Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: September 23-25

September 23rd, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveCan you believe it is already officially Fall? This week’s Chattanooga weekend top five is celebrating a change of seasons, and even though the days are still warm, the mornings have that hint of crisper weather to come! Our team is excited about Fall in Chattanooga, and you should be too! Check out our weekly picks for a fun-filled weekend:

1) Hamilton County Fair

The County Fair is locally considered to be the official kickoff of the fall season in Hamilton County.  Held on the last weekend in September each year (24-25), the County Fair attracts over 50,000 people for the two-day event.  The Fair is held on Dallas Island in Chester Frost Park, a 280-acre lakefront Hamilton County facility located in North Hamilton County, about 15 miles from downtown.  Fair-goers are shuttled to the park via Bus Shuttle.  There is no admission charge, but there is a shuttle fee.  Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome aboard the transportation.  The fair is open both days from 10:00 am till 6:00 pm and is held rain or shine. For all the details of the fair, click here.

2) The Rooftop Hop (UPDATE – almost SOLD OUT!)

Since 2010, green|spaces has been progressing sustainable living, working and building in Chattanooga. You have most likely been to one of the places we have impacted – the Majestic Theater, 2 Northshore or Outdoor Chattanooga! Today – we are doing so much more! The Rooftop Hop is an exclusive event where party-goers can attend 5 rooftop parties around downtown Chattanooga in celebration of green|spaces and promoting their mission!

Our members, donors and volunteers provide the ongoing support to make our work possible! Find out how you can participate at www.greenspaceschattanooga.org  

3) National Muscadine Festival

September 23-25, 2016 is set to be full of excitement as the fifth annual National Muscadine Festival is held in Sweetwater, TN. You can expect to find great food, family fun, live music, and more.

Several of the events will be at Tsali Notch, Tennessee’s largest muscadine vineyard, which is just a few miles from Historic Downtown Sweetwater.

The National Muscadine Festival is hosted by the Sweetwater Merchants and Property Owners Association (SMPOA).

4) CASA Opening Day at the River Maze

Eastern Tennessee’s favorite corn maze has partnered with local non-profit CASA to bring you their opening day this season (September 24)! All the favorites you know and love such as the famous corn maze, pumpkin patch, and hayrides will be in full swing. Additionally, food and craft vendors will be present, so come hungry and ready to shop! Christian radio station J103 will be there in the afternoon, and live family-friendly music will start in the evening. Come out and enjoy a day of fun, all while supporting a local nonprofit and the tireless work they do advocating for abused and neglected children.

5) Hyperflite Skyhoundz World Canine Disc Championship

Chattanooga is going to the dogs…disc-catching dogs that is. The most talented canine athletes on earth will take to the skies to compete in the 2015 World Championship. This is the premier event in canine sports and features top teams from around the world competing in a menu of disciplines designed to showcase the talents of these amazing canine athletes. This year’s event will include more than 120 teams from the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Argentina, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, The Netherlands, Slovenia, and Spain. Hyperflite will stage this year’s Skyhoundz World Championship to support the adoption and fundraising efforts of Chattanooga’s own McKamey Animal Center. Admission to the World Championship is free and open to the public. For this special event only, properly-leashed and supervised canines may also enjoy the action at Coolidge Park.

Event Details

Admission: FREE
Phone: (770) 751-3882
Location: Coolidge Park
Address: 150 River Street • Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Schedule

9/24/2016 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM
9/25/2016 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update: August 2016

September 19th, 2016

Curious if now is a good time to buy or sell your home? Our Chattanooga real estate market update is here to help answer your questions. Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update; August 2016Here is a snippet of what the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors has to say about our local real estate market:

New Listings in the Chattanooga region increased 2.3 percent to 1,271. Pending Sales were up 15.7 percent to 949. Inventory levels shrank 19.8 percent to 3,732 units. Prices were fairly stable.

The Median Sales Price increased 6.1 percent to $ 167,000. Days on Market was down 21.3 percent to 59 days. Sellers were encouraged as Months Supply of Inventory was down 27.0 percent to 4.6 months.

Two key points of discussing are Median Sales Price and Days on Market.

