25 + Fantastic Fall Festivals Near Knoxville TN (2022)

Fall in East Tennessee is bursting at the seams with themed events just perfect for making magical autumn memories. Each one offers a unique brand of seasonal fun, colorful views, and scrumptious food options. With so many fall festivals near Knoxville TN, you’re sure to find one that will please the entire family!

Fall Festivals in Knoxville TN

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September Fall Festivals Near Knoxville TN

1. Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Luminights

Mid-September – October 29, 2022
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge

By day, Dollywood will be dripping in stunning fall decor and photo props. The park will also be offering a wide variety of special autumn meals and treats like apple cinnamon bread, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin praline funnel cakes. Yum!

At night the park will transform into a Halloween wonderland with tons of lighted displays and Halloween-themed entertainment.

2. Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Mid-September – Late November 2022
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville

The Smoky Mountains kicks off its annual harvest festival, which boasts gorgeous fall decor throughout the area. New decorations are added each year!

3. Hallow Mountain 

September 16 – October 31, 2022
Anakeesta, Gatlinburg

During the day, Anakeesta will be decked-out in stunning fall decor, including tons of nature-inspired pumpkin carvings and fall/Halloween photo props. After dark, the park will come alive with lighted Halloween decor that will be a stunning feast for the eyes.

4. Oktoberfest

September 23 – October 30, 2022
Ober Gatlinburg

Throughout the fall, Ober Gatlinburg will up the ante by covering the park in fabulous fall decor. The season will also include a special focus on Bavarian-Style food, music, and of course, German beer.

All regular park attractions will also be open for your enjoyment, including ice-skating, bumper cars, rock climbing, rides, and all your everyday favorites.

5. Fall Heritage and Bluegrass Festival

September 23-24, 2022
Townsend Visitors Center

Nestled into the scenic backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, this festival places a special emphasis on traditional Appalachian bluegrass music as well as live clogging and square dancing performances.

Visitors will also enjoy fall craft vendors, an antique tractor show, apple butter-making demonstrations, kids’ activities, and delicious fall flavors.

6. Lenoir City Fall Craft and Car Festival

September 24, 2022
Downtown Lenoir City

Ring in the season at this highly anticipated fall street festival. Attractions include a fun car show, fall-themed arts and crafts vendors, live music, and yummy food trucks.

7. Scarecrows in the Park

September 30, 2022
Fred Miller Park, Morristown

Come celebrate the fall season and build your very own scarecrow. After the festival, the scarecrows will stay on display through November 4th.

8. Clinch River Fall Antique Festival 

September 30 and October 1, 2022
Downtown Clinton

This is downtown Clinton’s biggest event of the year. It boasts a wide variety of musical acts, antique vendors, fall craft vendors, food trucks, and more!

Knoxville TN Fall Festivals

Knoxville Fall Festivals in October

9. Harvest on the Farm

October 1, 2022
Barr Hill Farm, Philadelphia

Come on down to the farm and get everything you need to celebrate the fall season. There will be a huge selection of pre-picked pumpkins for sale in a variety of colors and styles.

There will also be cute family photo props, concessions, and more!

10. Union County Heritage Festival

October 1, 2022
Historic Downtown Maynardville, TN

Downtown businesses will be decked out in their finest decor for this fun fall festival. There will also be a variety of live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, a fiddling contest, a pie-eating contest, a kids’ zone, and more.

11. Newport Harvest Street Festival

October 1-2, 2022
Newport, TN

Take in the stunning fall decor while you enjoy live music, fall craft and food vendors, kids’ activities, and much more.

12. Zoorific Fall Festival

October 8, 2022
Little Ponderosa Zoo, Clinton

In addition to tons of cute animals, you can feed and pet, guests at this unique fall event will enjoy music, inflatables, face painting, games, food, and more!

13. Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Fair

October 8, 2022
Horse Haven of Tennessee, Lenoir City

This is truly one of the most festive fall events near Knoxville. In addition to fall craft vendors and yummy food, there will also be a pumpkin patch, pony rides, kids’ activities, and more. Proceeds go to benefit the Horse Haven equine rescue.

14. Fall Festival at Hillside Barn

October 8, 2022
4621 Markwood Road, Loudon

Guests will enjoy pumpkin painting, hay rides, bounce houses, fall-themed games, themed photo props, and delicious treats. Yum!

15. Fall Craftsmen’s Fair

October 13 – 30, 2022
Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, TN

This highly anticipated annual event features artisans from all across the United States. There will be tons of fall-themed items and artwork including metal art, fiber arts, paintings, wood crafts, homemade brooms, and more.

16. Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 14 – 16, 2022
3179 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville

This festival will feature over 20 food trucks, kids’ activities, live entertainment, and various arts and crafts vendors with fall-themed projects and decor.

17. Marble Springs Fall Frolic

October 15, 2022
Marble Springs State Historic Site, Knoxville

Tour the historic farm and shop for a variety of fall crafts from local artisan vendors. Kids in costume will even be able to trick-or-treat from cabin to cabin. Food will also be available for purchase.

18. October Sky Festival

October 15, 2022
Downtown Oliver Springs, TN

At the October Sky Festival, guests will enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, a car show, kids’ activities, farm animals, and more!

19. Harvest Pride Festival

October 15, 2022
Main Street Bean Station, TN

This festival boasts a jack-o-lantern forest, a tractor show, live wood carving demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, kids’ activities, live music, and more!

20. Children’s Fall Fest

October 22, 2022
Cook N Craft Academy, Loudon

This kid-centered fall festival will be packed full of fun seasonal activities including, pumpkin painting, games, contests, face painting, fall photo props, and delicious food. There will also be an open-air fall market.

21. Cherohala Skyway Festival

October 22, 2022
Charles Hall Museum, Tellico Plains, TN

Paint a pumpkin and test your axe-throwing skills at this scenic festival nestled into the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest. As a bonus, fall leaves should be close to peak color during this time.

In addition to beauty, the Cherohala Skyway Festival features a variety of live music, fall decor, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, and more.

22. Harvest Craft Fair

October 22, 2022
Maryville College, Maryville

The college has a whole weekend of homecoming events planned, but the craft fair is open to the public.

23. Del Rio Days Festival

October 22-23, 2022
Del Rio, TN

This fall festival boasts a car show, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a kids’ zone, a cornhole tournament, and more!

24. Kingston Fall Street Fest

October 29, 2022
Roane County Courthouse, Kingston

The weather should finally be cool for this late-October festival, which boasts pumpkin decorating, a costume contest, trick-or-treating, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, kids’ activities, and more!

25. Arboretum Fall Festival

October 30, 2022
Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum

Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, kids’ activities, live music, and more, all with a gorgeously scenic garden backdrop.

November Fall Events Knoxville TN and Beyond

In November, there is a good mix of both fall and holiday events. Holiday events will not be listed here. Instead, you can find them on our holiday events page.

26. Fall Heritage Day

November 3 – 4, 2022
Museum of Appalachia, Clinton

At this living history event, visitors will enjoy live demonstrations of old Appalachian fall activities, chores, and traditions. Presentations will include sheep shearing, herding, broom making, beekeeping, sawmilling, and much more.

There will also be a variety of fun kids’ activities, concessions, and live entertainment.

27. Regal Turkey Trot

November 24, 2022
Knoxville, TN

View the Turkey Trot Website

28. Goggled Gobbler Fun Run

November 24, 2022
Maryville, TN

View the Gobbler Fun Run Website

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Erica is a long-time resident of East TN and the founder of East TN Family Fun. She's also a sucker for a good adventure. Together with her hubs and kiddos, she spends her time exploring, homeschooling, and making memories.

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