Here's a guide to more than 100 fall fairs and festivals

Here's a guide to more than 100 fall fairs and festivals

2018 Fall Festival Guide

September 2nd, 2018 by Susan Pierce in Life Entertainment

The Times Free Press' annual fall fairs and festivals guide includes 125 craft shows, fine art shows, county and state fairs, heritage festivals and harvest festivals. This list does not include music festivals or athletic events such as River Rocks. All events are day-trips within a two-hour drive (one way) of Chattanooga.

Keep this guide handy and check each weekend for your favorites because 20 festivals changed dates this season. We'll offer a closer look at what's happening each week in the Thursday ChattanoogaNow section.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

» Art in the Park: Marietta Square and Glover Park, 50 N. Park Square, Marietta, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Monday, free admission; 175 artists in Marietta Square. www.artparkmarietta.com

» Balloon Fiesta: Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Highway 360, Vonore, Tenn., 2-10 p.m. today, $10 ages 5 and older, balloon glow set to music each night at dusk, free children's area, tethered rides; benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Monroe County. www.monroelifeballoonfiesta.com

» Crush Festival: Cartecay Vineyards, 5704 Clear Creek Road, Ellijay, Ga., 12:30-6 p.m. today, $25, grape stomping, wine tastings, arts and crafts, food vendors, live music by Joseph Erwin 1-5 p.m. www.cartecayvineyards.com

» Labor Day Festival: Section Community Park, one block off Alabama Highway 35, Section, Ala., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT Monday, free admission, music, contests, kids activities and barbecue. 256-228-3280

» Labor Day at the Post: Polo field on Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, free admission, small charge for children's activities; food and crafts vendors, music, 2 p.m. concert by James Rogers. 706-861-2860

» Pioneer Days Festival: Sam Smith Park, 1155 Douthit Ferry Road, Cartersville, Ga., noon-11 p.m. today and noon-10 p.m. Monday, $5 ages 13 and older, $20 unlimited carnival rides; arts and crafts, carnival midway, music. www.pioneerdaysga.com

SEPT. 6- OCT. 28

» 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; annual celebration of German food, music, dance. www.helenchamber.com

SEPT. 7-9

» Battle of Tunnel Hill: Tunnel Hill Heritage Center, 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tunnel Hill, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $10 ages 13 and up; Civil War battle reenactment at 2 p.m. each day, sutlers, mock surgeries in medical tents, tours of historic Clisby-Austin house. www.battleoftunnelhill.com

» Double Dog Dare You Festival: Cambridge Square in Ooltewah, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, free with some donation-based events, dress your dog in team colors for dog parade, hot-dog-eating contest and 7 p.m. concert by Hit Town. 423-486-4001

» Fall Arts and Crafts Festival: Ducktown Basin Museum, 212 Burra Burra St., Ducktown, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, free, more than 20 vendors of homemade jams and jellies, handmade crafts. 423-496-5778

» Fried Green Tomato Festival: Main Street and Kenneth Gable Memorial Park, Niota, Tenn., 9-4 p.m. Saturday, free admission, individual activity fees. 423-568-2584

» 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. www.cowpea festival.com

» Mountaineer Folk Festival: Fall Creek Falls State Park, Village Green area, 10821 Park Road, Spencer, Tenn., 7-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; arts and crafts, two stages of music. 423-881-5708

» Railfest: Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, 4119 Cromwell Road, Chattanooga, gates open 5:30 p.m. Friday before concert starts at 7, $25 per person, $65 VIP; excursion time 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-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, $3 includes 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 $20 per day; more than 500 vendors at event voted one of top three crafts shows in nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. www.stonemountainpark.com/events/yellow-daisy-festival

SEPT. 7-15

» Northwest Georgia Regional Fair: Highway 53/Rome Road, Calhoun, Ga., gates open 5 p.m. nightly, $5 ages 6 and older, $25 nightly for unlimited carnival rides; Jurassic Kingdom shows, Circus Incredible performances, All-American Zoo. www.northwestgeorgiaregional fair.com

SEPT. 7-16

» Tennessee State Fair: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, noon Sunday (all times Central), $8 ages 18-54, $6 ages 55 and older and ages 3-17, unlimited-ride wristbands $25. Includes Bluegrass and Fiddlers Jamboree Sept. 8. www.tennesseestatefair.org