Media Sales Price

When looking at Median Sales Price, we see a consistent increase, which is being fed by supply and demand. The sellers market remains dominant throughout most of our Multiple Listing Service (MLS) area, and low inventory coupled with buyer demand (thanks to steady, low interest rates) has created a perfect storm for rising home prices in most of our local areas. Median Sales Price Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update; August 2016

Days on Market

Days on Market is a direct reflection of the inventory shortage which remains at all-time lows in most of our market. Homes in the right condition that are priced right (in line with trends) are selling in an average of 59 days. That number has scooted below the two-month mark, which means many of  the deals are cash and otherwise, our lenders are doing a great job getting pre-approved buyers to the closing table. Days on Market Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update; August 2016

We will see some slowdown for USDA and THDA buyers in October, due to some new regulations. However, do not dismay. As long as interest rates remain low, there will be buyers for the inventory that comes along. So, listing right now is an amazing opportunity to get top dollar. And buying right now means that even if you pay the market price for your dream home, you are still getting a better payment, because it costs so little to lend right now.

If you would like a full copy of the Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update report, contact us via email or connect with us on our CHAT screen! Our professionals are eager to help you buy your dream home or sell your home!

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: September 16-18

September 16th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe weekend is here again, and we have collected the Chattanooga weekend top five to make sure your weekend is the most fun it could be!

1) Cast Iron Cook Off: September 18, 11am-4pm

According to Chattanooga Events, the Cast Iron Cook Off is going to be a local version that is cooking-channel worthy! Check out the details for this fun free event here:

Calling all FOODIES!

Our annual Cast Iron Cook-off features our city’s most prominent and rising chefs. It’s a chance to watch live as they create culinary delights for our panel of judges, using fresh ingredients right from the Chattanooga Market. Arriving in the morning and armed with their cast iron cookware, serving dishes, but nothing more; the Market provides each chef with a pantry of basic items (salt, sugar, vinegar, etc.), maybe a mystery ingredient or two, and a modest budget so that they may shop the Market for the remaining ingredients they need to prepare their meal. Market patrons watch as the chefs shop, prepare and present a meal that is healthy and fresh, while learning a thing or two to try at home. 

In support of the Tennessee Aquarium’s Serve & Protect event, the Cast Iron Cook-off assists in educating the public about the benefits of cooking with sustainable seafood. Each of our competing chefs will be presented with a surprise sustainable seafood to use in their presenting dishes. During the one hour of cooking time, our guest emcee Dyan Damron, good food guru out of Nashville, will keep the live audience apprised of the chefs’ step-by-step activities, so they don’t miss a thing.

During the final phase of the event, the chefs present their dishes to members of the tasting panel for judging. The panel is asked to judge based on appearance, taste, creativity and overall impression. The Cast Iron Chef winner will receive receive bragging rights, as well as a “golden ticket” to the 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama this November.

2016 COMPETING CHEFS:

  • Charlie Loomis (returning champion) –  Feed Table and Tavern

  • Andi Cagle – The Culinary Institute of Virginia College

  • Rebecca Baron – St. John’s Restaurant

  • JR Crutcher – Cafe on the Corner

  • Hardin Cowan – Terra Mae

2) Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival: September 17 12pm-9pm

If you are looking for a quick road trip, make your way on down to Fannin County, GA for this fun-filled (and food-filled) festival! Check out the details:

6th Annual Blue Ridge Blues & Bbq Festival, Saturday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. This years headliner is the Markey Blue Band. They are bringing back some past favorites as well, Rollin’ Bones, Mudbone Turner Band with Sugarlips Shields, No Komment and Breaking Point. Event is $5.00 with children 12 and under being free. Lots of great barbeque and craft beer available on site. Special section full of fun stuff for the kids to do. No coolers are allowed, be sure to bring a blanket or chair, no umbrellas. Check out the website for a full listing of times and information.
Blue Ridge Lodging Association @ info@blueridgelodgingassociation.com

3) Country Fried Pie Festival: September 17 9am-5pm

Another road trip option this weekend is the Country Fried Pie Festival. Check out all the delicious details below:

Join us Saturday, September 17, 2016  from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for a new and expanded Buchanan Fall Fair on the Square – Inauguaral Haralson County Country Fried Pie Festival 

Brought to you by Haralson County Historical Society and Greater Haralson Tourism.

Not only will we be centered around the square of the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan but up and down Van Wert Street near the Historic One Room School House.

