Autumn is upon us, and with it come fall festivals! Chattanooga has an impressive amount of arts and craft festivals within driving distance to keep you busy all fall long!
Chattanooga Area Fall Festivals
Bell Buckle: October is the most beautiful time of the year in Tennessee. As the trees turn gold and red, signaling the beginning of another fall, in tiny Bell Buckle a sense of expectancy fills the air as the townsfolk begin preparation for the sixty to eighty thousand visitors who travel from all over the US to take part in the Bell Buckle Arts & Crafts Festival held every third weekend in October. This year the festival will be held on October 21st and 22nd.
Vintage Market Days of Chattanooga: Vintage Market Days of Chattanooga will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center this year. You can shop at this great event October 6-8.
New Salem Mountain Festival: Held on October 14th and 15th on Lookout Mountain, approximately 100 talented artists and craftsmen will be exhibiting this year. Each participant is carefully screened to assure good quality products. Exhibits will include pottery, paintings, furniture, wood turning, wood carving, stained glass, jewelry, candles, iron works, wreaths, baskets, leather, purses, quilts, throws, handmade soaps, dog accessories, scarves, needlework, clothing and accessories, fabrics, chimes, jellies, condiments and much more.
Prater’s Mill: Located in Dalton, GA, and held on October 14th and 15th, this is a Southern Festival of quality artists, crafts, music, and the best Southern food this side of heaven. Artists and craftsmen exhibit by invitation only; all work is handmade out of natural materials by the exhibitor. Prater’s Mill teems with life as crafters and entertainers gear up for this renowned arts and crafts show held in the atmosphere of an old-fashioned country fair. The fundraiser focuses on mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits and the handmade crafts and original art of 185 talented artists and artisans.
Ketner’s Mill: Ketner’s Mill Country Arts and Crafts Fair is two days packed with unique arts and crafts, delicious southern-style foods, live music, and activities for the whole family. Step back in time to see the old mill churn out freshly ground cornmeal, pet farm animals, and see blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other artisans demonstrate their craft. This fair will be held on October 21st and 22nd.
Georgia Apple Festival: Welcome to North Georgia! The Georgia Apple Festival brings two exciting weekends to Ellijay, Georgia every year with hundreds of vendors offering food, art, crafts, and more, as well as visitors from all over. You can expect over 300 vendors with handmade, hand-crafted items, many on-site demonstrations of how selected types of crafts are made, and a parade and antique car show each year. The festival will be held October 14th and 15th, and October 21st and 22nd.