That old familiar smell is in the air in Oak Ridge,TN. You can feel it in the early morning and evening. That crisp air that reminds you of all the hometown Tennessee Football games on Friday nights and Fall Festivals. Here at WestGate Lodging, in Oak Ridge, TN, we are so excited to have the fall season upon us. The leaves are just starting to change and soon Oak Ridge will be a beautiful canvas of color.
It doesn’t matter if you are a local or just visiting, Oak Ridge TN is the place to be this time of year. There are so many exciting things to do during October here in Oak Ridge and the surrounding areas. No matter what your interest, you can always find something fun for everyone in the family. Here are a few of the amazing events going on this week.
October 7th-27th The Appalachian Arts Crafts Center will be offering multiple classes throughout the month. Pumpkin Eggs and Stained Glass Panels are just a couple that will be offered. More information can be found at https://appalachianarts.net/
October 6th-8th The Museum of Appalachia will be hosting The Tennessee Homecoming Festival this coming Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day musicians will perform on a Rustic outdoor stage. Traditional Mountain, Folk, Bluegrass, Gospel, Old-time, and Americana will fill the air. There will be many well known performers throughout the weekend. Even Lee Ann Womack will be performing on Saturday evening. Tennessee Fall Homecoming’s first-ever “Family Day” debuts on Sunday, October 8th. The weekend is capped-off with a day full of games, animals, storytelling, demonstrations, and music. Parents and children will enjoy hands-on activities as they learn about Appalachian history & culture—all at an affordable rate. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.museumofappalachia.org.
October 7th The Rotary Club of Oak Ridge is sponsoring The Street Painting Festival at Roane State Community College. Hours for this event can be found at https://www.roanestate.edu/pages/streetpaintingfestival/ .
October 7th Right here in Oak Ridge, The Oak Ridge Fire Department will be hosting a fire prevention celebration as part of the City’s 75th anniversary. It will kick off with a “Then and Now” themed at 10:00 a.m. The parade will start at ORFD Fire Station #3 on Tuskegee Drive and end at A.K. Bissell Park. Following the parade, everyone is invited to gather in A.K. Bissell Park at 11 a.m. for opening ceremonies that will include static displays of emergency services equipment, bounce houses, safety information booths, and emergency services demonstrations.
These are just a few of the things happening this week. If you are visiting Oak Ridge, TN we would love to have you come and stay here at WestGate Lodging where you can get an apartment for less than the cost of a Hotel room. We hope you are all looking forward to Fall here in Oak Ridge, TN! The management and staff here at WestGate Lodging are very excited. You can visit WestGate Lodging on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/westgateor/ or feel free to call Gary or Cindy at (865)-481-0603 for all your Lodging needs here in Oak Ridge, TN.
Happy Fall Ya’ll!