60 Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2022

Guide To Memphis Fall Events and Things To Do 2022

Is fall the best season in Memphis? I SURE THINK SO! There are plenty of things to do in Memphis in the fall, including fall festivals, fall events, and concerts. 

 

    Mempho Music Festival / Alex Shansky
    Alex Shansky

    Note About Live Music: I’m not listing every concert on the list below. There are too many. Check out the Memphis music calendar and our monthly roundup of our favorite picks for concerts in Memphis (updated each month) here.

    Ongoing Memphis Fall Events & Things To Do

    Tigers Football Games, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, September 3-November 26, ticket prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
    The Memphis Tigers football team embarks on its 2022 season at the newly-renamed Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium. Go Tigers go!

    Redbirds Games, AutoZone Park, through September 25, ticket prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
    The Memphis Redbirds Triple-A baseball team plays regular weeklong home games series throughout the month. Playoffs games may continue into October. Don’t sleep on the Throwback Thursday games ($2 beers; $1 hot dogs), postgame fireworks on Saturdays, and free ice cream and baserunning for the kids on Sundays.

    Memphis 901 FC Games, AutoZone Park, through October 9, ticket prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
    See the baseball field become the soccer pitch at a United Soccer League franchise game in downtown Memphis. Players from around the world compete in exciting matches that will have you singing along with the chants and cheers before you know it.

    Overton Park Shell Fall Concert Series, September 2 - October 23, free (minus the Shell Yeah! shows)
    This season of free outdoor concerts at the Overton Park Shell really delivers! There’ll be no shortage of amazing music, so check out the full lineup of (mostly) Friday and Saturday shows here.

    Concerts In The Grove, GPAC, September 15 - November 3, $7, all ages
    The Grove at Germantown Performing Arts Center will host a series of outdoor concerts on select Thursday nights this fall. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 6:30 p.m. They’ll have a food truck and a cash bar on site. Lineup includes Jason D. Williams, Memphis Soul Remedy, Susan Marshall, Cyrena Wages—see the full list here.

    Mid-South Maze, Agricenter, September 16 - October 31, $5 - $20, all ages (parental discretion)
    The corn maze is back and this year, the maze design is extra special! The regular, non-spooky maze opens this weekend and is open through the rest of September (Thursdays and Fridays 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Saturdays noon - 1 p.m.; Sundays noon - 8 p.m.). In October, the maze becomes a haunted semi-scary maze on Fridays and Saturdays at dusk. It’s $5 for kids, $10 for adults, and free for kids 5 and under. On Haunted Maze nights, it’s a $20 fee for everybody. Read more details and see the design here.

    Memphis Fall Events In Chronological Order

    Something Rotten, Playhouse on the Square, Thursdays - Sundays, $30 and up 
    This Tony Award-winning romp is a love story to all things theatre! I highly recommend this one. Playhouse on the Square will produce the region’s first professional production. Performances will run Thursday - Saturday 8 pm curtain and with 2 pm on Sunday from August 19th - September 18th, 2022.

    Memphis v. Arkansas State Football Game, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, September 17, 6 p.m., $20 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
    Memphis football opens their home schedule against Arkansas State. This is our “901 game” as we celebrate the 901! There’s a special $25 ticket package that also gets you a cool 901 tumbler.

    Time Warp Drive In, Summer Drive In, September 17, sundown - ’til, $25 per carload, parental discretion
    September’s cult classic movie night at the drive-in theater features the Evil Dead trilogy movies. 

    Cooper-Young Fest, Cooper and Young, September 17, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., free, all ages
    What else is there to say about Cooper-Young Fest? Buy some art + crafts, see live shows on three stages this year, eat two funnel cakes and a Pronto Pup, and people watch at this decades-olds celebration of midtown Memphis. Don’t forget the Friday night before is the Cooper Young 4-Miler Run and Party. This is the biggest party of the year for midtown, y’all!

