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16 Festivals to Help You Celebrate Fall in Tennessee

Looking for ideas to celebrate fall? Check out some of our favorite October festivals across Tennessee. From blues music to local markets and traditions to fall produce and crafts, the state has plenty of activities perfect for the whole family. East Tennessee 10/6 – 10/7—3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival | Chattanooga, TN Enjoy some rich southern bluegrass in the Scenic City at the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival. Featuring more than 10 performances in two days, it’s no wonder this festival was recently named one of the Top Five Bluegrass Festivals by Great American Country. And admission is free! 10/6-10/7—Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival | Erwin, TN Located just south of Johnson City, downtown Erwin is host to the Annual Unicoi County Apple Festival. The event boasts over 350 arts and crafts vendors from around the county including painting, photography, wood-turning, sculpture, metal, jewelry, glass and more. You and your family can get your fill at one of three food courts while you enjoy live music, children’s rides, activities, tournaments and more. 10/6 – 10/21—RiverRocks Festival | Chattanooga, …

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Family Activities in Tennessee to Enjoy After School Starts

The kids may be heading back to school soon, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. There are many opportunities to spend time together well after summer ends and the first school bell rings. Here are some ideas for late summer family activities in Tennessee. Outdoor Adventures Tennessee is full of places to get outside and enjoy nature as a family. Pack a picnic and head to one of a dozen state parks, where you’ll find plenty of inspiration to go hiking, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and even swimming. Interpretive centers and outdoor educational opportunities — like Bays Mountain Park in Kingsport, the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge or Discovery Park of America in Union City — also offer families the chance to spend an afternoon learning about the science of local nature. Historic Day Trips It’s fairly easy to get across the state, so consider taking a weekend trip to learn about Tennessee’s rich history — after the kids finish their homework, of course. In East Tennessee alone, you’ll …