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.


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


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.