Get ready to sample Fried Pies in a Fried Pie Cook-Off. Tickets will be available at the gate.  Lots of Fried and not so fried food along with arts and crafts.  Tons of musical entertainment up and down Van Wert.  New this year: a childrens area with Carnival like atmosphere and much, much more.

County Bus Tour:  To celebrate the history of Greater Haralson we will have a bus tour the county. The tour will begin in Buchanan at the Little Creek One Room School House and make it’s way to Tallapoosa. Some of the points of interest will be historic homes, local veteran’s parks and the Budapest Cemetery. The final leg will pass by the Key’s Castle, a retired grape vineyard and home from the 1800’s.The tour will run about 1 1/2 hours. Tickets are only $5.00 and are VERY limited. Interested? Let us know and we will reserve your spot. 2016 Historic Bus Tour

Silent Art Auction   The art will be from students in the county and city schools.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit each winners school.  Contact Merci at 770.574.2822. Location: upstairs in Historic Courthouse.

2016 School Art Silent Auction

Car and Bike Show  Contact Greg Poteet to register your vehicle or organization for the SHOW 404.550.3475.  CAR & BIKE SHOW APP

Want to enter the  2016 Fried Pie contest– contact Caron Connelly at 770.546.7299 or download the attached application.

Watch the Miss Fried Pie Beauty Contest held upstairs in the Historic Courthouse and see who our first Miss Fried Pie will be.

Pageant Registration 2016

Want to be a vendor at the event.  Contact Karen Higgins at 678.644.0743

2016 Vendor Application      2016 Country Fried Vendor Rules

For more information contact Caron at countryfriedfest@gmail.com.

4) The Floatila: September 18 Paddle 2 1pm, Festival 4pm-8pm

If you are looking to be a castaway this weekend, we have you covered.

The Floatila is a community paddling event down the Tennessee River starting at Coolidge Park, heading up Lookout Creek, and disembarking at Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center for a family friendly festival featuring live music from Slim Pickins Bluegrass and Shabti – food vendors, and libations. All proceeds go to support Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center. The festival will also have kid’s games and all of the Nature Center’s activities.

Better yet – it won’t cost an arm and a leg!

ADULTS .. $20 advance / $30 day of event
18 & UNDER .. $10
KIDS UNDER 10 .. FREE
THE “FESTIVAL ONLY” TICKET .. $10

5) Park(ing) Day: September 16 10am-4pm

Downtown doesn’t get any more eclectic than this! Check out this fun, funky event!

Stroll Chattanooga’s streets as metered parking spots in downtown transform into mini-parks for the day.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 265-3700
Location: Downtown Chattanooga

Event Schedule

9/16/2016 10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

 

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: September 9-11

September 9th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThis weekend, the Chattanooga weekend top five is bursting at the seams with amazing events happening! What will you do this weekend?

1) The Wine Guy’s Personal Favorites Wine Tasting

If you feel up to wine-ing about the week, then this is definitely the event for you this weekend! Check out the details from ChattanoogaFun.com:

Join Bluff View Wine Director, Michael Vasta, as he guides you through a tasting of some of his favorite wines. From bold reds to crisp whites, enjoy these wines hand-selected by Michael for their exceptional qualities. Relax and take in spectacular views of the Tennessee River as you sip on wines and savor culinary delicacies prepared by the executive chef. Reserved Seating and tickets are required. Tickets cost $37 per person. For reservations, please call (423) 265-5033 x4.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 265-5033
Location: Back Inn Cafe’
Address: 412 E. 2nd Street • Chattanooga, TN 37403

