It’s almost fall in Tennessee. Start planning your visit to experience fall foliage in dazzling colors from Memphis to the Smoky Mountains.

Plan Your Visit

Tennessee is simply magical in the fall with its mountains and rolling hills beckoning travelers from around the world. Here are a few ways to experience the season to its fullest.

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Music Getaways

If you’re looking for a weekend music lover’s escape to Memphis, here’s an itinerary created just for you. It's filled with music history and icons, delicious food and live music that will have you dancing the night away.

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Fall Leaf Report

The cool breezes of fall are arriving in Tennessee just in time for the first day of autumn. In Smoky Mountains National Park some early color is starting to develop on a few trees. The occasional dogwood tree will have a reddish cast that will develop into brilliant reds later in October. Other species such as sourwood, red maple, witch hobble, sumac and blueberries are also beginning to sport red leaves, especially on trees and shrubs at higher elevation. Overall however, there's not much fall color to see yet, just scattered trees here and there displaying a hint of what they'll become. 

With the main fall leaf season still a few weeks away, now is prime time to plan the perfect fall weekend getaway or a weeklong retreat of sightseeing and leaf peeping throughout East, Middle and West Tennessee. 

Even though autumn is officially here there is still time to grab one last bit of summer fun like the Gilbert family on Norris Lake this past weekend ---



Check here every week for updates on fall foliage in Tennessee. You'll get reports on the best spots to see the changing colors across the state.

Trip Ideas for Leaf Peepers

Fall TripTales

Slow down and enjoy the splendor of a Tennessee autumn on our Trails & Byways. 

East Tennessee Road Trips
Oct 5 - 9  Celebrating American Craft - Tennessee Craft Week Nashville, TN Vanderbilt and Nashville  craft artists  "are live" in Sarratt Gallery. learn more Oct 5 Contemporary Fiber and Textile Art: A Panel Discussion - Tennessee Craft Week Gatlinburg, TN Contemporary Fiber and Textile Art: A Panel Discussion learn more Oct 5 - 13 MURDER BALLAD (theotherspace) Clarksville, TN A love triangle gone wrong. A steamy and fun thriller with a razor’s edge, this explosive rock musical sensation explores the complications of love, the compromises we make, and the betrayals that can ultimately undo us. (Presented in theotherspace. Recommended for mature audiences only.) learn more Oct 5 PRAISE THE LORD LIVE TAPING WITH HOST JASON CRABB Hendersonville, TN Be part of a live audience on Monday, October 5th, 2015, for the Praise the Lord 'live' taping with host Jason Crabb and guests to be announced. learn more Oct 5 TN Welcome Center, I-24, Marion County, Nickajack, Craft Artist Demonstration -TN Craft Week Jasper, TN Craft Artist Tim Hintz will be demonstrating the art of making traditional ladder back chairs from 10am to 4pm at the I-24 Welcome Center in Marion County. Meet the artist and explore the rich heritage of handmade Tennessee Crafts, a magical and entertaining experience! This event is sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and Tennessee Craft. The Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee. learn more