Taste of Turkey Creek is Knoxville's premier tasting event, as well as the Pat Summitt Foundation's largest event of the year. Thanks to incredible local support, it has raised more than $85,000 to support the organization's fight against Alzheimer's disease. The event will offer samplings from a variety of local restaurants, as well as a selection of craft beer and wine.
Zoo Knoxville invites everyone who is wild about craft beer to the Second Annual Brew at the Zoo on Sept. 20 from 6:30–10:30 p.m. Animals, live entertainment, local food trucks, more than 40 craft breweries and 120-plus beers, are on tap at this unique after-hours event. General admission tickets include a tasting glass, event map/menu, drinking water and unlimited beer samples.
Join thousands of fellow LEGO fans as they converge at the Knoxville Convention Center for BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention. BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention brings it all: LEGO displays, art, building zones, special guests, merchants, experiences and more! Saturday, Sept. 21, and Sunday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 admission. Children 2 and under are free.
Ijams Nature Center is bringing its programs to Farragut so people can enjoy them without having to fight the traffic. Explore the exotic world of Toadstools, Dryad’s Saddles and Fairy Helmets, oh my! This program will introduce you to the fascinating world of fungi and lichens. The hike may go off the paved trail at times; bring appropriate footwear. Ages 10-plus.
Experience the Indian culture through food, song, dance and other organized activities. IndiaFest will include instructed yoga practice, cooking demos and many other cultural performances and events. Learn more at IndiaFestKnoxville.Weebly.com.
Enjoy a four-course dinner on-site at the farm to help provide funding for this nonprofit that provides job training and employment opportunity for disabled young adults in Blount County. Tickets are $75. Get more info at RebelKitchenKnx.com.
This off-road 5K adventure takes you across scenic trails and fields, obstacles, mud and water. It is open to individuals and teams. It consists roughly of 3 miles of off-road running, which entails some obstacles, hills, and, of course, mud pits. Wear old clothing and shoes. Marines will make sure you successfully complete their course! Ooh-rah!
HoLa Hora Latina’s signature event highlights the diversity of the Hispanic culture while extending a cultural salute to the East Tennessee community. Enjoy a rich mix of music, dance, food, arts, crafts, heritage tables, a Parade of Nations and children’s activities. Learn more at HolaHoraLatina.org.
Pet owners and animal lovers come to see spectacular exhibits, demonstrations and activities including the infamous peanut butter lick-off and a chance at lure reward training. New activities await for all who attend with their pups! The day is filled with pet adoptions from the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley, entertainment, food trucks and fun things for adults and kids.
The fourth annual Art in the Valley is a Southern Fine Arts and Craft Festival that celebrates the handmade arts of the Southeast and encompasses all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists. This one-day festival will be held from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. This is a juried event which showcases artists living in the Southern region of the US.
Michael W. Smith is one of the biggest names on the American Christian music scene, and his success has been awarded several awards throughout his career. As well as the Grammys, he has won a whole host of awards from the Dove Awards and the American Music Awards.
Join us for a festive evening at the Third Annual Oktoberfest at WindRiver as the culinary team creates an amazing German "Oktober-feast." You’ll be drinking beer and eating pretzels like a true Bavarian in no time! Enjoy live music by Stephen Goff & the Royals, dancing under the glow of bistro lights, friendly games of cornhole and a bonfire too!
Taste foods from different countries, shop the bazaar, and enjoy kids' crafts and entertainment. Fun for the whole family. Free admission, $5 kids' armband for activities, and $1 tickets for food sales. Hosted by Annoor Academy of Knoxville.
ScruffyCity VeganFest is a festival designed to showcase local businesses that provide compassionate and cruelty-free food and services to promote the growing vegan scene in East Tennessee and to support and encourage participants and attendees to take action in bringing about a more compassionate community and world. $10 single tickets; veterans $5; over 65 and under 13 free!
Oliver Springs, a quaint community nestled in the valley beneath Walden Ridge, was established in 1821 as a coal mining town of Winters Gap and has a varied history. It was the location for the filming of the 1998 movie October Sky. The festival is a celebration of Oliver Springs heritage.
Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with handcrafted desserts at each of the following three locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass, and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.
Fall into fun at the Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum’s 10th Annual Fall Festival! From 1–5 p.m., enjoy tasty food, kids' crafts, hayrides, regional vendors and more.
The Avett Brothers is an American folk band made up of brothers Scott and Seth Avett as well as Joe Kwon and Bob Crawford. The group was formed in 2000 in North Carolina.