It may not feel like it today, but cooler weather, leaves changing and pumpkins are right around the corner. With the change in weather comes some exciting events in the Memphis area that allow families to enjoy the temperate climate, enjoy fall activities and have family fun. Here are some upcoming fall events your family will not want to miss in the greater Memphis area.
Memphis Tigers Season Begins:
Starting September 1st, the Memphis Tigers football season will begin! After some impressive recent seasons these game are a must-follow! Find the schedule of games here.
2018 Art on Tap: September 7
Combining culture with entertainment, Young at Art offers a vibrant social experience for young individuals living in the Memphis community. YAA deepens your relationship with culture in Memphis and the world. Mingle with friends, meet new people, and celebrate this amazing place in the heart of our city.
Millington Goat Days:
You can’t make this up: The annual Goat Days Festival is a Millington tradition and takes place the second full weekend in September each year. Bigger and better than ever, Goat Days kicks off with the World’s Greatest Goat Parade at 5:30 PM on Friday and the family fun continues non-stop until the end at 10:00 PM on Saturday. Tractor pulls, antique tractor show, equestrian events, car show and swap meet, KCBS Championship BBQ Contest, Arts & Crafts, games and rides, fishing rodeo, horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, battle of the bands, incredible food, live music and goats, goats and MORE GOATS!
A Day of Merrymaking: October 6th
The sixth annual Day of Merrymaking family festival will unfold on the Overton Park Greensward on Saturday, October 6, 2018. With food trucks, a beer garden, live music and performances, games, vendors, and so much more, it’s a great way to share a day in the park with several thousand of your closest friends.
4th Annual Mid-South Renaissane Fair: October 13-14, 20-21
A renaissance faire is a public family-friendly outdoor gathering that emulates the Renaissance historical period for the amusement of its guests. Our faire’s theme will be the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Come to the faire and travel back in time to the Elizabethan era. Learn Elizabethan dances, be knighted by the Queen herself, eat a giant turkey leg, browse the merchant rows, enjoy the performers, and of course, cheer on your favorite jouster on horseback. Hip Hip! Huzzah! Hip Hip! Huzzah!
River Arts Fest
RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! More than 180 artists from around the country and right here at home gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts in what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South.
This event raises money for the Cooper-Young Community Association. That money is spent to keep our beloved neighborhood clean, friendly, safe and welcoming to all who come here. They also want to support the hardworking local brewers who devote their time, talent and energy to making beers that are uniquely their own. Their beers reflect their tastes, their creativity, their experiences: who they are. Their beers say a lot about the folks in our region, too. They’re hard to pigeonhole, easy to love and ready for celebration.