Fall Foliage Colors Display
The 9 Lakes of East Tennessee region is known for its beauty and the fall is no exception. The abundance and variety of hardwood creates a palette of colors against the blues of the sky and lakes. The number of recreational activities is a draw for families and visitors seeking a weekend getaways to enjoy the brilliant foliage found across the region. Here is a sampling of events that feature a dramatic fall backdrop and an adventure of your choice:
September 29- Louie Bluie Festival is an all‑day family‑fun festival features four stages of music including traditional Old‑time, Blues, Gospel, Mountain Jazz, and Bluegrass, plus storytelling and theater and a Kid’s Fun Zone with lots of activities for the children. High quality art and handmade crafts
Oct 13- Big Creek Fall ATV Festival draws riders from the Midwest and Southeast to experience some of the best OHV trails in East Tennessee. The Big Creek Fall ATV Festival is named after Big Creek that runs through the middle of downtown Lafollette. The festival is a fun day of ATV (all-terrain vehicle) riding, music, food, arts, crafts, and an amazing firework show.
Oct-27-28- Mountain Makins and Art Festival has been the place to be on the last weekend in October since 1975. The festival features folk life, with crafts celebrating the traditions of Appalachia through traditional music and dance, fine art, juried crafts, skilled demonstrations, encampments, a variety of food, children’s activities and more. The two day event is held at the Historic Rose Arts Center in Morristown.
Nov 3: Townsend Grains and Grits is a celebration of southern spirits and gourmet grub. Visitors are treated to a unique opportunity to experience the thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in Townsend.
Nov 19: The Bigfoot Blast 5K/10K Trail Run is a fun, challenging trail with rolling hills and a beautiful mountain view. This trail consists of gravel, dirt and rock at Windrock Park in Oliver Springs.
Great Adventures Begin in Great Places- Find your adventure here in the 9 Lakes of East Tennessee. With 9 Lakes, 4 National Parks, 2 National Byways, 1 National Footpath Trail, plan a getaway that is uniquely you.