» Tennessee Valley Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, gates open 3 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, noon Sundays; $10 ages 12-64, $8 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 6-11, $10 parking, $25 unlimited-rides wristband; daily concerts include Chris Blue, Joe Diffie, Charlie Daniels Band and Scotty McCreery. www.tnvalleyfair.org

SEPT. 11-15

» Jackson County Fair: Veterans Park Fairgrounds, 220 Cecil St., Scottsboro, Ala., gates open 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 5:30 p.m. Saturday (all times Central); $4 ages 4 and older. 256-548-2212

SEPT. 14-16

» 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, benefits Friends of the Mansion; heritage festival with show by Doug Carson on lighting before days of electricity, barbecue, crafts and food vendors. Tours of mansion 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 adults, $1 children. 423-488-0861

» Boom Days Heritage Celebration: City Park, Fort Payne, Ala., 6:30-10 p.m. CDT Friday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. CDT Saturday, free day of community activities. Friday night concerts by Jake Castro and Eagles tribute band; Saturday headliners are Neal McCoy and Restless Heart. 256-845-1524

» Celebrate Autumn: Towns County Recreation Center, 150 Foster Park Road, Young Harris, Ga., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, free; juried arts and crafts show sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. www.artguildstore.com

» Fall Festival: Alhambra Shrine Temple, 1000 Alhambra Drive, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, $10 ages 10 and up, $5 ages 9 and younger; games and prizes for children; bingo, craft show, silent auction and lunch for adults, photo-ops with Shrine Pirates unit for additional donation. TNSongbird@yahoo.com

» Fall Festival: St. Mary Catholic Church, 1291 E. Madison Ave., Athens, Tenn., 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $12 or $7 for lunch; ethnic food booths, silent auction and entertainment. 423-745-4277

» Festival!: Creative Arts Guild, 520 W. Waugh St., Dalton, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 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., 1-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission; family fun with games, barbecue, antique tractor display and four bands. 706-638-1935

SEPT. 15-OCT.28

» Old McDonald's Farm Fall Festival: Old McDonald's Farm, 16705 Coulterville Road, Sale Creek, 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, additional charge for pumpkins; family fun with cow coaster, pumpkin slingshot, hay maze, hayrides, pony rodeo, Critter Barn, pedal tractor races. Oct. 11 is Homeschool Day. www.oldmcdonaldsfarm.net

SEPT. 15-Nov. 4

» Sweet Corn Festival: Autumn Acres, 1096 Baier Road, Exit 311 off Interstate 40, Crossville, Tenn., open to public 2-10 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Sundays; 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays by appointment (all times Central), $10 ages 3 and up, $8 ages 65 and up, activity tickets 25 cents to $1. www.autumnacres.net

SEPT. 20-30

» North Georgia State Fair: Jim Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta, Ga., gates open 4 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Sundays; $7 ages 11 and older, unlimited-ride passes $15-$30; daily admission specials, free nightly concerts with paid admission. www.northgeorgiastatefair.com

SEPT. 21-23

» Bats, Beer & Bluegrass: Fricks Cave Preserve, Fricks Gap Road, Chickamauga, Ga., 4-9 p.m., $50, barbecue dinner, music by Slim Pickins and Caney Creek Co. before watching flight of gray bats. https://batsbeerand bluegrass.brownpapertickets.com

» Boro Art and Craft Festival: Courthouse square, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT Sunday, all handmade work. boroartandcraft@gmail.com

» Chatt-R-Bug Open House: 5231 Wilbanks Drive, Hixson, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, free; music, food trucks, crafts and boutique items. 615-319-5342

» Fall Heritage Festival: Railroad Park and downtown Cowan, Tenn., 5-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; arts and crafts, cruise-in and fireworks show Friday; living-history presentations, cornhole tournament and fireworks Saturday. www.fallheritagefestival.info

» GoFest: Chattanooga Zoo, 301 N. Holtzclaw Ave., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free, music, food and activities for children of all abilities. www.chattanooga.gov/gofest

» 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.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $5 ages 11 and older; 100 crafts booths, music, antique tractors. www.cumberlandhomesteads.org

» Mistletoe Merchants: Wilson County Expo Center, 945 E. Baddour Parkway, Lebanon, Tenn., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $10 one-day ticket, $18 three-day pass, children 12 and under free; 150 merchants at holiday market. www.themarketshows.com

» Mule Day: Winfield, Ala., 6 p.m. CDT Friday street dance and midnight 5K, events begin at 7 a.m. CDT Saturday with 10 a.m. tractor pull, 11 a.m. parade of mules through downtown, free. 205-487-3002

