Fall Family Fun

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

Here’s a list of some Fall Family Fun things to do around East Tennessee!

Trick or Treat in the Cave

Cherokee Caverns

8524 Oak Ridge Highway

Knoxville, TN

Trick or treat along the cave trail in your favorite Halloween costume and walk through the world’s only underground vortex tunnel.

Tickets are $10 per person for ages 4 & up (under age 4 free).

Blount Co.

Maple Lane Maze claims to be the oldest corn maze in the Southeast and the first mega corn maze in Tennessee. It includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch and haunted corn maze.

Tall Tales & Pumpkin Trails is a lantern lit trail on 5 acres in Maryville.  Come walk the trail, pick your pumpkin out, get some BBQ, listen to music and take part in a unique event that you will never forget!

Hamblen Co.

Frightmare Manor says it is cleaned, sanitized and spaced this season. The haunted attraction is requiring masks for all its workers and customers, and cast members will be scaring you from a distance or from the ground.

Jefferson Co.

Ballinger Farm has a UFO-themed corn maze and a pumpkin patch.

Echo Valley Corn Maze features three mazes, hayrides, a pumpkin cannon, pumpkin picking and a petting zoo.

Knox Co.

Oakes Farm is celebrating its 20th anniversary this season. It is making some adjustments because of COVID-19. The farm will require customers to buy tickets online and will limit capacity. It will have a hayride-accessible pumpkin patch and a separate patch visitors can walk to. Masks will be required on the hayride, in the barn and in restrooms.

Frightworks Haunted House is open in Powell.  Covid-19 policies in place.  Masks are required for entry.

Loudon Co.

Deep Well Farm  is offering socially-distanced wagon rides and closing its playground this year.

Dead Man’s Farm is debuting its five-acre haunted corn maze this year. It also included a haunted house, virtual reality experience and escape rooms.

McMinn Co.

Mayfield Farm Park  has three corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, ziplines and a few “haunted” options.

Roane Co.

Narramore Farms has a corn maze inspired by the words of Dolly Parton. The maze says “just keep the faith,” something Dolly has said several times during the pandemic. You can find a maze and pumpkin patch there.

Sevier Co.

Kyker Farms Corn Maze has corn mazes, hayrides and a pumpkin patch. It will host zombie paintball rides this year, but will not open its haunted maze.

Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin Luminights displays includes thousands of jack-o-lanterns and fall treats. Dollywood has several safety measures in place due to COVID-19.

Mysterious Mansion calls itself “Gatlinburg’s most haunted attraction.” It’s open year-round, but hosts special events every year for Halloween.

Anakeesta will hold a fall festival this year called “Autumn at Anakeesta.” It includes seasonal food and drinks, a haunted mountain coaster and Halloween-themed move nights.

Trick-or-Treat Events

Boo at the Zoo
Zoo Knoxville
3500 Knoxville Zoo Dr. Knoxville, TN 37914
(865) 637-5331
10/8/20 Passholder Night, 10/9/20-10/11/20, 10/15/20-10/18/20, 10/22/20-10/25/20
General admission: $10 per person, $9 passholders, under 4 are free. Free parking.
Activities include: trick-or-treating, music, games, carousel ride, and more. See website for more details.

Trick or Treat in the Cave at Cherokee Caverns
8524 Oak Ridge Hwy. Knoxville, TN 37931
10/23/20 5:00PM-8:00PM, 10/24/20 and 10/25/20 3:00PM-8:00PM
10/30/20 5:00PM-8:00PM, 10/31/20 3:00PM-8:00PM
General admission: ages 4+ and adults $10. Ages 3 and under free. Credit cards accepted.
Stroller and wheelchair friendly. Masks and social distancing are required.
Activities include: trick-or-treating and more.
See website for details.

Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo
Farragut Community Center
239 Jamestown Blvd. Farragut, TN 37934
Friday, 10/30/20 5:00PM-7:00PM
Children 12 and under are invited to participate. Costumes required. All participants in Freaky Friday Drive-Thru Boo must be in vehicles. Pre-registration is required.
Activities include: trick-or-treating.
See the event Facebook page for more details.

