Things to do in the Chattanooga area this week include Prater’s Mill, New Salem festivals, spooky fun

CMA Photo /  Melissa “Mo” Wagner, left, and Greg “StyckMan” Owens, hosts of WUSY's "Mo & Styckman" show, share honors as the Country Music Association's Broadcast Personality of the Year for medium market.
CMA Photo / Melissa “Mo” Wagner, left, and Greg “StyckMan” Owens, hosts of WUSY's "Mo & Styckman" show, share honors as the Country Music Association's Broadcast Personality of the Year for medium market.

Here's what the Chattanooga area has to offer this week.


"The 57th Annual CMA Awards" won't be telecast for another month, but winners of the Country Music Association's broadcast awards already know their fate. Last week, nominees Lainey Wilson and Jordan Davis surprised radio stations and broadcast personalities with one-on-one phone calls to reveal the news. One of Davis' calls went to Melissa "Mo" Wagner and Greg "StyckMan" Owens, of Chattanooga station WUSY, who won CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year for medium market, their third win as a team. The "Mo & Styckman" show airs 3-7 p.m. weekdays on US101. They're not the only ones with Chattanooga ties in the running for CMA awards. Kane Brown is up for Musical Event of the Year for "Thank God," featuring his wife, Katelyn Brown. The awards show will air live at 8 p.m. EST Nov. 8 from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, with Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning as hosts.



ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn.

› Through Oct. 30: Annual Student Art Show by middle school, high school and college students.

› Through Oct. 30: Mia Hall's "Quiet Impressions." Opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

AVA GALLERY — 30 Frazier Ave. Solo member show by Jonathan Bidwell and AIM Center member exhibit, through Oct. 27.

CLEARSTORY ARTS — 1673 S. Holtzclaw Ave. "Proof: Artist Evidence," dogs and botanicals by Lauren Delamater, through Oct. 14.

EXUM GALLERY — St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 305 W. Seventh St. "Things of the Heart" by Mountain Arts Guild, through Oct. 29.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS GUILD — The Artisan Depot, 204 E. Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn.

› Through Oct. 29: "Wild Art" by David Klemen.

› Through Nov. 26: "Something Wicked This Way Comes." Reception, 5-7 p.m. CDT Oct. 20.

GALLERY AT BLACKWELL — 71 Eastgate Loop. Photographic Society of Chattanooga's fall show, through Jan. 5.


› Oct. 8: Family Fun Day, 2- 4 p.m. Art making, live performances and other activities inspired by "Gilded," including salsa dance instruction at 3:15 p.m. Regular admission: $20 nonmember adults.

› Oct. 12: "Gilded"-inspired fashion show, with local models of color, and conversation about the exhibit's themes, 6-7 p.m.

ICA @ UTC — Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Fine Arts Center, 752 Vine St. "When the World's on Fire" by Kevin McNamee-Tweed, through Oct. 21.

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "After Dark: Illuminating Chattanooga" by Anh Bao Tran-Le, through Oct. 31.

JEWISH CULTURAL CENTER — 5461 North Terrace. "Vocabulary" by 27 local and national artists, through Nov. 30.

MCMINN COUNTY LIVING HERITAGE MUSEUM — 522 W. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn. Annual quilt show, "Sew Many Quilts," through Oct. 28. Includes classes coordinated by Heritage Quilt Guild of McMinn County.

NORTHSIDE GALLERY — Northside Presbyterian Church, 923 Mississippi Ave. Works by 14 area artists, including members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Dec. 18. 423-266-1766

RIVER GALLERY — 400 E. Second St.

› Through Oct. 31: 30th anniversary celebration of River Gallery Sculpture Garden.

› Through Oct. 31: Works by Jay Pfeil, Mari Kuroda and Mary Lynn Portera.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — 4881 Taylor Circle. "Memories of Times Past," original pen and ink historical illustrations by John Fleming Gould, through Nov. 10 in John C. Williams Gallery, Brock Hall, second floor.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St.

