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COMING SOON: A Local’s Guide to Fall & Winter Festivals in Memphis

Photo: Indie Memphis Film Festival

The fun doesn’t stop when the warm weather wanes! See what Memphis has planned for you as the seasons change!

Take a look at all the festivities:


Ah, Oktoberfest, where the beers are large and the lederhosen are long. Wiseacre Brewing Company is hosting their annual rendition of these German festivities with a Memphis twist, and you’re invited to drink, dance, dress up, and more in the spirit of Volkfest fun!


What better way to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month than with a festival that features our local Latinx community! Cazateatro Theatre Group invites you to join in on their annual, family-friendly festivities that are bringing a whole lot of Latin fun and fare to the courtyard in Overton Square.


Surround yourself with some of the best beanie-wearing, PBR-drinking, Doc-stomping people as you rock and roll your way around town for four straight days when Gonerfest 18 brings 30+ bands to the stage at Railgarten, Memphis Made Brewing Company, & Goner Records.

Purchase streaming tickets here

**Gonerfest 4-day golden passes are all sold out, but there will be a limited amount of tickets sold at the door each day**


The Pink Palace Annual Crafts Fair is your one-stop shop for unique, eclectic arts and crafts. There’ll be woodwork, leatherwork, pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, woven goods and so much more. 

Keep an eye out for tickets to go on sale here. 

Want to be a vendor? Submit an application here

** Proceeds benefit Memphis Museum of Science and History**


The Mid-South Fair is making its triumphant return to the Landers Center in Southaven Mississippi—and fairgoers have the chance to experience over 50 rides, a World Famous Frisbee Dog Show, a Sea Lion Splash, a Sam Hunt performance, and more.

Buy tickets.



Memphians take live music pretty seriously, and Mempho Music Festival is has scheduled three whole days of performances, Pronto Pups, art pop-ups, and people gathering to move and groove to the tunes.

See the daily lineup here

Grab your tickets here


Are you a creative, crafty person who could use a creative kick in the tukus? Because The Creative Works Conference is returning  to give you three days of inspiration, motivational pep talks, new connections, and much more to keep you fueled and fired up. There’ll be lettering artists, graphic designers, storytellers, and more talented folks to learn from—and the conference also hosts a market shop that’s open to the public for shopping purposes (If you like unique goods, you’ll definitely want to pop in and peruse.)

See the lineup of creatives who are coming.

Purchase tickets here.


From pumpkin-painting, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, hayrides, and featured educational stations, the annual Agricenter Harvest Festival hosts a whole lot of family-friendly fun for all ages to enjoy. 


You look like you could use a good laugh, and the 6th annual Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival will provide four days of the giggle fits. Featuring the finest local, and nationally known talents, you’ll have the pleasure of watching the chosen ones show off their skills in categories like “It’s the Ladies for Me,” “It’s the Youngins for Me,” “It’s the Pride for Me,”and more. There’ll also be opportunities for those in the comedy community to build upon their prowess with joke writing classes, marketing and branding, and mental health workshops, too.

Think you’re funny? Leave a submission before August 1st. 

Wanna get it on the giggles? Keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale!


What boozy days these shall be! Memphis Brewfest & Brunch Weekend is returning to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, bringing brunch specials from your favorite local spots, a bloody mary bar, a live jazz brunch band, unlimited beer/cider samples, and much more.

Go ahead and grab those tickets here!


You won’t want to miss this culinary experience! Featuring 35 chefs and  dozens of the best winemakers and vineyards around, The 5th Annual Memphis Food and Wine Festival at Memphis Botanic Garden will take your taste buds to places they’ve never been before!

Pricing is $200 for a single general admission ticket, $250 for a single table seat, or $2,000 for a table of eight.

Grab your tickets here.


Every year, Indie Memphis cloaks our city in a layer of film frenzy. From screenings and competitions to musical performances and after parties, the schedule is always jam-packed with dope doings—and it’s the perfect way to show your support for our talented crop of local filmmakers.

Keep an eye out for passes to go on sale soon—and in the meantime, make sure to take note of the year-round programming they have for you to enjoy


RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! Hosted at a brand new location, the Renasant Convention Center downtown, over 180 artists from around the country and right here in Memphis will gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts in what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South.

Keep an eye out for more details to come



The Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts Holiday Market will set you up for some successful gift giving! Local artists, makers, and crafters are set to take over the plaza at Crosstown Concourse as you settle in for a fun day of shopping local, family activities, and tasty beers on tap!

Want to be a vendor? Submit an application here

Join their email list for updates. 


When the cold front comes through, there’s nothing like cozying up with a whiskey cocktail. Whiskey Warmer is coming to Overton Square this fall, bringing together 40 top-tier whiskey, bourbon, and scotch vendors, food trucks, a cigar bar, bluegrass musicians, and more.

Grab your tickets here

**Proceeds benefit Volunteer Memphis**



It’s easier to get into the holiday spirit with a festive cocktail in hand. Make your way to the Cadre building downtown where they’ll be slinging all kinds of holly jolly juice. You’ll get to enjoy 12 sample-sized Yuletide cocktails, live music, and a chance to catch up with the big man in red.

Grab your tickets here

**Proceeds benefit the Memphis Farmer’s Market**


If it’s still warm—and you’re getting too ahead of yourself—or if it’s cold, and you want have something to look forward to when the seasons change, take a look at our Spring and Summer Festivals guide here.

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