Visit Unicoi County in the fall and you will fall in love! Everywhere you venture in Unicoi County, you are surrounded with the look and feel of autumn. When fall arrives, it sets the mountains ablaze with vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, making the trees burst with a dazzling display of color. There is something special about experiencing fall in Unicoi County, Tennessee.
Fall is home to the largest event in Unicoi County – the Unicoi County Apple Festival. The festival, now in its 44th year, is held the first Friday and Saturday in October. The Unicoi County Apple Festival is a celebration of heritage, Southern Appalachian culture and history. The festival draws more than 110,000 attendees annually and has been consistently named one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society. The two-day event features more than 350 food and craft vendors lined along a five-block section of Main Street and the adjoining side streets; three entertainment stages, a large children’s area with rides, games and entertainment; the annual Blue Ridge Pottery Show and Sale and numerous contests and tournaments including a four-mile road race, weeklong tennis tournament, cooking contest and Miss Unicoi County Apple Festival Pageant.
Check out our calendar of events to see what is happening in Unicoi County!