2017 (September) Fall Festivals in Tennessee
Nashville Greek Festival – Nashville, TN – Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
Savory cuisine, soulful music, lively dancing and more at this event celebrating Greek hospitality and culture.
Tennessee State Fair – Nashville, TN – Sep 8 to Sep 17, 2017
Midway rides, pageant, karaoke, cornhole, hula hoop contest and ice cream eating competition.
Fayette County Cotton Festival – Somerville, TN – Sep 9, 2017
17th annual event at Historic Somerville Square. Live music includes blue grass, country, and southern rock. Arts & crafts, car & truck show, festival food, youth talent competition and canning & cooking contest.
Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival – Nashville, TN – Sep 9, 2017
hosted at Riverboat Park. Thousands will watch 50 dragon boats compete.
Germantown Festival – Germantown, TN – Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Fun for the whole family at this annual 5k, pup parade and festival. Also advertised as a Nashville Oktoberfest.
Americana Music Festival – Nashville, TN – Sep 12 to Sep 17, 2017
100+ live performances at nine stages in the downtown area.
Fall Heritage Festival in Cowan TN
Fri. Sept. 15, 2017 – 3 to 9 pm
Sat. Sept. 16, 2017 – 9 am to 7 pm
Sun. Sept. 17, 2017 – 11 am to 5 pm
Music City Food and Wine Festival – Nashville, TN – Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
A music and culinary event in downtown Nashville with Grand Tasting, Chef Showcase and other events.
Festival on the Square – Decaturville, TN – Sep 16, 2017
Schulz Brau Brewing Oktoberfest – Knoxville, TN – Sep 16 to Oct 3, 2017
National Muscadine Festival – Sweetwater, TN – Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
live music, food and family fun. Bbq competition, Miss Muscadine and more. Events will be held at Tsali Notch, Tennessee’s largest muscadine vineyard, and downtown Sweetwater.
Ober at Gatlinburg Oktoberfest – Gatlinburg, TN – Sep 22 to Oct 29, 2017
Ober Gatlinburg hosts this festival with Bavarian-style food, Oktoberfest biers and live music. Entertainment includes Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, and yodels. Location: Ober at Gatlinburg Resort
Kingsport Oktoberfest – Kingsport, TN – Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
6th annual Oktoberfest with craft bier garden with 45 breweries offering over one hundred craft beers, live music, German food, wiener dog race, craft market, cornhole tournament, Tennessee Idiotarod shopping cart race and kid zone. It has been named twice by Blue Ridge Outdoor Magazine as a Top 50 festival. Admission is free.
Pilgrimage Music Festival – Franklin, TN – Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
A music and cultural festival.
Oaklands Mansion Oktoberfest – Murfreesboro, TN – Sep 23, 2017
Mid-South Pride Festival & Parade – Memphis, TN – Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
Nashville Chalk Fest – Nashville, TN – Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
A free, 2-day street painting festival featuring sidewalk chalk art by professional artists, hobbyist, and art enthusiasts. It includes entertainment, food, and family fun.