18th Annual Fall Festival
Downtown Athens, TN

Saturday, October 9,
10 am – 5 pm


Pumpkintown celebrates the rich cultural history of East Tennessee. Native American culture and local history are displayed with elements that are unique and interesting for all ages. Pumpkintown is one of the largest annually attended events in McMinn County with almost 16,000 in attendance.

Some of the planned events will include:

  • Pumpkintown PowWow
  • Mutt Strutt
  • Historical Walking Tour
  • Entertainment on 2 stages
  • 200 food and craft vendors
  • Sounds of Summer Finale at 7:00 pm at Market Park Pavilion featuring Chris Hennessee!
Festival ScheduleVendor Application
Pumpkintown PowWow - Athens, TN


 Saturday, October 9, 2021

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Athens, TN

Pumpkintown MuttStrutt - Athens, TN
Pumpkintown PowWow - Athens, TN
Pumpkintown Covid safety notice - Athens, TN

Covid regulations:

  • Masks are suggested but not required.
  • Social distancing is encouraged while standing or sitting for an extended period.

Vendor Map
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Willsonthropic Compassionate Community

Willsonthropic, Inc.

Starr Regional Medical Center - Sponsor Friendly City Festivals - Athens, TN

Starr Regional Medical Center

DENSO - MooFest Sponsor


Companion Funeral Home - Sponsor - Friendly City Festivals - Athens, TN

Companion Funeral & Cremation Services

McMinn County Tourism

McMinn County Tourism Board

VEC Customer Shares Moofest Platinum Sponsor

VEC Customer Shares

Mayfield Dairy - Presenting Sponsor for Moofest - Downtown Athens, TN

Mayfield Dairy Farms

Bowater Employee Credit Union - Sponsor - Friendly City Festivals - Athens, TN

UT Extension

Tennessee Arts Commission - Moofest Sponsor

Tennessee Arts Commission

Tennessee Overhill - MooFest sSponsor

Tennessee Overhill

Wolfenden Family Pharmacies - Moofest Sponsor - Downtown Athens, TN

Wolfenden Family Pharmacies

Tennessee College of Applied Technology - Moofest Gold Sponsor

Tennessee College of Applied Technology

Media Sponsors

The Daily Post-Athenian

Media Sponsors


Media Sponsors


2 Dudes 

Almost Famous Kettlecorn 

Amy Jo’s Pork Skins and Boiled Peanuts

Athens Sno Biz

Big Daddy’s BBQ Shack

Big V Concessions

Blazing Flames Hot Dogs & Concessions

Brain Freeze Ice Cream

 Chef Mos Café 

Chow Queens 

Dailey’s Delights 

Kenny’s Smokehouse 

Kona Ice  

Lackey Concessions 

Mack Daddy Kettle Corn 

Mayfield’s Dairy Farm

Philly on Wheels

Roots Authentic Puerto Rican Food

Sammy Gee Concessions

Sisters Funnel Cakes & Fried Pies

Sugar Momma’s Cotton Candy 

Sugar Shack

Swoop Dogz

The Lunch Lady

Whit’s Icebox

Yahwehs Café

A Step Ahead Chattanooga – Rachel Endo


Alexander Keith Daughters of the American Revolution

Athens Christian Church

Athens City Schools

Athens Fire Department

Athens Optimist Club

Athens Police Department

Athens Elks Lodge  

Casa Corridor of East Tennessee

CMA – Christian Motorcycle Association

Elect Paul Rush for Judge  

Fighting For The Bullys

Health Connect America

Hospice of Chattanooga/Athens

Isaiah 117 House Monroe/Mcminn

McMinn Chapter Tennessee Right to Life

McMinn County Branch NAACP  

McMinn County Democratic Party

McMinn County Education Foundation

McMinn County Republican Women

McMinn County Rescue Squad

McMinn Regional Humane Society 

Medicare Insurance Advisors/Trinity Medic are 

Nurture the Next

Republic Finance for JORF

Scouts BSA Troop 2019

Sigma Kappa Sorority

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Love, Period

Stephen Hatchett for District Attorney

Sweetwater Valley Dog Reserve

Tennessee Division of Forestry

The H.O.P.E Center Inc.

Trinity Grace Church

United Way of McMinn & Meigs Counties

Wellspring Mennonite Church

Women at the Well Ministries

2 ol Heifers

7 Treasures

7 T Designs 

Angie Crafts 4U 

B&D Hopechest

Backwoods Jewelry

Beef & Blossoms


Bengel Made

Bleachin’ Bee’s

Bradley Creek Designs

Brighter Days Vinyls

Broken Nerd Shop

Brown’s Blessings

Brya Jewelry

Busy Bee Creations

Captain Candy Cane and the Heart of Christmas

Compass Rose Creations

Crackling Pine Candles

Dancin’ Threads & Home Crafts by Grant

Dovis Dots & Doodads

Dream Cryer Viking Goods

Dyer on the Mountain

Farm Girl Monograms

Friendly City Creative

Front Door & Home Décor by Beth

Harmon Chainsaw Carvings

Hudson & Harper Designs

Hydrangea Bloom

In Sneed of Colour

Jennifers Boutique

Jewelry by Madison

Jo’s Crafts & Designs

Jo’s Jams & Jellies

Just Sayin’ Wood Crafts, LLC

JW’s Designs

Knothead Wraps

Lu Lu Liquor Cakes

Mac’s Creations

Magnolia and Olive 

Magooster Tackle Co. 