Event Schedule

9/8/2016 06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

A festival truly sent from Heaven! Chocoholics will not want to miss this amazingly sweet event! Here are the details from Chattanooga Magazine:
SEPT. 10 12pm-4pm
Join Creative Discovery Museum Saturday, September 10 from noon until 4 p.m. as we present the fourth annual Chocolate Festival. We will spend the afternoon celebrating chocolate’s history, science, and decadence.
Guests will have an opportunity to create fabulous treats starring everyone’s favorite ingredient, chocolate!
  • Noon – See how chocolate mousse is made and have a taste of the finished product
  • 1 p.m. – Roll on up to make some sweet chocolate truffles
  • 1:30 p.m. – Join us for messy fun and cheer on your favorite in the Chocolate Pie Eating Contest
  •  2 p.m. – Make it bloom with chocolate decorative flowers
  •  3 p.m. – They’re small. They’re versatile. They’re chocolate chips! Don’t miss this baking class (which will have plenty of samples)
But there’s more to chocolate than just the sweet. Did you know that chocolate products are used in many of the products you use daily? Did you know that chocolate pods grow on the trunks of trees? Learn how different kinds of chocolate are made, experience the different flavors of chocolate, and make one of the more common products that use a chocolate byproduct as you visit stations around the Museum. Activities include:
  • Make lotion using cocoa butter
  • Sample three different types of chocolate
  • Explore how chocolate pods are grown, picked, fermented, dried, roasted, and blended to make different forms of chocolate
“Chocolate is a universal joy for children and adults. What better way to enjoy chocolate than through an event completely devoted to it’s lore and decadence?” says Creative Discovery Museum’s Arts Manager, Liza Blair.
All activities are free with Museum admission. Artist support for this event is provided through funding from ArtsBuild and Tennessee Arts Commission.
Come celebrate the third year of the Center for Mindful Living at Lula Lake! Chattanooga Magazine says:

The Center for Mindful Living is being given special access to one of our area’s most beautiful environmental resources on September 10th and 11th.  Invite your friends and help us celebrate the Center’s third birthday at Lula Lake.

Saturday, September 10th boasts a bevy of opportunities to find your inner joy; pitch a tent, stay the night, and wake up with Mother Nature.  On Sunday, celebrate your newfound inner peace with the community.

Join us for this unique opportunity to experience some of your favorite mindful practices in the great outdoors!

The gate will open from 2:00 to 5:00PM on Saturday and from 9:00 to 10:00 AM on Sunday. Registration includes all the activities listed, plus camping and entertainment on Saturday evening and Sunday breakfast.*

4) Family Funday: Canoeing and Archery at Greenway Farm Park:

An outdoor day of fun for the whole family! According to Chattanooga Magazine:

Bring the family or just yourself to the Greenway Farm for an evening of activity with Outdoor Chattanooga between the hours of 4pm and 7pm. Choose a leisurely canoe trip on N. Chickamauga Creek, try archery at the new program Archery Range, bring a picnic or possibly take a nature hike.

Canoeing:
Outdoor Chattanooga will provide all the equipment for you to paddle the creek at your own pace. Children under 30 lbs. should bring their own Personal Flotation Device (life jacket).Meet at the N. Chick canoe launch behind the old Sniteman Cabin.
Canoes available from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m for $25 per canoe | first come, first served. (cash or check only)

Archery:
Aim for adventure with our new archery program. All ages will enjoy testing their aim at the bullseye targets placed before an arrow resistant net. This program range is located next to the dog park. Outdoor Chattanooga staff will provide the instruction, guidance, and equipment for this activity suited for all ages. Available between 4pm and 7pm. No fee.

For more information contact Outdoor Chattanooga.
Info@OutdoorChattanooga.com or call 643-6888

5) Gallery Hop

Let your inner artist flourish this weekend during Gallery Hop! Check out the details from Chattanooga Magazine:

The Association for Visual Arts (AVA) is pleased to present the tenth annual AVA Gallery Hop.
Our local art galleries are the small businesses and non-profits that connect our community with local, regional and national artists. Gallery Hop is a FREE event that celebrates these galleries and encourages buying art at the local level.

The Gallery Hop will feature galleries and artist studios in and around Downtown Chattanooga.
During the Gallery Hop, the public can meet local artists, watch demonstrations and learn about the artists’ creative processes at their studios. Galleries will have special exhibitions on display, and refreshments will be provided at most venues.

A map featuring the location of each gallery and studio will be available at all participating galleries. This specially designed guide will enable “hoppers” to create their own route during the event and can also be used throughout the year for visitors interested in touring the local arts scene.

 

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: Labor Day 2016

September 2nd, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe last long weekend (insert deep sigh) of the summer has arrived, and with it the Chattanooga weekend top five: Labor Day edition. Many of you may have the extra day to play on Monday, and we have gathered all the best events happening in Chattanooga this weekend, to make your last summer hurrah the best ever.

