5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/12 – 10/14

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 12th 2018 1271 0

Get out and enjoy the beginnings of proper fall weather this weekend, Memphis! We have arts and crafts, science, wine, sports, and much more in the Bluff City. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.

I was out a few days this week, so this weekend’s post is going out a little later than usual. You can always check the blog’s calendar and the seasonal events guide if you want to plan ahead, plus join the I Love Memphis Events Facebook Group.

1. Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, Friday – Sunday, $0-$15, all ages
The popular, annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair offers three days of outdoor artisan demonstrations in everything from candle making to metal-smithing, as well as kids’ activities, eating and shopping at booths run by artists and craftspeople from around the country, and more. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace Museum.

2. The Science of Wine, Pink Palace, Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $65 non-members, $60 members, $35 designated drivers, 21+
Educate yourself about the world of vino by sampling wine and food pairings from around the world, talking to wine experts, and attending mini-lectures. This is your chance to talk to sommeliers and learn all those fancy wine terms while supporting a museum that offers wonderful educational opportunities.

3. Mid-South Renaissance Fair, USA Baseball Stadium, Millington. Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $12 adults, $6 kids, free for kids under 6
Travel back in time to the Elizabethan era with music, games, live full-contact jousting, archery, food and ale, and much more at this family friendly festival.This event is also happening next weekend, too, Oct. 20 and 21.

4. Explore Bike Share’s Cooper Street Connection, Slider Inn/Next Door/Memphis Made, Saturday, 11 a.m.** – 4 p.m., $5+, 12 and up
Experience three fun spots in Cooper Young while supporting Explore Bike Share. Ride an EBS bike to the venue or sign up for a membership (starting at $12 for an unlimited week of rides) in order to get some sweet discounts. More details here.
What you get if you sign up:
Sweet Grass – Next Door side (ask for Robert) will have $2 domestics, $1 off all drafts and well drinks, plus $1 off Southern Prohibition‘s Salad Days new release
The Slider Inn (ask for Patrick) will offer half-off slider trios!
– Memphis Made Brewing (ask for me, Holly) will offer one free beer! **Memphis Made’s deals don’t start ’til noon.

5. Tigers v. UCF, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 2:30 p.m.. prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The Tigers try to break the Knight’s 18-game winning streak at this week’s afternoon home game. They need every fan to fill up the stadium and cheer on our home team. Go Tigers Go!


plus a few extras…

BAE: Black Art Experience, Starlight Event Center, October 13, 6-9 p.m., 21+
This visual arts show features several African American fine artists, whose art will be on display and for sale. It’s also a great opportunity to learn about and support a host of local black-owned businesses.

Cider Fest at Celtic Crossing, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until closing  
Enjoy live music, apple-themed food specials and a wide variety of ciders, including some from Long Road Cider Co. Bluff City Backsliders will provide live jams from 3-6 p.m.

Hattie B’s food truck will be at Ghost River Brewing on Saturday as well.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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