Weekend To Do List, October 26-28

It's Halloween Weekend and this week's list is full of some scary and some not-so-scary things to do. Whatever your pleasure, you are sure to find something for you on the Great Life RE Weekend Guide. So celebrate this lovely season and get out there and have fun! 

Do: Bigfoot and BBQ Festival

When: Saturday, October 27th, 10am-6pm 
Where: 179 Tellico-Reliance Rd. Reliance, TN

Do you believe? In Bigfoot, that is. The itinerary is packed full of real Bigfoot hunters, bluegrass music, storytelling, photo opportunities, games, Bigfoot footage, shopping, and some of the south’s best BBQ & fried food. Reliance, TN is one of the most beautiful small towns in Tennessee, with crisp autumn tree colors covering the mountains and a cool breeze coming off the river, guests will experience the legend of Bigfoot surrounded by the southern charm of crafts, bluegrass music, beer and BBQ. Admission is $10 Children 3 and under are FREE.

Eat & Drink: Chocolate Wine Trail

When: Saturday, October 27th, 11am-8pm
Where: Rocky Top Wine Trail / 229 Collier Dr. Sevierville    

Halloween shouldn't only mean candy for the kids! Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with handcrafted desserts at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail. Click here for ticket info and the pairings menu. 

Try: Fall Color Hike To Devil's Racetrack

When: Saturday, October 26th, 10am-12:30pm
Where: Cove Lake State Park / 110 Cove Lake Ln, Caryville  

Join Ranger Cross to hike to the Devil's Racetrack. During the 3 mile round trip hike you will experience a number of waterfalls and an excellent view of Cove Lake from atop Devil’s Racetrack. Wear sturdy close toed shoes, appropriate clothing, and bring plenty of water as this hike will be moderate to strenuous. A Cove Lake Hiking stick medallion is included for each reserved participant. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $3.00 per person. Must be 14 years old or older. Children 14-16 years of age must have a parent accompany them. 

Register Here: https://tnstateparks.com/parks/event_details/cove-lake/#/?event=fall-color-hike-oct27

Buy: Newly Listed 1.42 Acre Douglas Lake Lot   

Listed By: Great Life RE
Contact:  Lainey Jones (865) 356-5003  or Eleanor Cippel (865) 712-3656

Beautiful lakefront lot in Sunset Harbor on Douglas Lake. Gentle slope with easy walk to the water. On a cove just off the main channel of Douglas Lake. Gated community offers day slips, boat ramp, picnic area, pavilion and fire pit. This 1.42 acre lot could be yours in this beautiful country setting. 

Family: Haunts & History: A Family-Friendly Halloween at the Musuem

When: Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th, 3pm-9pm
Where: Museum of Appalachia / 2819 Andersonville Hwy. Clinton 

Attend a family-friendly Halloween event at the Museum of Appalachia! Bring the family for some old-fashioned treats along the pioneer village trail, storytelling, hay rides, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, and demonstrations including blacksmithing and sorghum making. They'll also highlight spooky artifacts on display at the museum, and festive, seasonal treats will be available. Tickets are $12 per person or $35 per family at the gate. Museum members and children under age 5 are free. 

Photo Courtesy of Museum of Appalachia Facebook Page 

Watch & Listen: Live Performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow  

When: Friday, October 26th, 7:30pm / Saturday, October 27th, 7:30pm / Sunday, October 28th, 2:00pm
Where: War Memorial Building / Lenoir City 

This Halloween - only in Lenoir City - The Last Call Theatre Group presents "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - a spooky comedy dramatized by Kathryn Schultz Miller and based on the story by Washington Irving. Here is that wonderful "spooky story" replete with all the thrills, chills, and laughs that keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Ticket Sales will be online and at the door: Adults - $15, Children Under 12 - $8, Family Pack of 4 - $45.

Spooky: A Victorian Seance Experience  

When: Fri. Oct. 26th, Sat. Oct 27th, & Sun. Oct. 28th starting at 6pm
Where: Mabry-Hazen House / 1711 Dandridge Ave. Knoxville 

As the evenings get darker and the first hint of winter hangs in the air, the western world enters the season of the dead. It is time when restless souls, vengeful spirits, and mythical creatures can more easily cross the plane between the two worlds. Mabry Hazen House will host “A Victorian Séance Experience” inside the parlors of the 1858 historic house. Relying on primary sources from the nineteenth century, Séances will occur every 20 minutes starting at 6:00 pm and ending at 10:00pm. Guests must select a specific date and time to reserve their seat. They should arrive 15 minutes before their table reservation. Each session is limited to 8 guests, tickets must be purchased in advance, and all sitters must be 16 or older. Tickets are $20 per person.

In addition to the séances, psychics, astrologers, and tarot card readers will be perform their craft for interested parties. Once a séance concludes, guests may purchase $5 vouchers to exchange to have their fortunes told. “We want people to have sense of the past and present through this event,” says Patrick Hollis, Executive Director at Mabry-Hazen House.

Have a great weekend! Let us know if you give something on our list a try! 

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