1) Take in some soulful tunes and check out Sabrina Murdaugh at the Cambridge Square Night Market Friday, September 2 from 6:30pm-9pm. This FREE outdoor music event is sure to please every audience! More about Sabrina:

“Breathing Music into Life”  One listen is all it takes to know that Sabrina was born to sing. As a small town southern girl,there was always a love for music; but the loss of a friend prompted Sabrina to redefine her passions and goals. Performing and writing music jumped to the top of the list.

Drawing on her gospel roots, Sabrina injects a soul-filled explosion into guitar driven melodies and emotive lyrics. After connecting with some folks in the industry, Sabrina recorded her debut CD Angels Watching”. With contributions from musicians whose resumes include Paul Simon, Toto and India Arie among others, this polished project showcases Sabrina unique voice and strong lyrical acumen. An acoustic live recording “Simply: Vol I” was released three years later. Her newest cd “Bloom” is a studio project that projects the feel of a live performance. Using lyrical vignettes to explore the timeless themes of love and loss, you cannot help but feel the hope emanating from every note on the album.

No stranger to performing, Sabrina has graced the stage from Nashville’s Bluebird Café to Montana’s Music Ranch to London’s Regal Room. Regardless of the venue, the listener is immediately drawn in by Sabrina’s distinctive guitar styling, her velvet-fired voice and lyrics that speak to the intelligent heart. Always in pursuit of greater musical expression, Sabrina is looking forward to the road ahead as she continues to write and perform new music as a solo artist and in cooperation with artists like herself who “hear the music of life”.

2) Grab a brew with a friend at Chattanooga Brewing Company’s Oktoberfest Tapping Party. Nothing beats a good Oktoberfest brew. It is the Pumpkin Spice Latte of the craft beer world! The party starts September 3 at 2pm!

It’s that time of the year again. Time for our passionately crafted, carefully aged, perfect for fall, Oktoberfest Beer. Join us as we celebrate with a ceremonious tapping of the Bier über Schmutz mini barrel. We’ll wait with anticipation as the Mayor of Beer Over Dirt takes the first taste and determines if this brew fit for the drinking. Afterwards the pints will flow and “Ein Prosit” will ring from the rafters. German inspired eats will be prepared for you to enjoy during the festivities. Fall may still be a bit away, but folklore declares for every pint of Oktoberfest drank, a leaf changes color. So grab your finest lederhosen, gather your dearest mates, and join us in celebration.

3) Take in the “Classics” at the Chattanooga Market Hot Rod Auto Show! Feast your eyes on these Hot Rods on September 4 from 11am-4pm. You do not want to miss this fun event for the whole family!

Cruise-in for one of our most revved up events…

Whether you’re a hobbyist or just enjoy checking out these classic beauties, it’s a sight to see. Over 50 cars (and their owners) show up to cruise-in and show off their babies. It’s a great opportunity to get under the hood and see these classics up close while enjoying a day at Chattanooga Market.

Want to bring your A-bone, Classic Corvette, Grocery Getter, Highboy, Woodie or other classic and join the fun? REGISTER NOW!

4) Channel your inner Fixer Upper at the Old McDonald’s Farm Barn Sale on Saturday, September 3 from 10am-5pm!

A FABULOUS Barn Sale with High Quality Arts/Crafts/Handmade Items, Women’s Shabby Chic/Boho/Vintage Style Boutique Clothing, Vintage Items & Antiques!

Vicki MacNeil Hentz Gould will be Performing Live!
Good Ol’ Sloppy Top & Music City Blazin’ BBQ & Spill the Beans will Have Their Delicious Food Trucks There!
Old McDonald Farm will have Their Cow Coaster, Offering Rides for the Children for Only $2!
They will also be Selling Their Homemade Lemonade!

Food, Fun & Shopping!
FREE ENTRY!!!

The 1st 100 Customers will Receive a Bag of Coupons to Use at the Sale!

5) Get out on the open water and enjoy the TVA River Cruise: Locking Through History on Sunday, September 4 from 6pm-9pm.