» Ride the Rails Festival: L&N Depot, 150 Railroad Ave., Mineral Bluff, Ga., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, $11 cash ages 13 and up, $12 debit/credit card ages 13 and up, $6 ages 2-12; 5-mile round-trip train ride, model-train railroad, hand-car rides sponsored by Tri-State Model Railroaders. 706-455-8903

» River Clay Fine Arts Festival: Decatur City Hall, 402 Lee Street, Decatur, Ala., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $5 ages 13 and older, 75 artists from 12 states in juried show. www.river clay.org

» 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, free admission; 600 arts, crafts and food vendors, chalk walk art competition, children's programs. https://heritagesandysprings.org

» Sunflower Stables Barn Sale: The Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, $5 ages 13 and older; handmade, vintage and antique items, jewelry, art and food vendors. www.sunflower stablesbarnsale.com

» Valley Fest: Chattanooga Valley Church of the Nazarene, 2853 Chattanooga Valley Road, Flintstone, Ga., walking track beside the church, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free; Chattanooga Valley Lions Club fundraiser with crafts, inflatables and concessions. 706-841-2595

SEPT. 24-29

» DeKalb County VFW Agricultural Fair: VFW Hall, 151 18th St. NW, Fort Payne, Ala., gates open 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday (all times Central), $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 craftsmen. www.my pigeonforge.com

SEPT. 27-29

» Marion County Fair: 1 Dairy Queen Way, Jasper, Tenn., gates open 5 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m. Saturday (all times Central), $5 adults, $3 children, additional fees for special events Friday and Saturday nights and unlimited-rides wristband. Registration deadline Sept. 21 for Fairest of the Fair pageants on Thursday night. marioncountyfair.com

SEPT. 28-Nov. 3

» National Southern Gospel and Harvest Festival: Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily, $69.95 ages 12-59, $56.95 ages 4-11, $63 ages 60 and older; 500 gospel acts, craftsmen and Great Pumpkin Luminights included in admission. Ticket special through Sept. 25: everyone pays $56.95 for one-day ticket. www.dolly wood.com

SEPT. 28-30

» 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

» Fall Fest: Candler Park, 1500 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, gates open 11 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, free; fine arts and crafts show with tour of homes and 5K race. www.fallfest.candlerpark.org

» 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

» National Muscadine Festival: Tsali Notch Vineyard, 140 Harrison Road, Madisonville, Tenn., 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday VIP events, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday open to public, $36.34 tickets on eventbrite.com. www.nationalmuscadinefestival.com

» Riverfest Arts and Crafts Festival: Etowah River Park, 600 Brown Industrial Parkway, 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

» Wags N Wheels: TVA Chickamauga Dam, 4601 N. Access Road, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, $25 car show entry, free for spectators, benefit for Pet Placement Center includes food and craft vendors, Hubcap Plinko, car smash. francesgeier@gmail.com

» Walker County Ag Festival: Walker County Ag Center, 10052 N. Highway 27, Rock Spring, Ga., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free, demonstrations, poultry contest, exhibits, music. 706-375-7702

SEPT. 29-Nov. 3

» Fall Fun: Cloudland Canyon State Park, 122 Cloudland Canyon Park Road, Rising Fawn, Ga., noon-6 p.m. each Saturday, $6 adults, $3 ages 2-12, $5 parking per vehicle; view fall color from tractor-pulled hayrides, also hiking, biking, pond fishing, children's activities. www.friendsofcloudlandcanyon.org

OCT. 5-27

» Lake WinnepeSpookah: Lake Winnepesaukah, 1730 Lakeview Drive, Rossville, Ga., 6-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 5-10 p.m. Oct. 25 only; $27 plus tax ages 3-59, $19 plus tax ages 1-2 or 60 and up. Halloween fun in amusement park. lakewinnie.com

OCT. 6-28

» 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. 4-21

» 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. 5-7

» 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

» Boaz Harvest Festival: Downtown Boaz, Ala., Alabama Highway 168, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. CDT Friday-Saturday, free; 54th year for street fair with 400 vendors, children's area, contests and classic car show. http://alabama.travel/upcoming-events/boaz-harvest-festival

» Craft Fair: First United Methodist Church, 11625 Highway 28, Whitwell, Tenn., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. CDT Saturday, free, crafts and bake sale, $5 lunches. 423-779-6677

» 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 Fest at the Hermitage: The Hermitage, 4580 Rachel's Lane, Nashville, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; art, music and history at the home of Andrew Jackson. www.fallfestatthehermitage.com

