Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Schulz Bräu Oktoberfest 2021

  • September 18, 2021 — October 3, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Music

Hosted by Schulz Bräu Brewing Company
Schulz Bräu's 6th Annual Oktoberfest will be from September 18th - October 3rd.

Saturday September 18th
5:00am Doors Open to ticket holders
5:30am Live Music by Sande & Mike of the Knoxville Polka Kings
6:00am Barrel Tapping

9:00am Doors Open to the public
12:00pm UT vs TN Tech
3:30pm Live Music by Smoky Mountain Oompah Band
7:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
8:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Sunday September 19th
10:30am Frühschoppen: Oktoberfest Brunch
11:00am Live Music by Concord Brass
4:25pm Titans vs Seahawks
5:00pm Live Music by LynnMarie and The Nashville Polka Guys
8:30pm Masskrugstemmen (Stein Hoisting Contest)
Special Menu by Schulzes Schnitzel Kitchen

Follow these links for each weeks schedule:
Week 1:
Week 2:
Week 3:

Come enjoy authentic German lagers, Bavarian decor, and all the Polka you can stand for this festive time of the year. Dirndls and Lederhosen encouraged!

Morristown Art Association: Arts In The Park

  • September 18, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food, Exhibitions, visual art, Festivals, special events, Free event, Kids, family and Music

The 14th Annual Arts In The Park, “Art In The Heart of Hamblen County,” a visual and performing arts event, will be celebrated on Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Park, located at 350 West Ninth North Street, Morristown, Tennessee.

Regenia Ford, Guest Artist, paints horses, barns, mountain, and wildlife scenes on barnwood. She grew up loving horses from birth! She began drawing horses at a very young age. When she was old enough, she tried the paint by number pictures. She painted and kept drawing throughout her life as time would permit. She tried to get into art class in high school but could not and the teacher generously allowed her to sit in during study hall. She credits Carroll Barger, Cocke County High School, with teaching her to see colors in everything she looks at and gave her the bit of information needed to begin painting. She began her journey of painting on wood and rustic items 19 years ago when she painted a house scene on barn wood for her mom and stepdad.

She attended her first craft show as a vendor at the “On Cosby Festival” in 2011. Regenia loves painting and is still learning. Her goal is to make someone happy and hopefully bring a feeling of nostalgia when viewing her barn, mountain, and wildlife scenes. Regenia was born and raised for the most part in Hartford TN. Her family dates back to 1700’s in this area on both her mother’s and father’s side of her family. She has been married 33 years to the love of her life and has 3 grown children and one grandson that she is totally crazy about! In addition to painting and selling her art, Regenia is Director of Human Services at Carson Newman University.

Mitch Smith, guest performing artist, a Morristown composer, musician, music teacher, and owner of Round Table School of Music, will perform and provide the sound for Arts In The Park.

Arts In The Park is a one-day annual celebration of visual arts—two-dimensional fine art, fine quality crafts, artistic photography, and sculpture—and performing arts for Morristown Art Association Member artists, crafters, and local visual and performing artists to showcase, display, sell, and demonstrate their arts, crafts, and talents.

Fine arts and crafts, exciting live performances, roving entertainers, great food and refreshments, art demonstrations, “Try Your Hand At Art,” an art walk, sidewalk chalk art, and hands-on children’s art activities will add to the festival’s appeal. Admission is FREE.

This 14th Annual Arts In The Park is an event of the Morristown Art Association, Morristown Parks and Recreation, and Rose Center Council for the Arts. Parking is limited; so, park at Rose Center and take the Girls Inc. shuttle to and from the park.

For additional information, please contact Peggy Brewer, Coordinator, at or call 423-312-8325; Janette Parrish,; 423-231-1961; visit; or call Rose Center at 423-581-4330.

East Tennessee Music Collectors Show

  • September 18, 2021

At HOLIDAY INN-CEDAR BLUFF, 9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville TN

10am-4pm, admission $2,

Come shop for 1000s of rare vinyl LPs and 45s, 78s, plus CDs, music DVDs, memorabilia, and more ... It's the biggest music store in Tennessee-for one day only!

*URGENT COVID-19 NOTICE: MASKS will be required of all customers and vendors!
*Based on the state's current restrictions and recommendations. We urge ALL of you to please follow current health dept. guidelines regarding the wearing of masks, and social distancing, etc.

