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SEPT. 6- OCT. 28

Ok­to­ber­fest: Festhalle, 1074 Edel­weiss Strasse, He­len, Ga., 6-10: 30 p. m. Mon­day-Thurs­day, 6 p. m.- mid­night Fri­day, 1 p. m.- mid­night Satur­day, 1-7 p. m. Sun­day; $8 Mon­day- Fri­day, $ 10 Satur­day, free on Sun­day; an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of Ger­man food, mu­sic, dance. www.he­len­cham­ber.com.

SEPT. 7- 9

Bat­tle of Tun­nel Hill: Tun­nel Hill Her­itage Cen­ter, 215 Clisby Austin Road, Tun­nel Hill, Ga., 9 a. m.- 4 p. m. Satur­day and Sun­day, $ 10 ages 13 and up; Civil War bat­tle re- en­act­ment at 2 p. m. each day, sut­lers, mock surg­eries in med­i­cal tents, tours of his­toric Clisby-Austin house. www.bat­tle­of­tun­nel­hill.com

Cli­mate ‘ Nooga Fes­ti­val: From Sta­tion Street ad­ja­cent to Chat­tanooga Choo Choo to TVA plaza, 10 a. m.-3 p. m. Satur­day, free, in­cludes Cli­mate March at 11 a. m., speak­ers, mu­sic, games and elec­tric ve­hi­cle tail­gate party. 423- 488-5668

Dou­ble Dog Dare You Fes­ti­val: Cam­bridge Square in Oolte­wah, 8: 30 a. m.- 7 p. m. Satur­day, free with some dona­tion- based events, dress your dog in team col­ors for dog pa­rade, hot- do­geat­ing con­test and 7 p. m. con­cert by Hit Town. 423- 486- 4001

Fall Arts and Crafts Fes­ti­val: Duck­town Basin Mu­seum, 212 Burra Burra St., Duck­town, Tenn., 9 a. m.-5 p. m. Satur­day, noon-5 p. m. Sun­day, free, more than 20 ven­dors of homemade jams and jel­lies, hand­made crafts. 423- 496-5778

Fried Green Tomato Fes­ti­val: Main Street and Ken­neth Gable Me­mo­rial Park, Niota, Tenn., 9 a. m.- 4 p. m. Satur­day, free ad­mis­sion, in­di­vid­ual ac­tiv­ity fees. 423-568-2584

In­ter­na­tional Cow­pea Fes­ti­val: Charleston City Park, 103 Worth St. NE, Charleston, Tenn., 10 a. m.- 8 p. m. Satur­day, free; cookoff, crafts and food ven­dors, fam­ily fun field, mu­sic. www. cow­peafes­ti­val.com

Moun­taineer Folk Fes­ti­val: Fall Creek Falls State Park, Vil­lage Green area, 10821 Park Road, Spencer, Tenn., 7-10 p. m. Fri­day, 8 a. m.-10 p. m. Satur­day, 8 a. m.-5 p. m. Sun­day (all times Cen­tral), free; arts and crafts, two stages of mu­sic. 423881-5708

Rail­fest: Ten­nessee Val­ley Rail­road Mu­seum, 4119 Cromwell Road, Chat­tanooga, gates open 5: 30 p. m. Fri­day be­fore con­cert starts at 7, $25 per per­son, $65 VIP; ex­cur­sion time 9 a. m.- 6 p. m. Satur­day-Sun­day, $25 adults, $20 child, ticket in­cludes train ride; fam­ily fes­ti­val with model trains, mu­sic, kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties. www.tvrail.com

White Oak Crafts Fair: Arts Cen­ter of Can­non County, 1424 John Bragg High­way, Wood­bury, Tenn., 9 a. m.-5 p. m. CDT Satur­day and Sun­day, $ 3 in­cludes park­ing; 75 artists ex­hibit along the banks of the East Fork Stones River. www.arts­cen­terofcc.com

Yel­low Daisy Fes­ti­val: Stone Moun­tain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Moun­tain, Ga., 10 a. m.- 6 p. m. Fri­day, 10 a. m.-7: 30 p. m. Satur­day, 10 a. m.-5 p. m. Sun­day, ad­mis­sion free with paid park­ing $20 per day; more than 500 ven­dors at event voted one of top three crafts shows in na­tion by Sun­shine Artist mag­a­zine. www.stonemoun­tain­park.com/events/yel­low- daisy-fes­ti­val

SEPT. 7-15

North­west Ge­or­gia Re­gional Fair: High­way 53/ Rome Road, Cal­houn, Ga., gates open 5 p. m. nightly, $ 5 ages 6 and older, $25 nightly for un­lim­ited car­ni­val rides; Juras­sic King­dom shows, Cir­cus In­cred­i­ble per­for­mances, All-Amer­i­can Zoo. www.north­west­ge­or­gia­re­gion­al­fair.com

SEPT. 7-16

Ten­nessee State Fair: Ten­nessee State Fair­grounds, 500 Wedge­wood Ave., Nashville, gates open 5 p. m. Mon­day- Fri­day, 10: 30 a. m. Satur­day, noon Sun­day (all times Cen­tral), $8 ages 18-54, $6 ages 55 and older and ages 3-17, un­lim­ited- ride wrist­bands $25. In­cludes Blue­grass and Fid­dlers Jam­boree Sept. 8. www.ten­nesseestate­fair.org

Ten­nessee Val­ley Fair: Chil­howee Park, 3301 E. Mag­no­lia Ave., Knoxville, gates open 3 p. m. week­days, 10 a. m. Satur­days, noon Sun­days; $ 10 ages 12- 64, $8 ages 65 and older, $8 ages 6-11, $ 10 park­ing, $25 un­lim­ited- rides wrist­band; daily con­certs in­clude Chris Blue, Joe Diffie, Char­lie Daniels Band and Scotty McCreery. www.tnval­ley­fair.org

SEPT. 11-15

Jack­son County Fair: Vet­er­ans Park Fair­grounds, 220 Ce­cil St., Scotts­boro, Ala., gates open 4: 30 p. m. Tues­day- Fri­day, 5: 30 p. m. Satur­day (all times Cen­tral); $ 4 ages 4 and older. 256-548-2212

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