» Fall Festival: Kristopher's Kingdom, 475 Black Track Road, Graysville, Tenn., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, free, sponsored by Graysville Parks and Recreation. 423-775-9242

» 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, 30 demonstrating craftsmen, music. www.folkschool.org

» Great Locomotive Chase Festival: Adairsville downtown 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

» Morris Hill Craft Market and Quilt Show: Morris Hill Baptist Church gym, 1804 Morris Hill Road, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free, 38 vendors in indoor fundraiser. 423-596-5134

» National Storytelling Festival: Downtown Jonesborough, Tenn., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, variety of single-event or package ticket prices. www.storytellingcenter.net

» Oktoberfest in Ooltewah: Cambridge Square, 9453 Bradmore Lane, Ooltewah, noon-5 p.m. Saturday, free; German music and vendors selling German food, beer and other products. www.chattanooga.events/organizer/oktoberfest-in-ooltewah

OCT. 12-20

» Georgia Mountain Fall Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga., gates open 10 a.m. daily; arts and crafts area open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, two music shows daily, $12 ages 11 and older, $33 three-day pass. 706-896-4191

OCT. 12-14

» Autumn Rocks: Marsh House, 308 N. Main St., and Joe Stock Park, LaFayette, Ga., 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, free; festival formerly known as Heritage Days includes parade, barbecue plates, arts and crafts, free tours of mansion, music, vendors, kids activities. 706-996-7970

» Craft Show and Vendor Market: Chester Frost Park pavilion, 7898 Causeway Road, Hixson, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, free, two dozen vendors. aprilnsaucier12@gmail.com

» Fall Arts in the Park: Downtown City Park, Blue Ridge, Ga., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, $5 ages 13 and up, 100 fine art and craft artists, kids zone. 706-632-2144

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

» 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; 47th annual fair with 300 vendors. www.georgiaapplefestival.org

» 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

» 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 ages 12 and older; 100 vendors in outdoor setting, held rain or shine. 706-398-1988

» 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 and beers sold, Bavarian bands. New this year: VIP Festhalle Pass for $69.99 that includes unlimited buffet of German foods, private bar and restrooms, commemorative mug. www.chattanooga.events/calendar

» Prater's Mill Country Fair: Prater's Mill, 5845 Georgia Highway 2, Varnell, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $7 ages 13 and older; 47th 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; food and craft booths, powwow, music, canine and human contests. www.pumpkintownfestival.com

» Sequoyah Quilt Show: Historic depot, 119 E. Washington St., Summerville, Ga., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free, quilting exhibits and live demonstrations. 706-859-0900

OCT. 18-26

» 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, $2-$6; 70th annual agricultural fair with carnival rides, crafts, music, exhibits. 706-278-1712

OCT. 19-21

» Black Bear Festival: City Park, 1400 N. Third Ave., Chatsworth, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, $2 ages 11 and older. www.exploregeorgia.org

» Cleveland Apple Festival: Bradley County Courthouse Square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, $5 adults, $4 senior adults and children ages 4-12, $25 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 (all times Central), free; 5K, boat tours, children's area, craft and food vendors. MentoneColorfest@gmail.com

» Days of Yesteryear: 17900 Highway 127, Dunlap, Tenn., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free; food and craft vendors, kids contests, hay rides, tractor Olympics, tractor pulls. 423-554-3276

» 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; 47th annual fair with 300 vendors, car show in Civic Center on Saturday www.georgiaapplefestival.org.

» Gold Rush Days: Downtown Dahlonega, Ga., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday- Sunday, free; 300 vendors in festival sponsored by Dahlonega Jaycees. www.dahlonegajaycees.com

» 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 (all times Eastern), $7 ages 13 and older; 100 craft and food vendors, music, hayrides, tours of operational 1882 mill. www.ketnersmill.org

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

» Oktoberfest: Historic depot, 119 E. Washington St., Summerville, Ga., noon-7 p.m. Saturday, free, German food and music. 706-859-0900

» Webb School Art and Craft Show: Webb School campus, 319 Webb Road, and downtown Bell Buckle, Tenn., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), free, 700 crafts vendors with shuttle from campus to town. www.BellBuckleChamber.com

OCT. 24

» Main Street Farmers Market Falltoberfest: 522 W. Main St., 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, free, sustainably produced vegetables, music, apple cider and hand pies, pumpkin carving and special-event vendors. Free event parking in Finley Stadium lot. mainstfarmersmarket.com