    Collierville Balloon Festival, Maynard Way, Saturday - Sunday, ticket prices vary, all ages
    Need a little color in your life? The Bluff City Balloon Jamboree is back with hot air balloons, tethered rides, a carnival, vendors, food, and fun. Read all the details here and on their website.This is NOT the same people who organized the Bluff City Balloon Jamboree this past summer—it is the same folks who put on the Collierville Balloon Festival last year. 

    Gonerfest 19, Railgarten, September 22-25, $30 - $100
    If you like your bands like you like your company—loud, a little dangerous, outdoors in fall—then GONERFEST is where you want to be. This year’s lineup includes Shannon & The Clams, Compulsive Gamblers, Fred Lane, The King Khan & BBQ Show, Negative Approach and 30 more. Hit the link above for the full lineup and tickets. 

    Mid-South Fair, Landers Center, September 22 - October 2, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
    The Mid-South Fair is the spot for good ol’-fashioned country fun. Enjoy food, rides, games, live entertainment, talent contests and music. You can save on tickets by buying online in advance—adult admission is $5 until Sept. 11 and goes up in $5 increments after that. All the ticket details.

    50th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Cancer Survivors Park (701 Perkins Extd.), September 23-25, $5-$10, all ages/kid-friendly
    It’s a Memphis tradition! Expect about 150 artists from around the country with eclectic pottery, jewelry, paintings, woodwork, leatherwork, sculpture, woven goods and so much more. Crafts demos, food and drink, live music, kids’ petting zoo, the ever-popular children’s train ride, and new this year, a rock wall and pony rides.

    Latin Fest, Overton Square, September 24, noon - 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
    Bring the family to Overton Square for the annual Latin Fest—listen and dance to live Latin music, taste some Latin food and drinks, also crafts for kids, vendors, and fun for everyone. 

    Meddlesome Craft Fair, Meddlesome Brewing, Saturday, September 24, noon - 5 p.m., all ages
    Fall is quickly approaching and with it comes Meddlesome's 5th Annual Craft Fair. Mark your calendars for a day of Great live music, chill fall vibes and killer local crafts. Live music, 20 local vendors, "Burn The Witch" annual beer release, and free family fun at the Cordova brewery. 

    Wiseacre Oktoberfest, Wiseacre OG on Broad, Saturday, September 24, 1 p.m. 
    Dust off your steins & lederhosen because Oktoberfest is back Saturday, September 24th with Food Trucks, Mighty Souls Brass Band, the Grizzline and more to come!

    Memphis Comic Expo, Agricenter, September 24-25, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., $50 for a 3-day pass, all ages/kid-friendly
    Memphis Comic Expo is one of the few remaining creator-focused conventions that shines a spotlight on artists and writers in the world of comics. There's something for everyone with over 60,000 square feet of comics, a cosplay contest, vendors & artists, panels, food, drinks, and more!

    Soulful Food Truck Fest: Fall Edition, Tiger Lane, September 25, noon - 6 p.m., $5-$15, all ages
    Tons of food trucks, vendors, vegan options, live music, DJs, and a kids zone. Yes to lawn chairs and blankets (there’s very limited seating) but no to pets, tens, or coolers. 

    10th Annual TEP Gumbo Contest, MoSH, September 25, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., $35, all ages
    The Tennessee Equality Project’s annual celebration brings together teams from near and far to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the Peoples Choice competition.

    Trolley Night, South Main, September 30, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free, all ages
    South Main Arts District hosts open houses for shops and galleries, there’s usually some fun activities, some tunes, and some free drinks to be had. 

    Mempho Music Fest, Radians Amphitheater, September 30 - October 2, $90 single day/$195 for 3-day pass
    Mempho continues its tradition of good vibes and great music at the Memphis Botanic Garden this year. The lineup includes The Black Keys, Wilco, Widespread Panic, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unite, Portugal. The Man, Tank and the Bangas, Fantastic Negrito, Bobby Rush, Allison Russell, and plenty more.

    man in a kayak in a lake with fall foliage behind him

    October Events - more details coming soon! 

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