Chattanooga Now Chattanooga's 2017 festival guide

Chattanooga Now Chattanooga's 2017 festival guide

April 1st, 2017 by Shane Foley in Get Out - Features

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FESTIVAL

Whether it’s getting down to electronic dance music or marveling at tomato-based art projects, most festivals have at least a couple of things in common: They’re crowded and the bathrooms are probably hard to find. That being said, festivals are fun! But going unprepared can result in an underwhelming weekend. Here are a few tips to ensure your time (and money!) are well spent.

Bring cash.

How much you take depends on what you want to do, but take enough for necessities and a few amenities, since not every festival will accept cards or have easily accessible ATMs. This is doubly true for art and drink festivals. The more you hope to purchase, the more you should bring. And don’t forget to save some money to tip!

If you can bring water, do.

As much as possible, too. Some festivals don’t allow outside beverages, but if you can, bringing some in with you will save your wallet from overpriced bottled water and keep you hydrated. One idea is to freeze bottles of water ahead of time and then use them to help keep cool your cooler. Just be sure to keep your bottle(s) sealed until entering the festival, and do some research first to find out what you’re allowed to take in.

Print or get a map of the festival grounds.

Having a written plan of who and/or what you want to see will help save headaches and wasted opportunities once inside — though you should always leave room for adjustment. You never know who you might run into or what will happen. Having a map will also help you find the restroom, should an emergency strike.

Pack seating.

Your bottom will thank you for bringing a chair or blanket to sit on during an outdoor music festival. A tarp or some plastic sheeting is best if rain is in the forecast or if it has rained recently.

Bring earplugs to music festivals.

Tinnitus is no joke, people! Tinnitus, or excessive ringing in the ears, is caused by exposure to repeated loud noise. Even one loud show is enough to get permanent ringing in your ears, so if you plan on getting up close to your favorite acts, bring some quality earplugs to help preserve your hearing.

Head into drink festivals sober.

You want to enjoy as many good brews as possible, so as tempting as pre-gaming might be, hold back a little so you can enjoy the whole night.

Put your phone down.

Taking some photos or calling your friends to coordinate is one thing, but festivals typically only roll around once a year. Take the time to enjoy them! You never know what you might have missed because your nose was down in your phone.

But do bring a charger if you can. There’s not much worse at a festival than getting separated from your friends with a dead phone. Besides, you’ll surely want to snap a photo or two to preserve your memories. Most solar-powered phone chargers begin at just $20.

Bring a small bag of headache and stomach medicine.

A few ibuprofen or Tums can go a long way to ensuring you don’t have a miserable time. Even if you’re young and in shape, festival food is liable to strike anyone with a stomach ache at any time.

A package of baby wipes never hurt, either. Neither did a pair of latex or rubber gloves — which can be useful when doing dishes or going to the bathroom. To not feel grimy during a multi-day festival is priceless.

Kids at festivals: Do’s and Dont’s

Should you or should you not take your children to that upcoming festival? The answer is “maybe.” It really does depend on what you want to do, how old your kids are, which festival you want to attend and much more.

The first thing you need to do is research. Plenty of festivals you want to visit won’t be very kid-friendly, and that doesn’t just mean music acts with naughty words. The culture of every festival and fair differs, and it’s up to you to determine what is appropriate for your children. Festivals have information out months in advance, so there’s no excuse for not knowing exactly what you’re signing up for. Depending on the festival, you might want to check in with your parents and see if they can watch the kids for the weekend. After all, you don’t want to be the couple with children at Burning Man.

Let’s say you will be bringing your kids along with you. The following is a quick guide to help ensure your trip doesn’t end in disaster.

Do: Bring extra money.

Kids are going to get hungry and thirsty. While you might personally get away with a bottle of water every few hours, your children are going to look at the $8 lemonades with fervent need.

Don’t: Overpack.

