Memphis Fall Festivals Guide

Beale Street in 2014
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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

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    Delta Fair and Music Festival

    The Delta Fair and Music Festival is an incredibly popular event that features numerous concerts, rides, animals, exhibits, food, and more.

    The Banana Derby, which pits "America’s favorite monkey jockeys" Bobo and Giligan T. Monkey in a race for victory. The "jockeys" are real Capuchin monkeys that ride dogs as they race. Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road in Memphis

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    Memphis Music and Heritage Festival

    The Memphis Music and Heritage Festival feature Memphis music, southern cuisine, local art, and much more. Over 100 performers, dancers, craftspeople, and cooks perform everything from blues to jookin at this yearly festival.  Main Street in downtown Memphis

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    Germantown Festival

    One of the longest, continuously run festivals in the area, the Germantown Festival features a car show, arts and crafts booths, children's activities, food, a cornhole tournament, weenie dog race, and much more. Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike in Germantown

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    Hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association (CYBA), is held in Memphis' largest historic district.

    Named as one of the "Top 10 Great Neighborhoods in America" by the American Planning Association, this festival in Cooper-Young features the work of over 400 artisans, live musical performances, and more. Cooper Street and Young Avenue in Memphis

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    The St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival, known by locals as Oktoberfest is a large scale event featuring food, games, entertainment, and more. St. Francis of  Assisi Church's soccer field, 8151 Chimneyrock in Cordova

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    Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest, and Car Show

    This annual event features a highly competitive barbecue contest, car show, live music, hot air balloons, children's activities, arts and crafts, food vendors, and more. W.J. Freeman Park, 2629 Bartlett Boulevard in Bartlett

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    Bluff City Oktoberfest is a southern spin on a German tradition. Guests can enjoy a beer garden, live music, local artists, family activities, and more. Riverside Drive, just south of the Tennessee Visitors Center between Jefferson and Beale Street

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    Olive Branch Oktoberfest

    This annual, all-day festival is sponsored by the Olive Branch Beautification Commission and is the longest running event in the city's history. The Oktoberfest event features crafts, games, food, and fun in a beautiful park setting, and admission is free of charge. Olive Branch City Park, 8267 Goodman Road in Olive Branch

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    Pink Palace Crafts Fair

    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. Audubon Park, 750 Cherry Road in Memphis

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    RiverArtsFest

    The RiverArtsFest is a fine arts festival featuring art exhibitions, an art market, live music, food, wine, and more. South Main Street between Huling and Webster in Memphis

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    Millington Farmer's Market Fall Festival

    The whole family can enjoy fall activities on the last day of the farmer's market, sponsored by the Millington Arts Recreation & Parks Association. Yoga, a bouncy house for the kids, and vendors selling crafts are just a few of the activities held during the event. 5152 Easley St. in Millington