WEEKEND PLANS MADE IN TENNESSEE IN THIS WEEK’S TOURISM ROUND UP
|NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.
Gatlinburg – Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a countywide celebration of the harvest season with festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.
Knoxville – Have fun at the Tennessee Valley Fair through Sept. 18 featuring a variety of contests, carnival rides, and headliner concerts at Chilhowee Park.
Nashville – The Tennessee State Fair includes a Festival of Nations, agriculture exhibits, rides, music and more through Sept. 18 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
Franklin – Discover the elevated side of Frothy Monkey with five courses showcasing the establishment’s signature style Sept. 15 at the Franklin Frothy Monkey and Sept. 16 at the downtown Nashville location.
Union City – The free Cornfest Concert features 7 Bridges, the Eagles cover band, 7 p.m. CT on the Great Lawn at Discovery Park of America.
Chapel Hill – Step Back in Time with storytellers, blacksmith demonstrations, reenactors, mounted shooting techniques, music, contests and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at Henry Horton State Park.
Hampshire – Sunset Rhythm and Vines has music by Travis Meadows & Friends and dinner all beginning 4:30 p.m. CT at Natchez Hills Vineyard.
Henderson – Set off on a water adventure with Hatchie Canoe Floats at Chickasaw State Park. Boats are $20.
La Vergne – The annual Old Timers’ Festival celebrates the town and its residents with free concerts, carnival rides, food and more 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Lewisburg – Dinner on the Square 2016 is locally-grown and raised food followed by an evening at the Dixie Theatre for a production of “The Music Man” beginning 5:30 p.m. CT on the Lewisburg Square.
Memphis – Enjoy an art talk with Hamlett Dobbins and Peter Fleming as they discuss their artistic approaches 11 a.m. CT at David Lusk Gallery.
Morristown – Arts in the Park presents Art in the Heart of Hamblen County, celebrating visual and performing arts with headliners Guy Gilchrist and Aurora Harrison Bull 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park.
Murfreesboro – Building with Biology features visible DNA, super organisms, VirEx Delivery and more at The Discovery Center.
Murfreesboro – Browse a plethora of original artwork ranging from watercolors to sculptures and more at the Greenway Art Festival which also has food, music and kids’ art activities 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Greenway Trail at Old Fort Park.
Nashville – The 4th annual Mini Maker Faire features more than 70 maker-exhibitors and new programs to explore at Adventure Science Center.
Union City – The Great American Airshow brings a variety of planes, live music and food 5 p.m. CT on the grounds of Discovery Park of America.
Castalian Springs – Rick Hendrix, Wynnewood director, presents a lecture on The Wynne’s Neighbors which includes a tour of Hawthorn Hill 2 p.m. CT at Wynnewood.
Jonesborough – The State of Franklin Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution host the third annual Bell Ringing along with theatrical presentations in honor of Constitution Week 2 p.m. ET at Oak Hill School.
Memphis – Stomp in the Swamp features dinner by Germantown Commissary, scarecrows on display, children’s activities, silent auction and more at the Lichterman Nature Center.
Memphis – 3 Doors Down, the Grammy Award-nominated rock band, comes 8 p.m. CT to the Orpheum Theatre.
Nashville – Nashville Symphony’s Tennessee Quilting Party celebrates 10 years with a performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony, interactive exhibits and more at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Memphis – Repair Days features the 2016 Master Metalsmith, Hoss Haley’s exhibition and more at the Metal Museum.
Collierville – Families can enjoy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day as part of Movie Mania beginning at dusk at Carriage Crossing.
Nashville – The 2016 Young Tennessee Artists: Selections from Advanced Studio Programs opens at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.
Henderson – The annual Arts and Crafts Festival and Frontier Days offer handcrafted items from vendors, birds of prey shows, cannon demonstrations, and more at Chickasaw State Park.
Sept. 23-Oct. 1
Athens – Come back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is performed by the Athens Community Theatre at The Arts Center in Athens, Tennessee.
Clarksville – The 11th annual Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts welcomes artists and art lovers to stroll 30 vendors offering handcrafted items 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. CT in downtown Clarksville.
Columbia – The 2nd annual Muletown BBQ Cook-off brings some of the best barbecue to Riverwalk Park.
Covington – The Heritage Festival has arts, crafts, antiques, live music, children’s activities and more 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT on the Historic Court Square.
Crawford – Jammin at Hippie Jacks hosts four free benefit concerts featuring Leonard Anderson, Jon Mason Blue Band, Tommy John, Jared Tyler, and Malcolm Holcombe in the Music Sanctuary. Donations of children’s books, coats, toys, and non-perishable food items are welcome.
Murfreesboro – Oktoberfest includes local craft beers, music and foods like Prince’s Hot Chicken, Puckett’s, Sweet T’s and more 5-9 p.m. CT at the Oaklands Mansion.
Spring City – Artisti Affamati/Opera Tennessee’s comic, one-act opera Doctor Miracle is performed 7:30 p.m. ET at Tennessee Valley Theatre.
Gatlinburg – The Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults and children with state fishing regulations. For more information, call 865-661-3474.
Knoxville – Children in the Arts, presented by the internationally-acclaimed Tennessee Children’s Dance Ensemble, shows a variety of performing arts including drama, storytelling, classical and contemporary music 2:30 p.m. ET in the Amphitheater at World’s Fair Park.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Nashville – The Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company brings the best improve comedians to the Andrew Johnson Theater.
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