This is going to be a value judgment on your part, but the last thing you want is to be lugging around 30 pounds of extra “just-in-case” gear that you’d probably never have used anyway. Plan long and hard to hit the sweet spot of preparedness and packing light.

Do: Review the venue beforehand.

Some festivals (which we’ve marked in this guide) are 21+, so you’ll be turned away at the door, no matter your or your children’s protests. If the venue is huge, you might have to consign the family to one section to prevent from “walking forever,” as your kids will be so keen to remind you.

Don’t: Expect to do everything you’d do with just your significant other.

Things happen. Kids throw up, people get hungry; scrapes and boo-boos are inevitabilities. You might not be able to enjoy every show or attraction you want, but the appeal of going with your kids is making the festival a family event.

Do: Check out the kids area, if there is one.

Most free festivals, like food and cultural events, have kids sections complete with fun activities like face painting, carnival games, petting zoos and more. Taking a pit stop to let your kids run around unscheduled and unburdened will let them unwind and give you much-needed respite.

Legend for guide

O: On-site camping

R: On-site built-in restrooms

V: VIP option

K: Kid option

S: Not kid-friendly

Hip-hop festivals, apple festivals, whiskey festivals, pride parades ... Chattanooga isn't lacking for chances to get outside and party. But which ones should you go to? Are they kid-friendly? Do they allow camping? Do you want to rough it in a tent or are you more of a hotel person?

Don't fret; Get Out has your back. And we've got enough festivals catalogued here that there's sure to be one to suit your interests. Whether you're a basshead, a brewhead or a ... tomatohead? ... you can rest assured knowing there's a wide variety of festivals for you to attend.

If you're still overwhelmed, we've picked out one in each category we think is especially worth a visit. Check them out!

— MUSIC —

APRIL

Rhythm N' Blooms Festival — RV

Date: April 7-10

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $75-$190

More info: rhythmnbloomsfest.com

Rites of Spring — R

Date: April 21-22

Location: Nashville

Admission: $30-$45

More info: vanderbilt.edu/ros

SweetWater 420 Fest — RVS

Date: April 21-23

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $56-$170

More info: sweetwater420fest.com

Jazzanooga Festival — VK

Date: April TBA

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $22-$100

More info: jazzanooga.org

MAY

Boxcar Pinion Memorial Bluegrass Festival — O

Date: May 4-6

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $20-$100

More info: boxcarforeverbluegrass.com

Nightfall Concert Series — RK

Take part in Nightfall's historic 30th season by dancing the night away for 15 Fridays between May 5 and Aug. 25. The expansive set list still hasn't been fully released, but the acts that have been confirmed are pretty sweet. Check out R&B band The Suffers, popular alt rock trio Fastball, hip-hop bass player Divinity Roxx and indie act Caveman. Nightfall is free to the public.

Date: May 5-Aug. 25

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: nightfallchattanooga.com

Shaky Knees Music Festival — VS

Date: May 12-14

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $99-$525

More info: shakykneesfestival.com

Little Owl Festival

Date: May 13

Location: Chattanooga

Admission:$7 per person; $15 per carload

More info: chattanoogaaudubon.org/little-owl-festival.html

JFest — RVK

Date: May 20

Location: East Ridge

Admission: $15-$60

More info: jfest.com

Atlanta Jazz Festival — KR

Date: May 26-28

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: atlantafestivals.com

JUNE

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival — VS

Date: June 8-11

Location: Manchester, Tenn.

Admission: $349.50-$12,750 (premium Platinum package)

More info: bonnaroo.com

CMA Music Festival — RVK

Date: June 8-11

Location: Nashville

Admission: Free - $405

More info: cmamusicfest.com

Riverbend Music Festival — VK

Date: June 9-17

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $25-$220

More info: riverbendfestival.com

Jefferson Street Jazz and Blues Festival

Date: June 17-18

Location: Nashville

Admission: TBA

More info: http://www.jumpnashville.com/

Tunes from the Tombs — V

Date: June 10

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $15-$100

More info: www.oaklandcemetery.com/?event=tunes-from-the-tombs

JULY

Moonshine Music & Arts Festival — OVK

Date: June 30-July 2

Location: LaFayette, Ga.