OCT. 25

» Bird & Barn Sale: Black Fox Farms, 2724 Varnell Road, Cleveland, Tenn., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, $10 early-bird ticket, $25 value pack ticket, barn sale to benefit Project Free 2 Fly. www.projectfree2fly.com

OCT. 26-28

» Appalachian Brew, Stew & Que Festival: Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, 1311 Music Hall Road, Hiawassee, Ga., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, $35 if purchased online in advance, $40 at gate; beer festival with 25 craft breweries, arts and crafts area, music. 706-896-4191

» Burning Leaf Festival: Cloudland Community Park, 284 Gadsden Ave., Menlo, Ga., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free, arts and crafts, music, children's activities, costume contests. www.facebook.com/CloudlandCommunityPark

» 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; arts and crafts, music, kids activities. www.chiaha.org

» Cherohala Skyway Festival: Charles Hall Museum, 229 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, Tenn., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free; food and craft vendors, music, Appalachian craft demonstrations, wagon-train rides. 423-253-2111

» Fall Fest: Signal Crest United Methodist Church, 1005 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, free, children's activities hayrides, music, chili cook-off. signalcrestumc.org

» Fall Festival: Graceworks Church, 6445 Lee Highway, 4-7 p.m. Sunday, free, games, petting zoo, hayride and hot dogs. www.graceworkschatt.com

» NormalPalooza: Normal Park Museum Magnet School, 1219 W. Mississippi Ave., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, free admission, tickets for Kids Zone; street party with music, food trucks, arts, vendors. www.normalpark.com

» PumpkinFest: Courthouse Square, Dayton, Tenn., gates open 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, free; food and craft vendors, pumpkin and costume contests. www.mainstreetdayton.org

» 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 with entertainment and 50 artists. RedBankArtisanFestival@gmail.com

NOV. 2-4

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

» Crafts On The Creek: Hickory Creek, 6760 Hickory Creek Road, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free, two dozen vendors in show sponsored by Hickory Creek Town Home Association. hcta6760@gmail.com

» Pioneer Day: The Village at Hawk Creek, 345 Johnston School Road, McDonald, Tenn., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free, music and demonstrations of pioneer life in an 1800s log village. 423-472-8696

NOV. 9-11

» Christmas Market: Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4131 Ringgold Road, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, free, benefits children's ministry. http://jmumc.org/the-christmas-market

» Christmas Village: Tennessee State Fairgrounds, 500 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday (all times Central), $10; more than 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 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

» Intertribal Native Festival: City Point Park, 399 First Ave., Dayton, Tenn., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, $5 ages 11 and older, free to 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. 704-692-0046

» Prayers and Promises Christmas Market: First Baptist Church of Lakeview, 10 Hudson St., Rossville, Ga., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, free. kc1fineda@comcast.net

» WTCI Family Day: WTCI, 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, free, family fun with games, face painting, photo-ops with Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George and other PBS Kids friends. www.wtciTVC.org

NOV. 12-17

» 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 ages 4 and older, free for Chattanooga Audubon Society members; heritage celebration with hands-on demonstrations of pioneer skills. 423-892-3690

NOV. 16-18

» Christmas in North Georgia Craft Show: Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, free admission. 423-309-1871

» HoHo Expo: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, free admission and parking, one-stop holiday shopping at more than 200 booths, kids activities, free photos with Santa. www.hohochatt.com

» Knoxville Fine Craft Fair: Chilhowee Park, 3301 E. Magnolia Ave., Knoxville, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $8 ages 14 and older; fine-art show sponsored by Foothills Craft Guild. www.foothillscraftguild.org

» 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; sponsored by Mountain Regional Arts and Crafts Guild. 706-896-0932

NOV. 23-25

» Christmas Market: Collegedale Commons, 4950 Swinyar Drive, Collegedale, Saturday and Sunday (hours TBA), free admission. 423-648-2496

NOV. 26-DEC. 2

» Thanksgiving-Christmas Craft Show: 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. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16

» Chattanooga Market's Holiday Market: Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter St., Chattanooga, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free; 200 market vendors. www.chattanooga.events/calendar

DEC. 7-9

» Christmasfest: Arrowhead/Aerospace Museum, 24 Campground Road, Manchester, Tenn., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. CST Friday-Sunday, $10 adults, $8 ages 65 and up, $5 students, $3 preschool. 931-841-7738


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