The leaves are falling off the trees, the weather is changing and the smell of pumpkin spice fills store shelves. Fall is here, and there are so many things to do before the season comes to an end.
With fall comes football. For those interested in sports, going to a UT football game is a fun activity to do this season. All home games are at Neyland Stadium, making the commute less than 20 minutes. The only thing left to do is buy a ticket.
At Central High School, there are also sports available to watch and try out for. Football, volleyball and girls soccer are beginning to wrap up but there are still a few games left. Both boys and girls basketball with also be starting soon. If you are interested in any of these the game schedules and contact information can be found on CHS’s Website.
If sports aren’t your thing then maybe a trip to Maple Lane Farms or Oakes Farm is for you. MLF has “haunted” attractions throughout October which cost between $8 and $20 depending on which attraction you pick. They also have corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin picking, food vendors, and more. At OF there is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and multiple other activities for people of all ages to enjoy. The gate prices are between $15 and $20. Both farms are open until the end of October and there is a commute of about 25-45 minutes for both activities.
Other activities are the Wears Valley Fall Festival or Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. The WVFF will happen on the 15-17 of October. There will be different crafts, food, and entertainment available to celebrate the season. DHF is happening until the end of October, there you can see the Great Pumpkin Lumilights, you can try new fall flavors, and listen to live music. Like MLF and OF both festivals have a longer commute of 45 minutes to an hour.
If you are looking for a scare then maybe Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours, Frightworks, or Dead Mans Farm will put you in the fall mood. HKGT provides multiple activities such as a paranormal adventure tour which takes you on a tour of multiple “haunted” locations around Knoxville. Ticket prices are $40 for ages 13 and up and $35 for 12 and under. FW is a haunted house with multiple different zones for a “thrilling, fun, and safe way to celebrate the Halloween season,” as their website states. Tickets are $25 for a standard pass, fast passes are $12 extra. Lastly, DMF has several attractions such as a haunted house, a haunted corn maze, virtual reality fear simulations, coffin simulations, escape rooms, and fire performances. Tickets for the haunted house are $20, the haunted corn maze is $15 and the smaller attractions are $5.