Admission: $40-$450

More info: moonshinemusicfest.com

AUGUST

Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival — K

Date: Aug. 12

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $12-$20

More info: decaturbbqfestival.com

SEPTEMBER

Music Midtown — VR

Date: Sept. 16-17

Location: Atlanta

Admission: TBA

More info: musicmidtown.com

ONE Musicfest — VS

Date: September TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: TBA

More info: onemusicfest.com

Americana Music Association Festival & Conference — R

Date: Sept. 12-17

Location: Nashville

Admission: $75

More info: americanamusic.org/about-americanafest

Imagine Festival — OVS

Date: Sept. 22-24

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $125-$429

More info: imaginefestival.com

Raccoon Valley Bluegrass Music Festival

Date: Sept. 26

Location: Powell, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: raccoonvalleyfestival.com

OCTOBER

3 Sisters Music Festival

Date: Oct. 6-7

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: 3sistersbluegrass.com

A3C Hip Hop Festival — RV

Date: Oct. 4-8

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $70 - $485

More info: a3cfestival.com

Tennessee Fall Homecoming — ORK

Date: Oct. 6-8

Location: Clinton, Tenn.

Admission: $20-$70

More info: museumofappalachia.org/events/tennessee-fall-homecoming-2015

— CULTURE —

APRIL

Rossini Festival International Street Fair — K

Date: April 22

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: knoxvilleopera.com/rossini

MAY

Latin Festival — RK

Date: May 6

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: chattanoogastate.edu/international-outreach/festivals/latin-festival-promo

Vestival — K

Date: May 13

Location: Candoro Marble, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: candoromarble.org/vestival

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival — K

Date: May 26-28

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $15

More info: atlantacarnival.org

JUNE

Knoxville PrideFest — K

Date: June 17

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: knoxvillepridefest.org

Kuumba Festival — K

Date: June 22-25

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: sites.google.com/site/kuumbafestival

Nashville Pride Festival — K

One of Nashville's biggest celebrations of the year, the annual Pride festival has grown from a few hundred activists marching in downtown to a city-wide commemoration of the region's LGBT community. For the first time ever, Nashville Pride will encompass two entire days in 2017. Straight allies are always welcome to the party, which features live music, parades, games and more.

Date: June 24-25

Location: Nashville

Admission: $5

More info: nashvillepride.org

Festival Peachtree Latino — RK

Date: August 27

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: festivalpeachtreelatino.com

SEPTEMBER

Japanfest — K

Date: Sept. 16-17

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $10

More info: japanfest.org

Greekfest — K

Date: September TBA

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $2-$3

More info: greekfesttn.com

HoLa Festival — K

Date: Sept. 16-17

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: holahoralatina.org

African Street Festival — RK

Date: September TBA

Location: Nashville

Admission: Free

More info: aacanashville.org

Nashville Greek Festival — RK

Date: September 8-10

Location: Nashville

Admission: $3

More info: nashvillegreekfestival.com

Hamilton County Fair — ORK

Date: Sept. 23-24

Location: Hixson, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: hamiltontn.gov/fair

Atlanta Greek Festival — RK

Date: Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $5

More info: atlantagreekfestival.org

OCTOBER

Rocktoberfest — RK

Date: October every Saturday and Sunday

Location: Lookout Mountain, Ga.