› Through Nov. 11: "Éramos Semillas (We Were Seeds)."

› Through Oct. 28: "A Tribe Called Kast," a tribute to Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest for Chattanooga Hip-Hop Week.

› Oct. 12: Talks by October's resident artists, 5:30-7 p.m.


(These are closest to Chattanooga. For day-trip destinations, see the longer 2023 festival list at

BETWEEN THE BRIDGES FESTIVAL —Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Forty artists via the Association for Visual Arts, potters alley by Scenic City Clay Arts, two Hart Gallery participants, live music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Sharing the park with 7 Bridges Marathon and Chattanooga Vegan Festival.

CHATTANOOGA OKTOBERFEST —First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. A two-day Chattanooga Market celebration with German food, more than 100 seasonal beers, oompah bands, chicken dances, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. All-ages Chattanooga Oktoberfest costume contest Saturday. Free.

CHATTANOOGA VEGFEST — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Showcase for plant-based diets expands to two days, with merchandise vendors, live music, magician, family games, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 14-15. Free; $10 suggested donation; $25 VIP swag bag. Sharing the park with 7 Bridges Marathon and Between the Bridges Festival.

COPPER CREEK FARM — 1514 Reeves Station Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, pony rides, bubble barn, fireworks, through Oct. 28 (haunted maze in October). Hours: noon-10:30 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays (10 a.m.-7 p.m. Columbus Day). $14 weekdays ages 3-59, $22 weekends, $2 discount for seniors.

CREEKSIDE SPOOKTACULAR IN THE PARK MARKET — Heritage Park, 1428 Jenkins Road. Arts and crafts vendors, trick-or-treating, costume contest, music, inflatables, food trucks, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Oct. 14. Free admission and parking.

FALL FESTIVAL — Flat Top Mountain Farm, 638 Bowman Cemetery Road, Soddy-Daisy. Two corn mazes, hay rides, pumpkin picking, carving and decorating, live music, market, children's games, you-pick flowers, through Oct. 29. Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $12 ages 4 and up.

FALL FESTIVAL — Mayfield Farm Park, 257 Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Three corn mazes, pumpkin patch, hay rides, zip lines, pig races, you-pick flowers, more than 40 family farm activities, through Nov. 4. Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday (open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. during fall break, Oct. 9-13), weather permitting. $17-$25 online, $20-$28 at gate ages 3 and up.

FALL FUN — Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. (Pavilion 6 near the start of the disc golf course). Friends of Cloudland Canyon present family games and tractor-pulled hay rides running continuously noon- 5 p.m. Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29. Free but donations appreciated; $5 parking.

FALL IN LOVE HIPPIE FESTIVAL — Walden's Ridge Community Center, 5364 Dayton Mountain Highway, Dayton, Tenn. Live music, vendors, food, Walden's Ridge Quilt Club show, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 14.

FIRE UP THE FIELDS — Sculpture Fields at Montague Park, 1800 Polk St. Live music, fire cabaret, giant sculpture burn, food trucks, craft beer and wine, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Free for general access, $75 VIP with drinks and parking privileges.

  photo  Staff photo by Olivia Ross / Andrew Nigh works on his sculpture for Fire Up the Fields, to be held Oct. 14 at the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park. The event will feature food trucks, live music and other entertainment, culminating with a giant sculpture burn.

READ MORE: Chattanooga-area woodworker Andrew Nigh turns his scraps into sculptures and sets them on fire)

FUN ON THE FARM — Guthrie Farms, 490 County Road 67, Riceville, Tenn. Corn maze, hay rides to pumpkin patch, animal petting barn, bounce pad, games, through Oct. 29. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday. $19 ages 2 and up.

GEORGIA APPLE FESTIVAL — Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds, 1729 S. Main St., Ellijay, Ga. More than 300 arts and crafts vendors, demonstrations, parade, antique car show, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 (repeats Oct. 21-22). $10 ages 13 and older; civic and school groups handle parking with requested donation.

