MUSIC The Opera Regatta
The Knoxville Opera’s Opera Regatta is a pontoon boat with two opera singers and Maestro Brian Salesky onboard, which will travel down the Tennessee River, making stops along the way on 3 consecutive Sundays, Oct. 4, 11, and 18. The performers will sing a repertoire from Broadway musicals, Disney movies and classic opera and operetta. For more information visit knoxvilleopera.com.
EVENTS Community Halloween Event
A drive-thru community halloween event will take place Oct. 27, at Hardin Park. This new community event will merge downtown’s traditional “Halloween Happenings” and “Hardin Park Halloween” events to offer traditional candy giving in a not-so-typical way.
Gates to the park will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or until supplies run out, at which time the main gate to the park will be closed.
Stories From The Pumpkin Patch
Stories from the Pumpkin Patch will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, from 3-8 p.m. at the Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site. Hot apple cider will be served out of the mid-nineteenth century George Haynes cabin and the Tipton-Haynes house will be open. The Appalachian Highland Celts will perform and have a haunted trail for visitors to test their courage. There will be candy, a bake sale and more.
Admission is $5 per adult and $2.50 for children 12 and under. Members of Tipton-Haynes are always free. Tipton-Haynes is located at 2620 S Roan Street in Johnson City, TN. For more information please call (423) 926-3631.
Sunday ART Drive-Buy!
The Greeneville Arts Council’s Sunday ART Drive-Buy! social distancing event will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many items will be for sale. Visit greenevilleartscouncil.org for information about the Sunday ART Drive- Buy! including participating artists, links to their contact information, and exhibit location. Click on the live link for their exhibit location. The rain date for the event is Oct. 25.
Jack-O-Lantern Drive Thru
Pick up a pumpkin at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on Monday, Oct. 26, from 2 -6 p.m., carve the pumpkin and bring it back to the Visitors Center on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 2-6 p.m. The town will light and display the Jack-O-Lanterns on Main Street on the evenings of October 29-31 from 6-9 p.m. Drive-thru or take a stroll along Main Street to see them all lit up. Winners will be chosen. Gift certificates for downtown will be awarded. For more information visit jbohalloween.com.
True and Chilling Tales from Jonesborough’s Past
Walk Main Street at dusk for this guided, walking tour of weird, macabre, and odd stories from the Oldest Town in Tennessee. Meet your guide at the Chester Inn Museum by 6:50 p.m. for the tour which will start at 7 p.m. The 1-hour long tours will be held October 29-31. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased in advance. To get your tickets, please visit jbohalloween.com.
Halloween-Themed Movies On Main: Drive-in Edition
On Friday, Oct. 30, a halloween-themed Movies on Main: Drive-In Edition will begin at 7 p.m. “Toy Story of Terror” and “Scared Shrekless” will be shown, followed by the main feature film “Hocus Pocus” beginning at 8 p.m. The movies will be displayed behind the Washington County Courthouse and moviegoers are encouraged to arrive early and park in their spot starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for each car to attend but upon arrival, guests will receive $10 in JAMSA coins ($10 gift certificate for most downtown businesses). A ticket is required for each car to attend and tickets are limited to ensure appropriate state guidelines are followed. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit jbohalloween.com.
Vinyl Collectors Show 2020
The 2020 Vinyl Collectors Show will be held at the Double Tree Hilton in Johnson City from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 1. Shop for 1000s of rare vinyl LPs and 45s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia, and more. Admission is $2. Masks will be required of all customers and vendors. Based on the state’s current restrictions and recommendations, attendees are urged to adhere to local health dept. guidelines regarding the wearing of masks and social distancing.
The 45th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair
The 45th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair will feature more than 200 booths of handmade arts and crafts, demonstrations and music, beginning Oct. 8 though Oct. 25, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN. For more information, visit our website at www.CraftsmenFair.com or call us at 865-436-7479.
Arts And Crafts Classes
Washington College Academy offers a variety of classes in arts and crafts. The minimum age for participants is 16 yrs. or older, unless otherwise specified. Visit www.wca1780.org to find out more information about each class and to register. Call Jennifer Rasnake at 423-257-5151 for more information.
Hartman’s Corn Maze
Hartman’s Corn Maze and hayride will run weekly until October 31, along with zombie paintball hunting. Hartman’s Corn Maze is located at 7941 Blue Springs Parkway in Mosheim. For more information including times of operation, pricing, purchasing tickets on-line and COVID-19 regulations while visiting Hartman’s Corn Maze, visit their web site at www.HartmansCornMaze.com or call (423) 422-4836.
Black In Appalachia Exhibit
Black In Appalachia explores the roots of African-American influence on the history and culture of Appalachia through documentaries, research, local narratives, public engagement and exhibition. The traveling exhibit will be on display at the Renaissance Center Atrium Gallery until Nov. 21. The Renaissance Center is located at 1200 E. Center Street, and the Atrium Gallery is located on the second floor. For more information about the Black in Appalachia project, please contact the Kingsport City Archives at 423-224-2559.
Maple Lane Maze - Since its opening in 1999, this corn maze has become an annual Blount County tradition. With inflatables, slides, hayrides and pumpkins, there is something for the whole family. Older kids and adults can get into the Halloween spirit in the haunted corn maze, which begins on select nights after 7 p.m.
A.M.S. Haunted Attractions - For those who enjoy a good scare, A.M.S. Haunted is a haunted house located on Lamar Alexander Parkway. Open from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., there are indoor and outdoor haunts. This event is free, but they accept canned food donations and are also hosting a Trunk-r-Treat event on October 31 beginning at 12 p.m.
Visit Haunted Cades Cove - Although specific ghost stories are few, plenty of visitors have reported paranormal activity. From graveyards, photos of orbs, one of a woman’s face coming out of the wall of an old church to the legend of Mavis Estep in The Cussing Cover, there are many eerie activities visitors encounter after dusk in Cades Cove.
Spooktacular Extravaganza Drive-Thru - This free Halloween event on Friday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Foothills Mall allows children to trick-or-treat from the comfort of their car. Attendees can compete in an online costume contest, decorated car contest or even a Howl-O-Ween costume contest for dogs at Pet Supplies Plus.
Parkway Drive-In - Watch a scary movie on the big screen while social distancing at the Knoxville Horror Film Fest, held at the Parkway Drive-In in Maryville on October 23-25. The event will include horror classics, such as Demons and Return of the Living Dead.
Witches Wynd storytelling event at the Exchange Place will be a virtual event this year. Beginning on Friday, Oct. 23, and available through Oct. 31, log onto witcheswynd.com and see five noted storytellers weave their tales of ghoulies and ghosties and things that go bump in the night. Exchange Place suggests a donation of $7.00, which can be paid at the time of viewing with any major credit card. For more information, please call Exchange Place at 423-288-6071.