Knox Area Weekend To Do List, October 21-23, 2022
Do: Cherohala Skyway Festival
Where: Charles Hall Museum / 229 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains
Celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Cherohala Skyway and our mountain heritage with the Charles Hall Museum and Heritage Center at the 6th Annual Cherohala Skyway Festival! There will be booth after booth of juried arts and crafts, lots of living history and plenty of incredible food and treats! Test your axe throwing skills at On The Road Axe Throw trailer, paint a pumpkin, have your hand sculpted at Waxed Hands and have your face painted! You'll find lots of free festival fun like horse drawn wagon rides, a petting zoo, kids train rides, tractor pulled hay rides, bounce houses, a sawdust dig for cash & treasures, and Mecca Camp's Resort's Game Zone!
Live Bluegrass and mountain music will fill the air all day long at the Josh Graves Memorial Music Festival! The Cherohala Skyway Festival is the perfect excuse to get outdoors and experience fall colors all along the Cherohala Skyway, one of the most beautiful areas in the Appalachian mountain regions! The Hall Museum is a non- profit 501 (c) (3) history museum. Admission is free to the festival and the museum. There will be a $5/vehicle preferred parking fee. Bring cash. Any profits go to support their mission.
Eat & Drink: Authentic Scratch Made Tamales
Take a culinary tour of Mexico without leaving Knoxville and learn everything there is to know about tamale making in this fun, hands-on, and interactive class! These amazing street food favorites are simple to make once you know how! The Chef will start by showing you how to prepare his award-winning fresh chili pepper sauce to compliment your tamales. Then you will make the perfect masa for the tamales, spread it all over some corn husks, fill them with some slow-roasted pulled pork, roll, steam, and best of all eat! After you take this class you will be ready to prepare your very own authentic tamales and accompaniments at home! Price is for one person ages 16-adult.
You Will Learn How To:
- Prepare Scratch-Made Hot Sauce
- Prepare Masa
- Roast A Pork Shoulder
- Fill, Roll, & Steam Tamales
Try: Costume Paddle
Where: Suttree Landing Park / 1001 Waterfront Dr SE, Knoxville
Decorate those watercraft! They are ready to see Pirates, Mermaids and Clowns on the Tennessee.
Put in at Suttree Landing from 2pm-4pm and paddle to Calhouns and back. Join in at Trailhead afterwards for a $1 off brews!
Sign up if you need to rent a kayak ($15): Halloween Costume Paddle. All paddlers (decorated or not) are welcome!
Best Kayak Costume: $100 Gift Card
Best creative over-all: $150 Gift Card
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Family: Floating Pumpkin Patch
Where: Cansler Family YMCA / 616 Jessamine St. NE, Knoxville
It’s one of the favorite events of the year – the Floating Pumpkin Patch! Dive in and capture a floating pumpkin from the Indoor Pool. Then decorate your pumpkin at the Y! They'll have all the decorating supplies you’ll need to take home the perfect pumpkin, plus snacks for the kids. Just bring your swimsuit to dive in to pick your pumpkin and a towel and dry clothes to decorate it afterwards.
Date & Time: Saturday, October 22nd, 1-3pm; all pumpkins will be out of the pool by 2:15pm, so please plan to arrive before then to "pick" your pumpkin!
Cost: This event is free for Y Members! Guests may participate for $12/person or $25/household.
No registration necessary! Just come ready to pick your pumpkin.
Watch & Listen: Tall Tales of Tennessee
Join in on Friday, October 21 at 7PM for the annual “Tall Tales of Tennessee” storytelling event! They are thrilled to welcome the spellbinding Elizabeth Rose and the mesmerizing Hannah Harvey as our storytellers for the evening. This event is free for Heritage Center members and just $10 per person for non-members.
All who plan on attending must obtain tickets and reservtions through Eventbrite. New for this year - charis will be provided.
It's Great To Be A V-O-L: Homecoming Parade and Post-Parade Celebration
The entire Knoxville and campus community is invited to come out and celebrate Homecoming 2022 at the Annual Parade watch party. This year's parade is expected to be one of the largest and, for the very first time, will feature the Tennessee Walking Horse! The ever-popular decorated floats will be on display, as well as a number of new additions to the lineup.
Following the parade, meet for a post parade celebration. This free event will be fun for all ages and will include a surprise performance as well as student performances. Activities include pumpkin painting, a bounce house, face painting and more! Food trucks will be at the event for food purchases. Although registration is not required, they would love to know if you and guests will be participating.
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