Fall Harvest Fest & Craft Fair
Horse Haven of Tennessee
2477 Ford Road Lenoir City, TN 37772
(865) 609-4030
Saturday, 10/20/20 11:00AM-4:00PM
For all ages/family friendly. This event is in place of the previous event called “Boo at the Barn.”
General admission: $10/carload.
Activities include: craft fair, pumpkin patch, pony rides, food, entertainment, silent auction and bounce houses. See their Facebook page for more details.

Pigeon Forge Spooktacular Drive-Thru
Pigeon Forge Community Center
170 Community Center Drive, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 429-7373
Thursday, 10/29/20 Time TBA
General admission: FREE
Activities include: TBA
Follow the Pigeon Forge Parks & Recreation Department on Facebook for announcements on this event.

Gatlinburg Treat or Treat Kickoff Karnival
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza
88 River Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(888) 240-1358
Thursday, 10/31/20 11:00AM-5:00PM
General admission: FREE
Activities include: contests, costumed characters, candy and more. See the website for more details.

Monsters at the Museum
East Tennessee History Center
601 South Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 215-8824
Saturday, 10/31/20 11:00AM-2:00PM
General admission: FREE
Activities include: games, crafts, storytelling, trick-or-treating, and costume contests. See website for more details.

Central Bearden Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat 
6300 Deane Hill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-0586
Sunday 10/25/20 3:00PM-5:00PM
General admission: FREE
Activities include: trunk-or-treat, puppets, hay rides, rock wall, photo booth, food and more. See event website for more details.

Park West Church Fall Family Movie Night 
7635 Middlebrook Pike Knoxville, TN 37909
(865) 693-0144
Wednesday 10/28/20 6:00PM-9:00PM
General admission: FREE
Activities include: Secret Life of Pets 2 outdoor screening, complimentary pre-packaged dinner, free candy bag for children 5th grade & under, family costume contest and more.
See event Facebook page for more details.

Dead Man’s Farm Haunted House
13100 West Lee Highway Philadelphia, TN 37846
(865) 803-4425
Opening Day: Friday, 10/2/20
10/2/20-10/31/20 Begins at 7:00PM. See website for exact days and times.
General admission: $20.00 for ages 12+. $5.00 parking. Cash or credit available. Not recommended for those under 12 years of age. See website for additional ticket information. *Note Dead Man’s Farm is no longer based at Deep Well Farm in Lenoir City. It is now located in Philadelphia, TN.*
Come experience an approximate 35-minute, interactive walk-through, and live performance. This year, midway attractions have been added that are challenging and horror based. Midway tickets must be purchased separately. See website or Facebook page for further details.

Zombie Blasterz at Kyker Farms
938 Alder Branch Rd. Sevierville, TN 37876
(865) 679-4848
Opening Day: Saturday, 10/10/20
October: 10, 17, 24, 30 8:00PM-10:00PM
General admission: $16.50. See Facebook page for further details.

Knoxville Horror Film Fest

Parkway Drive-In
2909 E Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 379804
(865) 951-2447
Thursday 10/17/19 5:00PM-9:00PM, Friday 10/18/19 12:00PM-2:00AM, Saturday 10/19/19 12:00PM-2:00AM, Sunday 10/20/19 1:00PM-10:00PM
Passes/Tickets: $20-$90
Activities include: horror movies.
See the event Facebook page for more details.

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
36 Market Square, Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 377-9677
Thursdays & Fridays, Times Vary
General admission: $40 adult, $35 youth. See website for further details.

Frightmare Manor
7558 W Andrew Johnson Highway Talbott, TN 37877
(865) 471-2878
10/9/20-10/10/20, 10/16/20-10/18/20, 10/22/20-10/25/20,10/29/20-10/31/30 & 11/13/20, Thursdays & Sundays 7:30PM-9:30PM, Fridays & Saturdays 7:00PM-11:30PM.
General admission: $24.99-$60. See website and Facebook page for further details.

