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

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Mule Day Nashville & Central Columbia 1840 $ Mar-Apr
A Mountain Quiltfest Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1995 Free Mar
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue Chattanooga Lynchburg 1989 Varies Oct
RiverRocks Outdoor Festival Chattanooga Chattanooga 2010 Free Oct
Tennessee Sandhill Crane Festival Chattanooga Birchwood 1991 Free Jan
Festival of Nations at Dollywood Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 2001 $$$ Mar-Apr
Bonnaroo Music Festival Chattanooga Manchester 2002 $$$ Jun
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg 1951 $$$ Apr
Frontier Days Chattanooga Lynchburg 1963 Varies Jun
Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Sevierville 2005 Free May
Winter Heritage Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Townsend 2007 Free Jan
Enchanted Garden of Lights Chattanooga Lookout Mountain 1994 $$ Nov-Dec
Rock City's Shamrock City Chattanooga Lookout Mountain 2007 $$$ Mar
Southern Blooms Festival Chattanooga Lookout Mountain 2009 $$$ May
Valley Fest Chattanooga Dunlap 2011 $ May
Rocktoberfest Chattanooga Lookout Mountain 2007 $$$ Oct
National Cornbread Festival Chattanooga South Pittsburg 1996 $ Apr
Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 2012 $$ Mar
Sevierville CVB Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Sevierville 1794 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Rhythm N' Blooms Music Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 2011 $$$ Apr
Riverbend Festival Chattanooga Chattanooga 1982 $$$ Jun IFEA
Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1978 $ Feb
Wilderness Wildlife Week Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1990 Free May
Lenoir City Arts & Crafts Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Lenoir City 1962 $ Jun
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1985 Free May
Townsend Heritage Festival & Old Timers Day Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Townsend 1993 Free May
Patriot Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1990 Free Jul
Tennessee Valley Fair Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1916 $ Sep
Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen's Fair Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg 1976 $ Jul
Crossville Oktoberfest Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Crossville 1991 $ Oct
Secret City Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Oak Ridge 2002 Varies Jun IFEA
FreedomFest Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Alcoa 1974 Free Jun
Maple Lane Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Greenback 1999 $ Sep-Oct
Wings Over Big South Fork Air & Car Show Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Oneida 2004 Free Sep
Mountain Makins Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Morristown 1976 $ Oct
Regal Celebration of Lights Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville Free Nov
Appalachian Heritage Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Huntsville 1993 Free Sep
Celebrate Freedom Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1999 Free Aug
Foothills Craft Guild Fall Show Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1967 $ Nov
Greek Fest Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1980 $ Sep
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Maryville 1981 $$ May
Harvest Festival at Dollywood Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville 1997 Free Sep-Nov
Elvis Week Memphis & Delta Memphis 1982 Varies Aug
Smoky Mountain Christmas Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge $$$ Nov-Jan
AutoZone Liberty Bowl Memphis & Delta Memphis 1959 $$$ Dec
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Memphis & Delta Memphis 1935 Varies Jan
Mid-South Sports,RV & Boat Show Memphis & Delta East Memphis 1965 $ Feb
Christmas at Historic Rugby Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Rugby $ Dec
West Tennesse State Fair Memphis & Delta Jackson 1855 $ Sep
Inernational Rockabilly Music Festival Memphis & Delta Jackson 2001 $$$ Aug
Rockin' the Docks Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Lenoir City 2000 Free Jun
Smoky Mountain Winterfest Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Pigeon Forge 1989 Free Nov-Feb
Beale Street Music Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 1977 $$$ May
Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 1986 $ Apr
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Memphis & Delta Memphis 1978 $-$$$ May
Christmas at Graceland Memphis & Delta Memphis 1982 Varies Nov-Jan
West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Memphis & Delta Humboldt 1934 Varies May
Tennessee Iris Festival Memphis & Delta Dresden 1980 Varies Apr-May
Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 1993 Free Apr
Old Time Bluegrass and Fiddlers' Jamboree Memphis & Delta Holladay 1957 $ Apr
Memphis Brewfest Memphis & Delta Memphis 2010 $$$ Apr
Southern Hot Wing Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 2003 $$ Apr
Trenton Teapot Festival Memphis & Delta Trenton 1981 Varies Apr-May
TN River BBQ & Music Festival Memphis & Delta Savannah 2015 $ Mar
Memphis Greek Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 1959 Free May
Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run Memphis & Delta Pickwick Dam 2002 $$ Oct
Savannah Bluegrass Festival Memphis & Delta Savannah 1978 Free Jul
Daffodil Days Nashville & Central Bell Buckle 1978 Free Mar
Tin Pan South - Songwriters Festival Nashville & Central Nashville 1993 $$$ Mar-Apr
World's Biggest Fish Fry Nashville & Central Paris 1953 Varies Apr
St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Marathon & Half Marathon Nashville & Central Nashville 2000 $$$ Apr
Iroquois Steeplechase Nashville & Central Nashville 1941 $$-$$$ May
CMA Music Festival Nashville & Central Nashville 1972 $$-$$$ Jun
Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration Nashville & Central Shelbyville 1939 $-$$$ Aug-Sep
Uncle Dave Macon Days - A Roots Rendezvous Festival Nashville & Central Murfreesboro 1978 $ Jul
Tennessee State Fair Nashville & Central Nashville 1855 $ Sep
Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree Nashville & Central Smithville 1972 Free Jun-Jul
Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville Nashville & Central Nashville 1989 $$ Feb
Tennessee Renaissance Festival Nashville & Central Arrington-Triune 1985 $$ May
Diana Singing Nashville & Central Pulaski 1969 Free Jun
Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Nashville & Central Nashville 1989 $$ Mar-Apr
Lincoln County Fair Nashville & Central Fayetteville 1904 $-$$ Sep
International Folkfest Nashville & Central Murfreesboro 1986 Free Jun
Main Street JazzFest Nashville & Central Murfreesboro 1997 Free May
Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival Nashville & Central Nashville 2009 Free Apr
Fall FunFest Nashville & Central Cookeville 1997 Free Sep
Nashville Film Festival Nashville & Central Nashville 1969 $$$ Apr
Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival Nashville & Central Portland 1940 Free May
Visit Wilson County Nashville & Central Lebanon 1799 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival Nashville & Central Hermitage 2006 $$ Apr
Unicoi County Apple Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Erwin 1977 Free Oct
Dickens of a Christmas Nashville & Central Franklin 1985 Free Dec
Goats, Music & More Festival Nashville & Central Lewisburg 2003 Free Oct
Pumpkinfest Nashville & Central Franklin 1984 Free Oct
Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Bristol 1961 $$$ Aug
Southern Festival of Books Nashville & Central Nashville 1989 Free Oct
Storytelling Live! Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Jonesborough 2002 $$ May-Oct
Heritage Days Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Rogersville 1979 Free Oct
Decaturville Main Street Festival Nashville & Central Decaturville 2000 Varies Oct
Newport Harvest Street Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Newport 1986 Free Oct
Nashville International Auto Show Nashville & Central Nashville 1999 Free-$ Nov
Nashville Oktoberfest Nashville & Central Nashville 1980 Free Oct
Tennessee Quilts' QuiltFest Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Jonesborough Free-$$$ Jul
Roan Mountain Rhododendron Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Roan Mountain 1947 $ Jun
Food City 500 Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Bristol 1992 $$$ Apr
Food City 300 Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Bristol 1982 $$$ Sep
Blue Plum Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Johnson City 1999 Free Jun
Music City Bowl Nashville & Central Nashville 1998 $$$ Dec
National Banana Pudding Festival & Cook-Off Nashville & Central Centerville 2010 $ Oct
National Storytelling Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Jonesborough 1973 $$$ Oct
Jonesborough Days Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Jonesborough 1970 Free-$$ Jul
Clarksville Riverfest Nashville & Central Clarksville 1987 Free Sep
Dogwood Arts Festival Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1961 Free Apr
Memphis in May International Festival Memphis & Delta Memphis 1977 Varies May IFEA
Greeneville Iris Festival Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Greeneville 1994 Free May
Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen's Fair Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg 1976 $ Oct
Wilson County Fair Nashville & Central Lebanon 1853 $ Aug
City of Franklin Nashville & Central Franklin 1799 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Gatlinburg CVB Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Gatlinburg 1856 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival Chattanooga Chattanooga 2007 Free Oct
Hwy 127 Corridor Sale - 690 Miles of Yard Sales Chattanooga Along Hwy. 127 1987 Free Aug
UNOH 200 & Bush's Beans 150 Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Bristol $$$ Aug
Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Clinton 1989 $$ Jul
World's Oldest BBQ Cooking Contest Memphis & Delta Covington 1972 Free Jun
Fun Fest Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Kingsport 1981 $$-$$$ Jul
Christmas in the Chilhowee Knoxville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville & Smoky Mountains Knoxville 1978 Free-$$$ Nov-Dec
Spring Tennessee Craft Fair Nashville & Central Nashville 1972 Free May
Covered Bridge Celebration Tri-Cities - Bristol, Johnson City & Kingsport TN; Heart of Appalachia VA Elizabethton 1967 Free Jun
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