There is no shortage of fun fall events in Memphis. From September through November you can find festival after festival to draw you out into the crisp autumn air. If you are looking for Halloween activities, check out these spooky events going on throughout October:
Location: Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis
Dates and Times: August 30-September 8, 2013, times vary by day
Admission: $10.00 adults, $5.00 children 5-12, free for children 4 and under.
Description: The Delta Fair and Music Festival features numerous concerts, rides, animals, exhibits, food, and more.
Location: Main Street in downtown Memphis
Dates and Times: August 31-September 1, 2013 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Description: The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival features Memphis music, southern cuisine, local art, and much more.
Location: Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike in Germantown
Dates and Times: September 7, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; September 8, 2013, 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m.
Description: This festival features a car show, arts and crafts booths, children's activities, food, and much more.
Location: Cooper Street and Young Avenue in Memphis
Dates and Times: Saturday, September 14, 2013; 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Description: This festival features the work of numerous artisans, live musical performances, and more.
Location: DeSoto Civic Center, 4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, MS 38671
Dates and Times: TBA
Admission: TBA Adults $10, Youth (5-12) $5, Kids 4 & Under are FREE
Description: The Mid-South Fair features concerts, rides, animals, exhibits, food, and more.
Location: St. Francis of Assissi Church, 8151 Chimneyrock in Cordova
Dates and Times: September 27, 2013 from 5:00 p.m.--10:00 p.m. and September 28, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.--10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Description: Formerly known as Oktoberfest, the St. Francis of Assissi Fall Festival is a big event featuring food, games, entertainment, and more.
Location:W.J. Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Boulevard in Bartlett
Dates and Times: September 27, 2013 from 6-9:30pm and September 28, 2013 from 9:30am-5pm
Description: This annual event features a car show, live music, hot air balloons, children's activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more.
Location:Riverside Drive, just south of the Tennessee Visitors Center between Jefferson and Beale Street
Dates and Times: October 4, 2013 3:00 p.m. until sunset and October 5, 2013 10:00 a.m. until sunset
Admission: Free admission, although a $5 donation for local charities is requested.
Description: Bluff City Oktoberfest is a southern spin on a German tradition. Enjoy a beer garden, live music, local artists, family activities, and more.
Location: Olive Branch City Park, 8267 Goodman Road in Olive Branch
Dates and Times: October 5, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Description: This Oktoberfest features crafts, games, food, and fun. Call (662) 895-5448 for more details.
Location: Audubon Park, 750 Cherry Road in Memphis
Dates and Times: October 12-13, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. and October 14, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Children $3
Description: The Pink Palace Crafts Fair is one of the city's most beloved annual events. In addition to the many artisans with their works on display, the fair will also feature live music, children's activities, and plenty of food.
Location: South Main Street between Huling and Webster in Memphis
Dates and Times: October 25-27, 2013
Admission: Free on Friday night, $5 on Saturday and $5 on Sunday
Description: The RiverArtsFest is a fine arts festival featuring art exhibitions, an art market, live music, food, wine, and more.
Location: 5152 Easley St. in Millington
Dates and Times: October 26, 2013, 8am-1pm
Description: The whole family can enjoy fall activities on the last day of the farmer's market.