Tennessee Tourism Round Up For Sept. 10-17

Thursday, September 10, 2015 - by Amanda Stravinsky

Tennessee’s upcoming tourism news is consolidated for your convenience below. For a complete list of Tennessee events, visit tnvacation.com/calendar.



Halls – The Lauderdale County Fair will feature live music from Tumbleweed Band Sept. 11, a 4-wheel drive MUD RACE, pro-wrestling and more at Halls Airbase.

Sept. 11-12

Spencer –The 37th annual Mountaineer Folk Festival will have two stages of traditional mountain music, pioneer skill demonstrations, country cooking and handmade crafts at Fall Creek Falls State Park.

Sept. 11-20

Knoxville – The Tennessee Valley Fair will have more than 3,000 competitions, thrill rides, entertainment, nightly fireworks, and live, local music at Chilhowee Park.

Sept. 12

Cookeville – Join barbecue teams from all over the United States as they take over downtown Cookeville for the Cookeville Cook-off, the oldest Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned competition east of the Mississippi.

Nashville – Artifact Discovery Day will be held in conjunction to Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month. Explore the prehistoric artifacts and learn about local artifacts from expert archaeologists at the Tennessee State Museum.

Rugby – The Lantern Tour of Laurel Dale Cemetery will unveil new characters from Rugby’s past 6:30 p.m. ET at Laurel Dale Cemetery. Reservations are required.

Sept. 13

Jonesborough – Main Street Brews and Tunes continues with music by The Royal Buzz and craft beer from Fat Bottom Brewery beginning 1 p.m. ET on the Plaza outside of the International Storytelling Center in downtown Jonesborough.

Chattanooga – The Cast Iron Cook-Off will welcome local chefs to do live cooking demonstrations and compete for bragging rights at Chattanooga Market.

Sept. 17

Bristol, TN/VA – The Black Lillies will be featured during the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Kick-Off Concert 8 p.m. ET in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.

Chattanooga – The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera’s 2015/16 season will open with Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Cvorak’s Carnival Overture, Barber’s Knoxville Summer of 1915 and many more 7:30 p.m. ET at the Tivoli Theatre.

Sept. 17-19

Algood – Enjoy the slower pace of life and learn the art of quilting at the 27th Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival in downtown Algood.

Sept. 17-Dec. 6

Memphis – Linda Threadgill’s work will be on display during Master Metalsmith: Linda Threadgill with her etching techniques showcased in sculpture, hollowware, and fine jewelry at the Metal Museum.

Sept. 18-19

Huntsville – Polaris Camp RZR, one of the nation’s best ATV events, will welcome riders from around the U.S. for demo rides, live music with Jake Owen as the headliner, and $200,000 prize giveaways at Brimstone Recreation.

Chapel Hill – The family-friendly Step Back in Time Festival will have music, food, storytellers, re-enactors, and demonstrations at Henry Horton State Park.

Gallatin – The Sweet Tea & Shopping’s 2015 Fall Frenzy will offer vintage, handmade, original works and art, special displays, live music and more at the Sumner County Fairgrounds.

Red Boiling Springs – Experience a Ghost Hunt Weekend at the Thomas House where it has been witness to numerous murders, accidents, three fires, and sits on the path of an ancient Native American trail.

Sept 18-20

Cowan – The Fall Heritage Festival celebrates history, music and art in the foothills of the Cumberland in downtown Cowan.

Nashville – Nashville Ballet is kicking off its 30th anniversary season with Peter Pan at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. 

Sept. 19

Oneida – The annual Haunting in the Hills Storytelling Festival will include Carrie Sue Ayvar, Megan Hicks, Donna Washington, and Dan Keding as well as music, crafts and more at Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area.

Union City – The Great American Air Show will take place 3:30 p.m. at Discovery Park of America. The event is free and open to the public. 

