Emily’s List of Weekend Activities – October 14, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — There’s a lot to do in Chattanooga, and in nearby cities this weekend.

The Scenic City’s oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration is happening this weekend.

On Saturday and Sunday, chow down on brats, pretzels, German chocolate cake, and other German-inspired food.

There’s also more than 100 craft brews available to choose from at four Bier Gartens, plus live entertainment.

The festival is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Another fall-themed festival happening Saturday is in Athens, Tennessee.

The 14th annual Pumpkintown Festival celebrates McMinn County history, heritage and harvest.

Expect to see old favorites, including the Mutt Strutt and Doggie Costume Contest, and “Pumpkin Plinko.”

New this year is a 5K run and walk, plus a Corvette showcase.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Athens.

In Nashville, sample some Tennessee whiskey at the city’s sixth annual Whiskey Festival.

The event celebrates whiskey from around the world, so aficionados get a wide variety to choose from.

The festival is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

And speaking of Tennessee whiskey, one of the country stars known for performing this famous song is making stops in the Music City this weekend.

Chris Stapleton’s “All-American Road Show” is happening at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Bridgestone Arena.

Brothers Osborne and Brent Cobb will also perform.

In North Georgia, the 46th annual Georgia Apple Festival kicks off this weekend.

You can check out more than 300 vendors with handmade arts and crafts, plus enjoy apples galore, and an antique car show Saturday.

The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ellijay Lions Club Fairgrounds.


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