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GRANDADDY'S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, through Oct. 28. Hours: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. Activity area $16 ages 3 and up Tuesday-Friday, $18 Saturday (discounts online); season passes available.

HARVEST OF ART —Rhea County Welcome Center, 107 Main St., Dayton, Tenn. Fine art show and sale by Dayton Arts League, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14-15. 423-775-5122

HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL — Miller Park, 928 Market St. Includes music, dance, art and food, with showing of "Encanto" at dark, 4-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Free admission.

LAKE CITY FALLFEST — Downtown Guntersville, Ala. Vendor market and food trucks, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT Oct. 13-14, with live music, pumpkin bowling, train rides, hay rides and games Saturday only.

LIBERTY SQUARE: A LESTER FLATT CELEBRATION — Downtown Sparta, Tenn. Bluegrass music, crafts, classic cars, food vendors, 11:15 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Oct. 14. Free admission.

NEW SALEM MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL — New Salem Community Center, 12477 Highway 136, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Arts and crafts vendors, live music, food prepared by New Salem United Methodist Church, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15, rain or shine. $5 ages 12 and older.

OCOEE VALLEY FARMS — 1371 Highway 64, Benton, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, you-pick flowers, hay rides, games and attractions, through Oct. 29. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. $11-$17 ages 3 and up; extra charge for some activities.

PONY PUMPKIN PATCH — A Tennessee Dude & Guest Ranch, 1050 Ray Hixson Road, Dunlap, Tenn. Second annual event includes pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, farm tours, s'mores campfire, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT Oct. 14. $15 ages 4 and older. Proceeds help fund high school agriculture scholarships.

PRATER'S MILL COUNTRY FAIR — Prater's Mill Historic Site, 5845 Highway 2, Dalton, Ga. Fair centered on functioning 1855 mill at Coahulla Creek, with arts and crafts, historic displays and demonstrations, food, entertainment, pony rides, face painting, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. $10 per day ages 13 and older (cash only; free with military ID); free parking and shuttle service.

PUMPKINTOWN — 106 S. Jackson St., Athens, Tenn. More than 250 arts, crafts, food and merchandise vendors, powwow, quilt show, mutt strut, children's activities, pumpkin painting, music on two stages, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Free admission.

ROCKTOBERFEST — Rock City Gardens, 1400 Patten Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. German music, food, specialty beer, Birds of Prey shows, costumed characters, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29. $20-$30. Reserved timed-entry tickets recommended.

SCOTTSBORO BBQ FESTIVAL — Downtown square, 316 S. Broad St., Scottsboro, Ala. Award-winning pit masters and locals in sanctioned contest to raise funds for charity, dog parade, cornhole, car, truck and motorcycle show, beer garden, arts and crafts vendors, children's activities, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. CDT Oct. 14. $10 for samples of up to 10 butts and up to 10 desserts.

ZOMBIE WALK & HALLOWEEN FAIRE — Fred Deadman Park, 168 Wilson St., Manchester, Tenn. Inaugural event includes vendors, food trucks, music, games, celebrity body painters, 5-11 p.m. CDT Oct. 13. Proceeds benefit Haunters Against Hate, nonprofit that provides grants to help LGBTQ+ youth.


6 FEARS HELL'S BAR DAM — Hales Bar Marina and Resort, 1265 Hales Bar Road, Guild, Tenn. Choice of haunted house tour, paranormal adventure, VIP experience, Friday-Saturday through Oct. 14, Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 19-28, plus Oct. 29 and 31 (hours vary).

BARN OF FEAR — 1001 Bryant Road, Cohutta, Ga. Open 8- 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturday through Oct. 28. $20.

BOO IN THE ZOO — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Family-friendly celebration with merry, not scary, decorations, trick-or-treat stations, scavenger hunt, costume show, 4-8 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 (zoo closes at 3:30 p.m. on event dates). Timed-entry tickets required. $10-$15.

