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Celebrate Autumn in Knoxville, Tennessee

No work required to figure out what to do this Labor Day weekend! You’ll want to be in Knoxville, Tennessee for the 10th Annual Big Kahuna Wing Festival on September 3 in World’s Fair Park. Celebrate your love of the Buffalo Wing at this iconic festival. This event features over 10,000 lbs of wings, tasting opportunities and contests, live music and entertainment, and wraps up with a phenomenal fireworks show. Grab a bib and some wet naps – you’re gonna need ‘em!

Get ready for a cornucopia of culture with the 23rd Annual HoLa Festival! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month on September 16 & 17 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. Festivalgoers can expect cultural activities for all ages, live music and performances, the fan favorite Parade of Nations, and of course incredible food from around the globe!

Film fanatics can look ahead to November 9-12 for the inaugural FILM FEST KNOX, hosted by Visit Knoxville and the Visit Knoxville Film Office at the Regal Riviera in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee. The Feature Competition and the Elev8or Pitch have been designed to support the festival’s guiding artistic mission, which is to advocate for the production and exhibition of ambitious regional American filmmaking. FILM FEST KNOX will be a gathering spot for directors and producers who tell stories that can’t be told in Los Angeles and New York City; films that have a particular sense of place and a localized voice. Programming will range from family-friendly movies to prestige dramas, experimental work, and all points in between. Tickets on sale soon!

Even if you’re not in Knoxville for an event, there’s plenty of ways to explore at your own pace this fall. Lace up your boots on these hikes to watch the leaves change. Prep for Oktoberfest with a stop on the Ale Trail at Schulz Brau, or snuggle in a speakeasy (shhh… we’ll tell you where, and if you ask nicely, maybe the password too!). Bring the kids and check off this fun list of things to do. Of course this season in the south wouldn’t be complete without some football, so maybe you’ll have to plan around Gameday after all. No matter your interest, you’re sure to fall in love with Knoxville: a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town!

Photo Credit: Visit Knoxville

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