Knox Heritage: Summer Supper

Category: Culinary arts, food, Festivals, special events and Fundraisers


Summer Suppers are Back!

Kick-off the season with two carefully curated virtual cocktail party and Behind the Scenes Tours focused on classical and modern architecture in Knoxville. Take a wanderlust trip through time and experience music, food, drinks, and art from iconic decades past. Revisit 1920 at the home of a women’s suffrage leader and play your part in the debate while dining and drinking in grand style. End the season at our barbecue and bluegrass extravaganza overlooking the river and under the stars.

Our volunteers have been working very hard to plan these special events in a way that will create wonderful memories for our guests in a safe environment.

Knox Heritage, at Historic Westwood, 3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Information: 865-523-8008,

ORNLFCU Summer Sessions Concert with Songs from The Road Band

  • September 18, 2021

Category: Free event, Kids, family and Music

The concert series will feature bluegrass and Americana bands from throughout the region. All shows are free to the public and will be held outdoors at the pavilion in Bissell Park, 1401 Oak Ridge Turnpike in Oak Ridge from 6:00-9:00 PM.

Bring your lawn chairs and your family and friends for a fun, music-filled evening! Local food and beverage trucks will also be on-site. We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Sessions concerts!


Songs from The Road Band
Grassroots Gringos
6:00–9:00 PM

To Be Determined
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
6:00–9:00 PM

Knoxville Botanical Garden: Introduction to Canning

  • September 18, 2021

Category: Classes, workshops, Health, wellness and Science, nature

September 18th, 10a

There is nothing like fresh produce from a summer garden. Join us as we learn from Vivian Williams about ways to keep that rich flavor in the kitchen even after the garden begins winter hibernation! Come ready for a hands on canning demonstration in our Carriage House kitchen. Not only will you leave with your own freshly canned produce, but with the energy and confidence to grow and prepare your own fresh foods at home! Participants will get to choose between a jar of salsa and a jar of pickled okra.

Find out more and register here.

Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day: Free Admission

  • September 18, 2021

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, History, heritage and Kids, family

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket

Where will your curiosity lead you this Museum Day?

Among the local participants:
Museum of East Tennessee History, 10 AM - 4 PM

UT ARboretum Society: 6th Annual Butterfly Festival

Category: Festivals, special events, Free event, Science, nature and Virtual


The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society’s 6th Annual Butterfly Festival will be available online beginning Saturday, September 18th. This year’s Butterfly Festival will again be virtual with outstanding lectures and special video programs for children.

The festival will go live online at 10:00 a.m. and remain available for you to watch at your convenience. You may register to be emailed the links for these free programs at Registration for this event is required. These programs will be recorded and closed captioning is available.

Co-sponsored by the UT Institute of Agriculture, this event has become one of the most popular events annually with over 2,000 people attending in 2019. Due to the uncertain nature of COVID-19 precautions, this year’s festival has been filmed in advance to be presented online. This will be a different festival than in the past as there are no on-site activities, but we are excited to bring the public some great online options.

To celebrate the spirit of the festival, we invited the public to order and decorate wooden butterflies. These butterflies will be on display throughout the month of September around our Visitors Center. We invite you to enjoy this display whenever you visit the Arboretum during September.

Special presentations for children will be presented by Dr. Jerome Grant and students from the University of Tennessee Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.

Our educational talks for the 2021 UTAS Butterfly Festival are:
“Of Biodiversity and Butterflies: Planting Design and Conservation for Pollinators” will be presented by Michael Ross. As more productive butterfly habitats are converted to residential, agricultural, and commercial sprawl the need for well-designed landscapes that support the full lifecycle of Lepidoptera species is increasingly important. This presentation will discuss key considerations, design, and planning goals for successful pollinator habitat implementation. Michael Ross, SITES AP, ASLA, is an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences’ Sustainable Landscape Design concentration and in the School of Landscape Architecture.

“Principles of Butterfly Garden Design and Management: A Case Study in Pollinator Habitat Garden Management,” will be presented by Olivia Sievers Ross. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's approach to pollinator habitat provides an enlightening case study into best practices for butterfly garden implementation on a residential site. Prior to her training as a landscape architect Olivia was the Horticulturist and Lepidoptera specialist at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s Ann and O.J. Weber Pollinator Garden and helped install the Luci and Ian Family Garden.