DREAD HOLLOW — 321 Browns Ferry Road. Ruby Falls' off-site haunted house, ($25) and deliverance escape rooms ($15), through Oct. 30 (Thursday through Sunday, hours vary). Tickets sold online only.

HALLOWEEN EERIE EXPRESS — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Spooky train ride to Funhouse Station for games, treats, costume contests and gentle thrills, Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 (various times). $25 ages 2 and up.

THE HAUNTED BARN — 5017 McDonald Road, McDonald, Tenn. Includes haunted house, maze, 35-foot Michael Myers inflatable, 7 p.m.-midnight (or later) Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28. $23.

HAUNTED DEPOT — Ringgold Depot, 155 Depot St., Ringgold, Ga. Includes all-ages hayride along a dark Nature Trail, ghost tours of the city's haunted downtown, s'mores bonfire, horror movies, trunk-or-treating, costume contests, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. $15 Haunted Depot, $7 ghost tour, $5 hayride, $23 combo.

HAUNTED DEPOT SCAVENGER HUNT — Downtown Ringgold, Ga. Solve clues for chance to be included in drawing for prizes, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9-12. First clue will be released on Haunted Depot's social media at each day's start time. Free.

THE HAUNTED HILLTOP — 8235 Highway 58. Includes haunted house, dark maze, vortex tunnel, haunted hayride, 7 p.m.- 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday through Oct. 28. $20-$25 (no online ticket sales).

HAUNTED TRAIL & TOO CUTE TO SPOOK — Enterprise South Nature Park, 190 Still Hollow Loop Road. Halloween-themed walk in the woods, 6-11 p.m. Oct. 13-14; optional blindfolded section. Plus trick-or-treat trail for ages 12 and younger with sponsored booths, face painting, stories, inflatables, maze and bonfire. Park at Volkswagen and take hayride to site (last one leaves at 10 p.m.). $7-$12.

LAKE WINNEPESPOOKAH — 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville. Haunted version of amusement park open 6-11 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. $23-$32.

ODDTOBER — Tennessee Aquarium, 1 Broad St. Activities and decor celebrating weird and wild side of nature, through Oct. 31, with underwater pumpkin carving demonstrations at 2 p.m. Saturdays. Included in regular admission: $30-$40. AquaScarium Halloween party, 4-7 p.m. Oct. 27, $8-$38.

  photo  Photo by Tennessee Aquarium / A giant spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi) is among the creatures in the Boneless Beauties gallery at the Tennessee Aquarium, which is celebrating the weird and wild side of nature in the annual Oddtober promotion during October.



› Oct. 8: Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country, 8 p.m. $20-$25.

› Oct. 12: Colin Stough, with Austin Williams, 9 p.m. $20-$25.

› Oct. 13: Paul Childers honors Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jimi Hendrix (and More), 8 p.m. $10-$15.

› Oct. 14: The Afternooners and Three Star Revival, 9 p.m. $12-$15.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tenn. All times Central. Premium ticket packages available.

› Oct. 8: Final day of CaveFest featuring 30+ artists, including Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, The Infamous Stringdusters, Peter Rowan and The Travelin' McCourys. $69.

› Oct. 13-15: Summoning of the Eclipse, DJ Svdden Death's curated music festival with 50+ acts, headlined by Masterhand, Slander and Voyd. $109-$209 single day, $299-$599 three days; plus add-ons. Opens with pre-party Oct. 12.

CHATTANOOGA HIP-HOP WEEK — Annual celebration of hip-hop in Chattanooga, Oct. 8-14. Includes Hip-Hop Family Day, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Avondale Community Center, 1305 Dodson Ave.; Fashion in Hip-Hop, Oct. 11; Rhyme N Chatt youth poetry session, Oct. 10 ,and open mic, Oct. 12; hip-hop workshops at Creative Discovery Museum, Oct. 13; and Hip-Hop Summit with entrepreneur Dame Dash, Oct. 13. Full schedule:

CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY & OPERA — Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave. Pops series opens with "Sinatra and Beyond," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $15-$90.

