Turner on Tuesday, Kool and the Gang on Friday. www.tnvalleyfair.org.

SEPT. 15-17

-Arts Festival at Rose Lawn: Rose Lawn Mansion, 234 W. Cherokee Ave., Cartersville, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission to festival, small fee to tour historic mansion. www.roselawnmuseum.com.

-Boom Days Heritage Celebration: City Park, Fort Payne, Ala., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT Saturday, free day of community activities. 256-845-1524.

-Celebrate Autumn: Towns County Recreation Center, 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; juried arts and craft show sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. www.artguildstore.com.

-Fall Festival: St. Mary Catholic Church, 1291 E. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; ethnic food booths, silent auction and entertainment. 423-745-4277.

-Fall Heritage Festival: Railroad Park and downtown Cowan, Tenn., 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; arts and crafts, classic and antique car cruise-in, living-history presentations, cornbread contest. www.fallheritagefestival.info.

-Festival!: Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free; indoor and outdoor fine art exhibits, children’s activities. 706-217-6677.

-Jamboree: Center Post Community Center, 8125 Georgia Highway 337, Center Post community south of LaFayette, Ga., 1-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission; family fun with games, barbecue, antique tractors and five bands. 706-638-1935.

-Valley Fest: Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga., walking track beside the church, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free; Chattanooga Valley Lions Club fundraiser with crafts, pony rides, inflatables and concessions sold. 706-841-2595.

SEPT. 16-OCT . 30

-Old McDonald’s Farm Fall Festival: Old McDonald’s Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, noon-7 p.m. Sundays, open Tuesdays-Fridays for large groups by appointment; $ 12.50 ages 3 and older, additional charge for pumpkins; family fun with cow coaster, pumpkin slingshot, hay maze, hayrides, pony rodeo, Critter Barn, pedal tractor races. www.oldmcdonaldsfarm.net.

SEPT. 16-NOV. 4

-Sweet Corn Festival: Autumn Acres, 1096 Baier Road, Exit 311 off Interstate 40, Crossville, Tenn., open to public 2-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays by appointment (all times Central), $ 10 ages 3 and up, $ 8 ages 65 and up, activity tickets 25 cents to $ 1; corn mazes, hayrides, corn and apple cannons, kids’ corral, barnyard cafe. www.autumnacres.net.

SEPT. 21-OCT.1

-North Georgia State Fair: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga., gates open 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays; $ 7 ages 11 and older, daily admission specials, free nightly concerts with paid admission. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

SEPT. 22-24

-Blue & Gray Barbecue and Festival: Gordon-Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission, additional cost for barbecue, $ 5 fee to tour mansion, benefits Friends of the Mansion; heritage festival with quilt show, crafts and food vendors. 423-488-0861.

-Fall Tennessee Craft Fair: Centennial Park, Parthenon grounds, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; work of 200 artists in juried state show sponsored by Tennessee Craft. www.tennesseecraft.org.

-Hamilton County Fair: Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle, Hixson, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, free admission to fair with shuttle fare of $ 6 adults, $ 4 ages 3-12, last ticket sold at 4 p.m. each day; crafters, cloggers, music, home and livestock competitions. www.hamiltontn.gov/fair.

-Homesteads Apple Festival: Cumberland Homestead Tower and Museum, junction of U.S. 127 and Tennessee 68, four miles south of Crossville, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $ 5 ages 11 and older; 100 crafts booths, music, antique tractors. www.cumberlandhomesteads.org.

-National Muscadine Festival: Downtown Sweetwater, Tenn., starts 12:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, events each day in downtown Sweetwater and at Tsali Notch Vineyards, 140 Harrison Road, shuttle from First United Methodist Church, 501 Church St., $ 5 per person, $ 20 per family; www.nationalmuscadinefestival.com.

-Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival: Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 ages 11 and older; 200 crafters, family entertainment. www.serviceleague.net/riverfest.

-Sandy Springs Festival: Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, new this year: free admission; 600 arts, crafts and food vendors. https://heritagesandysprings.org.

SEPT. 23-NOV. 4

-Fall Fun: Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga., noon-6 p.m. each Saturday, last hayride departs at 5 p.m., $ 6 adults, $ 3 ages 2-12, $ 5 parking per vehicle; view fall color from tractor-pulled hayrides, also children’s activities. www.friendsofcloudlandcanyon.org.

SEPT. 25-30

-DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair: VFW Hall, 151 18th St. NW, Fort Payne, Ala., gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central), $ 3 ages 6 and older. www.dekalbcountyvfwfair.com.

