The first week of fall has arrived. For many of us, that means bonfires, scarves, s’mores, and lots of festivals. There is a plethora of fall festivals not only in our great city of Chattanooga, but all around our great state.
While these great festivals are full of food, fun and crafts, let’s not forget about the smaller ones closer to our hearts…our children’s school fall festivals.
For many of our local schools — public and private — fall festivals are great fundraisers. The money raised from the games and/or food sales, benefit the school directly, helping further our children’s education and learning needs. So, while you may attend some of the bigger festivals this fall, why not throw in a visit to one or two of the smaller ones that will benefit your local community?
Here are some of the local school festivals I’ve gathered with the gracious help from our readers:
Alpine Crest is hosting their fall festival on Friday, September 29 beginning at 4:30pm at the school. The event is free, but activities require the purchase of tickets or a wristband. They will have an illusionist, silent auction, vendors, live music, inflatables, face painting and more. You can find out more information and save the event date here.
North Hamilton Elementary is hosting their fall festival on Saturday, September 30th from 10am-2pm at the school. The event will consist of food, vendors, games, and a silent auction. You can find out more information here.
Graysville Elementary in Graysville will hold its annual fall festival on Thursday, October 5th from 5-7pm at the elementary school. The event will have horse rides, auction, prizes, hay rides, cake walk, games, food and more. You can find out more on the Facebook page.
Chickamauga Elementary is holding their fall festival on Saturday, October 21st at 4pm at the Chickamauga Recreation Association. The event will have inflatables, karaoke, games, BBQ, and a live and silent auctions. In addition, they will be showing the BIG Tennessee vs. Georgia football game. More information and a save the date can be found here.
OLPH will host their fall festival on Saturday, October 21st from 9am to 3pm. The event will consist of a live music, bounce houses, vendors, face painting, chili cook-off, and more. Event is free to enter but tickets need to be purchased for activities and chili tasting/eating. You can see the event on the school calendar here.
Hopewell Elementary will host Hopewell Hotel Transylvania on Saturday, October 28th from 5-8pm at the school. It is open to the public with a $5 admission fee. The event will have haunted hayrides, dancing, snow cones, food, games, pictures with a Dracula, and more! You find out more information on their Facebook page.
Hickory Valley Christian School is hosting their fall festival on Saturday, October 28th from 11am to 2pm.
Graysville Elementary in Georgia will hold its fall festival on Saturday, October 28th.
Middle Valley Academy
Middle Valley Academy will hold its fall festival on Saturday, October 28th from 5-7pm at Middle Valley Baptist Church. It will include face painting, food, games, hayride and more.
Ooltewah Elementary School will hold its fall festival on Saturday, October 28th from 1-5pm. The event will be at the school and will host a variety of sponsors, vendors, food and games. You can find out more information and save the event here.
Allen Elementary will hold a variety show and chili cook-off on Friday, November 3rd. Vendors will also be on site.
Normal Park will hold its annual Normalpalooza on Saturday, November 4th on its upper campus. The event will be from 10am to 5pm and will be a full day of music, games, food, and fun. More information can be found here.
Boyd Buchanan will hold its annual Buc Fest on Saturday, November 11 from 5-8pm at the elementary section of the school. The event include a Marketplace, good food, inflatables, bidding baskets, and many more attractions.
Soddy Elementary will hold their fall festival on Saturday, November 11 from 10am to 3pm on its campus. There will be food, games, book fair, door prizes, vendors, inflatables, themed basket raffles, and more. The event is free although there is a charge for activities. More information and a save the date reminder can be found here.