Things to do in Chattanooga area this week include Yale guitarist, battle reenactment, theater centennial

Staff file photo by Olivia Ross  / The Chattanooga Taco Festival will return to Camp Jordan in East Ridge on Sept. 23-24.
Staff file photo by Olivia Ross / The Chattanooga Taco Festival will return to Camp Jordan in East Ridge on Sept. 23-24.

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


Online game website World of Card Games analyzed the number of Google searches for 605 board games to determine favorites in each state. Each game's name was combined with terms such as "board game," "how to play" and "rules" to determine the interest in each game. In the tri-state area, the searches revealed the same Top 5 results for Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama: chess, checkers, Monopoly, Clue and mancala.



ATHENS ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "There Will Come a Time," by Michelle O'Patrick-Ollis, through Sept. 18.

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. "The Weight of My Faith" by B.D. Stellmacher Jr., featuring Splash youth artists, through Sept. 30.

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. Community show, "What Happened to Summer," through Oct. 1.

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

HUNTER MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART — 10 Bluff View. Opening of "Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth" from the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 21, with Art Wise gallery tour led by exhibition curator Emily Stamey, Regular admission: $20 nonmember adults.

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. "Earth Crush" by Denice Bizot, through Sept. 30.

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

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. Works by Jay Pfeil, Mari Kuroda and Mary Lynn Portera, through Oct. 31.

ST. PAUL'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH — 305 W. Seventh St. Mountain Art Guild's senior artists exhibit, through Oct. 29.

STOVE WORKS — 1250 E. 13th St."Éramos Semillas (We Were Seeds)," through Nov. 11. Chattanooga Noise Night with local and regional musicians, 8-10 p.m. Sept. 22. Open studios for September artists, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Art-A-Nooga Tonight, 7-minute presentations on any topic, 7-8 p.m. Sept. 23.


HULLANDER FARMS — 10944 London Lane, Apison. Red Back Hymnal Singing, featuring the Agee Family, 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Love offering accepted.

SODDY-DAISY FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — 10185 Dayton Pike. Guntersville Pickers in concert, 6-7 p.m. Sept. 17. Finale of daylong Fall Bible Conference.


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

BACON & BARREL FESTIVAL — First Horizon Pavilion, 1801 Reggie White Blvd. Food and spirits from Chattanooga restaurants, live music, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21. $44 (more at the gate) includes unlimited samples of bacon-themed dishes and 15 whiskey samples; cash bar for more. Benefits Chattanooga Market.

BLUE & GREY BBQ — Gordon Lee Mansion, 217 Cove Road, Chickamauga, Ga. Barbecue contest, plus food, craft and novelty vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23. Free admission; $5 to tour the mansion, completed in 1847.

CHATTANOOGA TACO FESTIVAL — Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway, East Ridge. More than 150 vendors, food trucks, inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train rides, live entertainment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24. Free admission and parking.

COPPER CREEK FARM — 1514 Reeves Station Road SW, Calhoun, Ga. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, pig races, pony rides, bubble barn, fireworks, Sept. 23-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.

CRUSH FESTIVAL — Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga. Grape stomping, wine tastings, vineyard tours, live music, arts, crafts and food vendors, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 23, 12:30-6 p.m. Sept. 24. $30 in advance, $35 day of.

  photo  Staff File Photo / The Georgia Winery in Ringgold, Ga., will hold its annual Grape Stomp on Sept. 17. Prizes will be awarded to the best stompers.

DEKALB COUNTY VFW AGRICULTURAL FAIR — VFW Hall, 151 18th St. NW, Fort Payne, Ala. Includes chainsaw carving, agricultural exhibits, livestock shows, carnival midway and music all week, headlined by The Sharps and Gold City on final night, Sept. 25-30; gates open at 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central). $5 ages 6 and older; extra charge for carnival; $5 parking.

FALL FESTIVAL — Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah. Live music, vendors, food and beer, noon-6 p.m. Sept. 23.

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, Sept. 23-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 HERITAGE FESTIVAL — 101 Cumberland St. East, Cowan, Tenn. Arts and crafts, food and music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT Sept. 17 (last day). Free admission.

FALL PLANT SALE & FESTIVAL — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Sale of fall garden and landscape starts, fruit trees and shrubs, with local artists and vendors, children's activities, live music, food trucks, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 23.

FESTIVAL! — Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga. Outdoor art market, indoor patron exhibit, self-guided tours of sculpture garden, live performances, multicultural children's activities, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17 (last day). Free admission.

FINSTER FEST — Howard Finster's Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, Ga. Sixty-plus folk, craft and fine artists, guest speakers, music on three stages, food, children's activities, property tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-24. $10 admission; free handicap parking on site; others park at Walmart, 13427 Highway 27, and ride free shuttle.

FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL & EXPO — Kitchen Incubator of Chattanooga, 5704 Marlin Road, Building 6000. Food trucks, live entertainment including DJ Cut Creator, children's activities, merchandise vendors, 4-9 p.m. Sept. 23. Free.

GRANDADDY'S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, Sept. 23-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.

HOMESTEADS APPLE FESTIVAL — Cumberland Homesteads Tower and Museum, 96 Highway 68, Crossville, Tenn. More than 100 craft booths, live music, fried apple pies, antique tractors, storytelling, quilts, weaving, basket making, woodcarving, jewelry makers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 (all times Central), rain or shine. $5 admission ages 11 and up, good both days and includes free tour of Homesteads Tower Museum.

OCOEE VALLEY FARMS — 1371 Highway 64, Benton, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, you-pick flowers, hay rides, games and attractions, Sept. 23-Oct. 29. Times and ticket prices to be announced.

SUGARLOAF FESTIVAL — Sugarloaf Mountain Park, 2144 Interstate 40/Highway 64, Benton, Tenn. Jeep, off-road and 4x4 show, arts, crafts, food, live music, pony rides, inflatables, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 23-24. Free admission.


EDNEY INNOVATION CENTER — 1100 Market St. Chattanooga Filmmakers Guild town hall to discuss Chattanooga's future in filmmaking industry, 5-7 p.m. Sept. 17. Speakers include representatives of the Tennessee Entertainment Commission, the city's Department of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy, Chattanooga Southeast Film Commission, WTCI and Chattanooga Film Festival.

IMAX THEATER — 201 Chestnut St.

› "Barbie," 6:15 p.m. Sept. 21-22, 3:45 and 6:15 p.m. Sept. 23-24, 6:15 p.m. Sept. 25. $15.

› "Stop Making Sense" 40th anniversary remaster of Talking Heads' 1984 concert film, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22-24. $15.

  photo  Warner Bros. Entertainment / "Barbie," starring Margot Robbie, right, in the title role, and Ryan Gosling as Ken will be at Chattanooga's Imax Theater for a one-week run starting Sept. 21.


THE ARTS CENTER — 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. Taylor Ashton Trio kicks off Black Box Concert Series, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $20-$30.

BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Jazz in the Lounge with Dexter Bell & Friends, 7 p.m. Sept. 20. $5.


› Sept. 22: Lakeview, with Rowdy Henson, 9 p.m. $15-$20.

› Sept. 23: Kings of Queen, with The Essentials, 9 p.m. $22-$25.

CAMPFIRE CONCERT SERIES — Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center, 400 Garden Road. Fall event kicks off with Bluesfrog & The Georgia Rhythm Crickets, 6-10 p.m. Sept. 22. $30-$35; free for ages 12 and under; prices rise on event day. Ticket includes Hutton & Smith beer, s'mores and entertainment. Add $10 for overnight field camping.

CANNABIS MUSIC FESTIVAL — Coolidge Park, 150 River St. Twenty bands, plus food and CBD products, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 23. Free admission.

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

› Sept. 17: Garrison Keillor, 5 p.m. $59.

› Sept. 22-23: Subterranea Festival, featuring Papadosio in four shows, plus Big Something, The Motet, Mark Farina Presents: Mushroom Jazz, Random Rab and nine other bands, noon both days. $109 single day, $199 two days with camping.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. Twitty & Lynn: A Salute to Conway & Loretta (by their grandchildren), 7:30 p.m. CDT Sept. 23. Sold out.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Cleveland, Tenn.

› Sept. 18: School of Music presents faculty recital by pianist Muen Vanessa Wei, 7:30 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall, 130 Parker St. NE. First in a series of eight recitals of Beethoven's 32 sonatas over the next six semesters. Free and nonticketed. Livestream:

› Sept. 23: Concert by Dove-nominated Christian artist Angie Rose, 7 p.m. in Dixon Center, 1053 Church St. Free and nonticketed. 423-614-8238

MCCALLIE SCHOOL — 500 Dodds Ave. Ben Verdery, professor of classical guitar at Yale University, in concert, with McCallie's Upper School Guitar Ensemble performing his "Scenes From Ellis Island" 7 p.m. Sept. 21. Free. 423-624-8300

MUSEUM CENTER AT FIVE POINTS — 200 E. Inman St., Cleveland, Tenn.

› Sept. 23: "Ole!" featuring Lee University Faculty Brass Quintet, performing music of Spain and Latin America, 11 a.m. Free but reserve tickets; donations appreciated.

› Sept. 23: Music Under the Stars presents Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos, 7 p.m. Free salsa lesson at 6:30 p.m. Concessions available. Bring your own seating. Free but reserve tickets.

