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October 1, 2016
Wine on the River World Tour
Memphis, Tennessee
Come join us as we travel through different regions spanning the globe at the beautiful Mud Island River Walk in Downtown Memphis. Sample wine from National and International vineyards. There is an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions with wine and food in each selected area. Live music entertainment and lots of fun to benefit Youth Villages.

October 1, 2016  25th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off
Allardt, Tennessee
Crafts festival, entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show, and the weigh-off of giant pumpkins for world record consideration.

October 1-2, 2016  30th Annual Harvest Street Festival
Newport, Tennessee
The streets of Downtown, Newport TN will be filled with people, food, crafts and entertainment! Among the music will be traditional, contemporary and gospel.  As you stroll through the streets of downtown Newport, you will have opportunity to purchase many wares of local and regional crafters.  Everything from coveted cookbooks full of recipes from some of the best cooks around, oil paintings, pencil drawings, children’s toys, face painting, décor, and many other handmade items will be on display.  When you have wrapped up your shopping, let the kids stop by the Kiddie Land, located off the food court, and hop in the bounce house, enjoy a fast ride down one of the slides, joust your friend, and play some ball.

October 1-2, 2016  National Banana Pudding Festival
Centerville, Tennessee
Fun Activities for the kids.  Arts and Crafts. National Banana Pudding Cook-Off  in front of a live audience.  National Banana Pudding Cook Off Auction.  Puddin’ Path – sample 8 different puddings made by local nonprofits and oh how good!  Lots of really good Southern comfort food Come taste the sweetness!  2 Stages of Entertainment.

October 7-8, 2016  39th Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival
Erwin, Tennessee
This year’s festival includes over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the country featuring painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal crafts, jewelry, blown glass and much more. 


In addition, three food courts are located throughout the festival grounds so attendees may enjoy festival foods, beverages and specialty cuisine.  3 entertainment stages featuring live music perfectly complement the arts and crafts atmosphere.  A large children’s area complete with rides and activities is included in the festival for both the young and young-at heart.  A wide array of tournaments are featured including the NFS 4-Mile Race, Farm Bureau Tennis Tournament, Clinchfield Senior Adult Center Cornhole Tournament, Erwin Record Photography Contest, Chamber of Commerce Cooking Contest and Apple Dumpling Contest.  Attendance: 110,000.

October 7-8, 2016  14th Annual Goats Music & More Festival
Lewisburg, Tennessee
Top-notch free musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, sanctioned barbecue, food of every description, Goat Gallop run, arts & crafts and kids' activities.

October 7-8, 2016 - Crossville Oktoberfest - Crossville, Tennessee
This annual event is well known for its great German food & beverages and continuous dancing & listening music from great German polka bands. This festival is rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the area.

October 8, 2016  20th Annual Knoxville Brewers' Jam
Knoxville, Tennessee
The festival, brought to you by and benefiting Community Shares of Tennessee, will be held at World's Fair Park. We'll be celebrating great handmade American craft beer, music, and food.

October 9-15, 2016 - Sharon Corn and Music Festival
Sharon, Tennessee
Among the events are corn recipe and eating contests, parade, cake walk, pageant, pet show and music.

October 10-14, 2016 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

October 11, 2016 - Wine Over Water - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee's premier wine tasting festival, with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga.

October 15, 2016  Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
Held at Two Rivers Mansion with 34 different breweries offering a selection of 90-100 different beers. Music, education & artisan booths.

October 15-16, 2016  Cleveland Apple Festival - Cleveland, Tennessee
This annual festival offers a juried art and craft show, live music, pie eating and dessert contests, food booths, pony and hay rides, entertainment, children's activities and much more!

October 15-16, 2016  Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival
Nashville, Tennessee
The Music & Molasses Festival will be CANCELLED for the year 2016. We hope you continue to support the Tennessee Agricultural Museum and mark your calendars for the third weekend in October, 2017 to join us for the 24th Music & Molasses Festival.

October 16-22, 2016  National Bulk Foods Week - Nationwide
The Bulk is Green Council (BIG), the leading organization dedicated to educating shoppers on the economical and environmental benefits of shopping the bulk aisles.

October 22, 2016  28th Annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue - Lynchburg, Tennessee
The good people of Lynchburg have joined the folks at Jack Daniel Distillery to host the annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue – what many have called the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world.



events still waiting for new dates

October 11, 2014  Brewsboro Festival - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Sample brews from local, regional, national, and imported breweries all in your handy souvenir mug and enjoy food from some of Murfreesboro and Nashville's best restaurants, while enjoying live music all day. Attendees will have an opportunity to get educated on some of the fun facts of beer at the Beer 101 tent.

October 28, 2014  17th Annual Taste of Autumn
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Enjoy unlimited sampling of the best foods and drinks to be found in the Smoky Mountains!  Traditionally, Taste of Autumn is an excellent opportunity to sample some outstanding food and beverage offerings, support the United Way of Sevier County, and have a great time doing it.  Tickets are $25 (children under 7 are free).  One hundred percent of the proceeds from Taste of Autumn benefit the United Way of Sevier County.



events still waiting for new dates

October 23, 2013  Celebrity Chef Tour - Memphis, Tennessee
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs.



waiting for new dates

October 15, 2011  Music City Chili Cook Off - Nashville, Tennessee
Competitors from across the Middle Tennessee area will be serving their chili for a chance to be crowned the winner.  There will be activities for all ages with live music  and a bounce house for the kids. Yazoo Brewing Company and Ole Smoky Moonshine are providing alcohol in our beer garden.Brother Z's Wangs and Red Rooster will be cooking up some wings and bbq plates, but save room for dessert since. Maggie's Mobile Slab will be there selling ice cream.

October 15, 2011  Grapes & Grains - Nashville, Tennessee
Grapes ‘n Grains is a wine and whiskey festival to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid South Chapter. Featuring tasting stations for various wines and whiskeys. There will be a stage for live music throughout the day, and local restaurants will provide small portions of some of their signature dishes. A special VIP area will offer select wines, whiskies and cigars.

October 15, 2011  27th Annual Maury County Chili Cook-Off
Columbia, Tennessee
Enjoy tasting many versions of chili then visit the booth selling lots of baked goods, many decorated with a fall theme. Cook for a Cure to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.



events still waiting for new dates

October 8, 2010  Taste of Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
Please join us at The Cannery Ball Room and enjoy samples of Nashville”s best food. Benefits the Boys & Girls clubs of Middle Tennessee.



events still waiting for new dates

October 9-10, 2009  4th Annual Tennessee State Bar-B-Q & Fall Festival
Lenoir City, Tennessee
We are a STATE CHAMPIONSHIP & Sanctioned thru the Kansas City Barbecue Society.




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