Admission: $19.95-$49.95

More info: seerockcity.com/events/entry/rocktoberfest

Oktoberfest — RK

Date: Oct. 13-16

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: chattanoogaoktoberfest.com

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival — RK

Date: October TBA

Location: Nashville

Admission: Free

More info: celebratenashville.org

CultureFest — RK

Date: Oct. 1

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: chattanoogafun.com/events/5729/CultureFest

Chattanooga Pride

Date: Oct. TBA

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: tennesseevalleypride.com/

Atlanta Black Theatre Festival

Date: Oct. 4-7

Location: Atlanta

Admission: TBA

More info: atlantabtf.org

Atlanta Pride Festival and Parade — RVK

Date: Oct. 13-15

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: atlantapride.org

Stone Mountain Scottish Festival and Highland Games — ORK

Date: Oct. 20-22

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $5-$25

More info: smhg.org

NAIA Pow Wow — K

Date: Oct. 20-22

Location: Nashville

Admission: TBA

More info: naiatn.org/powwow

Mountain Makins' — RK

Date: October TBA

Location: Morristown, Tenn.

Admission: TBA

More info: facebook.com/MountainMakinsFestival

NOVEMBER

Indian Festival and Pow-Wow — ORK

Date: Nov. 2-5

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $15

More info: stonemountainpark.com/events/Indian-Festival-and-Pow-Wow

— FOOD —

APRIL

Ragin' Cajun Crawfish Boil — RVS

Date: April 8

Location: Nashville

Admission: $44.95 - $79.95

More info: nashvillejuniorchamber.org/ragin-cajun-crawfish-festival

Ramp Tramp Festival — K

Date: April 19-22

Location: Polk County, TN

Admission: Free

More info: ramptrampfestival.com/

National Cornbread Festival — K

Date: April 29-30

Location: South Pittsburg, Tenn.

Admission: $7

More info: nationalcornbread.com

MAY

Strawberry Festival — K

Date: May 12-13

Location: Dayton, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: tnstrawberryfestival.com

International Biscuit Festival — RK

Get a taste of some down-home, country goodness at the 21st annual Biscuit Festival. Replete with biscuit competitions in numerous categories such as sweet and savory, this festival features flaky creations by everyone — from the finest restaurants in the region to mamas and papas working with their secret family recipe. Festival-goers will get to vote for their favorite of the day.

Date: May 20

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $15-$75 $525 for the Southern Food Writing Conference

More info: biscuitfest.com

JUNE

Taste of Music City — V

Date: June 17

Location: Nashville

Admission: $59-$85

More info: tasteofmusiccity.com

JULY

Atlanta Ice Cream Festival — RK

Date: July 22

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: atlantaicecreamfestival.com

Grainger County Tomato Festival — K

Date: July 28-30

Location: Rutledge, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: graingercountytomatofestival.com

Music City Hot Chicken Festival — RK

Date: July 4

Location: Nashville, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: hot-chicken.com

SEPTEMBER

Music City Food & Wine Festival — RS

Date: Sept. 15-17

Location: Nashville

Admission: TBA

More info: musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com

OCTOBER

Taste of Atlanta — RV

Date: October TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $25-$210

More info: tasteofatlanta.com

Cleveland Apple Festival — K

Date: Oct. 21-22

Location: Cleveland, Tenn.

Admission: $4-$20

More info: clevelandapplefestival.org

NOVEMBER

Cabbagetown Chomp and Stomp — RK

Date: November TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: chompandstomp.com

— DRINK —

APRIL

East Nashville Beer Festival — RVS

Date: April 8

Location: Nashville

Admission: $20-$100

More info: eastnashvillebeerfest.com

MAY

Chattabrewga — RVS

The former Chattanooga Craft Beer Festival is the place to be for fans of regional brews. This year, the festival is inviting 35 of the best craft breweries from both near and far to bring hard-to-find kegs of beer. Food and live music will round out the 21st event, which promises to be one of the biggest beer festivals around.

