Menemsha Films / Serhed Khalil plays the 6-year-old protagonist of "Neighbours," the next installment in the Chattanooga Jewish Film Series.

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— Prater's Mill Country Fair, which has become one of the region's signature events of the fall festival season since it began in 1971, concludes Sunday at the Prater's Mill Historic Site in Dalton, Georgia. The festival includes music, dance, children's activities and demonstrations of crafts such as blacksmithing and quilting. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7 for ages 13 and up.

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, presented by Nashville-based Humanities Tennessee, finishes up Sunday. The virtual event has featured 120 top authors talking about and reading from their works. A highlight will be a session at 1:15 p.m. CDT with former Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam about his new book, "Faithful Presence: The Promise and Peril of Faith in the Public Square." Other programs are scheduled from noon to 4:30 (all times Central). Participation is free.


— The Apple Truck, fall's answer to summer's visit by The Peach Truck, will be delivering fresh Michigan apples and Honeycrisp apple cider on Friday at three stops in the Chattanooga area. Read more in Wednesday's Food section. In the meantime, you should go ahead and place your order as there will be limited inventory for walk-up customers.



BARKING LEGS THEATER — 1307 Dodds Ave. Tin/Bag, the jazz duo of Kris Tiner (trumpet) and Mike Baggetta (guitar), 7 p.m. Oct. 17. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

THE CAVERNS — 555 Charlie Roberts Road, Pelham, Tennessee. All times are Central.

* Oct. 10: The Marshall Tucker Band, sold out.

* Oct. 16: Dawes, 9 p.m. $50-$315.

FIRESIDE CONCERTS — Greenway Farm, 5051 Gann Store Road. Weekly series continues with Americana duo The Briars, 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14. Picnics welcome; bring roasting sticks for marshmallows and chairs or blankets for seating. Free.

FREEDOM SINGS USA CONCERT — Lookout Valley Baptist Church, 23 Lilac Ave. Features Grammy-nominated Steve Dean and Don Goodman as lead songwriters, with HunterGirl, Billy Crain and Donovan Chapman, 5 p.m. Oct. 16. These professionally written songs were inspired by stories told by children of military personnel during a nature retreat.

LEE UNIVERSITY — Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tenn. Lee University Symphony Orchestra in fall concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11. Free and nonticketed. Watch at 423-614-8343

THE SIGNAL — 1810 Chestnut St.

* Oct. 12: The Marcus King Band on How Y'All Feeling Tour, with Leah Blevins, 8:30 p.m. $25-$45.

* Oct. 13: Yung Gravy, sold out.

* Oct. 16: The '80s MTV Experience with Electric Avenue, 8 p.m. $20-$35.

TIVOLI THEATRE — 709 Broad St. Michael W. Smith, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14. $30-$84.

WALKER THEATRE — 399 McCallie Ave. Billy Prine & the Prine Time Band present Songs of John Prine, 8 p.m. Oct. 16. $30-$35.


CHATTANOOGA MOTORCAR FESTIVAL — West Village, 200-298 W. Eighth St. Includes premiere of The Pace Grand Prix at the Bend, Mecum Auction, Chattanooga Concours d'Elegance, open-road West Village Road Rally, thousands of cars, street fair, concerts, Oct. 15-17. $39 one day, $69 two days $89 three days (free for kids 15 and younger); $350 VIP admission ($150 ages 15 and younger).

CHATTANOOGA RED WOLVES — CHI Memorial Stadium, 1 Stadium Way. Men's professional soccer team vs. Toronto FC II, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 (last home match of the season). Tickets start at $14.

CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD BICYCLE TOUR — Visitor Center, 3370 LaFayette Road. Guided history ride for adults and children 8 and older, 9:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 16. Helmets required for all ages. Outing is 3-4 miles on flat to moderately hilly terrain. Reservations required only if you need a loaner bike:, 423-643-6888

COMEDY CATCH — 29 Station St. Janet Williams, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Oct. 15-16. $17-$19.

FALL BIRDWATCHING WALK — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Led by Chattanooga Chapter of Tennessee Ornithological Society, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 16. Free, but register.

GARDENING CLASS — Master Gardeners of Hamilton County virtual class, "All About Orchids," 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 16. Free; register for Zoom link.

REFLECTION RIDING — 400 Garden Road.

* Saturdays ongoing: Feed the Red Wolves, 9-10 a.m. $10-$15.

* Saturdays in October: Floating Through the Forest, guided canoe trip on Lookout Creek, 1-3 p.m. $15-$25.


ATHENS COMMUNITY THEATER — The Arts Center, 320 N. White St., Athens, Tenn. "Disney's Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m. Oct. 10 (final show). $15-$20.