Dedicated into service 76 years ago by President Franklin Roosevelt, the Chickamauga Dam continues to have a tremendous impact on the Tennessee Valley. Join this unique trip through the historic lock with naturalist John Dever aboard the River Gorge Explorer and learn the intriguing history of the Chickamauga Dam, TVA and the Tennessee River. Get a firsthand look at the new lock currently under construction with some first-rate bird watching along the way. Cash bar with wine, beer, soft drinks and snacks available during the cruise.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 267-3474
Location: River Gorge Explorer
Address: 1 Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

9/4/2016 06:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Smart Home Technology: Thermostats & Security Systems

September 1st, 2016
smart home technologyWith the move to be more energy conscious and tech laden products flooding the market, our Team decided to delve into one growing area… Smart Home technology. This week, we are focused on Thermostats and Security Systems. This is what we found and some things to consider before making your purchase.
SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY: THERMOSTATS:
Is your home well insulated?
Are you comfortable using an app to control it?
Do you have a regular routine?
Will you be moving soon?
A Smart Thermostat can recoup it’s cost and energy savings within a year. It can cut down on energy bills. Certain models can tell you what rooms in your home need extra heating or cooling. You control it with your smartphone. There are many advantages!
After hours of research these are our Teams best picks.
  • Nest Learning Thermostat $125.00
  • Ecobee Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat $125.00
  • Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat $170.00
  • Emerson Wi-Fi Programable Thermostat $125.00
SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY: SECURITY SYSTEMS:
Your home is the biggest investment you will ever make. Keeping it safe is certainly a priority. When you leave home you want the peace of mind that your home will be safe when you leave. With smart phone technology, you can monitor your home from just about anywhere. Systems range in price and function, some without a monthly monitoring fee! Here’s what our Team found:
  • Belkin Net Cam HD Wireless IP Camera  Plus $129.00 (Affordable/Easy setup/Night Vision/Ability to use as a 2 way intercom)
  • Oplink Connected Alarm Shield $299.00 (Window and door sensors/smart phone alarm/real time notifications)
 
  • Procam Pro Wifi Wireless Video Monitoring $189.00 (130 degree vision/zoom/ night vision/easy set up)
  • Nest Cam $199 (optional subscription/monitor from your computer or smart phone/high definition wide angle vision)
 
If you are looking for a surveillance system that does it all with a monthly fee these are the top rated companies.
 
Frontpoint
Livewatch
ADT
Energy savings technology is growing faster than we can use it…are you ready to take the plunge?
(Prices are from Amazon.com)

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 26-28

August 26th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe LAST weekend in August is here. Can you believe it? The Chattanooga weekend top five for August 26-28 has a ton of fun! Check out our top picks:

1) Centennial Program: Take Me Out to the Park (Ball Game):

Enjoy a community picnic and a Civil War-era baseball game.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to attend the fourth local event in 2016 to celebrate the Centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Teams from the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball will play a special doubleheader in the Recreation Field at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, August 27 at 12 pm and at 2:30 pm. Please follow the “Special Event” signs to the Recreation Field and for designated parking.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, the Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball, and the 6th Cavalry Museum have partnered in order to bring vintage base ball to Chickamauga Battlefield!. Visitors can bring a lawn chair, a blanket, a picnic lunch (or purchase lunch from a vendor on-site) and step back in time to the 1860s to watch America’s national pastime as it was originally played. Kids will have opportunities to participate in other vintage games from the 1860s as well. The base ball games are scheduled as follows:

·12 pm (Noon): Highland Rim Distillers vs. Mountain City of Chattanooga

·2:30 pm: Phoenix of East Nashville vs. Lightfoot of Chattanooga

We hope to see you soon, immersed in history and cheering on your favorite team. This event would not have been possible without the generous support from Friends of the Park and Eastern National.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 752-5213
Location: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Address: 3370 Lafayette Road • Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 11:00 AM – 04:00 PM

Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists from many genres. The series offers a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krauss, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Enjoy food, beverages and great music.

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 265-0771
Location: Miller Plaza
Address: 850 Market St. Miller Plaza • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/26/2016 07:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Returning are the amazing Birds of Prey Shows. Experience these powerful and majestic birds up close. A unique learning experience high atop Lookout Mountain.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (706) 820-2531
Location: Rock City Gardens
Address: 1400 Patten Road • Lookout Mountain, GA 30750

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM
8/28/2016 11:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Tour the beautiful landscape via a horse-drawn carriage.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 821-1160
Location: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Address: 400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, TN 37419

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
8/28/2016 12:30 PM – 03:00 PM

Free entrance to Point Park in celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday!

