Weekend Top 5 Events
It is the last weekend of September, and The Ryan King Team is here to give you the breakdown on a few Chattanooga events that are sure to fill your weekend with good times!
Blowing Springs Farm/Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern
Two favorite fall attractions open this weekend. Blowing Springs Farm will be open Fridays through Sundays Sept. 29–Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The attraction features a cornfield maze, hay rides, homemade funnel cakes and fried Oreos, a corn slingshot, petting zoo, pedal carts, duck races and more. Admission is $10. Click here to buy tickets.
This year, Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern is teaming up with Fear Connection for Dread Hollow. Beginning Friday night, the attraction will be open Thursdays through Sundays through Halloween. Dread Hollow is described as a small farming community cursed by a founding member, Marcy Hacker. In the 1600s, Hacker convinced the townsfolk that 13 of its citizens were witches. Dread Hollow replaces the former Haunted Cavern attraction. The new location is in the valley. Read the full story here. Admission is $20 per person. Click here to buy tickets.
Where: 271 Chattanooga Valley Road and 321 Browns Ferry Road
How much: $10 for Blowing Springs and $20 for Dread Hollow
The only thing better than going to a single rooftop party is going to five of them. Tennessee Solar Solutions presents the annual Rooftop Hop Saturday night from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday. Partygoers can enjoy food and drinks at five rooftop parties, each with a sustainability focused theme and interactive activities. Guests will learn about local sustainability efforts at each party, with activities like building your own terrarium, an interactive football lounge and playing with Legos. More information is here.
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 6–11 p.m.
Where: Click here
How much: $75
Southern Bend Yoga Festival
A one-day festival for yoga enthusiasts returns to Coolidge Park Saturday. The Southern Bend Yoga Festival will include a variety of yoga events, wellness vendors, live music and local food vendors. Events are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sessions include guided meditations and classes with Third Eye Center, focusing on “an innovative fusion of yoga, depth psychology, mindfulness and neuroscience.” The event is for both seasoned yoga enthusiasts and yoga novices. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Coolidge Park
How much: $75 in advance or $85 at the gate
ComedyFighting the Hurricanes
Helping hurricane victims with comedy is the theme of a Saturday night showcase at JJ’s Bohemia. Champions of the ongoing ComedyFight event will gather for an evening of laughs to benefit hurricane victims. The event will also include special guests and hosts. Admission is $10. Showtime is 9 p.m. Click here for tickets and information. All proceeds will benefit hurricane relief efforts following Harvey and Irma.
When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How much: $10
Culture Fest at Chattanooga Market
The 18th annual Culture Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the weekly Chattanooga Market Sunday. Thousands of community members are expected to attend the event, which will include live performances from local cultural groups, a parade of nations, multicultural displays from several countries, a dance contest and an exhibition of culturally themed art. In addition, guests will have opportunities to learn about other cultures at display booths coordinated by Chattanooga State Community College’s cultural ambassadors and international achievers. More than 200 local multicultural leaders, speaking 30 languages, will be present. Awards will be offered for the best delegation in the parade, best cultural booth and most authentic dress.
When: Sunday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 1826 Reggie White Blvd.
How much: Free