Fall Fairs and Festivals Guide: More than 100 day-trips around the Tennessee Valley [video]

Brian Newton, left, and Culen Pearson demonstrate blacksmithing at last year's Ketner's Mill Country Fair. Experience the festival near Whitwell, Tenn., this year on Oct. 15-16.

Labor Day signals the end of summer, which ushers in the season of football, colorful foliage - and fall festivals.

The Times Free Press presents its annual fall fairs and festivals guide today with 108 craft shows, fine art shows, county and state fairs, heritage festivals and harvest festivals. The list does not include music festivals nor 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. The guide is also in September's issue of Chatter magazine.


* Art in the Park: Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, free admission, $15 Chalk Spot children's chalk art; 175 artists in Marietta Square. www.artparkmarietta.com.

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


* Art in the Park: Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, free admission, $15 Chalk Spot children's chalk art; 175 artists in Marietta Square. www.artparkmarietta.com.

* Fall Festival: Section Community Park, one block of Alabama Highway 35, Section, Ala., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT Monday, free admission, music, contests, kids' activities and street dance. 256-228-3280.

* Ider Mule Day: Town Park, Ider, Ala., 9:30 a.m. CDT Monday kickoff parade, 11 a.m. CDT draft horse and mule pull, free; annual draft horse and mule pull with car show, crafts and music. 256-657-4184.

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

SEPT. 5-10

* Polk County Fair: 632 Showbarn Drive, Benton, Tenn., gates open 6 p.m. nightly, free admission, unlimited carnival-ride wristbands $20. 423-715-3975.

SEPT. 6-10

* Jackson County Fair: Veteran's Park Fairgrounds, 220 Cecil St., Scottsboro, Ala., gates open 5:30 p.m. CDT Monday-Friday, rides open at 6 p.m.; gates open 4:30 p.m. CDT Saturday, rides at 5 p.m.; $4 ages 4 and older, $20 unlimited-ride wristbands; 81st annual county fair. 256-437-8280.

SEPT. 7-10

* Meigs County Fair: Downtown Decatur, Tenn., follow signs from Tennessee Highways 30 and 58, gates open 5 p.m. daily except Saturday when gates open at 4 p.m., free admission. wwcthouse@aol.com.

SEPT. 22-OCT. 30

* 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; 46th annual celebration of German food, music, dance. www.helenchamber.com.

SEPT. 9-11

* Battle of Tunnel Hill: 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga., camps open 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, $10 ages 13 and up; Civil War re-enactment at 1 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., 6 a.m. Saturday kickoff with pancake/burrito breakfast at Niota Depot, festival continues until 4 p.m., free festival admission, individual activity fees; proceeds benefit restoration of Niota Depot. www.facebook.com/Niota-Fried-Green-Tomato-Festival-Niota-TN-245580455487054.

* International Cowpea Festival: Charleston City Park, 103 Worth St. NE, Charleston, Tenn., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, free; cookoff, crafts and food vendors, family fun field, music by Loretta Lynn's granddaughter, Tayla Lynn. www.cowpeafestival.com.

* Intertribal Native Festival: City Point Park, 399 First Ave., Dayton, Tenn., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 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., 7 p.m. Friday music and square dancing, noon-10 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, $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., train departs 9 a.m. Saturday; train departs 10 a.m. 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. 9-18

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

* Tennessee Valley Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 East Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, gates open 3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, noon Sunday, $10 ages 12-64, $8 ages 65 and up, $7 ages 6-11, $7 parking per car, unlimited-ride wristbands $20-$25 depending on day; midway, agriculture and home-centered contests, arts and crafts, action sports, local country singer Kane Brown performs Sunday, Sept. 11. www.tnvalleyfair.org.

SEPT. 10-OCT. 30

* Old McDonald's Farm Fall Festival: Old McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, Tenn., 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, pumpkins are additional charge; family fun with cow coaster, pumpkin slingshot, hay maze, hayrides, pony rodeo, Critter Barn, pedal tractor races. www.oldmcdonaldsfarm.net.

