Every season in Knoxville is truly unique, but when summer comes to a close, you’ll find all kinds of reasons to Fall in Love with this artful, adventuresome city. If you’re longing for a breathtaking panorama of colors changing in the Great Smoky Mountains, from a spot that feels like home…take it to the House (Mountain), the highest point in Knox County with some views that will astound you.
Hiking those leaf-covered trails earns you a drink or two, and it’s prime time for Oktoberfest at the end of September. Knoxville is home to Schulz Bräu, a brewery on the Ale Trail inside a castle owned by a German family. Join the fun with authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand - Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged! To keep the fall theme going, make another Ale Trail stop at Last Days of Autumn brewery. Enjoy your brews with their house-made birria tacos on Tuesdays and celebrate with a shrimp boil on Fridays.
The supernatural season continues with a séance (say that three times fast!) at Mabry-Hazen House in October. Built in 1858, the historic house museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. In late October under the guidance of a Victorian medium, the séances will reenact a nineteenth century Spiritualist séance filled with “mysterious and startling wonders.” Autumn colors are a site to be seen here this season as Mabry-Hazen is a designated Level 1 arboretum with 32 species of trees on their grounds.
Come Fall in Love with Knoxville: a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-artsy-kinda-town!