2013 TENNESSEE: September, Oct, Nov & December
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS
(see also: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009)
September 1-8, 2013 20th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival
Big Bean and Service Awards, BBQ Cookoff and Live Entertainment.
September 6-15, 2013 Tennessee State Fair - Nashville, Tennessee
106th Tennessee State Fair. This year’s State Fair will showcase the culture and promise of the entire state of Tennessee, making it a true state fair. It will epitomize the best of Tennessee, emphasizing agriculture and youth, heritage and future, all in an educational and entertaining atmosphere. During the fair, the Tennessee State Fairgrounds will come alive with traditional competitions, thrilling rides, and a wide variety of must-see events. Attendance: 230,000.
September 14, 2013 Obion County Cornfest - Union City, Tennessee
Fun Run, Pet Parade, Art in the Park, Tyson Chicken Community Feed, Cornhole Tournament, CornFest Idol, Corn Eating & Shucking Contests.
September 14, 2013 Wine on the River World Tour - Nashville, Tennessee
Join us as we travel through 10 different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine, beer, and/or spirits specific to that region. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live jazz music. The World Tour will be held on the beautiful Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect place with breathtaking views overlooking downtown Nashville.
September 22, 2013 Best Memphis Burger Fest - Memphis, Tennessee
Best Memphis Burger Fest is Memphis' biggest and best in eating and cooking competitions. Live music.
September 26-28, 2013 36th Annual BBQ Festival - Henderson, Tennessee
Chester County, the "whole hog barbecue capital of the world" serves it’s nationally recognized specialty, whole hog, barbecued over an open pit. Plenty of music, acts, and comedy, along with art and craft booths, antique car show, games and activities for the young and young at heart.
September 26-Nov 26, 2013 Pumpkin Harvest Display 2013 - Jackson, Tennessee
This breathtaking display features more than 5,000 unique varieties of pumpkins, gourds and squash in what is believed to be the largest pumpkin display in the South. Includes seminars on how to grow your own pumpkins.
September 27-28, 2013 11th Annual Goats Music & More Festival
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.
September 28, 2013 Wine Over Water - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tennessee's premier wine tasting festival, with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga.
September 28, 2013 Southern Artisan Cheese Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
Where else can you sample 75+ handcrafted cheeses and meet the good folks who make 'em? This once a year event brings together over 20 artisanal cheesemakers from six states around the Southeast.
October 1, 2013 Tennessee Beer Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
Held at Two Rivers Mansion with 25 different breweries offering a selection of 90-100 different beers. Music, education and artisan booths.
October 4-5, 2013 36th Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival - Erwin, Tennessee
Something for everyone--handmade crafts, antiques, entertainment, a large children”s area, Blue Ridge pottery show, contests and a smorgasbord of food!
October 5, 2013 22nd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off
Crafts festival, entertainment, parade, car and motorcycle show, and the weigh-off of giant pumpkins for world record consideration.
October 5-6, 2013 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 11-12, 2013 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 12, 2013 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 12, 2013 17th 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 17, 2013 The 23rd Annual Chili Cook Off! - Pulaski, Tennessee
Come and taste the best chili east of Texas. Prizes given for best tasting chili in the South! Additional prizes for booth decoration and for the best cornbread and cookie recipes. Entertainment, kids activity area.
October 19-20, 2013 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 19-20, 2013 Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
Held the third weekend in October at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, with molasses cooking and tasting at the sorghum mill, bluegrass music, dancers, crafts, molasses maze, long hunter camp, sheep herding, grist mill, Country Hollow fun, log cabins, activities for children and great food.
October 23, 2013 Celebrity Chef Tour - Memphis, Tennessee
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs
October 26, 2013 25th Annual Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue
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.
November 2, 2013 Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival 2013 - Nashville, Tennessee
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.
November 13, 2013 Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous. Highlighted by the debut of the spectacular all-LED Gatlinburg Winter Magic lights program, the Chili Cookoff will feature more than 20 restaurants, attractions, civic groups, retailers, banks, and public service agencies serving more than 30,000 cups of chili as each participating group competes for a variety of awards. Those attending are encouraged to vote for their favorite chili. These votes will be tallied to award the coveted People’s Choice Award to the most popular chili. A panel of judges will cast their votes for other awards, including: Best Presentation, Best Chili Apron, and Best Chili.
November 13-14, 2013 10th Global Bottled Water Congress - Nashville, Tennessee
The Global Bottled Water Congress, now in its 10th year, is a two day event incorporating market briefings, conference sessions and a Gala Awards Dinner . With a focus on consumer trends, innovation case studies and growth opportunities, the Congress also provides excellent networking for business directors, suppliers, customers and analysts. It will run alongside the IBWA Annual Business Conference and Trade Show and the NAMA Coffee, Tea and Water Show.
November 28, 2013 Thanksgiving Day - Nationwide
All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list. (4th Thursday in November).
December 7, 2013 12 South Winter Warmer - Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville's first and only winter beer festival. This will be an epic day in Sevier Park showcasing the finest stouts, porters, barley wines, winter seasonals and barrel-aged beers.