SEPT. 16-18

* 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.

* 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 crafts and food vendors. 423-488-0861.

* Boom Days Heritage Celebration: City Park, Fort Payne, Ala., 7 a.m.-8 p.m. CDT Saturday, free day of community activities followed by 8 p.m. concert by Atlanta Rhythm Section. www.boomdays.com.

* Celebrate Autumn: North Georgia Technical College, 121 Meeks Ave., Blairsville, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; juried arts and craft show with 40 exhibitors, sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. www.artguildstore.com.

* Fall Festival: St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1291 E. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; ethnic foods, silent and live auctions, entertainment, kids' games. www.stmaryathenstn.org.

* Fall Heritage Festival: Railroad Park and downtown Cowan, Tenn., 5-9 p.m. CDT Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. CDT Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Sunday, free; arts and crafts, cruise-in, Civil War presentations, cornbread contest. www.fallheritagefestival.info.

* Festival!: Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 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 p.m. Saturday, free admission; family fun with carnival games, barbecue, inflatables and music. 706-638-1935.

* 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, $5 ages 18 and older, $2 ages 6-17; 600 arts, crafts and food vendors. https://heritagesandysprings.org.

SEPT. 17-NOV. 6

* Sweet Corn Festival: Autumn Acres, 1096 Baier Road, Exit 311 off Interstate 40, Crossville, Tenn., open to public 2-10 p.m. CDT Fridays, open Saturdays and Sundays by appointment, $10 ages 3 and up, $8 ages 65 and up, activity tickets $1 each or six for $5; corn mazes, hayrides, corn and apple cannons, kids' corral, barnyard cafe. www.autumnacres.net.

SEPT. 22-OCT.2

* North Georgia State Fair: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga., 4-11 p.m. Sept. 22, 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-midnight Sept. 24, 12:30-10 p.m. Sept. 25, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 26-29, 4 p.m.-midnight Sept. 30; 10 a.m.-midnight Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 2; $7 ages 11 and older, daily admission specials offered. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com.

SEPT. 23-SEPT. 25

* Barbecue, Craft and Bake Sale: Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, East Ridge, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, barbecue $5-$10; 41st annual barbecue sponsored by Methodist Men's Club to fund purchase of coats for children in East Ridge elementary schools. www.jmumc.org.

* 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.

* Crafts and Antique Market: Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, free; new event sponsored by church to benefit Live to Serve Ministry with 30 booths, Saturday car show. 423-892-2071.

* Fall Festival: Kristopher's Kingdom, 475 Black Track Road, Graysville, Tenn., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, free; Graysville Park and Recreation sponsors cruise-in, dog show, kids' events and 1 p.m. parade. 423-775-9242.

* Fall Tennessee Craft Fair: Centennial Park, Parthenon grounds, 2500 West End Ave., Nashville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Sunday, free; work of 200 artists in 38th juried state show sponsored by Tennessee Craft. www.tennesseecraft.org.

* 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.

* Glass Street Block Party and Wayne-O-Rama: Historic Glass Street neighborhood in East Chattanooga, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free; Glass House Collective, 2523 Glass St., hosts day of art, activities, vendors and entertainment in conjunction with National Park Service's Centennial celebration on Sherman Reservation, shuttle rides provided from block party; puppet parade at 11 a.m. starts from corner of Dodson Avenue and Glass Street, featuring two-story-high puppets created by Emmy-winning designer Wayne White. 423-402-0565.

* 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.-6 p.m. CDT Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Sunday, $5 ages 16 and older; 100 crafts booths, music, quilt show. www.cumberlandhomesteads.org.

* National Muscadine Festival: Downtown Sweetwater, Tenn., noon-11 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission, $5 kids' zone, shuttle from First United Methodist Church, 501 Church St., $5 per person, $20 per family; also events each day at Tsali Notch Vineyards, 140 Harrison Road, Sweetwater. www.nationalmuscadinefestival.com.

* Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival: Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Highway/Georgia Highway 5, 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.

* 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; 46th year with more than 75 arts and crafts booths, kids' zone, music. 706-764-1404.

* Valley Fest: Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free admission; church and Chattanooga Valley Lions Club sponsor community party with crafts, music, food. 423-424-9891.

SEPT. 24-NOV. 19

* 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. 26-OCT. 1

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

SEPT. 26-OCT. 24

* 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.

SEPT. 27-OCT. 1

* Marion County Fair: 1 Dairy Queen Drive, Jasper, Tenn., gates open 5 p.m. CDT Tuesday-Friday, 3 p.m. CDT Saturday, $3 adults, $2 students, special events in arena require separate fees. www.marioncountyfair.com.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 2

* 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.

* 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.

* 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 Fair: St. Elmo United Methodist Church, 4626 St. Elmo Ave., Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free; crafts and gift items, kids' activities and health and wellness booths. 706-841-1408.

* 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. CDT Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT Sunday, free; art, music and history at the home of Andrew Jackson. www.fallfestatthehermitage.com.

* Fall Festival: Bachman Community Center, 2815 Anderson Pike, Signal Mountain, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, $5 chili tastings, additional fee for activity tokens; community festival and chili cook-off. www.bachmancc.org.

* 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.

* Goodlet Farm Festival: Goodlet Farm, 331 Straight Gut Road, Rock Spring, Ga., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, $10 ages 13 and older; craft and food vendors, music, 5K run and more to benefit MaryEllen Locher Foundation. 423-987-0473.

* 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.

* Heritage Days: Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., LaFayette, Ga., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free festival admission; tours of historic home 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 adults, $1 children; heritage festival with Civil War re-enactors, Victorian games for children, crafters, barbecue plates, entertainment. 706-639-1590.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 29

* National Southern Gospel and Harvest Festival: Dollywood, 1359 McCarter Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturdays, $65 ages 12-59, $52 ages 4-11, $60 ages 60 and older; 40 craftsmen and daily gospel concerts included in admission. www.dollywood.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. 6-23

* 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. 7-9

* 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, children's activities, pumpkin painting and fall workshops. www.facebook.com/TheBarnNursery.

* Boaz Harvest Festival: Downtown Boaz, Ala., Alabama Highway 168, 9 a.m.-5 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.

* Common Threads Quilt Show: Mount Olive Ministries, 3533 Harrison Pike, Cleveland, Tenn., 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $3. 423-472-7576.

* 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; 45th annual fair with 300 vendors, car show in Civic Center on Saturday. www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

* National Storytelling Festival: Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, single-day tickets $110 adults, $105 ages 65 and older, $100 children; $55 adult Sunday only, $45 child Sunday only; 44th annual storytelling event with folk, cultural, ghost and humorous storytelling. www.storytellingcenter.net.

* 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; 100 vendors in outdoor setting, held rain or shine. 706-398-1988.

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

* Prater's Mill Country Fair: Prater's Mill, 5845 Georgia Highway 2, Tunnel Hill, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $7 ages 13 and older; 45th 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, pow-wow, music, canine and human contests. www.pumpkintownfestival.com.

OCT. 7-15

* Georgia Mountain Fall Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga., gates open 10 a.m. daily; concerts at 2 and 7 p.m., arts-and-crafts area open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, $12 ages 11 and older. 706-896-4191.

OCT. 13

* Artoberfest: Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St., Chattanooga, 4-7 p.m., free; show and sale of art by area artists, chalk-art contest. www.chattanooga.events/calendar.

OCT. 14-16

* Black Bear Festival: City Park, 126 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.

* Cleveland Apple Festival: Downtown 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, free; 5K, boat tours, children's area, craft and food vendors. MentoneColorfest@gmail.com.

