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Rate Ranges:  Free,  $ = less than $10,  $$ = $10 to $25,  $$$ = greater than $25
For exact festival dates, contact local visitors bureaus here.

Chattanooga | Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains
Memphis & Delta | Nashville | Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport

Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival Birchwood 1991 Free Jan  
Rock City's Shamrock City Lookout Mountain 2008 $$ Mar  
National Cornbread Festival South Pittsburg 1996 $ Apr  
Southern Blooms Festival Lookout Mountain 2009 $$ May  
Valley Fest Dunlap 2011 $ May  
 
Bonnaroo Music Festival Manchester 2002 $$$ Jun  
Frontier Days Lynchburg 1963 Varies Jun  
Riverbend Music Festival Chattanooga 1982 $$$ Jun  
Beersheba Springs Arts & Crafts Fair Beersheba Springs 1967 Free Aug  
Hwy 127 Corridor Sale - 690 Miles of Yard Sales Along Hwy. 127 1987 Free Aug  
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue Lynchburg 1989 Varies Oct  
RiverRocks Outdoor Festival Chattanooga 2010 Free Oct  
Rocktoberfest Lookout Mountain 2006 $$ Oct  
Three Sisters Music Festival Chattanooga 2007 Free Oct  
Enchanted Garden of Lights Lookout Mountain 1994 $$ Nov-Jan  
Winter Heritage Festival Townsend 2007 Free Jan  
Dogwood Arts Festival House & Garden Show Knoxville 1978 $ Feb  
A Mountain Quiltfest Pigeon Forge 1995 Free Mar  
 
Chuckwagon Cookoff Competition Pigeon Forge 2017 $$ Mar  
Dollywood's Festival of Nations Pigeon Forge 2001 $$$ Mar-Apr  
Dogwood Arts Festival Knoxville 1961 Free Apr  
Rhythm N' Blooms Music Festival Knoxville 2011 $$$ Apr  
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg 1951 $$$ Apr  
Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival Sevierville 2005 Free May  
Dolly's Homecoming Parade Pigeon Forge 1985 Free May  
 
International Biscuit Festival Knoxville 2009 $$-$$$ May  
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games Maryville 1981 $$ May  
Townsend Spring Heritage Festival & Old Timers Day Townsend 1993 Free May  
Wilderness Wildlife Week Pigeon Forge 1990 Free May  
FreedomFest Alcoa 1974 Free Jun  
Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival Lenoir City 1962 $ Jun  
Secret City Festival Oak Ridge 2002 Varies Jun  
Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen's Fair Gatlinburg 1976 $ Jul  
July 4th Celebration & Anvil Shoot Clinton 1989 $$ Jul  
Patriot Festival Pigeon Forge 1990 Free Jul  
Rockin the Docks - July 4th Celebration Lenoir City 2002 Free Jul  
Celebrate Freedom! Pigeon Forge 1999 Free Aug  
Appalachian Heritage Festival Huntsville 1993 Free Sep  
 
Greek Fest Knoxville 1980 $ Sep  
Tennessee Valley Fair Knoxville 1916 $ Sep  
Townsend Fall Heritage Festival Townsend 1993 Free Sep  
 
Wings Over Big South Fork Air Show & Car Show Oneida 2004 Free Sep  
Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville 1997 Free Sep-Oct  
Maple Lane Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Greenback 1999 $ Sep-Oct  
Crossville Oktoberfest Crossville 1991 $ Oct  
Foothills Fall Festival Maryville 2000 Varies Oct  
Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen's Fair Gatlinburg 1976 $ Oct  
Mountain Makins Festival Morristown 1975 $ Oct  
Tennessee Fall Homecoming Clinton 1979 $$$ Oct  
 
Foothills Craft Guild Annual Fine Craft Show Knoxville 1967 $ Nov  
 
Regal Celebration of Lights Knoxville Free Nov  
 
Christmas in the City Knoxville 1978 Free-$$$ Nov-Dec  
Smoky Mountain Christmas Pigeon Forge $$$ Nov-Jan  
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Pigeon Forge 1989 Free Nov-Feb  
Christmas at Historic Rugby Rugby $ Dec  
Christmas in Old Appalachia Clinton 1989 $$ Dec  
Rockin' the Docks Lenoir City 2000 Free  
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Memphis 1935 Varies Jan  
Mid-South Sports & Boat Show East Memphis 1965 $ Feb  
 
Blues Hog BBQ & Music Festival Savannah 2015 $ Mar-Apr  
Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival Memphis 1986 $ Apr  
 
Memphis Brewfest Memphis 2010 $$$ Apr  
Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival Memphis 1993 Free Apr  
 
