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

Ah, fall.

The changing leaves and cooling breeze are always a welcome sign. More than a respite from summer's brutal mercury spike, they herald a season all its own, complete with signature flavors and good old-fashioned fun. Hayrides, craft shows, carnivals — they all claim fall as their favorite.

If you find yourself with a weekend to kill, or just want to get out and see what the season has to offer, here are some good bets to keep you busy all autumn long. While there's no better time for a road trip, we limited our list to events within a two-hour drive of Chattanooga, leaving you plenty of time for some quintessential fall fun.

SEPT. 2-4

Art in the Park:

Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; free admission, $15 Chalk Sport children's chalk art; 175 artists in historic Marietta Square

artparkmarietta.com

Old McDonald's Farm Barn Sale:

Old McDonald Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, Tenn.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; free admission, children's rides $2; new barn sale with vintage and shabby chic items, arts and crafts, antiques.

423-531-CORN

Pioneer Days Festival:

Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, Ga.; noon-11 p.m. Sunday; $5 ages 13 and older, $20 unlimited carnival rides; arts and crafts, carnival midway, music.

pioneerdaysga.com

LABOR DAY

Art in the Park:

Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; free admission, $15 Chalk Sport children's chalk art; 175 artists in historic Marietta Square. artparkmarietta.com

Ider Mule Day:

Town Park, Ider, Ala.; 9:30 a.m. CDT 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.; $5 ages 13 and older, $20 unlimited carnival rides; arts and crafts, carnival midway, music.

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. 8-11, 15-18, SEPT. 22-OCT. 30

Oktoberfest:

Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss Strasse, Helen, Ga.; 6-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 1 p.m. to midnight Saturdays, 1-7 p.m. Sundays; $8 Monday-Friday, $10 Saturdays, free on Sundays; 46th annual celebration of German food, music, dance.

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 22 and up, $5 ages 7-21, free to ages 6 and under; annual Civil War re-enactment with sutlers, mock surgeries in medical tents, tours of historic Clisby Austin House.

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 to 4 p.m.; free festival admission, individual activity fees, proceeds benefit restoration of Niota Depot.

facebook.com/Niota-Fried-Green-Tomato-Festival-Niota-TN-245580455487054

International Cowpea Festival:

Charleston City Park, Worth Street, Charleston, Tenn.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; free; cook-off, crafts and food vendors, family fun field, music by Loretta Lynn's granddaughter, Tayla Lynn.

cowpeafestival.com

Intertribal Native Festival:

City Point Park, Highway 27, 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; gates open 8:30 a.m., train departs 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday; $25 adults, $20 child, ticket includes train ride; family festival with model trains, music, kids' activities.

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. 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.

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 Sunday.

tennesseestatefair.org

Tennessee Valley Fair:

Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville; gates open 3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays, noon Sundays; $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 star Kane Brown performs Sunday, Sept. 11.

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 Tuesday-Friday 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.

oldmcdonaldsfarm.net

SEPT. 17-NOV. 6

Sweet Corn Festival:

Autumn Acres, 1096 Baier Road, exit 311 off I-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.

autumnacres.net

SEPT. 16-18

Arts Festival at Rose Lawn:

Rose Lawn Mansion, 234 W. Cherokee, Cartersville, Ga.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; free admission to festival, small fee to tour historic mansion.

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. boomdays.com

Celebrate Autumn:

North Georgia Technical College, Highway 515, 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

heritagesandysprings.org

SEPT. 22-OCT.2

North Georgia State Fair:

Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga.; 4-11 p.m. Thursdays, 4 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays, 12:30-10 p.m. Sundays; $7 ages 11 and older, daily admission specials offered. northgeorgiastatefair.com

SEPT. 23–25

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. 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.

gsmheritagecenter.org

Crafts and Antique Market:

Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road; 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 fine artists in 38th juried state show sponsored by Tennessee Craft.

tennesseecraft.org

Fire on the Mountain:

Hannah Pickett Park, 16 Dixie Lee Ave., Monteagle, Tenn.; Saturday, time TBA; free admission, $5 chili; car show and chili cook-off with arts and crafts, music.

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 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 and Glass streets featuring two-story-high puppets created by Wayne White.

423-402-0565

Hamilton County Fair:

Chester Frost Park, 2277 N. Gold Point Circle; 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.

hamiltontn.gov/fair

Homesteads Apple Festival:

Cumberland Homestead Tower and Museum, junction of Highway 127 and State Route 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.

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. Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival:

Boling Park, 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.

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.

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. 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. 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 show and sell. 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. MarionCountyFair.com

SEPT. 30-OCT. 29

National Southern Gospel and Harvest Festival:

Dollywood, 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.

dollywood.com

SEPT. 30-OCT. 2

Autumn Children's Festival

Tennessee Riverpark; 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. bluffparkartassociation.org

CultureFest:

Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, free; art, food, music and dance representing Chattanooga's cultural diversity. chattanoogamarket.com/culturefest

Fall Fair:

St. Elmo United Methodist Church, 4626 St. Elmo Ave.; 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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

OCT. 1-30

Rocktoberfest:

See 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. seerockcitycom/rocktoberfest

OCT. 6-23

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair:

Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, traffic light No. 8 on Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn.; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays; $7 ages 13 and older.

craftsmenfair.com

OCT. 7-9

Barnfest:

The Barn Nursery, 1801 E. 24th Street Place; 9 am.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; free; hayrides, children's activities, pumpkin painting and fall workshops. facebook.com/TheBarnNursery

Boaz Harvest Festival:

Downtown Boaz, Ala., 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.

boaz.net/harvest

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. georgiaapplefestival.org

National Storytelling Festival:

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.

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 Highway 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.

crossvilleoktoberfest.com

Prater's Mill Country Fair:

Prater's Mill, 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.

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.

pumpkintownfestival.com

OCT. 7-15

Georgia Mountain Fall Festival:

Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Highway 76, 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.; 4-7 p.m.; free; show and sale of art by area artists, chalk art contest.

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.

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.

clevelandapplefestival.org

Colorfest:

Brow Park, 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.

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.

dahlonegajaycees.com

Harvest of Art:

Inside Rhea County Welcome Center, junction of Highway 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 State 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.

ketnersmill.org

Oktoberfest:

Chattanooga Market, First Tennessee Pavilion, 1829 Carter St., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free; brats, beers, Bavarian bands.

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., weekends TBA; $5 ages 6 and older; 68th annual agricultural fair with carnival rides, crafts, music.

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.

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; noon-5 p.m. Saturday; prices TBA; German food, music and beer and new barbecue competition.

facebook.com/OktoberfestinOoltewah

Red Bank Artisan Festival:

Unaka Street between Dayton Boulevard and Redding Road; 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:

6th Cavalry Museum polo field, 6 Barnardt 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.

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. sunflowerstablesbarnsale.com

OCT. 27

Bird and Barn Sale:

Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday; $10 or $25; 28 vendors at barn sale to benefit Project Free 2 Fly.

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.

mainstreetdayton.org

NOV. 4-6

Christmas Village Festival:

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

christmasvillagefestival.com

Normal-Palooza:

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

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

Foothills Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival:

Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 111 Hospitality Blvd., exit 4 off I-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; 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; noon-3 p.m. Sunday; free; family event with PBS characters for photo-ops, children's activities and demonstrations.

423-702-7819.

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.

foothillscraftguild.org

Mistletoe Market:

North Georgia Technical College, Highway 515, Blairsville, Ga.; 9 a.m.-4 pm. 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. Sundays; free Thanksgiving and Christmas shows sponsored by Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.

gatlinburgcrafts.com

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