Season | Tennessee Vacation

The crunch of leaves underfoot in Tennessee’s gorgeous state parks. The smell of pumpkin mixed with earth, heralding in another harvest season. It’s time for cozy sweaters, vibrant foliage, autumn memories. Made in Tennessee.


Tennessee’s fall colors are brilliantly hued. Drive any of the 16 Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways woven throughout the state to fill your camera and phone with gorgeous scenic beauty. Experience small town Americana and authentic hospitality in all 95 counties. Load up the car and find Tennessee treasures sprinkled all along the state’s adventure-seeking routes.


Sunny Side Trail


Screaming Eagle


Cotton Junction

Take a Fall Foliage Journey

Festivals and Football

Among community harvest festivals and autumn celebrations, a few Tennessee world-famous events crop up in the fall. The hickory smoke rises to reveal national and international barbecue teams competing for money and bragging rights at Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational Barbecue. At this event, the food is endless and so is the entertainment.


National Storytelling Festival


Jack Daniel's World Championship National Barbecue


Southern Heritage Classic

Tennessee Fall Festivals and Football Games


Feeling a shiver down the spine this time of year? It could be the cooler temperatures, but Tennessee’s apparitions also come out to play this Halloween season to tell their tales dating as far back as the Civil War. Find out which of Tennessee’s historic hotels have a few extra guests and the mansions that are keen on things being mysteriously moved or misplaced.


Thomas House Hotel in Red Boiling Springs


Bell Witch Cave in Adams


The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis

A Haunting Made in Tennessee

Making Memories This Fall

Tennessee has more than pumpkin patches and hay rides this fall. From world-class music to must-attend festivals, set your sights on the endless possibilities of having a memorable season, Made in Tennessee.

A Perfect Tennessee Autumn