Date: May 13

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $50-$80

More info: chattabrewga.com

Tennessee Whiskey Festival — RVS

Date: May 20

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $20-$115

More info: tnwhiskeyfestival.com

JUNE

Atlanta Summer Beer Fest — RVS

Date: June 17

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $30-$55

More info: atlantasummerbeerfest.com

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival — RVS

Date: June 1-4

Location: Atlanta

Admission: TBA

More info: atlfoodandwinefestival.com

Knoxville Brewfest — RVS

Date: June 17

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $20-$50

More info: knoxvillebrewfest.com

JULY

Music City Brewer's Festival — RV

Date: July 29

Location: Nashville

Admission: $39-$59

More info: musiccitybrewersfest.com

AUGUST

Southern Brewers Festival RV

Date: Aug. 26

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: TBA

More info: southernbrewersfestival.com

OCTOBER

Brewers' Jam RVS

Date: October TBA

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $20-$100

More info: knoxvillebrewersjam.com

Nashville Beer Festival — RVS

Date: October TBA

Location: Nashville

Admission: TBA

More info: nashvillebeerfestival.com

Nashville Whiskey Festival — RVS

Date: Oct. 14

Location: Nashville

Admission: $100-$150

More info: nashvillewhiskeyfestival.com

— ART —

APRIL

4 Bridges Arts Festival — RK

Date: April 21-23

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $7 -$75 Preview party

More info: 4bridgesartsfestival.org

Dogwood Arts Festival — RK

Date: April 28-30

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: dogwoodarts.com/dogwood-arts-festival-2

MAY

Chastain Park Arts Festival — K

Date: May 6-7

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: chastainparkartsfestival.com

Decatur Arts Festival — K

Date: May 26-28

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: decaturartsfestival.com

JUNE

Virginia Highland Summerfest — K

Date: June 3-4

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: vahi.org/summerfest

JULY

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair — RK

Date: July 14-23

Location: Gatlinburg

Admission: Free

More info: craftsmenfair.com

AUGUST

Piedmont Park Arts Festival — RK

Date: Aug. 19-20

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: piedmontparkartsfestival.com

Tomato Art Festival — RVK

If you need an excuse to dress up as a tomato, look no further than Nashville's Tomato Art Festival. Nearly 15 years old, this only slightly tongue-in-cheek event is a raucous celebration of all things tomato. Tomato stories, tomato art, tomato songs so many tomatoes you'll be seeing red. Oh, and of course foods with tomatoes, but that goes without saying.

Date: Aug. 11-12

Location: Nashville

Admission: Free–$75 VIT (that's Very Important Tomato)

More info: tomatoartfest.com

SEPTEMBER

Atlanta Arts Festival — RK

Date: September TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: atlantaartsfestival.com

Yellow Daisy Festival — RK

Date: Sept. 7-10

Location: Stone Mountain, Ga.

Admission: Free

More info: stonemountainpark.com/events/yellow-daisy-festival

OCTOBER

Artoberfest — RK

Date: October TBA

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: chattanoogaoktoberfest.com/artoberfest

Ketner's Mill Country Arts Fair — RK

Date: Oct. 21-22

Where: Whitwell, Tenn.

Admission: $7

More info: ketnersmill.org

NOVEMBER

Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show — RK

Date: November 17-19

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $4-$20

More info: foothillscraftguild.org

— SPECIAL INTEREST —

APRIL

Trails and Trilliums — VK

Date: April 7-9

Location: Monteagle, Tenn.

Admission: $15-$75

More info: trailsandtrilliums.org

Georgia Renaissance Festival — RK

Date: April 15-June 4, every Saturday and Sunday

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $8-$22

More info: garenfest.com

Blue Ridge Trout Fest & Outdoor Adventures — K

Date: April 28-29

Location: Blue Ridge, Ga.

Admission: $5-$30 High Country Boil

More info: blueridgetroutfest.com

MAY

Tennessee Renaissance Festival — K

Step into the closest thing to a time machine you'll ever find and travel back to ye olden tyme of medieval England. Feel free to chomp down on a leg of mutton, watch a rousing joust, pay a wandering bard to play a few period-specific tunes and help your children become official Ladies or Masters of the court. Costumes are encouraged, and part of the fun! Keep an eye out for the Pirate's Weekend when ye olde Britannia becomes the high seas, complete with swashbuckling rogues.