* Neil Simon's "Barefoot in the Park," 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10 (final show). $15-$25.

* Centre Stage Awards, 5 p.m. Oct. 10 (following "Barefoot in the Park" matinee). Includes hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks (OK to BYOB); music by Moon Change Quartet. Free but register.

THE COLONNADE PLAYERS — Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Ga. "Lionel Bart's Oliver," 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. $13-$19.

CUMBERLAND COUNTY PLAYHOUSE — 221 Tennessee Ave., Crossville, Tenn. 931-484-5000,

* Through Oct. 28: "Little House on the Prairie: The Musical." $16-$32.

* Through Nov. 11: "Peter and the Starcatcher." $16-$30.

TENNESSEE VALLEY THEATRE '184 W. Jackson Ave., Spring City, Tenn. "Dracula," 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, 2 p.m. Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23, 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Oct. 31. $12-$14.


AREA 61 GALLERY — 721 Broad St. "Musings" by Maggie Vandewalle, through Oct. 31. 423-648-9367

ARTISAN DEPOT GALLERY — 204 Cumberland St., Cowan, Tenn. Melissa's Menagerie Art Show, through Oct. 31.

CHARLES H. COOLIDGE MEDAL OF HONOR HERITAGE CENTER — 2 W. Aquarium Way. "War Comes Home: The Legacy," traveling exhibition exploring themes of wartime separation, adjustment to life back home and the cost of war, through Dec. 29.

FIRST-CENTENARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — 419 McCallie Ave. John McLean Art Auction, benefiting The Centenary children's ministry. View and bid online at or in person noon-2 p.m. Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 11-14, noon-2 p.m. Oct. 17.


* Oct. 14: Virtual Art Wise program with Natalie Mault Mead, associate curator, sharing works from "Mediterranea: American Art From the Graham D. Williford Collection," 6 p.m. Must register.

* Oct. 17: Family Fun Day with activities inspired by "Lalla Esaydi" exhibition, 2-4 p.m. $20 for nonmembers 18 and older.

* Through Dec. 6: "Depicting the Invisible."

* Through Jan. 9: "Lalla Esaydi" and"Mediterranea: American Art From the Graham D. Williford Collection."

* Through Feb. 28: "Baggs McKelvey: Indigo."

* Through July 11: "Ashley V. Blalock: Bridging the Hunter."

IN-TOWN GALLERY — 26A Frazier Ave. "Something To Crow About: A Treat for the Soul," works by master ceramicist Laurie Graham and painter Miki Boni, through Oct. 31.

RINGGOLD ART & FRAME GALLERY — 7825 Nashville St., Ringgold, Ga. "Celebrate Art" by Civic Arts League of Chattanooga, through Oct. 31.

WAVELENGTH SPACE — 854 McCallie Ave. "Femme Vitale," through Nov. 7. Artist Leah Dalton hosts Femmage workshop, in which participants use found fabrics and papers to create soft sculptures inspired by her works, 1-3 p.m. Oct. 17; $30 ($20 student discount); must register.


CHATTANOOGA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL — Jewish Cultural Center, 5461 North Terrace. Virtual screenings of "Neighbors," noon Oct. 12-noon Oct. 15; $12. Star sponsors ($100 season ticketholders) may watch virtually or in person, 7:15 p.m. Oct. 13. Followed by discussion with Kurdish activist Dara Aziz of Nashville.


CHATTANOOGA OKTOBERFEST — First Horizon Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd. Two-day Chattanooga Market celebration concludes, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10. German food, oompah bands, chicken dances, craft beers. Free.

CLEVELAND APPLE FESTIVAL — Bradley County Courthouse Square, 155 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, Tenn. Arts and crafts, specialty vendors, apple dessert contest, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16, 1-6 p.m. Oct. 17. One-day pass $7 adults, $5 seniors/children 3-12; family pass (two adults, up to four children) $25 (cash only).

COLORFEST — Brow Park, North Cool Street, Mentone, Ala. Seventy-five artists and crafters, local musicians, children's area, gourmet foods, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 (all times Central).

FALL ARTS IN THE PARK — City Park, 350 Gray St., Blue Ridge, Ga. Displays and demonstrations by 150-plus artists and crafters, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 (final day). $5 ages 12 and older.

FALL FESTIVAL — Mayfield Farm Park, 257 state Highway 307, Athens, Tenn. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, zip lines, Thursday-Sunday, through Oct. 31, plus daily Oct. 11-17. Fireworks Fridays in October; Haunted Trail designated nights in October. $14.95 online, $16.95 at gate all visitors ages 2 and up; individual and family season passes available.