SEPT. 26-30

-Jackson County Fair: Veterans Park Fairgrounds, 220 Cecil St., Scottsboro, Ala., gates open 5:30 p.m. CDT; $ 4 ages 7 and older. 256-548-2212.

SEPT. 29-OCT. 1

-Blue Ribbon Country Fair: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, $ 5; crafters, home and garden events, photography contest. www.gsmheritagecenter.org.

-Craft Market: Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free, 3o vendors in fundraiser for church’s Live To Serve Ministry. 423-596-5134.

-Culturefest: Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St., Chattanooga, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; art, food, music and dance representing Chattanooga’s cultural diversity. www.chattanooga.events/calendar.

-Fall Fest: Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-9 p.m. Sunday, free; fine arts and crafts show with tour of homes and 5K race. www.fallfest.candlerpark.org.

-Fall Fest at the Hermitage: The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; art, music and history at the home of Andrew Jackson. www.fallfestatthehermitage.com.

-Fall Festival: Kristopher’s Kingdom, 475 Black Track Road, Graysville, Tenn., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, free; Graysville Park and Recreation sponsors baking contest, dog show, crafts. 423-775-9242.

-Fall Market: Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, Tenn., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free, artist village with 30 vendors. www.facebook.com/East-Tennessee-Makers-Market

-Fire on the Mountain: Hannah Pickett Park, 16 Dixie Lee Ave., Monteagle, Tenn., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT Saturday, free admission, $ 5 chili; car show and chili cookoff with arts and crafts, music. www.monteaglechamber.com.

-Great Locomotive Chase Festival: Adairsville Public Square, 116 Public Square, Adairsville, Ga., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 3 ages 7 and older on Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday; carnival rides, craft and food vendors. www.cartersvilleevents.org.

-Mistletoe Merchants: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (all times Central), $ 8 one-day ticket, $ 12 two-day pass, children 12 and under free; 150 merchants at holiday market that benefits Kidney Foundation. www.themarketshows.com.

-Rock Spring Show and Sell Arts and Crafts Show: Rock Spring United Methodist Church, 3477 Peavine Road, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free; 48th year with more than 75 arts and crafts booths, kids’ zone, music, tractor show. 706-764-1404.

-Walker County Ag Festival: Walker County Ag Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, free, demonstrations, poultry contest, exhibits, music. 706-375-7702.

SEPT. 29-OCT. 28

-National Southern Gospel and Harvest Festival: Dollywood, 1359 McCarter Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, $ 68 ages 12-59, $ 55 ages 4-11, $ 63 ages 60 and older; craftsmen and daily gospel concerts included in admission. www.dolly wood.com.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 28

-Rotary Club Craft Fair: Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, admission by donation to benefit Pigeon Forge Rotary Club’s philanthropic projects; 75 to 100 craftsmen. www.mypigeonforge.com.

OCT. 1-30

-Rocktoberfest: Rock City, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, $ 22.95 adults, $ 12.95 ages 3-12; celebration of German music and food, with polka lessons, specialty beer and costumed characters. www.seerockcitycom/rocktoberfest.

OCT. 5-22

-Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair: Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, traffic light No. 8 on Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 7 ages 13 and older. www.craftsmenfair.com.

OCT. 6-8

-Autumn Children’s Festival: Tennessee Riverpark, 4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission, tickets for activities 50 cents to $ 3; children’s carnival to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga. 423-778-4300.

-Barnfest: The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th Street Place, Chattanooga, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, free; hay rides, pumpkin toss, pumpkin painting, music, barbecue plates for sale. www.facebook.com/TheBarnNursery.

-Bluff Park Art Show: Bluff Park Community Center, 517 Cloudland Drive, Hoover, Ala., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Saturday, free; 150 artists. www.bluffparkartassociation.org.

-Boaz Harvest Festival: Downtown Boaz, Ala., Alabama Highway 168, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT Friday-Saturday, free; 53rd year for street fair with 400 vendors, children’s area, contests and classic car show. http://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/boaz-harvest-festival.

-City Celebration & Ciclovia: Six miles of connecting neighborhoods between Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 200 E. M.L. King Blvd., to Glass Street and Dodson Avenue, noon-7 p.m. Sunday, free, rolling street party that will connect block parties along route. www.chattanoogacelebrates.com

-Family Fall Festival: Knights of Columbus property, 7615 Lee Highway, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, free; kids’ activities, music, big-screen football, food and drink sold, raffles. 423-309-5133.