Register at

To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to

Mabry-Hazen House: Fall Clean-up Day

Category: Free event and Science, nature

As summer bids farewell, it's time to clean up its "mess." This summer was hot but the flora on Mabry's Hill was still prolific so the site needs a healthy trim before the arctic airs of late fall and winter set. And with over 7 acres of green space there is plenty of space to spread out and safely social distant!

Mabry-Hazen will hold a fall cleaning day on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only have 2 hours? No worries, all are welcome to come and go as they please. Water and refreshments will be provided.

With over seven acres of greenspace and thirty-two different tree species, the grounds surrounding Mabry-Hazen House require a significant amount of care and upkeep to maintain its natural beauty. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, removal of invasive plants and dead trees, garden bed weed removal, and general grounds maintenance. The museum will also plant a native flower garden. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shears, shovels, tarps, pruners, trowels, and similar yard and garden tools. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Free t-shirts and water bottles for those participating (supplies limited).


Mabry-Hazen House, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37915. Information: 865-522-8661,

Ijams Nature Center: Volunteer Workday

Category: Free event and Science, nature

Help the Ijams Natural Resource Team protect and beautify Tharp Trace next Saturday, Sept. 18, from 9:30 a.m.-noon! Volunteers will meet at Mead's Quarry and then hike up Tharp Trace to remove invasive plants and improve the view of the lake. Registration is required and is limited to 15 participants.

Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920. Hours: Grounds and trails open during daylight hours. Call for Visitor Center hours. Information: 865-577-4717,

Knoxville Children's Theatre: Disney's The Aristocats (kids)

Category: Kids, family and Theatre

The play will be performed Thursdays at 7 PM, Fridays at 7 PM, Saturdays at 1 PM and 5 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM.

This production is designed for our youngest children and is a short production to allow for the attention span of our youngest musical lovers. (Ages 1+) This production’s run time is under an hour.

NOTE: We are currently asking all audience members to please wear a mask inside the theatre. Many of our participants are not old enough to be vaccinated. We appreciate your understanding.

Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it is up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O’Malley, and his band of swingin’ jazz cats to save the day.

Knoxville Children's Theatre, 109 E. Churchwell Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Information: 865-208-3677,

TAPestry: Cheezus - Knoxville’s first cheese festival

  • September 17, 2021 — September 18, 2021

Category: Culinary arts, food and Festivals, special events

Cheeselovers rejoice. Cheezus is coming to Knoxville September 17 and 18th to the TAPestry, the event center located at the Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus at 621 Lamar Street in North Knoxville.

Come to Cheezus, Knoxville’s first cheese festival, promises to be a unique and educational event, says event organizer Stephanie Carson.

“Artisan cheeses can expand your ability to enjoy your meal, beer, wine and cider. This event will give people the information they need to go to their local cheese purveyor or grocery store and choose cheeses to match their tastes,” she said.

More than 25 local, national and international cheeses will be represented, including locally produced Cooks on the Curb Pimento and Sequachie Cove Creamery. Farragut’s Euphoric Cheese Shop will also be on hand to introduce people to their wide variety of cheeses. The cheeses will be expertly paired by World Cheese Judge and Dean of the Institute of Fromage Michael Landis.

“On Saturday, attendees will have their pick of the cheeses and receive a recommendation of which craft cider or beer to pair them with. They’ll then take their sampling ticket to the bar to redeem it for the recommended pour,” explains Carson.

Sampling is from 12:00 to 5:00pm Saturday, Sept. 18th and tickets include 5 or 7 sampling tickets for beer or cider. Early entry tickets are $60 and General Admission tickets are $45.

If people need more cheese, they can attend the Cheese Dinner Friday night for $40 per person, or $75 per couple. That will include pairings of five ciders or beers and cheeses curated and explained by Landis. Cooks on the Curb will also sample their pimento cheese and The Bohemian Restaurant has a “cheese forward” menu planned with smoked chicken and truffle ravioli and an apple cheddar dessert.

Tickets can be purchased at or at the Barrelhouse by Gypsy Circus Taproom.
More information can be found by emailing

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