FINSTER FEST — Howard Finster's Paradise Garden, 200 N. Lewis St., Summerville, Ga. Sixty-plus folk and fine artists, live music, guest speakers, property tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 (final day). $5 admission; free handicap parking on site; others park at Walmart, 13427 Highway 27, and ride free shuttle.

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, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. $15 ages 3 and up.

GATLINBURG CRAFTSMEN'S FAIR — Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, traffic light No. 8 on Gatlinburg Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tenn. Exhibit and demonstrations by 200-plus crafters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 24. Music at noon and 3 p.m. daily. $10 adults (unlimited returns).

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.-5 p.m. Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17. $5 ages 10 and older; civic and school groups handle parking with requested donation.

GEORGIA MOUNTAIN FALL FESTIVAL — Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds, Hiawassee. Arts and crafts vendors, holiday favorites cooking contest, country, classic rock and gospel artists, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 16. $12 day pass includes most concerts (2 and 7 p.m.); separate ticket required Oct. 16 ($35-$45, Ronnie Milsap and Mark Wills).

GRANDADDY'S FARM — 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs, Tenn. Pumpkin patch, hay rides, pig races, animal corral, fall market, noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 30. Activity area $13 ages 3 and up; season passes available.

HARVEST CELEBRATION ON THE MOUNTAIN — Flat Top Mountain Farm, 13100 Jones Gap Road, Soddy-Daisy. Corn maze and pumpkin patch, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 31. $10 ages 4 and up. Family-friendly haunted maze Fridays and Saturdays in October, $15.

HARVEST FESTIVAL AND GREAT PUMPKIN LUMINIGHTS — Dollywood, 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Artistic sculptures, elaborate fall scenes, artisans, seasonal food, entertainment, through Oct. 30. $79 ages 10-61, discounts for younger and older guests.

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. 15-16. Pastel portrait artist Jane Campbell on site 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 423-775-5122, 423-315-1132.

KETNER'S MILLER COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR — 658 Ketner Mill Lane, Whitwell, Tenn. Arts and crafts displays and demonstrations, Southern foods, live music, family activities, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 (all times Eastern). $7 (cash only) ages 13 and older.

NEW SALEM MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL — New Salem Community Center, 12477 Highway 136, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Canceled.

OKTOBERFEST — 2892 Highway 70 E, Crossville, Tenn. Traditional music and dancing, imported and domestic beverages, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Oct. 15-16. Food served 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (all times Central).

OKTOBEREST — Festhalle, 1074 Edelweiss St., Helen, Ga. Multiple weeks of traditional music, dancing, food and beer, daily through Nov. 7; doors open at 6 p.m. during the week, 1 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. $8 during the week, $10 Saturdays, free on Sundays.

PRATER'S MILL COUNTRY FAIR — 5845 Highway 2, Dalton, Ga. Fair centered on functioning 1855 mill at Coahulla Creek, with 160-plus artists and crafters, traditional craft demonstrations, homemade Southern foods, live entertainment, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10. $7 per day ages 13 and older (free with military ID); free parking and shuttle service.

RIVER CLAY FINE ARTS FESTIVAL — City Hall, 402 Lee St. NE, Decatur, Ala. Juried fine arts, demonstrations, musical performances, children's activities, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 17 (all times Central). $5 weekend pass ages 13 and up. Arts Patron Preview Party, 5-9 p.m. Oct. 15; $50 ticket includes weekend admission.

THE RIVER MAZE — 1371 Highway 64, Ocoee, Tenn. Corn and hay mazes, pumpkin patch, cow train, zip lines, 4-8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturdays, 1-8 p.m. Sundays, through Oct. 31. $8-$14 depending on activities.

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. Saturdays and Sundays in October. $26.95 adults, $14.95 children 3-12. Reserved timed-entry tickets required.

ROTARY CLUB CRAFT FAIR — Patriot Park, 186 Old Mill Ave., Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Handmade arts and crafts show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, through Oct. 30. Free admission and parking; freewill donations distributed to local charities.

SCARECROWS IN THE GARDEN — Atlanta Botanical Garden, 345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. See scarecrows created by artists, crafters, youth groups and businesses, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, through Oct. 31 (last entry at 8 p.m.; closed Mondays except for Columbus Day). $22.95 adults, $19.95 (ages 3-12) weekdays; $2 more on weekends; timed tickets required.

SCARECROWS ON THE FARM — Crabtree Farms, 1000 E. 30th St. Vote on a favorite scarecrow built by community supporters, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, through Oct. 30. Free admission.