Tennessee is jam packed with fabulous festivals and events.
Check out our top picks for you!
Spring Hill Country Ham Festival – Oct. 3, Spring Hill, TN
Show your pork pride at the 12th annual Spring Hill Country Ham Festival. The activity-packed festival features savory Southern foods, live music, mechanical bull riding, a hog calling contest, kids’ activities and much more. There’s even a chance to view the fest from thousands of feet in the air in a hot-air balloon, but be sure to book in advance. The free event takes place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Tennessee Children’s Home.CONTACT: countryhamfest.com.
Tennessee Horse Expo – Oct. 16-18, Franklin, TN
See entertaining demonstrations with horses, cheer on teams in a Ranch Rodeo, visit the Kid’s Corral, root for your favorite competitor in the Extreme Cowboy Race and shop the trade show. CONTACT: (765) 655-2107, tnhorseexpo.com
Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival – Oct. 17-18, Nashville, TN
Celebrate Tennessee’s farming culture and history with the 23rd annual event at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum. Find music for the whole family, traditional craft demonstrations, arts & specialty items, play activities about agriculture for kids with farm animals & pony rides. Admission: $6 ages 5 and over; ages 4 and under free. Free parking. CONTACT: (615) 837-5197, tnagmuseum.org
40th Annual Mountain Makins Festival – Oct. 23-25, Morristown, TN
Enjoy a weekend folk life festival celebrating the traditions of Appalachia through music, dance, fine art, juried crafts, storytelling, demonstrations, regional authors, children’s activities, food and more. CONTACT: (423) 581-4330, rosecenter.org
Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue – Oct. 24, Lynchburg, TN
This event has been called the most prestigious barbecue competition in the world. CONTACT: (931) 759-6332, jackdaniels.com
Pumpkinfest – Oct. 24, Franklin, TN
Franklin Tennessee’s favorite celebration, Pumpkinfest returns October 24, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Presented by Hyundai of Cool Springs, the festival stretches along Main Street and its avenues and offers tons of festive fun for families.