The Chevrolet Corvette is the featured car for this year’s Great Smoky Mountain AutoFest.
(Image courtesy of Smokies Baseball.)
There are lots of advantages to living in Knoxville TN, and one of the best-known is that it ranks high on the list of America’s 125 metropolitan areas for quality of life.
Farragut, a small town in Knox County and a suburb of Knoxville, has around 22,000 people who enjoy its community atmosphere along with the amenities of the area, is one of the best options for anyone considering buying a new home in the area.
Here are some of the activities local residents are expecting to enjoy in East Tennessee this fall.
Crafts & Ale Festival
This inaugural day-long event is coming to Farragut’s West End shopping center on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The Crafts & Ale Festival will feature fine arts and crafts available to buy from multiple talented vendors, along with a showcase of craft ales from local brewers and a European-style beer garden area.
This is expected to be a great event of handmade crafts and delicious craft beer for ale lovers living in Knoxville TN. The event will also honor the memory of Faris Ashkar of Artistic Designs, who was very involved in the early organization of the event until his passing in February 2018.
Ashkar was a woodworker whose broad range of designs included delicate earrings, furniture and even fully customized kitchen/cabinet installations. The organizers hope to have some of his work on display at the festival. Some of the proceeds from sales and donations will go towards setting up a scholarship for a local art student in his name. Tickets can be purchased from the Farragut Chamber of Commerce.
Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest
This is an annual open car show for car lovers, held on the grounds at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN every fall. Just a 40-minute drive from Farragut, it’s far enough away to make it a day trip but near enough to get there with ease. The event is presented by Precision Rod & Customs in Sevierville, and is scheduled for October 12 – 13, 2018.
Come and view this year’s featured car, the Chevrolet Corvette, and if you have one of your own bring it with you. All Corvettes registered for the event will get reserved parking, where they will be lined up on display in year order. Owners will enjoy a range of exclusive perks, and, of course, the chance to mingle with other owners of these beautiful machines! The AutoFest will run from 8 am to 7 pm both days, rain or shine!
With Halloween coming up at the end of October, we’re dedicating the month to all things scary. Whether the fun starts with you, your children or grandchildren, Farragut’s the place to be this Fall. From Boo! At the Zoo for the littlies on Oct 11 at Knoxville Zoo, to Freaky Friday Fright Night on Oct 26th at Mayor Bob Leonard Park, there are Halloween events for everyone living in Knoxville TN.
Fire and Safety Fair
Fall is also the perfect time for outdoor fairs and festivals, such as the 11th Annual Fall Fire and Life Safety Fair, hosted by Pinnacle at Turkey Creek and Knox County Fire Bureau on Oct 6th. This fair brings together emergency responders and organizations from across the County, to share fire prevention and life safety information. There is NO cost to attend this event, which is open to anyone living in Knoxville TN and is held in a family-friendly, street fair atmosphere.
Some of the profit from food purchases at the event will be donated to the Kerbela Shriners of Knoxville. The funds will help to support the work they do with pediatric burn victims in the area. Armed with the information you gain from this event, you’ll be well-informed when it comes to choosing furnishings for your new home, even if you’re using a home designer to assist you.
The Stanley’s Farm Family Festival is hosted by Stanley’s Greenhouse on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 9 AM – 5 PM, which is free and includes a children’s fun workshop, pumpkin carving, tours of our family farm and Civil-War-era cemetery, face painting, and refreshments!