KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Fall is fast approaching. To help you keep track of all events taking place, WATE 6 On Your Side has created a list featuring events taking place in East Tennessee.

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October 2021

Oct. 1-29: Free outdoor movies return to the Midway at Chilhowee Park this fall. Grounds open at 6pm, the movie begins at 7:30 pm. Bring your own food and drink, but not grills or alcohol. Movies are as follows: Oct.15 – no movie, open weekend; Oct. 22 – “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (PG-13, 2017); Oct. 29 – “Coco” (PG, 2017).

Oct. 15-31: Wicked Cool will bring a number of events to downtown Knoxville. Find the full list here.

Oct. 23: The Knoxville Zombie Walk begins and 2 pm in Market Square, at this time people will be turned into zombies. The walk will kick off at 5 pm and the event will end with an after-party at Scruffy City Hall.

Oct. 23-24: The Lakeside of the Smokies Hot Air BallonFest begins at 2 p.m. each day on the Shrader Family Farm at 295 W. Dumplin Valley Road, Dandridge, near Jefferson County High School.

Oct. 25: Morristown’s “BOO Fest” will be at Fred Miller Park from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. There will be a trick-or-treat trail and a contest for the best-decorated booth.

Oct. 26: Innagural Family Fall Festival is to take place on Tuesday, October 26. It be held at the Oakes Farm in Corryton starting at 5 PM. 

Oct. 28-30: From 6:30 pm-10:30 pm on October 28-30, Mabry Hazen House will host A Victorian Séance Experience. Séances occur every 20 minutes starting at 6:30 pm and ending at 10:30 pm.

Oct. 29: The Loudon County Sheriff’s Office, the Loudon County E-911 Center and the Loudon County Fire and Rescue are hosting “Trunk or Treat ‘21” from 6 to 8 pm at the Loudon County Justice Center.

Oct. 29: The New Market Fire Department is holding a Halloween Dance on Friday, Oct. 29. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.

Oct. 29-31: The Fanboy Expo will be in Knoxville from Oct. 29 to 31.  Star Trek co-stars William Shatner and George Takei will make appearances at the event. It will also feature some of the most famous artists and writers from the world of comics, including R.L. Stine Goosebumps illustrator Tim Jacobus.

Oct. 30: Susan G. Komen MORE THAN PINK Walk will take place on October 30. Go to to sign up and begin fundraising.  

November 2021

Nov. 6: The Grains & Grits Festival is planned for November 6, 2020, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Townsend Visitors Center in Townsend, Tennessee.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 6, Hope Fellowship will have their Fall Fest. There will be games, candy, food trucks, popcorn, hot cocoa and an outdoor movie.

Nov. 11: On November 11 from 10:45 a.m. to noon, the city of Knoxville will hold a Veteran’s Day Parade. It will begin at the Knoxville Coliseum, head up Howard H. Baker Jr. Avenue to Church Street, then turn right and follow Gay Street to Depot Avenue.

Have a great fall, y’all!