MUSIC AT THE ACRES — Audubon Acres, 900 N. Sanctuary Road. Chattanooga Audubon Society series, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Bring your own seating.

NOONTUNES — Broad Street between Aquarium Way and Third Street. Relocated concert series continues 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 with music by Karen Collins featuring Thomas Bumpass at noon, "Plant & Seed Swap" theme, Reflection Riding as nonprofit partner and artist vendors, food trucks and themed activities included. Series continues Fridays through October. Free admission.

REDBUD — 2314 E. 13th St. Gordie Tentrees and Jaxon Haldane, 3 p.m. Sept. 24. $20.

THE SIGNAL — 21 Choo Choo Ave.

› Sept. 23: Tuesday's Gone: Classic Lynyrd Skynyrd Reenactment with Dusty Leigh Huston, 8 p.m. $28-$52.

› Sept. 27: Half-Alive: Conditions of a Punk with Thomas Headon, 7:30 p.m. $20-$61.

SONGBIRDS — 35 Station St.

› Sept. 23: Cristina Vane, 7 p.m. $15-$20.

› Sept. 24: Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials, 7 p.m. $25-$28.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE — 184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. An Evening With Beth Harris, singing original songs and covers of Patsy Cline, Karen Carpenter, LeAnn Rimes, Linda Ronstadt, 6-8 p.m. Sept. 23. $10.

TUNNEL HILL SHINDIG — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. Pigeon Forge-style country music variety show featuring North Georgia performers, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-22, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. $15.


BANANA BALL — Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave. Annual fundraiser with Mireya Mayor, star of "Expedition Bigfoot," 5:30-9 p.m. Sept. 23. Sold out.

BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA COMMEMORATION — Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Tours, hikes, living-history demonstrations and book signings to mark 160th anniversary of the Civil War battle, through Sept. 20. Junior Ranger activity booklet may be completed for patch. Complete schedule:

BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA REENACTMENT — 222 Walker County Industrial Drive, LaFayette, Ga. Atlanta Campaign Inc. presents camp with soldiers and sutlers, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23-24; battle reenactments at 2 p.m. daily. $5-$15; $5 parking.

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.

BOOK SIGNINGS — Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Author appearances during 160th commemoration of Battle of Chickamauga features David Powell, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 17, 19 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 20; Perry Short, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 21; Robert Carter, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23.

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.

› Sept. 17: Apple Festival, with music by In the Company of Wolves/Be the Change at 12:30 p.m. and Scott Clay at 2 p.m.

› Sept. 24: Makers Market, with music by Flattop Boxers at 12:30 p.m.

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.

CLEVELAND BRADLEY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY — 795 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Ongoing centennial events include tours of the new and old facilities, with guides in period costumes, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 24 (repeats other months). Register:

CLEVELAND GEEKSTER EXPO — Cleveland State Community College gymnasium, 3535 Adkisson Drive NW, Cleveland, Tenn. Tenth anniversary event features 75 tables of comic books, vintage toys, art, movie memorabilia, games and pop-culture collectibles, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23. $10 (free for children 12 and under).

COFFEE CUPPING EXPERIENCE — Frothy Monkey, 1400 Market St. Monthly event to evaluate quality and consistency of coffees roasted at company's roasting facility in Nashville, 2-3 p.m. Sept. 19. $20 ticket includes free 12-ounce bag of coffee.

THE COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Tony Tone, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Sept. 22-23. $19-$22.

GRAPE STOMP — Georgia Winery, 6469 Battlefield Parkway, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Fortieth anniversary event includes music by Wayward Son and food by Go Gyro Go, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 17, rain or shine. Stomps at 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m. with prizes awarded to best stompers. Free. Bring your own seating.

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.

MEACHAM WRITERS WORKSHOP — UTC campus, 615 McCallie Ave. and at Stove Works, 1250 E. 13th St. Multiple events, including readings, panels and receptions, Sept. 21-23, featuring authors in multiple genres: Karen Babine, Sybil Baker, Earl Braggs, Christian J. Collier, Russell Helms, Andrew Najberg, Jamie Quatro, Jenny Sadre-Orafai, Jasmine Tabor, Kris Whorton, Amy Wright, Justin Wymer, Xu Xi, Jessi Ann York.

MOCCASIN BEND LECTURE SERIES — Imax Theater, 201 Chestnut St. National Park Partners series opens with Troy Wayne Poteete, executive director of the National Trail of Tears Association, speaking on "Cherokee Resilience: Triumph Over Tragedy," 7 p.m. Sept. 18. Free. Register to reserve seat.

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - PROGRAMS — Point Park, 110 Point Park Road, Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Entrance fee waived; Visitor Center open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; ranger-led walking tours at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 23.

NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY - VOLUNTEERS — Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Volunteers needed for park cleanup, part of nationwide effort that is largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23. Local effort will remove limbs and debris around Hunt Cemetery. Tools, water and snacks provided. Participants receive fee-free coupon that may be used at Point Park.

POKEMON GO COMMUNITY DAY — OB3B, 8804 Dayton Pike, Suite D, Soddy-Daisy. A trading card game live event at new coffee lounge, 1-5 p.m. Sept. 23. $5.

POWER OF THE PURSE SILENT AUCTION — Online auction for Women's Fund of Greater Chattanooga opens Sept. 22, leading up to Voices luncheon on Sept. 29.

REFLECTION RIDING ARBORETUM & NATURE CENTER — 400 Garden Road. Registration required.

› Sept. 22: Framework for the Future walk-through, with status report on the vision plan with President and CEO Mark McKnight, 9-11 a.m.

› Sept. 22-23: Get Schooled: Barn Owls, 1-1:45 p.m. (plus other Fridays and Saturdays). $15-$20 (free for children 12 and younger).

› Sept. 22-23: Get Schooled: Native Animals, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays. By donation.

› Sept. 23: Get Schooled: Birds of Prey, 9-10 a.m. (plus other Saturdays). $5-$10.

› Sept. 23: Wildflower Walk: Tickseed & Ironweed, 9-10 a.m. or 2-3 p.m. (plus other Saturdays). $15-$20.

› Sept. 23: The Awesome Opossum, 11 a.m.-noon (every other Saturday, alternating with Snakes Alive). $5-$10.

SAU SPEAKERS — Southern Adventist University, 4881 Taylor Circle, Collegedale. 423-236-2814

› Sept. 21: Pastor Mark Galvez on unique challenges faced by immigrant students in America for Latin Heritage Convocation, 11 a.m. in Iles P.E Center. Free.

› Sept. 21: National Geographic photographer, filmmaker and best-selling author David McLain on "The Blue Zones: Unlocking the Secrets of Longevity," 7:30 p.m. in Iles P.E. Center. $10.

STABLE 41 FARMERS MARKET — 214 First St., Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. Sunday Market, 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 1.

TENNESSEE WINE TRAIN — Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road. Two-hour excursion features three-course dinner with wine pairings chosen by master sommelier, 6 p.m. Sept. 21 (other dates through December). $125 per guest for private table for two; $95 per guest for table of three to four guests.

TORCHLIGHT GALA — Hunter Museum of American Art, 10 Bluff View. Fundraiser for Chattanooga Audubon Society includes dinner, drinks, entertainment and silent auction, 7-10 p.m. Sept. 22. $80-$100.

UNITED WAY DAY OF CARING — Volunteers needed for community projects coordinated by the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Sept. 22.

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. Sept. 23-24, Oct. 1, 9-10, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 31. Reservations required. Gear provided. $45. 706-657-4050.

(READ MORE: Original explorers of Walker County's Fantastic Pit look back on historic 'first drop')


CHATTANOOGA LOOKOUTS — AT&T Field, 201 Power Alley. $7-$12.

› Sept. 17: 2:15 p.m. Lookouts versus Birmingham Barons in final regular-season game of 2023. Promotions: Deaf Awareness Day with guest signer for national anthem, a silent inning and players in commemorative jerseys to be auctioned off after the game; free general-admission tickets with donation of canned goods to Chattanooga Area Food Bank; Catch on the Field (tennis balls provided); Kids Run the Bases.

› Sept. 21-22: 7:15 p.m. Lookouts vs. Tennessee Smokies in playoff games for Southern League North Division championship, with drink specials and souvenir towel giveaway to first 1,000 fans on Thursday and fireworks after Friday's game.

MICRO WRESTLING FEDERATION — WWE-style event supported by cast under 5 feet tall.

› Sept. 21: Double CC Bar & Grill, 1084 Highway 30 West, Athens, Tenn. 8 p.m. $20-$40.

› Sept. 22: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1 Carter Plaza, 8 p.m. $24-$46.

POLO MATCHES — Bendabout Farm, 3553 S. Lee Highway, Cleveland, Tenn. Local, national and international players from professional and amateur ranks compete, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 (last day), weather permitting. Free admission and parking.


ARTISTIC CIVIC THEATRE — 907 Gaston St., Dalton, Ga. "Charlotte's Web," 2 p.m. Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21-23, 2 p.m. Sept. 24. $12-$16.

CHATTANOOGA THEATRE CENTRE — 400 River St. "Peter Pan," opening theater's centennial season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22-23, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8. $25-$35.

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

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

› Sept. 22-Oct. 31: "Little Shop of Horrors." $19-$35.

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