-Folk School Festival: John C. Campbell Folk School, 4590 Brasstown Road, Brasstown, N.C., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $ 5 adults, $ 3 ages 12-17; 250 crafts booths, 40 demonstrating craftsmen, music. www.folkschool.org.

-Heritage Day: Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free; parade, barbecue plates, tours of mansion, music, vendors, kids’ activities. 706-996-7970.

-National Storytelling Festival: Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, variety of single event or package prices; 45th annual storytelling event with folk, cultural, ghost and humorous storytelling. www.storytellingcenter.net.

-Oktoberfest in Ooltewah: Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, free; German music and 50 vendors selling German food and beer and other products. www.facebook.com/OktoberfestinOoltewah.

OCT. 13-21

-Georgia Mountain Fall Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga., gates open 10 a.m. daily; arts and crafts area open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, $ 12 ages 11 and older. 706-896-4191.

OCT. 13-15

-Fall Arts in the Park: Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $ 5 ages 13 and up, 100 fine art and craft artists, kids’ zone. 706-632-2144.

-Georgia Apple Festival: Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 ages 11 and older; 46th annual fair with 300 vendors. www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

-Harvest of Art: Inside Rhea County Welcome Center, junction of U.S. 27 and Main Street, Dayton, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, free; art show and sale of new work by Dayton Arts League members, pastel portrait artist Jane Campbell on-site. 423-775-5122.

-New Salem Mountain Festival: New Salem Community Center, 12477 Georgia Highway 136, Rising Fawn, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 ages 12 and older; 100 vendors in outdoor setting, held rain or shine. 706-398-1988.

-Oktoberfest: Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St., Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free; brats and beers sold, Bavarian bands. www.chattanooga.events/calendar.

-Prater’s Mill Country Fair: Prater’s Mill, 5845 Georgia Highway 2, Varnell, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 7 ages 13 and older; 46th annual fair with 200 artists and craftsmen, music, living history exhibits to benefit upkeep of historic 1855 mill. www.PratersMill.org.

-Pumpkintown: Downtown Athens, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free; 150 food and craft booths, powwow, music, canine and human contests. www.pumpkintownfestival.com.

OCT. 19-28

-North Georgia Agricultural Fair: 500 Legion Drive, Dalton, Ga., gates open weekdays at 5 p.m., 11 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday, $ 2-$ 6; 69th annual agricultural fair with carnival rides, crafts, horses, wrestling, music. 706-278-1712.

OCT. 20-22

-Black Bear Festival: City Park, 1400 N. Third Ave., Chatsworth, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 2 ages 11 and older; classic car show, craft and food vendors. www.exploregeorgia.org.

-CCC Fall Festival: Collegedale Community Church, 9305 Four Corners Place, 3-6 p.m. Sunday, free, community festival with vendor booths, pony rides, music, contests, food. 423-396-5464.

-Cleveland Apple Festival: Bradley County Courthouse Square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 adults, $ 4 senior adults and children ages 4-12, $ 20 family pass for two adults and up to four children; craft and food vendors, music, free kids’ zone. www.clevelandapplefestival.org.

-Colorfest: Brow Park, Lake Street at East River Road, Mentone, Ala., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; 5K, boat tours, children’s area, craft and food vendors. MentoneColorfest@gmail.com.

-Craft Show and Chili Cook-Off: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 501 S. Moore Road, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free admission. 423-501-1915.

-Days of Yesteryear: 17900 Highway 127, Dunlap, Tenn., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; food and craft vendors, kids’ contests, hay rides, tractor Olympics, tractor pulls. 423-554-3276.

-Georgia Apple Festival: Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $ 5 ages 11 and older; 46th annual fair with 300 vendors, car show in Civic Center on Saturday. www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

-Gold Rush Days: Downtown Dahlonega, Ga., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, free; 300 vendors in festival sponsored by Dahlonega Jaycees. www.dahlonegajaycees.com.

-Ketner’s Mill Country Fair: Ketner’s Mill, between Tennessee Highways 27 and 28 near Whitwell, Tenn., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday (all times Eastern), $ 7 ages 13 and older; 100 craft and food vendors, music, hayrides, tours of operational 1882 mill. www.ketnersmill.org.

-Oktoberfest: Knights of Columbus Fairgrounds, 2892 U.S. 70, Crossville, Tenn., 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday (all times Central), $ 7.50 ages 14 and older; German food, Bavarian bands, beer and dancing. www.crossvilleoktoberfest.com.