Memphis – The Buccaneer Adventure Breakfast will have chicken minis, fruit and cinnamon rolls before the fun begins with scavenger hunts, pictures with Pirate Jack and more 9:30-10:30 a.m. at The Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Luttrell – Take in the wealth of bluegrass music, crafters and food vendors during the Luttrell Music (Bluegrass) Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET at Luttrell Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Clarksville – The 10th annual Frolic on Franklin: A Celebration of the Arts will showcase more than 30 artists, staged entertainment and art demonstrations 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in downtown Clarksville.

Gallatin – Brewfest at the Barn is a 21-year-old and up event that brings together local food and brews along with live music together for Sumner County’s only craft beer festival at the Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Clarksville – Gala 33 will kick off the 2015/16 season of professional live theater 6 p.m. at the Roxy Regional Theatre.

Jonesborough – Be there as the Northeast Tennessee Chapter of the Rolling Thunder will perform the symbolic missing man event including a roll call representing the absence of more than 90 thousand Prisoners of War – Missing in Action since World War I 5:30 p.m. ET at the Veterans Memorial Park.

Knoxville – The 51st annual Country Market will feature arts, crafts, antiques, classic car cruise-in, music, historic house tours, and more at the Historic Ramsey House. Tickets are $5.

Memphis – See the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth perform 8 p.m. at The Orpheum Theatre.

Crossville – The Sweet Corn Festival will have live demonstrations, entertainment, corn mazes, pumpkins and lots of sweet corn dipped in butter and seasoned for taste at Autumn Acres.

Hilham – The 33rd National Rolley Hole Championship and Marble Festival brings the nation’s best players together for a tournament that also includes marble making, a swap meet, demonstrations, music and food at Standing Stone State Park.

Munford – Celebrate Munford will feature music by Jessica Burns, I-69, Skyelor Anderson, and Swingin Leroy, family fun and more 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Munford.

Sept. 19, 25

Knoxville – Catch the electrifying The Dirty Guv’nahs during The Farewell Tour 8 p.m. ET at the Bijou Theatre and 8 p.m. ET at the Tennessee Theatre.

Sept. 20

Memphis – Live entertainment, barbecue and scarecrows will be featured during Scarecrows at Lichterman Nature Center 5-8 p.m. at the Lichterman Nature Center. Tickets are $15.

Sept. 22-27

Nashville – The stage version of the worldwide smash-hit film Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage will play at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall.

Sept. 24

Gallatin – The public is invited to the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Douglass-Clark House with re-enactors, music, speakers and refreshments 3 p.m. at Douglass-Clark House.

Sept. 25

Collierville – “Everything is awesome” when families catch The Lego Movie playing during Movie Mania beginning at dusk at Carriage Crossing.

Sept. 25-26

Tullahoma – The 41A Music and Arts Festival will have daily live music performances in downtown Tullahoma.

Sept. 25-27

Woodbury – The Short Mountain Old Time Music Festival will have old-time music, camping, food from the Stillhouse Restaurant and more at Short Mountain Distillery.

Sept. 25-Oct. 11

Memphis – See the play The Matchmaker at Playhouse on the Square.

Sept. 26

Columbia – The inaugural Muletown Open/Amateur BBQ Cook-off will celebrate the Southern tradition along with music, arts and crafts, antique motorcycle display and more 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverwalk Park.

Knoxville – The Great Smoky Mountains Salamander Ball will take place 6:30-10 p.m. ET at the Knoxville Zoo.

Murfreesboro – Oktoberfest will feature local craft brewers, food, football and more 5-10 p.m. at Oaklands Historic House Museum.

Covington – Young farmers and farm animals are welcome to the annual Heritage Day Children's Parade 8:45 a.m. in front of the Covington Post Office on South Main Street in downtown Covington.

McMinnville – Taarka & Front Country will perform for audiences at Bluegrass Underground in the Volcano Room at Cumberland Caverns.

Sept. 26-27

Nashville – The Grand Master Fiddler Championship will welcome the best fiddlers to compete 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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