Calendar of Events

Monday, October 3, 2022

Maple Lane Farms: Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

  • September 30, 2022 — October 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events, Kids, family and Science, nature

Friday evening, September 30th, will mark the 24th consecutive year that Maple Lane Farms will open its Corn Maze and other “agritainment” activities that include tractor-pulled hayrides (daytime and nighttime), pumpkin picking, inflatables for the kids, corn hole, food vendors, photo ops, sunflower fields, and other wholesome family fun to the public! Now booking weekday school groups and weekend private parties.

The Maze is located at 1126 Maple Lane in Greenback, just 14 miles south of Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport.

The Maze is open weekends from September 30 through October 31. The Haunted Maze begins NIGHTLY October 21 through October 31. Opening hours are the following:
- Friday 6pm to 10pm
- Saturday 10am to 10pm
- Sunday Noon to 6pm
- Haunted Maze Opens nightly, 7pm-10pm, October 21-31

Special Features this year include:
- Barn Store Collectibles including Fall/Halloween Decorations, Straw Bales, Cornstalks
- Food and Beverage Vendors
- Evening campfires in the Maze Fairway near our Covered Tents
- Private Parties via Tent Reservation with Fire Pit

Visit the farm’s website at www.TNMapleLaneFarms.com, Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/tnmaplelanefarms/ www.Instagram.com/MapleLaneMaze/ or call 865-856-3511

Zoo Knoxville: Monarch Tagging

Category: Kids, family and Science, nature

Butterfly Foray and Monarch Tagging at Seven Islands State Birding Park

Enjoy the wonder and beauty of flying flowers as we search the park for monarchs and other butterflies. To help scientists understand the monarch migration, we’ll put tracking tags on the monarchs we’re able to catch. Kids of all ages are welcome. We’ll start at 1:00pm with a brief explanation of the monarch migration and its importance. We’ll take a short hike (1-2 miles) through the park to find butterflies and tag as many monarchs as we can. Butterfly nets will be provided, but if you have your own, feel free to bring it. Please note that monarch populations and migration patterns vary. On any day we could see many, few or none. No matter how many we see, we’ll learn about why monarchs and other butterflies are fascinating, their importance and how we can help them. Sturdy shoes and water are recommended.

Location: Seven Islands State Birding Park
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Fee: $8 per person
Ages: All

Advance registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

2022 dates:
Saturday, September 17
Sunday, September 18
Saturday, September 24
Sunday, September 25
Saturday, October 1
Sunday, October 2
Saturday, October 8
Sunday, October 9
Saturday, October 15
Sunday, October 16

Ticket sales close 24 hours before the start of the program. https://zooknoxville.org/experience/monarch-tagging/

Town of Farragut: Farragut History Walk

  • March 12, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Free event, Health, wellness and Science, nature

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy Farragut’s unique history while strolling through the heart of town. Pick up a Farragut History Walk map from the brochure holder on the Heritage Trail sign located at the turnaround at Founders Park at Campbell Station and learn more about the town’s interesting past. A PDF version of the map is available at https://visitfarragut.org/attractions/

The walk includes four educational sites: the Heritage Trail with interpretive signage at Founders Park, the Campbell Station Inn and Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, the Farragut Museum/Admiral Farragut Plaza and Pleasant Forest Cemetery. Parking along the trail is available at Founders Park, the Farragut Community Center or Farragut Town Hall.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut has top schools, safe neighborhoods and high development standards, making it one of the best places to live in the Southeast. More info: 865-966-7057

Volunteer Princess: Tennessee River Cruises

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Experience an unparalleled view of Knoxville during our public cruises! Enjoy a delightful lunch, brunch, or dinner cruise. We offer a range of public cruises for your friends and family on Knoxville’s only luxury yacht! From sunset dinner cruises to sailgates in Big Orange Country, Volunteer Princess Cruises is truly special for any event. Browse through our cruise offerings to begin your jaunt along Knoxville, Tennessee’s beautiful riverfront! Public, seasonal, and other cruises available.
https://volunteerprincess.com/

Tennessee Riverboat Company: Star of Knoxville

  • February 25, 2021 — December 31, 2022

Category: Festivals, special events and Science, nature

Create some memories on our authentic paddlewheeler - the Star of Knoxville. We offer a variety of lunch and dinner cruises along with sightseeing-only tickets.

This authentic paddlewheeler is United States Coast Guard approved for 235 passengers. The main deck seats 144 passengers and is fully enclosed, air conditioned, and heated for year round comfort. The vessel is equipped with two (2) bars, a dance floor, band stage, and is exquisitely decorated for the most elegant dinner and entertainment available. From black tie events like weddings and receptions to a casual event like a football charter the atmosphere is right for any occasion.

https://tnriverboat.com/