Southern Hot Wing Festival Memphis 2003 $$ Apr  
Tennessee Iris Festival Dresden 1980 Varies Apr-May  
Trenton Teapot Festival Trenton 1981 Varies Apr-May  
901Fest Memphis 2016 $ May  
Beale Street Music Festival Memphis 1977 $$$ May  
Memphis Greek Festival Memphis 1959 Free May  
Memphis in May International Festival Memphis 1977 Varies May  
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Humboldt 1934 Varies May  
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Memphis 1978 $-$$$ May  
World's Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest Covington 1972 Free Jun  
Savannah Bluegrass Festival Savannah 1978 Free Jul  
Elvis Week Memphis 1982 Varies Aug  
Inernational Rockabilly Music Festival Jackson 2001 $$$ Aug  
SAACA African American Street Festival Jackson 1990 $ Aug  
West Tennesse State Fair Jackson 1855 $ Sep  
Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run Pickwick Dam 2002 $$ Oct  
Christmas at Graceland Memphis 1982 Varies Nov-Jan  
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis 1959 $$$ Dec  
Visit Clarksville Clarksville 1784 Varies Jan-Dec
Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Nashville 1989 $$ Feb  
Daffodil Days Bell Buckle 1978 Free Mar  
Mule Day Columbia 1840 $ Mar-Apr  
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Nashville 1989 $$ Mar-Apr  
Tin Pan South - Songwriters Festival Nashville 1993 $$$ Mar-Apr  
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Nashville 2009 Free Apr  
Nashville Film Festival Nashville 1969 $$$ Apr  
 
Nature Fest Cookeville 2005 Free Apr  
Renaissance Faire Ardmore 2003 $$ Apr  
 
St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon Nashville 2000 $$$ Apr  
World's Biggest Fish Fry Paris 1953 Varies Apr  
Dogwood Festival Winchester 2005 Free May  
Main Street Jazz Fest Murfreesboro 1997 Free May  
Old Timers Day Dickson 1958 Free May  
Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Nashville 1972 Free May  
Strawberry Festival Portland 1940 Free May  
Tennessee Renaissance Festival Arrington-Triune 1985 $$ May  
The Iroquois Steeplechase Nashville 1941 $$-$$$ May  
CMA Music Festival Nashville 1972 $$-$$$ Jun  
Diana Singing Pulaski 1969 Free Jun  
Inernational FolkFest Murfreesboro 1986 Free Jun  
Madison Bluegrass Festival Madison 2006 $ Jun  
Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree & Crafts Festival Smithville 1972 Free Jun-Jul  
Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival Murfreesboro 1978 $ Jul  
Wilson County Fair Lebanon 1853 $ Aug  
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Shelbyville 1939 $-$$$ Aug-Sep  
Clarksville Riverfest Showcase Clarksville 1987 Free Sep  
Fall FunFest Cookeville 1997 Free Sep  
Lincoln County Fair Fayetteville 1904 $-$$ Sep  
Tennessee State Fair Nashville 1855 $ Sep  
Decaturville Main Street Festival Decaturville 2000 Varies Oct  
Goats, Music & More Festival Lewisburg 2003 Free Oct  
Nashville Oktoberfest Nashville 1980 Free Oct  
National Banana Pudding Festival & Cook-Off Centerville 2010 $ Oct  
 
Pumpkinfest Franklin 1984 Free Oct  
Southern Festival of Books Nashville 1989 Free Oct  
Nashville International Autoshow Nashville $ Nov  
Dickens of a Christmas Franklin 1985 Free Dec  
Music City Bowl Nashville 1998 $$$ Dec  
Food City 500 Bristol 1992 $$$ Apr  
Greeneville Iris Festival Greeneville 1994 Free May  
Storytelling Live! Jonesborough 2002 $$ May-Oct  
Blue Plum Festival Johnson City 1999 Free Jun  
Covered Bridge Celebration Elizabethton 1967 Free Jun  
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival Roan Mountain 1947 $ Jun  
Fun Fest Kingsport 1981 $$-$$$ Jul  
Jonesborough Days Jonesborough 1970 Free-$$ Jul  
Quilt Festival Jonesborough Free-$$$ Jul  
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Bristol 1961 $$$ Aug  
Food City 300 Bristol 1982 $$$ Aug  
UNOH 200 & Bush's Beans 150 Bristol $$$ Aug  
Heritage Days Rogersville 1979 Free Oct  
National Storytelling Festival Jonesborough 1973 $$$ Oct  
Newport Harvest Street Festival Newport 1986 Free Oct  
Unicoi County Apple Festival Erwin 1977 Free Oct  
Speedway in Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway Bristol 1998 $$ Nov-Jan  
Peachtree City CVB (b)