September-October 2018 Events


South Central Tennessee invites you to come enjoy fall on our beautiful back roads. Come hike our trails, view our scenic waterfalls, enjoy tours of our distilleries or taste the great TN wine at our wineries.  If you are interested in history we have many civil war sites and beautiful Antebellum homes you can tour.  We have plenty of lakes and rivers for you to enjoy. We have the best TN State Parks for you to stay, hike, eat or play at.  Our list goes on and on so check out for more great ideas. 

Here is a list of just a few of our great festivals and events happening in #southcentraltn #backroads #festivals

Sept 6-8 Clifton TN Horseshoe Riverbend Festival in Downtown Clifton Music, Food and More Family fun 

Sept 8 - Cornersville Main Street Festival 4-9 pm at Cornersville Town Park, 118 South Main St. Cornhole Tournament, variety of food, music by Tyme Band and Full Circle Band. 

Sept. 8 - It's Football Time, It's 5K Time Preston Hopkins Field Sat. 7:30 am 

Sept 14 - Annual Fall Fling at Old Rink Emporium, 611 Brents Rd, Lewisburg, TN

Sept 14-15 Annual Step Back in Time Festival at Henry Horton State Park 9 am-5pm Two days of music, food, storytellers, re-enactors and demonstrations.  

Sept 14-15 - Civil War Life in the 1860's Belfast Lions Building & Grounds 450 Farmington Belfast Rd

Sept 15 - Sunset Rhythm & Vines from 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm Live auction and silent auction at Natchez Hills Vineyard  

Sept. 15-Nov 4 - Grandaddy's Farm. All Season Pick your own pumpkin, Hay Rides, Kids zone, Corn Maze, Mums and fall decorations for sale. Opening Day + Fall Market Samplings - September 15th
Harvest Flavors Food Demo - 6:00pm September 21st
Buy 2 Get One Free - September 22nd
Harvest Flavors Food Demo - 3:00pm October 9th
Costume Day - October 27th
Pumpkin Demolition Day - November 3rd 

Sept 15 - 6th Annual Golf Classic for St. Jude at Saddle Creek Golf Course, Lewisburg, TN

Sept 16 - Scenic Duck River Sunset Kayak Trip Peaceful & relaxing evening/sunset float on the scenic Duck River in Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. to register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Sept 22-23 - Spartan Tennessee Races, Milky Way Farm 520 Milky Way Rd, Pulaski,  

Sept 22 - First Tennessee Muletown Bluegrass BBQ from 11 am - 5 pm, Musical guests, food, family and fun at Riverwalk Park 102 Riverside Dr, Columbia. 

Sept 23 - 6th Annual Santa Fe, TN DASH 1 Mile and 5K at 2629 Santa Fe Pike, register at 

Sept 24-30 - Middle TN District Fair in Lawrenceburg, TN, Demolition Derby, Concerts, Truck and Tractor Pull, Motocross and Tough Truck Challenge. 

Sept 27-29 - Mid-South Live Steamers Fall Meet 10 am - 4 pm daily. Maury County Park, Columbia, TN

Sept 28 - Celebration City Region Car Club from 6 - 8 pm on the Shelbyville Square. 

Sept. 29-30 - Annual 41A Music & Arts Festival in Downtown Tullahoma.  Family Friendly music and entertainment. Variety of food and gift vendors. 

Sept. 29 - 5th Annual Fall Craft Fair 9 - 3 pm in the Family Life Center of the First Cumberland Presbyterian Church. 

Sept 21-Nov 3 - Lyons Family Farm - 130 Bellview Rd, Taft, TN 931-438-9938  

Pumpkin patch, hay rides, kids zone, music, fireworks and more check out the website for dates of special events.

Sept 29 - Jailbreak Triathlon 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Columbia Cycling Club is hosting the jailbreak off-road Triathlon. Features canoeing, mountain bike and trail running with 2 person team base. 

Oct 1-31 - Ring Farm Zombie Paintball, Activities fun for kids

Oct - Holiday Acres Farm in Ethridge, TN Corn Maze and Death Ridge Haunting Attractions 

Oct 1 - 31 - Limoland Farm in Pulaski, TN has family fun for everyone. Pumpkin Patch, big slide, haystacks, corn maze, farm animals and more.  

Oct 4 - The Celebration City Region Car Club will host Automotive Swap Meet & Christmas/Craft Village from 7 am - 4 pm at Bedford County Ag Center, Shelbyville. 

Oct 6 - Crisp fall weather brings Mainstreet's annual Market Day, always on the first Saturday in October All day entertainment, including live music, dancing demonstrations, sidewalk sales, children's activities and dozen of craft, specialty and food vendors. 

Oct 4-6, TN Beef Festival. Here's The Beef in Pulaski, TN  Chili cook off, downtown kick-off Jamboree, Advanced Master Beef Producer class, farm tours, Stock yard sale, Farm to Table Dinner, 5K & Kids Fun Run, Bingo and more. 

Oct 6 - 10th Annual Grey Ghost 5K at 8 am - 

Oct 6 - Annual Arts A'Poppin' Event MC Art Guild, Lewisburg Downtown Square 

Oct 6 - Annual Oktoberfest Event - Pancake breakfast, booths, entertainment 6 am - 10 am Lewisburg Downtown Square. 

Oct 6 - Annual Spring Hill Country Ham Festival 10 am - 7 pm at the TN Children's Home, Kids Zone, Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts, Games. 

