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Illuminated pumpkins at Dollywood's Harvest Festival in Pigeon Forge TN
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Tennessee Trip Guide – Fall Travel Inspiration

Colors bursting in the trees, delectable treats & memorable family moments.

Make fall memories in Tennessee by attending beloved fall festivals, hunting for ghosts and picking that perfect pumpkin all with the state's vibrant colors as your backdrop. We've curated ideas on how to make the most of the season. Browse the topics below to start planning your ultimate fall vacation.

Tennessee Fall Events & Activities

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Celebrate cooler weather, colorful trees and harvest season at festivals, farms and attractions around Tennessee. Take Instagrammable photos at pumpkin houses and gourd displays. Pick a pumpkin at markets, cheer on your favorite football team and go ghost hunting. Make the most of your autumn in Tennessee.

Add These Tennessee Fall Festivals to Your Calendar
Football and Family Fun in Murfreesboro
TN Farms for A Perfect Fall Day of Pumpkin Picking
Meet Tennessee's Ghosts This Fall
7 Sporting Events You Can Only See in Tennessee
Get Into the Game at Tennessee's Sports Bars
Sports Fans Can Visit These Places While in Nashville

Uncover History

Load up the car for a scenic drive to some of Tennessee's historic places this fall. Whether you appreciate a great backstory or ghost story, you can guarantee many of these destinations can serve up both. After your tour of the homes and museums, walk the grounds or surrounding urban areas. Browse the articles below for great day visits during your fall vacation.

A Fright at Tennessee’s Historic Haunted Places
The Ultimate Tennessee Road Trip for History Buffs
Places in Tennessee to Explore African American History
10 Sites that Honor and Celebrate Tennessee Women
Tennessee Presidential Sites Worth A Visit
Travel Tennessee’s Stops on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail
History Buffs: Here's Your Chattanooga Itinerary

Tennessee Fall Color

Photo Credit: Sean Fisher

We developed the first scenic viewers designed to help alleviate red-green color deficiency. This technology not only allows people with red-green color deficiency to enjoy the beauty of fall, but it also helps them see all the vivid colors that adorn the state’s landscape year-round. These scenic viewers are located in some of Tennessee’s most picturesque locations, so visitors can experience the best fall foliage the state has to offer. Read the articles below for fall color destinations across Tennessee.

Experience Tennessee's Vibrant Colors
Plan Your Fall Foliage Journey on Tennessee's Beautiful Byways
Explore the Small Towns of West Tennessee
Five East Tennessee Fall Foliage Photo-Ops
Make Memories Outdoors in Tennessee
Outdoor Adventures You Can Have in West Tennessee
Two Days of Leaf Peeping in the Smokies