CHOO CHOO CHORUS — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Free concert by "Most Improved Chorus" and barbershop quartets that won in three categories in recent four-state competition in Oxford, Ala., 2 p.m. Oct. 8.


› Oct. 8: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, 8 p.m. $69-$327.

› Oct. 12: Travis Tritt and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 7 p.m. $48-$203.

NOONTUNES — Broad Street between Aquarium Way and Third Street. Relocated concert series continues 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 13 with music by Bindy at noon, "Good Luck Market" theme for Friday the 13th and artist vendors, food trucks and themed activities included. Series continues Fridays through October. Free admission.

REDBUD — 2314 E. 13th St. The Wildwoods, with Jeff Grizzard, 8 p.m. Oct. 8. $10-$12.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› Oct. 14: Dylan Scott: This Town's Been Too Good to Us, with Matt Schuster and Tayler Holder, 8 p.m. $39-$147.

› Oct. 15: Dark Star Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. $40-$81.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

› Oct. 11: Emily Wolfe, 7 p.m. $15-$18.

› Oct. 12: Scott Mulvahill, with Zach Heckendorf, 7 p.m. $18-$20.

› Oct. 15: Cody Canada and the Departed, 7 p.m. $20-$25.

SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY — Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church, 4829 College Drive. School of Music presents Wind Symphony concert, "East Meets West," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Free admission.

STRING THEORY — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Season 15 of chamber music series opens with music of Mozart and Schubert by Arnaud Sussman (violin), Helen Kim (violin), Nicholas Cords (viola), Edward Aaron (cello), Tom Van Dyck (bass) and Gloria Chien (piano), 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Preceded by happy hour, 5-6:15 p.m., and pregame with Bob Bernhardt, 5:45 p.m. $10-$45.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave.

› Oct. 11: Spyro Gyra, 8 p.m. $29-$98.

› Oct. 14: Black Violin: The Black Violin Experience Tour, 7:30 p.m. $29-$95.


ADVENTURE VAN EXPO — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Celebration of van life community, with van vendors and overland products, live music, food and beer, DIY contest for custom builds, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8 (last day). $10.

ART, FOOD & FARMERS MARKET — Collegedale Commons, 5750 Swinyar Drive. Octoberfest theme, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 14.

AUTHOR VISIT — University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 642 E. Fifth St. Hispanic Heritage Month lecture by best-selling author Cynthia Orozco, professor emeritus in history and humanities at Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso, 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10 in University Center auditorium. Her talk examines life and work of Alonso S. Perales, the subject of her book "Pioneer of Mexican-American Civil Rights." Book signing follows; register to win a copy. Free admission.

BLOOD ASSURANCE — Fundraiser supporting high school students donates portion of ticket sales from select Tennessee Titans games to blood supplier's Heroes Grant Program, including Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26, Indianapolis Colts on Dec. 3, Houston Texans on Dec. 17 and Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 24. Blood Assurance receives $10 from each ticket sold if buyer uses code BLOOD at Tickets through this website up to $25 off standard pricing.

CHATTANOOGA MARKET — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays with farm produce, artisan foods, flowers, arts, crafts, live music and food trucks. Free admission.

› Oct. 8: Erlanger Health Fair, with medical information and screenings.

› Oct. 14-15: Chattanooga Oktoberfest, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

CHATTANOOGA PRIDE WEEK — Annual celebration of area's LGBTQ+ community culminates with Pride Parade & Festival, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Chattanooga Convention Center. Full schedule:

CHATTANOOGA RIVER MARKET — Tennessee Aquarium plaza, 1 Broad St. Market of handmade arts, crafts and other products, plus artisan foods, food trucks and live music, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Saturdays through October. Free admission.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. $19-$22.