Oct 6 - Cruzin' Downtown Fayetteville Car Show 

Oct 6 - The Campbellsville Heritage Festival Activities include games, food, music, arts & crafts, historical displays & presentations, and numerous vendors. The festival is FREE! The festival activies begin at 11:00am following the completion of Run The Rolling Hills 5K & Kids Fun Run.

Oct 6-7 Annual National Banana Pudding Festival and Cook-Off held at Riverpark in Centerville. Family fun for everyone, enjoy arts & crafts, music and southern comfort food. 

Oct 7 - Autumn in the Country Arts & Crafts Fair around the square in Centerville 9 am - 4 pm. 

Oct 11-13 Modern Homestead Expo 8 am - 7 pm Classes, Demos, Workshops, Tours & Vendors Hohenwald, TN 

Oct 13 - Meriwether Lewis Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 am - 5 pm. Live music, craftsmen & artisans demonstrate, pottery, quilting, oil paintings and more at Riverwalk Park just north of downtown Columbia. 

Oct 12-13, Annual Goats, Music and  More Festival at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg.  Entertainment, Annual 5K, Goat Rodeo for the kids, Fainting & Boar Goat Shows, Kids games and rides. Music and More. Annual 5k Gallop. 

Oct 13 - 4th Annual 3-Legged Goat Triathlon - 200 meter swim - 15 mile bike - 3 mile run at Lewisburg Recreation Center begins at 9am.

Oct 13 - River Romp in Manchester - 3 pm - 7 pm, the Greenway & Rotary Park at Manchester Recreation Complex will come alive what this free family-friendly event comprising local arts & crafts vendor, kids games, pet costume, music, food truck. contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Oct 12-13 Oktober Heritage Festival in Hohenwald, TN  Arts, Crafts, Food and entertainment. Annual Fall Classic Car & Trunk Show. 

Oct 13 - Tim's Ford State Park Heritage Day Festival.  Music, Arts, Food and More come Celebrate  10 am - 4 pm-  

Oct 14 - Waynesboro Harvest Festival 9 am - 9 pm, celebrate autumn's arrival with food, fun and local entertainment on the square. Costume contest 

Oct 14-15 - Overnight Canoe/Kayak Trip and Camping at Henry Horton State Park. Join our Ranger staff on a guided 14 mile trip on the Duck River 

Oct 19 - Giles County Chamber Chili Cook-Off. 

Oct 19-20 - Mid South Live Steamers at Maury County Park, Columbia from 10 am - 4 pm 

Oct 19-20, Mid South BBQ Festival in Mount Pleasant. Arts & Crafts, Great Food, Music and Free Kid Zone, Classic Cars and Arrow Lake 5K 

Oct 21 - Cruzin Downtown Fayetteville, Travel back in time and enjoy vintage & antique cars and live music. 

Oct 21-22, Annual Webb School Arts & Craft Festival 9 am - 4 pm. Quaint little town of Bell Buckle 3rd weekend every October. Busy with eager shoppers busting with excitement. New and returning artists, pottery, street art, crafts, and more.

Oct 20 - Annual Festival of Arts & Crafts in Wartrace,  

Oct 20 - Annual Fall Trail Festival,  annual model trains show in Wartrace, TN 

Oct 21 - Great Candy Dash 5K; walk, run, crawl, float or fly to hang out with the rangers, run club, and friends at Henry Horton State Park. Stay for the Haunted Hayride. 

Oct 27 - Petersburg Spooktacular from 5-8 pm 

Oct 27 - Blues & Jazz at Rippavilla Plantation 4 pm - 9 pm Music and Food at 5700 Main St. Spring Hill 

Oct 27, Annual Jack Daniel's BBQ Cook-off, Tour Jack Daniels BBQ Festival Competition in Lynchburg. 

Oct 27 - Boo Bash, 7 pm - 11 pm Food and Brews provided locally at 822 South & Asgards Brewing Co Tickets $40 

Oct 27 Halloween Festivities - only Halloween Parade in the state of TN with over 35 floats every year.  The businesses on the Centerville square also give candy to the ghost and goblins that roam the square. 

Oct 28 - Annual Vines & Vintage Wine Tasting & Car Show at Rippavilla. 

Enjoy Free Live Music, tours and great items in gift shops at our South Central TN Wineries.

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Enjoy Victory Fun Park in Lewisburg Outdoor mini golf course and 2 automated bating cages.

Check out Montana Drive In, Estill Springs, has 3 screens with double header movies every night.

Every Fri & Sat Night at 6:30 pm The Smoke House Restaurant on Monteagle features FREE family friendly live music   


Free Music at Stonebridge Park in Fayetteville check 

Every Weekend Free Live Music  Tim's Ford Marina & Resort on their Hard Dock Cafe.  175 Marina Lane, Winchester, TN 

Enjoy  - River Rat's Canoe Rental located on beautiful Duck River offers Canoe & Kayak rentals plus guided fishing trips

Visit our great TN State Parks for boat rentals, canoeing, camping, cabins, restaurants, trails, inn, swimming, golf, fun for the entire family. 

Every Sat. Morning 10 am   Grinder's Switch Radio Hour at the Hickman County COC  

Every Friday Night Live Music at Commodore Hotel & Cafe in Linden 

Enjoy Free Tennessee Distillery Tours at:,, 

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Have an event to add to our calendar?  Email:  Rene Lance

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Rene Lance, Executive Director
South Central Tennessee Tourism Association

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Lewisburg, TN 37091
Phone: (931) 993-3286

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