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Nashville’s Big Back Yard Fall Festivals 2022: Food, Music, Oktober

Plan a trip to enjoy the fall season and great Nashville’s Big Back Yard Fall Festivals 2022 with music, BBQ and arts & crafts.

Nashville’s Big Back Yard offers fall travelers some of the season’s best outdoor festivals and adventures.

To connect and ignite opportunity for all in Nashville’s Big Back Yard. Nashville’s Big Back Yard is a natural watershed region anchored by 100 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway and made up of 12 connected communities with populations under 5,000 people.

Nashville's Big Back Yard

National Banana Pudding Festival

Enjoy “The Puddin’ Path,” at the National Banana Pudding Festival on October 1 – 2 in Centerville Tennessee where guests sample 10 scrumptious banana pudding recipes for just $10.

There’s fun for everyone at the festival. With live music nearly all day, you’ll enjoy the tastes and the sounds.

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Middle Tennessee District Fair 

In its 112th year of operation, the Middle Tennessee District Fair celebrates a long history of delivering a state fair experience with a county fair impact, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn, Sept. 23 – Oct. 1.

The fair brings attractions, great food, and top entertainment, including headliner Granger Smith at 7 p.m., Sept. 30, performing his No. 1 hit “Backroad Song.”

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Shoals Fest

Shoals Fest is one of the south’s premiere music festivals.

Your host, the ever-inspiring Jason Isbell, brings his music and friends to celebrate in his home state of Alabama.

Multiple artists, including Brittney Spencer, Amanda Shires, Kingfish, and Nathaniel Rateliff, join Isbell and the 400 Unit Oct. 1-2, McFarland Park, Florence, Ala.

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Hohenwald Oktober Heritage Festival 

This annual German-themed Hohenwald Oktober Heritage Festival takes place Oct. 7-8, and features local musicians, arts & crafts vendors and great festival food.

In addition to the festival, a 20-mile yard sale along Highway 20 is another reason to plan your trip to Hohenwald, Tenn.

Fork Fest

Featuring the incomparable Mike Farris and the Fortunate Few, the one-day Fork Fest takes place in the historic village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn, Oct. 9.

Come early to stroll, shop and eat. Music kicks-off at 2 p.m. with The Deltaz in the Lawnchair Theatre. Free event, rain or shine.

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Mid-South BBQ Festival

Mount Pleasant’s Mid-South BBQ Festival celebrates all things BBQ, with competitors coming from far and wide to show-off their smokin’ skills.

Great food dominates this festival, but it is topped off with music, arts & crafts, a kid’s zone and the century bike ride. Held October 14 – 15 in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee.

Alabama Renaissance Faire

This thrilling Alabama Renaissance Faire in Florence, Ala., Oct. 22-23, educates and celebrates the Renaissance.

It is family-friendly, with 100+ merchants and food vendors, performers from all over the country, delicious food, crafts and much more. 

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