OCT. 26

-Bird and Barn Sale: Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, $ 10; 30 vendors at barn sale to benefit Project Free 2 Fly. www.projectfree2fly.com.

OCT. 27-29

-Appalachian Craft Brew, Stew & Que Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, $ 35 if purchased online in advance, $ 40 at gate; beer festival with 25 craft breweries, arts and crafts area, music. 706-896-4191.

-Burning Leaf Festival: Cloudland Community Park, 284 Gadsden Ave., Menlo, Ga., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free, arts and crafts, music, children’s activities, costume contests. www.facebook.com/CloudlandCommunityPark

-Chiaha Harvest Fair: Ridge Ferry Park, 363 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $ 5 adults, $ 4 senior adults and students, $ 1 children under 12; arts and crafts, music, kids’ activities. www.chiaha.org.

-Halloween Festival: McCoy Farm and Gardens, 1715 Anderson Pike, Signal Mountain, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, $ 40 unlimited activities armbands sold until Oct. 17; Signal Mountain Middle/High School fundraiser with children’s carnival games, outdoor movie, food trucks, college football on big screens for adults. Zombie run at 5 p.m., $ 30 per run until Oct. 17, then $ 35. www.signalzombierun.com.

-PumpkinFest: Courthouse Square, Dayton, Tenn., Friday-Saturday schedules TBA, free; food and craft vendors, outdoor movie, pumpkin and costume contests. www.mainstreetdayton.org.

-Red Bank Artisan Festival: Unaka Street between Dayton Boulevard and Redding Road, Red Bank, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free; street party sponsored by Red Bank Masonic Lodge with entertainment and 50 vendors. RedBankArtisanFestival@gmail.com.

-Sunflower Stables Barn Sale: Tri-State Exhibition Center, 200 Natures Trail, Cleveland, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $ 5 ages 13 and older; handmade, vintage and antique items, jewelry, art and food vendors. www.sunflowerstablesbarnsale.com.

OCT. 31

-Trunk or Treat: Middle Cross Baptist Church, 4009 Norcross Road, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, free, come costumed for children’s trick-or-treating. 423-877-5742.

NOV. 3-5

-Christmas Market: Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Saturday, free, benefits children’s ministry. http://jmumc.org/the-christmas-market.

-Christmas Village Festival: Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center, 2100 Richard Arrington Blvd., Birmingham, Ala., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $ 12 adults, $ 5 ages 6-12; 700 booths of crafts, art and gifts. www.christmasvillagefestival.com.

-NormalPalooza: Normal Park Museum Magnet School, 1219 W. Mississippi Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission, tickets for Kids Zone; street party with music, food trucks, arts, vendors. www.normalpark.com.

NOV. 10-12

-Christmas Village: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $ 10; more than 250 booths of crafts and gifts spread through six buildings. www.christmasvillage.org.

-Foothills Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival: Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 111 Hospitality Blvd., Exit 4 off Interstate 24, Manchester, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Friday and Saturday, free; sponsored by Foothills Craft Guild. 931-728-9236.

-Gingerbread Shoppe: Christ United Methodist Church, 8645 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free. 423-892-9363.

-WTCI Family Day: WTCI, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, free, family fun with games, face painting, photo-ops with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and other PBS Kids friends. www.wtciTVC.org.

NOV. 13-18

-Walker Farm Pioneer Days: Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road, Chattanooga, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $ 5 per person ages 4 and older, free for Chattanooga Audubon Society members; heritage celebration with hands-on demonstrations of pioneer skills. 423-892-3690.

NOV. 17-19

-Christmas in North Georgia Craft Show: The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, free admission. 423-309-1871.

-HoHo Expo: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission and parking, one-stop holiday shopping at more than 200 booths, kids’ activities, free photos with Santa. 423-757-6308, www.hohochatt.com

-Knoxville Fine Craft Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $ 8 ages 14 and older; fine art show sponsored by Foothills Craft Guild. www.foothills craftguild.org.

-Mistletoe Market: North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; 60 artists in show sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. 706-896-0932.

NOV. 21-DEC. 3

-Thanksgiving-Christmas Craft Show: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; free; Thanksgiving and Christmas shows sponsored by Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com.

DEC. 2, 9, 16

-Chattanooga Market’s Holiday Market: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each Saturday, free; 200 market vendors. chattanooga.events/event/holiday-market-Saturdays-2016.

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