October came in like a champ this weekend and we are thrilled to welcome the cool weather and fun times. Last week, we shared the fall festival schedule for the area. If that is not your jam, there is still plenty to do this weekend that is season appropriate and best of all fun! Here are your best bets!
Boo In the Zoo
I have said it a million times, I love Boo in the Zoo. Little kids dressed in costume? Check! Candy? Check! Nocturnal animals wandering around, actively? Check! The Chattanooga Zoo does a great job, both with education about the animals that live there and with their events. Kids can trick-or-treat, participate in a scavenger hunt, enjoy a pony or hay ride, check out all the animals and mor! Best of all, it is not scary! (Big plus for this girl!). The event is super kid friendly and the costume contest is by age brackets so everyone has a good chance of winning. Food can be purchased in the zoo. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non members, kids 2 and under free. 5:30-8:30 Friday and Saturday. 301 North Holtzclaw Ave.
Reflection Riding may be one of the most beautiful places in Chattanooga. Friday night you can hang out around a campfire and hear the fantastic playing of Slim Pickens at the first of two Campfire Concerts at Reflection Riding . Your ticket includes dinner from one of our favorites, Tremont Tavern, your first beer and camping if you so choose. The event begins a 7 pm and ticket proceeds benefit the Reflection Riding Scholarship Fund. Info about camping and tickets can be found online. Friday 7-10:30 pm. 400 Garden Road
EPB Big Gig
EPB Fiber Optics has nearly reached their goal of 100,000 customers. To celebrate, they are throwing a huge party, the EPB Big Gig! Saturday, Friends of the Festival is helping EPB put on an epic celebration featuring live music, food, football, kids events including moonwalk, and lumberjacks. The event is absolutely free to attend , including parking. A huge LED screen will be set up in Millers Plaza for football and the Waterhouse Pavilion will be home of cooking demonstrations and tailgating zone. More info online. 11 am-4pm. 10 Martin Luther King Blvd.
This time of year is truly the best to get out and enjoy the trails in and around Chattanooga. Our go to site for inspiration is Roots Rated. We hope you enjoy your weekend. Happy Fall!