It’s that time of the year, when the air starts to turn cooler, college football season is underway and the scenery in Kingsport is even more incredible.
It’s also when we start looking forward to all of the wonderful fall happenings in Kingsport, of which there are many. You’re not going to want to miss out on any of them, which is why we’ve put this handy schedule together to make sure you stay on track:
Sept. 28 – Fall Festival on Broad (Lamplight Theater) — The Fall Festival on Broad, which is free, will take place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in Downtown Kingsport on Broad and Main Streets. We’ll kick the fall season off in style with a food truck rally, live music throughout the day, local vendors with arts and crafts, activities for kids, and much more!
Sept. 28-29 – Fall Folk Arts Festival (Exchange Place) – Our historic farmstead comes alive with bakers, demonstrators, vendors, and kettle corn makers from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 28 and from noon-5 p.m. on Sept. 29. Music will fill the air throughout the weekend where you’ll enjoy the aroma of Brunswick stew and apple butter being cooked over open fires and heritage craftspeople will demonstrate quilting, basket making, blacksmithing, weaving, and much more! Admission is $5 daily.
Oct. 3 – Sip & Stroll Spooktacular (Downtown Kingsport) — Downtown Kingsport is the place to be on the First Thursday of each month – especially during Spooktacular as we all prepare for Halloween! Stroll the downtown area and shop during extended hours, beginning at 5 p.m.! Take advantage of special discounts from participating merchants while enjoying live music and refreshments!
Oct 18 – BrewHaha (The Old Mills Building in Downtown Kingsport) — What do you get when you bring not one, not two but three nationally known comedians to town and you throw in lots of pizza, beer, and laughs? A great time at BrewHaha, that’s what! You won’t want to miss the trio of Josh Sneed, Arvin Mitchell, and Keith McGill, all of whom are sure to tickle your funny bone! Tickets are $40 (contact Nora Davis at 423-392-8827) and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Oct. 19 – Wine & Whiskey Festival (Farmers Market) – Come join us from 4-7 p.m. and try some of the best libations around! Tickets for the wine tasting only are $40 while VIP tickets, which include various wines, whiskeys, other spirits, and food are $80. Wine tasting tickets are available now at the Kingsport Chamber and may also be purchased online, as well as VIP tickets.
Oct. 25-26 – Halloween Bash (Farmers Market) — The Halloween Bash presented by Bud Light expands to two nights this year with a concert Friday night and the Halloween Party on Saturday night. Tuesday’s Gone, a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band, will perform on Friday, along with Donnie & The Dry Heavers. Saturday features the Tri-Cities’ largest Halloween party, as well as the Benny Wilson Band. The winning costume on Saturday will earn $1,500 and there will be a live DJ, games, food trucks, beer, and much more both nights! Must be at least 18 to participate in the Saturday night, Halloween Bash. The event begins at 6 p.m. on both nights. Tickets are $15 Friday, $7 Saturday, and a combo ticket is $20. There is a cost of $8 to take part in Saturday’s costume contest.
Oct. 25-26 – Witches Wynd (Exchange Place) – Just a few days away from Halloween, this event is one you won’t want to miss! The Exchange Place truly needs no help being spooky after dark where storytellers will gather to tell chilling tales from the past. Guests will be led by a lantern-bearing host as they hear five stories that will keep them on the edge of their seats! Storytelling begins at 8 p.m. both nights and there is a $10 admission charge.