September 2013 Events in Tennessee

August 19, 2013

By Rachel Bertone

Pumpkin Patch

Boomsday Festival – Sept. 1, Knoxville
The largest Labor Day weekend fireworks display in the nation is fun for the whole family including games, children’s activities, food, beverages and live entertainment. CONTACT: boomsday.org

Music on the Town Concert Series – Sept. 5-19, Dandridge
Tap your toes to the beat at the Music on the Town Concert Series, which features live local bands every Thursday. The first concert of the season features Paula Michelle, and the event is free to the public. CONTACT: mainstreetdandridge.com

PAART presents Montana Skie – Sept. 6, Crossville
Enjoy the sounds of cello guitar fusion with Montana Skies – a duo with the full spectrum of an orchestra and the energy of a rock band. These award-winning musicians perform everything from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, as well as their own originals that have been featured on NPR and the Travel Channel. PAART is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting preforming artists in order to enrich, educate and entertain. CONTACT: (931) 484-6133, palacetheatre-crossville.com, performingartsalliance.org

Main St. Live – Sept. 6-27, Springfield
Jackson Downtown Development Corporation is pleased to announce its Main Street Live Concert Series. This concert series is every Friday night in September at 7 p.m. on Fox Property and will be a free community event for the whole family, featuring some of West Tennessee’s most talented bands. Come enjoy great local music, and don’t forget your chair! CONTACT: downtownjackson.com

54th Annual West Tennessee Collectors Club Coin Show – Sept. 7-8, Jackson
Collectors can rummage through U.S. and foreign coins, ancient coins, tokens, gold and silver, paper money, Confederate money and much more that will be bought and sold by dealers (all of them primarily coin or currency dealers) from several states. CONTACT: (731) 394-3972

Lincoln County Fair – Sept. 7-14, Fayetteville
The award-winning Lincoln County Fair is an 8-day event with livestock shows, daily harness racing, two concert nights, bull riding, quarter horse races, demolition derby and a truck and tractor pull. The fair will be celebrating 109 years in 2013. CONTACT: lincolncountyfairinfo.com

Southern Heritage Classic – Sept. 12-14, Memphis
Celebrate the start of football season with an intense match-up between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University. Get there early for fun events before the game. CONTACT: (901) 398-6655, southernheritageclassic.com

Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run – Sept. 12-14, Savannah
Country music star Darryl Worley presents his annual festival including events like Song Writers in the Round, a 5k run, battle of the bands, a bass fishing tournament and more. The event culminates Saturday evening with a concert on Main Street in downtown Savannah. CONTACT: tnriverrun.org

Bell Witch Bluegrass Festival – Sept. 13-14, Adams
People come from all over the Tennessee and Kentucky to hear and participate in this first-rate musical celebration. Activities for this annual event begin Friday at 7 p.m. and continue Saturday from 8 a.m. until well after dark. There are competitions (with cash prizes) in fiddling, clogging, harmonica, banjo, mandolin, guitar and dobro. CONTACT: (615) 696-2593, adamstennessee.org

SEE ALSO: Catch the Spirit in Adams, Tennessee, Home of the Bell Witch

“Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show – Sept. 13-14, Norris
Norris’ own “Days of the Pioneer” Antique Show will feature 60 of the best 18th- and 19th-century antique dealers in the country. Held on the beautiful grounds of the Museum of Appalachia, the event will include historic demonstrations, Civil War re-enactors and mountain music. CONTACT: museumofappalachia.org

Casey Jones Village Old-Time Music Festival – Sept. 14, Jackson
Take a trip to Jackson for this outdoor music festival dedicated to preserving old time string, bluegrass and gospel music. CONTACT: caseyjones.com

3rd Annual Arts & Antiques Festival- Sept. 14, Goodlettsville
Stop by this free event along Main Street in Goodlettsville, which features antique appraisal shows, the 100 for 100 Art Show & Sale, and the Goodlettsville Flavorfest with samples from local restaurants and caterers. Kicking off the festivities in 2013 is the new Joe Vickers Memorial 5k Run. CONTACT: imaginegoodlettsville.org

Cotton Pickin’ 5k and 1k Cotton Candy Fun Run – Sept. 14, Somerville
All runners are welcome to the fun run, where they’ll enjoy a scenic journey through the quaint roads of Somerville. Before the race begins, participants can warm up to today’s top tunes. CONTACT: (901) 465-3802, fayettecares.org

International Cowpea Festival & Cook-off – Sept. 14, Charleston
Don’t miss this event that focuses on the agricultural impact of the cowpea. A cowpea cook-off, marketplace, entertainment, food vendors and historical stories are just some of the activities visitors can enjoy. CONTACT: (423) 472-6587, cowpeafestival.com