1904 W Emory Road Powell, TN 37849
(865) 769-7273
Saturday 9/26/20-Saturday 10/31/20, Times vary
General admission: $23-$57. Free parking. See website and Facebook page for further details.

Virtual Bewitching Beasts at UT Gardens

2431 Joe Johnson Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
At-Home Kit: Individual $8, Set of 4 $24 Advanced registration required. Credit cards accepted.
Activities include: Fun crafts about bewitching beasts while in the comfort of your home. Participants will pre-register and pick up a kit from the gardens. Several videos will be sent on Halloween. In addition, Friday through Sunday you will be able to visit the gardens. See website for registration details.

Knoxville Virtual Race for the Cure

Saturday, 10/31/20 8:30AM
Race where you are! Walk or run a 5K to support the Susan G. Komen Organization to save lives and fund research for breast cancer. See website for more details.

Fall Harvest Days

Museum of Appalachia
2819 Andersonville Hwy Clinton, TN 37716
(865) 494-7680
Saturday, 10/22/20-10/24/20 9:00AM-6:00PM
Admission: $42/family (2 adults and children/youth ages 5-18), $18/adults, $10 youth (ages 13-18), $6/child (ages 6-12), under 5 with parent free. Museum members are free.
Fall Harvest Days will look a little different this year, but there will still be lots of fun including a pumpkin patch, hayrides, an antique tractor and engine display, sorghum making, and sheep shearing. See website for more details.

Farragut Fall Festival

11240 Kingston Pike Farragut, TN 37934
Sunday 10/4/20 3:00PM-8:00PM
Come shop local vendors, enjoy food and drink along with live music. See the Festival’s Facebook page for more details.

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
9/25/20-10/31/20 until 9:00PM. See website for complete park hours.
See website for ticket prices and admission details.
Come out to experience Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights. There will be multiple Gospel groups performing during the festival, so be sure to check the schedule online. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights will be double the size this year and feature thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins and many other family friendly fall activities, including lots of new additions this year! See website for more details.

The Market at Mary Costa Plaza

Knoxville Civic Auditorium/Coliseum
500 Howard Baker Jr. Ave. Knoxville, TN 37915
Now through Saturday, 12/19/20
Wednesdays 10:00AM-1:00PM
Saturdays 9:00AM-1:00PM
Free admission everyday and free parking in most garages on Saturdays.
The Market Square Farmers’ Market has temporarily been put on hold due to COVID-19. In the meantime, the market will be operating the Market at Mary Costa Plaza featuring some of the favorite vendors from Market Square.

New Harvest Park Outdoor Farmers’ Market

New Harvest Park
4775 New Harvest Lane Knoxville, TN 37918
Now through Thursday, 9/24/20
Thursdays 3:00PM-6:00PM
Come shop local vendors and farmers’ produce. See Facebook page for more details.

The Tempest 

Knoxville Children’s Theatre
109 E. Churchwell Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917
(865) 208-3677
Thursday, 11/5/20 and 11/12/20 7:00PM
Friday, 10/30/20, 11/11/20 and 11/13/20 7:00PM
Saturday, 10/31/20, 11/7/20 and 11/14/20 1:00PM and 5:00PM
Sunday, 11/1/20, 11/8/20 and 11/15/20 3:00PM and 7:00PM
Come out to watch children ages 6 to 16 perform one of Shakespeare’s classics in Knoxville’s cozy children’s theatre. See website for more details and ticket prices.

Shakespeare Off the Square

Ijams Nature Center
2915 Island Home Ave Knoxville, TN 37920
Thursday, 10/1/20, 10/8/20 and 10/15/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Friday, 10/2/20, 10/9/20 and 10/16/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday, 10/3/20, 10/10/20 and 10/17/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday, 10/4/20, 10/11/20 and 10/19/20 7:00PM-9:00PM
Admission: $15 (13 & older), Guests 12 & under are free
Shakespeare and one of his most haunting of plays, “MacBeth,” are headed to Ijams, where you can enjoy the production on the Visitor Center lawn while maintaining safe, physical distance! See website for more details.

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