Event Details

Admission: Free
Phone: (423) 752-5213
Location: Point Park Battlefield
Address: 110 Point Park Road • Lookout Mountain, TN 37350

Event Schedule

8/27/2016 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM
8/28/2016 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update: July 2016

August 24th, 2016

july_infographic_finalWe have all the latest data from the Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors for our Chattanooga Real Estate Market Update: July 2016.

 

Even as prices rise in many communities, homes are selling faster now than they have in the past several years. This creates a situation where buyers need to move fast in order to secure homes, and they may have to pay more for them. While increasing prices generally coax more selling activity, there has been some hesitancy among potential sellers who worry that they will not be able to buy a desirable and reasonably priced home once they sell.

New Listings in the Chattanooga region decreased 15.4 percent to 1,158. Pending Sales were up 4.2 percent to 862. Inventory levels shrank 20.6 percent to 3,731 units. Prices continued to gain traction. The Median Sales Price increased 1.0 percent to $164,500. Days on Market was down 13.9 percent to 62 days. Sellers were encouraged as Months Supply of Inventory was down 26.6 percent to 4.7 months.

Low housing supply has already prevented an outright national boon in sales activity, despite a continuation of near record-low mortgage rates and an unemployment rate under 5.0 percent deep into 2016. The issue is not purchasing power. Many areas are falling behind last year’s closed sales totals simply because of lack of available inventory. As this continues, higher prices may put a deeper squeeze on the current buyer pool.

For a full report, contact us! We would love to share the latest data for your neighborhood!

Best of Chattanooga: Thai Food

August 24th, 2016
According to Three Best Rated, these are the best three Thai Restaurants in Chattanooga. We agree with all of their choices, and we wanted to share a few more of the Ryan King Team’s favorite picks for Thai food!
 
Chicken Fried Rice…mmmm! On the floor seating, peaceful waterfall ambience!
 
 
Amazing Coconut Soup!
 
Sawasdee Thai Restaurant/Address: 4008 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409
Mango Sticky Rice Dessert!
 
 
Sweet and Sour Chicken!
 
Thai Chili Asian Bistro/9203 Lee Hwy #12, Ooltewah, TN 37363
Thai Fried Rice w/Shrimp

Chattanooga Weekend Top Five: August 19-21

August 18th, 2016

chattanooga weekend top fiveThe weekend is here again, and our Chattanooga weekend top five has a strong focus on one our city’s largest festivals: Southern Brewer’s Festival. However, if you are not a craft beer fan, we have collected a few more fun things for you to know about this weekend!

1) Southern Brewer’s Festival

Enjoy more than 30 microbrews from across the country along with live music and great food. Held annually on the scenic riverfront in downtown Chattanooga.

This year’s lineup includes JJ Grey and Mofro, Perpetual Groove, Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue, and Chattanooga’s very own Nick Lutsko and the Gimmix.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (515) 244-2771
Location: Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront
Address: 101 Riverfront Parkway • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 02:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Prepare to get real muddy! This 5K run is an obstacle course race filled with mud, constructed and natural obstacles.

Event Details

Location: Greenway Farms
Address: 5051 Gann Store Road • Hixson, TN 37343

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 07:30 AM – 02:00 PM

The Rockabilly Festival is a motorcycle show, classic car show, tattoo contest, pinup contest, and concert! Come see classic muscle cars, rat rods, and everything in between. Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson will have its inventory of Harley-Davidson Motorcycles on display in addition to bikes brought by local riders. Enjoy rockabilly music, tattoos and watch as beautiful women compete to be Ms. TCHD!

Event Details

Admission: Free
Location: Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson, Inc.
Address: 7720 Lee Highway • Chattanooga, TN 37421

Event Schedule

8/20/2016 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Tour the beautiful landscape via a horse-drawn carriage.

Event Details

Admission: $
Phone: (423) 821-1160
Location: Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Address: 400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, TN 37419

Event Schedule

8/19/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM
8/20/2016 09:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Uniquely Chattanooga, Nightfall brings people to the city’s center each Friday night all summer to enjoy a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed musical artists from many genres. The series offers a variety of professional artists who perform original music recognized as being some of the best within their genre. Past performers include acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Black Keys, Alison Krauss, Howard Jones, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Deer Tick and the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Enjoy food, beverages and great music.
This Friday, August 19 – Hillbenders & Dismembered Tennesseans