Crown Winery Guitarfest – Sept. 14-15, Humboldt
Get ready for some strummin’ at this one-day lifestyle festival inspired by the guitar. Live music will play nonstop from noon until around midnight, with showcase performances from noon until 6 p.m. featuring artists sponsored by guitar companies and record labels. Visitors can stop by vendor booths including luthiers (instrument makers), guitar companies, arts and crafts featuring Tenn. agricultural products and lots more. CONTACT: (731) 784-8100, crownwinery.com

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion – Sept. 20-22, Bristol
This event brings quality national, regional and local music to Bristol, the “Birthplace of Country Music,” in honor of its musical heritage and culture. CONTACT: (423) 573-4898, bristolrhythm.com

Pittman Center Heritage Day – Sept. 21, Sevierville
Along with heritage-type crafts originally from the area, Pittman Center Heritage Day features food vendors, music, clogging, genealogy, children’s activities, a dog show and more as part of the day’s fellowship. Mayor Glenn Cardwell will be on hand to sign purchased copies of “A Dream Fulfilled,” a story about the community and town of Pittman Center. CONTACT: (865) 436-5499, pittmancentertn.com

10th Annual Cumberland Homesteads Apple Festival – Sept. 21-22, Crossville
This year’s theme is “Everything Apple” for this family-friendly event. The two-day festival includes live music, lots of good eats, a kids’ zone, the Spinning Yarns storytelling booth and many vendors selling quality arts and crafts. Enjoy fried apple pies, cold cider, apples by the bag and many homemade apple baked goods. CONTACT: cumberlandhomesteads.org

Cedarwood Pumpkin Patch – Sept. 21-Nov. 3, McMinnville (pictured)
Bring the whole family to the annual pumpkin patch at Cedarwood Farms, where families can enjoy hayrides, and corn and hay mazes on the 100 acre farm. There’s also a patch for pick-your-own pumpkins to take home. CONTACT: (931) 939-3690, cedarwoodfarmstn.com

Pumpkin Field Day – Sept. 26, Jackson
Pumpkin enthusiasts can gather on the grounds of the West Tennessee AgResearch & Education Center in Jackson for this year’s Pumpkin Field Day. This University of Tennessee sponsored event will feature educational discussions on pumpkin production focusing on pumpkin health, disease and pest prevention, proper management tips, and new and interesting pumpkin varieties. CONTACT: (731) 424-1643, westtennessee.tennessee.edu

READ MORE: Pumpkin Field Day

Jammin at Hippie Jack’s – Sept. 26-29, Crawford
Celebrate Americana, blues, bluegrass, folk, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll at this four-day music festival. Enjoy more than 30 live performances, camping along the Obey River, fine foods, local crafts, morning yoga, kids activities and more. Weekend and day passes available. CONTACT: jamminathippiejacks.com

Pumpkin Harvest Display – Sept. 26-Dec. 1, Jackson
Each fall, the Pumpkin Harvest Display graces the grounds of the UT West Tennessee Research & Education Center. More than 5,000 pumpkins grown at the center for research and learning purposes are converted into art as the studies are completed. Typically, the display is comprised of more than 70 varieties of pumpkins, gourds and winter squash, drawing hundreds of visitors to the Center. CONTACT: (731) 424-1643, westtennessee.tennessee.edu

Eye Full of Paris Weekend – Sept. 27-29, Paris
This three-day celebration of the arts includes stunning visual and performing arts in a variety of venues. CONTACT: visitdowntownparis.com

Sardis Antique Farm & Home Show – Sept. 28, Sardis
Don’t miss this free event featuring antique tractors, engines, cars and trucks, along with anything from farming’s past. CONTACT: (731) 858-2403

Scots-Irish Festival – Sept. 28, Dandridge
Celebrate the Scots-Irish settlers through live music, dance, demonstrations and food at this Main Street Music Festival, which is free to the public. CONTACT: (865) 397-7420, scots-irish.org

Annual Story Telling Festival – Sept. 28, Livingston
Discover the rich oral history of Tennessee storytellers spanning all genres including children’s stories, folk legends, ghost stories and many others. CONTACT: (931) 823-1916, dfburchfield@twlakes.net

Baker Mountain Farm Fall Festivities – Sept. 28-31, Spencer
Discover loads of fun for the entire family including pumpkins, a petting farm, mazes, play areas, concessions and gift shops. Open to the public on Saturdays and available for groups and tours throughout the weeks in October. CONTACT: (931) 316-9072, bakermountainfarm.com

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  1. Mike & Debbie Nidiffer says:

    We are farmers in Carter County, TN we have grown pumpkins for several years now, we have sold to a landscaper in Pigeon Forge that does a lot of decorating down there and to some local shops here, we are open to any info that you can give us.

    Sincerely,
    Mike and Debbie Nidiffer
    Nidiffer Farms
    1226 Blue Springs Rd
    Elizabethton, TN 37643
    dsnidiffer8549@gmail.com