› Oct. 8: Shelly Belly (Michelle Rider), special engagement, 6 p.m. Sold out.

› Oct. 11: Janet Williams, "The Tennessee Tramp," special engagement, 7:30 p.m. $15-$20.

› Oct. 12: Next Level Comedy Showcase, 7 p.m. $12.

› Oct. 13-14: Chris Wiles, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $19-$22.

DAHLIA SOCIETY OF TENNESSEE — East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Ave. Show and sale with information on growing, showing and enjoying these flowers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 8 (last day). Free admission.

THE GREAT PAGES CIRCUS — Traveling circus with ponies, horses and camels; aerial, juggling and clown acts; motorcycle Globe of Death. $20 ages 15 and older, two free child tickets with each paid adult, $2 each extra child 2-14.

› Oct. 8: 2 p.m. CDT (last day) at National Guard Armory, 5915 State Route 28, Dunlap, Tenn.

› Oct. 9-10: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. daily at Tri-State Exhibition Center, 200 Natures Trail SW, Cleveland, Tenn.

› Oct. 11-12: 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. daily at Lightning P. Ranch and Arena, 486 County Line Road, Resaca, Ga.

HIXSON FARMERS MARKET — St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 7514 Hixson Pike. Features local farmers, gardeners and artists, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Live music on first Saturdays, free pancake breakfast on third Saturdays.

KAYAK HISTORY TOUR — Shuttle from Suck Creek boat ramp, 1907 Suck Creek Road. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and Outdoor Chattanooga sponsor program on "Jacob Cummings and His Route to Freedom," about a slave who paddled his way to freedom from the banks of Moccasin Bend, 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 14. Must be 15 or older and know how to swim. Reservations required. 423-643-6888

STAR PARTY — Harrison Bay State Park, 7855 Bay Marina Circle. Barnard Astronomical Society of Chattanooga event with telescopes and viewing opportunities, weather permitting, 6:30-10:30 Oct. 14. Free.

TOY COLLECTIBLES SHOW — Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. Vendors with name brands including Lego, Tonka, Hot Wheels and Marvel, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 15. Swap meet, 8 a.m.-noon; car cruise-in, 4-8 p.m. $5 admission to collectibles show benefits East Ridge Needy Child Fund.

TREE WALK — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Guided outing with Scenic City Arborists to learn about tree care and conservation, 10 a.m. Oct. 14. $5-$10.

URBAN BIRDING — Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. Informal birding walk around the neighborhood during fall migration, 9-10 a.m. Oct. 14. Free, but RSVP.

WALKER COUNTY FARMERS MARKET — Exclusive to vendors within 25 miles; 2-5 p.m. Wednesdays at Walker County Agricultural Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at 100 E. Villanow St., LaFayette, Ga.

WILD CAVE ADVENTURES — Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga. Ranger-led, 2.5-hour tours through Sittons Cave for ages 10 and older may include mud, rocks, creatures and streams, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9-10, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 31. Reservations required. Gear provided. $45. 706-657-4050.


SKYHOUNDZ WORLD CANINE DISC CHAMPIONSHIP — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Skyhoundz Classic contests start at 9:30 a.m. with awards at 5 p.m. Oct. 8 (last day). Free admission for spectators.


CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Peter Pan," opening theater's centennial season, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 (final show). $25-$35.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn.

› Through Oct. 12: "The Play That Goes Wrong." $19-$35.

› Through Oct. 29: "Ghost, Ghost, Come Out Tonight," outdoor theater, 7 p.m. CDT. $25.

› Through Oct. 31: "Little Shop of Horrors." $19-$35.

SCENIC CITY SHAKESPEARE — Greenway Farms, 3008 Hamill Road. "The Winter's Tale," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28. Free, but reservations required.

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Contact Lisa Denton at or 423-757-6281.