Meraki Mobile Boutique

Mighty Fine

Mother Earthly

Mountain Valley Blue Star Mothers Tn 4 

Murphy’s Quilts

Needle ‘N’ Cord

Nicole’s Baked Goods

Niota Hoot’n Nanny Farmstead

Olde Tyme Craftworks

OMG Honey

Paul’s Sawdust Shop

Pink Magnolia Boutique

Pink Zebra

Pippin Approved

PS Crafting with Mom

Psychedelic Pirates T-Shirts 

Realtime Pain Relief

Reynolds Farm

Roasted Ink Designs

Rocky Top Genetics

Saginaw Sparks

Sassy Boutique Shop

Scented Bliss Candle Co.


Sew Fly

Sharp Designs

Snipes Chics Boutique

Soft Landing

Southern Chic Boutique 

Southern Charm

Southern Scrubs

Southern Vine

Sparklies by Saladin

Stephanie Campisi (Children’s Book Author)

Steph’s Stylin’ Nails

Strawplains Pickers

Stylin’ on the go

Sublunar Inspirations 

Sweet B’s Sugar Scrubs & More 

Tennessee Tumblers

The Little Farm

The Magnet Collection

The Mindful Mom

The Scentsational Collective

The TH Boutique

TLC Hearth Collections

To Bro Bath Company

Tori’s Twisted Tees

Two Sisters’ Designs

Unique Flatwear

Valerie’s Crystals, Gems, & Jewelry

Athens Jiu-Jitsu

Athens Martial Arts

Beautiful Day Spa

Best Buy Metals  

Christmas on the Hill

Dominion Senior Living

Farmers Insurance

 J&J Boutique

JH Health Solutions

K & H Farms

La- Z Boy 

Pawisitively K9

Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Chattanooga

The Daily Post Athenian

US Cellular



Chattanooga All Terrain Trains – Trackless Train Rides

CHS Lightning Dance Team – Photo Booth

Face Painting & Games

Happy Tails Pony Rides

Hip N’ Happenin’ – Sand Art

Let’s Bounce Rentals – Inflatables

Let’s read 20 – Book Give-a-way

MCHS FCCLA – Face Painting

Reptile Bliss – Lizard Petting Zoo

The Event Studio – Face Painting, tattoos, kids crafts

Pumpkintown Countdown








Sounds of Summer Music Festival - Chris Hennessee

Finish off the day with the

Sounds of Summer Finale

Featuring: Chris Hennessee

Pumpkintown Festival Plinko - Athens, TN

Festival Schedule

Pumpkintown Entertainment - Athens, TN

Friday, October 8 | Setup and Vendor Check-in


Friday, October 8

4 PM  Streets Closed


Friday, October 8

4-8 PM  Vendor Check-In
Market Park Pavilion

Saturday, October 9| All Day Events

Pumpkintown PowWow in Memory of Scott Crisp

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ocation: Market Park

Music-Dancing-Vendors-Community all come together in the 16th annual Pumpkintown PowWow!

Childrens Art Activities

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ocation: Pocket Park/North Jackson Street

The Arts Center   (423) 745-8781    www.athensartscenter.org

Saturday, October 9| Festival Events

34th Annual Quilt Show

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

More information: (423) 745-0329   www.livingheritagemuseum.org

Pumpkin Plinko

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: North Jackson Street

City of Athens Parks and Recreation Youth Council
(423) 744-2700

10:00 a.m.

Courthouse Stage

McMinn County Education Foundation/Imagination Library

 Presentation of 500,000th Imagination Library book to a McMinn County student. 
For more information: (423) 744-0019 www.mcminncef.org

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(See Adopt-a-thon schedule for specific times and locations.)

Mutt Strutt - Pumpkintown - Athens, TN

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McMinn Regional Humane Society Adopt-a-Thon activities

10:00 – Registration begins for  Doggie Costume Contest
Market Park 
10:30 – The Famous Mutt Strutt!
house Stage
11:00 – Judging of Doggie Costume Contest
11:30 – Contest Winners Announced
Market Park
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Adopt-a-Thon
Dogs/Puppies – Market Park
Cats/Kittens and Paw Print Art – Fullers Frame Shop

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Corner of N. Jackson & Washington

Historical Walking Tour

Historical Walking Tour of Downtown Athens is led by McMinn County Mayor John Gentry and local historian Paul Willson.