12 Holiday Festivals You Can't Miss in Tennessee

12 Holiday Festivals You Can't Miss in Tennessee

You saw the sign: Tennessee land for sale by owner. Tennessee, you thought, what a great place to settle down and build a home. After some smart financing, your home has been built and you are settling in and getting ready for the holidays. The question now is, what can you do to both get ready for the season and get to know your new area? Take a look at some of these Tennessee festivals that you definitely want to be a part of.

For the Crafty Person:

When you can’t miss the local atmosphere and want to find handmade crafts or secondhand deals, these are the festivals you want to put on your calendar.

*Knoxville Flea Market - November (Knoxville Expo Center)
November 16-18
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Antiques, collectibles, jewelry, crafts, candles, and more!

*West Towne Christian Church Craft Fair (West Town Christian Church gym, Knoxville)
November 17
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Fine craft, crafts and homegrown products exhibitors. Benefits youth missions group.

*Knoxville Flea Market - December (Knoxville Expo Center, Knoxville)
December 14-16
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Over 250 booths and dealers from across the region. Featuring antiques, collectibles, bath and body, jewelry, crafts, candles, clothes, surplus and more.

*Memphis Flea Market - December (AgriCenter Expo Center, Memphis)
December 15-16
Admission: $4

You’ll find: “The Big One,” with crafts, flea market, commercial/retail and antique/collectibles exhibitors.


For the Shopper:

Here are a few festivals for those looking for more upscale items, such as fine art.

*MJCA Shopping Extravaganza (Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, Mount Juliet)
November 17
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Fine art, fine craft, crafts, commercial/retail (Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One, etc.), homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors.

*Vintage Market Days (The Fairgrounds Nashville, Nashville)
November 30 - December 2
Admission: $5 - $10

You’ll find: A Home and Garden Show with fine art, fine craft, crafts, homegrown products and antique/collectibles exhibitors, and food booths.

*Mistletoe Market Holiday Craft & Vendor Show (Cleveland Middle School, Cleveland)
November 17 – 18
Admission: $5

You’ll find: The largest craft show in Cleveland with unique holiday gifts and décor.


For the Season:

Christmas is a-comin’! See how they do it in Tennessee by attending these festivals.

*Christmas Time's A-Comin' Arts & Crafts Fair (East Hickman Elem. School, Lyles)
November 17
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Fine art, fine craft and crafts exhibitors, and food booths. This event will also include 3-4 door prizes per hour.

*Christmas on the Mountain (Fall Creek Falls State Park, Spencer)
November 30 – December 1
Admission: Free

You’ll find: Live music, Christmas decorations, and handmade crafts. Also, Santa Claus, Christmas tree lighting, hayrides, and marshmallow roasting.

*Dickens of a Christmas (Main Street, Franklin)
December 8-9
Admission: Free

You’ll find: A Victorian Christmas celebration with horse‑drawn carriage rides, costumed carolers, and Charles Dickens characters strolling the streets.


For the Music Lover:

You can’t live near Nashville, TN without gaining an appreciation for the wide variety of music they represent. Check out a sampling at these festivals this season.

*Reso Revolution (Station Inn, Nashville)
November 8-11
Admission: $500

You’ll find: Workshops, performances, consultations, and after-hours jams.

*Bluegrass Christmas in the Smokies (Ramada Inn & Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge)
December 5-8
Admission: $30-$140

You’ll find: The best in traditional bluegrass!

So, no matter what you’re looking to do in your free time down in Tennessee, you’re bound to find something that suits your fancy this holiday season. Even better, all of our farms and lots are located within easy driving distance of the very best holiday festivals! Enjoy your new home with the rest of Tennessee.