Date: May every weekend

Location: Nashville

Admission: $8-$90

More info: tnrenfest.com

Wild West Comedy Festival — RS

Date: May 17-23

Location: Nashville

Admission: $32.50-$139.95

More info: wildwestcomedyfestival.com

JUNE

Flying Colors Butterfly Festival — RK

Date: June 3-4

Location: Atlanta

Admission: $8-$12

More info: chattnaturecenter.org/special-events/festivals/butterfly-festival

JULY

Scopes Trial Play & Festival — K

This festival is part historical re-enactment, part community theater and part summer celebration. Despite being nearly 100 years old, the Scopes Monkey Trial, in which Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan argued over the right to teach evolution in schools, is still a defining moment in America — and certainly in Dayton, Tenn. Both educational and fun, this event also features food and music.

Date: July 14-23

Location: Dayton, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: scopesfestival.com

AUGUST

Wonder of Hummingbirds Festival

Date: Aug. 26

Location: Knoxville

Admission: $5

More info: ijams.org/hummingbird-festival

East Tennessee History Fair — RK

Date: August 19

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: easttnhistory.org/historyfair

SEPTEMBER

Mini Maker Faire

Date: September 9

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: makerfairechattanooga.com

Railfest — RK

Date: Sept. 9-10

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: $20-$25

More info: tvrail.com/events-exhibits/rides/railfest

OCTOBER

RiverRocks Chattanooga — OR

Date: Oct. 6-21

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Varies

More info: riverrockschattanooga.com

Southern Festival of Books — RK

Date: Oct. 13-15

Location: Nashville

Admission: Free

More info: humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

Buskers Festival — RK

Date: October 22

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: chattanoogamarket.com

— SEASONAL —

APRIL

Atlanta Dogwood Festival — RK

Date: April 7-9

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: dogwood.org

Earth Fest — K

Date: April 15

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: knox-earthfest.org

Inman Park Festival — RK

Date: April 29-30

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: inmanparkfestival.org

MAY

Valley Fest — RVK

Date: May 6-7

Location: Dunlap, Tenn.

Admission: $2 - $25

More info: valleyfestonline.com

Sweet Auburn Springfest — K

Date: May 13-14

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: sweetauburn.com

1890's Day Jamboree — K

Date: May 26-27

Location: Ringgold, Ga.

Admission: Free

More info: 1890sdays.com

JUNE

Secret City Festival — K

Date: June 3-11

Location: Oak Ridge, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: celebrateoakridge.org/

JULY

Festival on the Fourth — K

Date: July 4

Location: Knoxville

Admission: Free

More info: tinyurl.com/FourthFestival

AUGUST

Grant Park Summer Shade Festival — RK

Date: Aug. 26-27

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: summershadefestival.org

SEPTEMBER

Fall Folklife Festival — RK

Date: September TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: TBA

More info: atlantahistorycenter.com/

OCTOBER

Little 5 Points Halloween Festival and Parade — K

Date: October TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: l5phalloween.com

Autumn Children's Festival — RK

Date: October TBA

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: rmhchattanooga.com/www/docs/139

Candler Park Fall Fest — RK

Date: October TBA

Location: Atlanta

Admission: Free

More info: fallfest.candlerpark.org

Pumpkinfest — K

Date: Oct. 28

Location: Franklin, Tenn.

Admission: Free

More info: historicfranklin.com/events/event/pumpkin-fest

NOVEMBER

Normal-palooza

Date: November TBA

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: normalpark.com more details

DECEMBER

Mainx24 — RK

Date: Dec. 2

Location: Chattanooga

Admission: Free

More info: mainx24.com