Hello, Fall! Welcome in the Season with These Chattanooga Events

The leaves are changing, there’s a crispness in the air, and stores are filling their shelves with pumpkins and Halloween decorations. Fall is finally here!

In addition to seasonal drinks and cool weather, fall is also prime time for events and celebrations around Chattanooga. Here are a few of our favorites!

Apple Festival

Apples on a tree.

When: September 29th

Where: Chattanooga Market

What: In order to mark the beginning of the fall growing season, the Chattanooga Market will be hosting the annual Apple Festival, dedicated to all things apples. Expect to find everything from apple cake to apple jelly to apple candles!

Rock City’s Rocktober Fest

When:October 5th – October 27th

Where: Rock City Gardens

What: Rock City’s take on German heritage is one of the premier events in the area and includes live music, polka dancing, German food, and a few special guests. It’s even been named as a top event by the Southeast Tourism Society!

25th Annual Wine over Water

Wine being poured.

When: October 5th

Where: Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge

What: One of the biggest and best wine tasting festivals in the state, Wine over Water brings in reds, whites, and everything in between from over 100 wineries around the world. Tickets are still on sale, so be sure to snag yours if you haven’t yet!

Chattanooga MotorCar Festival

When: October 11th – 13th

Where: Ross’s Landing

What: Celebrating its inaugural year, the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival is heavily influenced by similar events from across the pond, and will bring in unique, classic, and vintage cars from all over for shows, races, and more. If you’re a fan of cars, this is a can’t-miss!

Chattanooga Oktoberfest

An Oktoberfest celebration.

When: October 12th – 13th

Where: First Tennessee Pavilion

What: Follow up Rocktoberfest with another Oktoberfest celebration—Chattanooga’s very own! The oldest and largest of it’s kind in the city, you can expect tons of German traditions, tasty food and drinks, live music, and more.

Water Lantern Festival

When: October 19th

Where: Chester Frost Park

What: Named as the #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY, Chattanooga’s Water Lantern Festival will include food, drinks, activities, music, and, of course, the chance to set your own unique lantern afloat on the water.

Fall in Love with Chattanooga

From seasonal events to annual celebrations, you’ll never find a shortage of things to do in Chattanooga. The best way to enjoy them all? By finding your new home here!

If you’re thinking of kicking off your home-buying journey, take some time to explore the resources we have to offer, as well as our in-depth guides to life in the area. Once you’re ready to get started, we’re just a call away!

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