* 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; 45th annual fair with 300 vendors. 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.

* 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.

* 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, $7 ages 13 and older; 100 craft and food vendors, music, hayrides, tours of operational 1882 mill. www.ketnersmill.org.

* 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, beers, Bavarian bands. www.chattanooga.events/calendar.

* Webb School Arts and Crafts Show: Webb School, 4 Railroad Square, Bell Buckle, Tenn., Saturday-Sunday, times TBA, free; more than 500 exhibitors in school fundraiser that flows from campus to downtown square. info@bellbucklechamber.com.

OCT. 20-29

* 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, $5 ages 6 and older; 68th annual agricultural fair with carnival rides, crafts, music. www.daltonfair.com.

OCT. 21-23

* 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; 50th anniversary fair with arts and crafts, music, kids' activities. www.chiaha.org.

* Fall Festival: Belvoir Christian Academy, 800 Belvoir Ave., East Ridge, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, $5 admission per person, $20 maximum per family; school carnival with music, craft and service vendors. 423-622-3755.

* Oktoberfest in Ooltewah: Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, prices TBA; German food, music and beer and new barbecue competition. www.facebook.com/OktoberfestinOoltewah.

* 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 and Betsy Ross Chapter of Order of Eastern Star to raise funds for both organizations' charities. RedBankArtisanFestival@gmail.com.

* Remembering Our Heroes: Sixth Cavalry Museum polo field, 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $10 adults, $5 senior adults and students; living history exhibits and salute to Armed Forces with World War II battle re-enactment, USO show, military vehicle display. www.wwiiheroes.net.

* 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. 27

* Bird and Barn Sale: Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, $10 early-bird tickets with shopping discounts purchased online in advance, $10 admission only day of event, $25 deluxe package; 28 vendors at barn sale to benefit Project Free 2 Fly. www.projectfree2fly.com.

OCT. 28-30

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

* St. Vincent dePaul Craft Fair and Chili Cookoff: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Road, Chattanooga, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., free admission, small charge for chili. 423-503-1915.

OCT. 31

* Harvestfest: South Seminole Baptist Church, 1201 S. Seminole Drive, Chattanooga, 5:30-8 p.m.; wear your favorite costume to free family event with food, games, inflatables, door prizes, candy. 423-698-2782.

NOV. 4-6

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

* Normal-Palooza: Normal Park Upper School, 1219 W. Mississippi Ave., Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free; street party with 60 artists, food trucks, kids' zone to benefit magnet school. www.normalpark.com.

* Walker County Agricultural State Fair: Mountain Cove Farms, 994 Dougherty Gap Road, Chickamauga, Ga., 5-10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday, $5 ages 6 and older, additional fee for rides; arts and crafts booths, tractor and car show, livestock show, pageant. www.walkercountystatefair.com.

NOV. 11-13

* Christmas Village: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. CST Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. CST Saturday, noon-6 p.m. CST Sunday, $10; 260 booths of crafts and gifts spread through six buildings. www.christmasvillage.org.

* Fall Market: First United Methodist Church, 3425 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, free admission; crafts vendors and bake sale. 423-476-4504.

* 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 public television station, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, Chattanooga, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, free; family event with PBS characters for photo ops, children's activities and demonstrations. 423-702-7819.

NOV. 14-19

* 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, $4 Chattanooga Audubon Society members; heritage celebration with hands-on demonstrations of pioneer skills. 423-892-3690.

NOV. 18-20

* Knoxville Fine Craft Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $8 ages 14 and older, $7 ages 65 and older; fine art show sponsored by Foothills Craft Guild. www.foothillscraftguild.org.

* Made South Holiday Market: The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CST Saturday, $13 ages 13 and older; 130 exhibitors, Southern distiller tastings. www.facebook.com/madesouth.

* 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. 22-DEC. 4

* Gatlinburg Craft Shows: 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. 3, 10 & 17

* 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.