Knoxville offers fun fall events

With fall in full swing, activities in East Tennessee make for eventful weekends. From child friendly fun at the zoo to haunted mansions for the thrill seeker in everyone, Knoxville is the place to be in the fall.

With fall in full swing, activities in East Tennessee make for eventful weekends. From child friendly fun at the zoo to haunted mansions for the thrill seeker in everyone, Knoxville is the place to be in the Fall.

Creating lifelong family memories for 28 years, Boo at the Zoo is being held through Oct. 9-12, 16-19 and 23-26 from 5:30p.m.-8 p.m. at the Knoxville Zoo. Presented by U.S. Cellular, this fun and festive event includes the famous Scary-Go-Round, the only haunted carousel in East Tennessee, along with music and games at the Monster Mash Tent for children of all ages to enjoy. As an added bonus, Boo at the Zoo also includes costumed characters who walk around the zoo, creating a Halloween ambiance. With tickets costing $7 per person over the age of 2 and Zoo members receiving a $2 discount, this is an event that the whole family won’t want to miss out on.

If you’re looking for more traditional activities to partake in this fall, look no further than the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Oaks Farms. Oaks Farms provides 28 outdoor farm-style activities for the whole family in their “Back 40 Activities”, including pedal karts and the pumpkin pounder. Down the way from the activities area are both the pumpkin patch and the professionally designed corn maze. The pumpkin patch includes a hayride to the patch, where you can pick your own special pumpkin for just $5 per person. The corn maze, on the other hand, is designed as two separate mazes, where the goal is to find the 12 diverse posts hidden within. For just $10.95 for adults 11 and up, and $8.95 for children ages 3 to 10, one can experience admission to the corn maze, “Back 40 activities”and a hayride. Additionally, the corn maze turns into the Trail of Doom, a spooky alternative to the traditional corn maze, through Oct. 3,4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31. Admissions to the Trail of Doom is $19.95 plus tax.

For the thrill seeker in everyone, Knoxville provides numerous haunted house tours, including the popular Frightmare Manor. Located only 45 minutes from downtown Knoxville in Morristown, Tennessee, this 5 attraction scream park will give you the scare of your life. Tickets and hours of operation can be found at frightmaremanor.com.

No matter what activity you choose to celebrate fall with you are guaranteed to have a good time and enjoy the cool weather.

Edited by Jessica Carr