• Spirits, Legends and Lore
Oct. 12, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Spirits, Legends and Lore is an annual storytelling event sharing stories of local history and mystery of the Cleveland, Tennessee, area. Last year's performance sold out. So, an extra show has been added this year. The show is intended for adults and children 5 years of age and above. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Planned storytellers include Melissa Woody, Pete Vanderpool, Rob Alderman, Dan Buck, Connie Gatlin, Greg Glover and Judy Baker.
Black Box Theatre
Lee University Communications Building
• Ron White
Oct. 13, 8 p.m.
Stand-up comedian, actor and charter member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour comes to Chattanooga. "Tater Salad" brings his unique brand of comedy to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 13, for what is sure to be a memorable laugh riot. Tickets are $40 to $85.
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium
399 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga TN 37402
• Derik Nelson and Family
Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
Derik Nelson & Family delivers a concert experience that has to be seen to be believed. Their signature sound features velvety three-part vocal harmonies only a family can deliver. They’ve garnered nearly 3 million views on YouTube, and toured over 40 locations across the West Coast to raise money for music education. Derik appeared regularly as the lead guitarist on television’s “Glee.”
This band uses the latest in audio/video technology to take you on an aural and visual journey through time and space. Tickets are $15 for adults ($20 at the door) and $10 for students.
Athens Area Council for the Arts
320 North White St., Athens TN 37371
• Chattanooga Oktoberfest
Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
As Chattanooga’s oldest and largest Oktoberfest celebration, our festival draws crowds locally and regionally each year. Many come to enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of the German traditions, bringing their families for a day of entertainment, shopping, and live musical performances.
The annual festival includes an array of Oktoberfest traditions: brats and other German-inspired foods, four "bier gartens" featuring over 99 local and season craft brews, and the infamous Wurstbrats Oompah Band!
1829 Carter St., Chattanooga TN 37408
• DockDogs 2018 World Championship
DockDogs is the independent governing and sanctioning body for regional, national and international dock jumping canine aquatics performance sport for dogs. DockDogs will host their World Championship including events such as Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieve from Oct. 9-13 at the Knoxville Convention Center. The qualifier rounds are free to watch, but the featured finals will be $8 for adults and $5 for children. See https://dockdogs.com/ for times and details.
Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley St., Knoxville TN 37902
• Prater's Mill Country Fair
Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Prater’s Mill Country Fair focuses on mountain music, Southern foods, living history exhibits, and the handmade crafts and original art of 170 talented artists and artisans. Craft demonstrations include blacksmithing, quilting, rug hooking, woodcarving and hand tufting, a cottage industry that evolved into the tufted carpet industry centered in Dalton, Ga.
At the fair, visitors take self-guided tours of the operating gristmill, Prater’s Store, Shugart Cotton Gin, Dr. Lacewell’s Office, and the Westbrook Barn complete with farm animals. Across the road from the mill in the 1898 Prater’s store, guests taste authentic Southern meals, view displays of antique tractors, cars, plows and more. Elsewhere throughout the festival are other specialties such as pit-cooked barbecue, apple cider, fried pies, and churned ice cream. For a full list of the events, see the website listed below.
Children under 12 and military with ID are free. At-the-gate admission is $7. If you’d like to purchase your tickets online in advance and avoid lines at the gate, they cost $7.50 at www.pratersmill.org/fair/.
5845 Highway 2, Dalton GA 30721
• Disabled American Veterans Car Show
Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 3p.m.
DAV Monthly Car Show is the second Saturday of every month April through September 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The big Annual Car Show is the second Saturday of October 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Registration is the day of the event. Cost is $15. The show will be held outside Dunham's Sports. Come to see vintage cars and trucks!
Bradley Square Mall
200 Paul Huff Parkway, Cleveland TN 37312
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