The 16th annual Chattanooga Oktoberfest returns this weekend to First Tennessee Pavilion. Guests can enjoy two days of German traditions as part of the Chattanooga Market. In addition to beers, Saturday’s Oktoberfest will include chicken-dancing polka, the crowning of Mr. and Ms. Chattanooga Oktoberfest and more. The party continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, the famous biergarten (beer garden) will offer about 100 seasonal brews. Click here for more information. Admission is free. Beer and food will be available for purchase.
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
How much: Free
Enterprise South Haunted Trail
Enterprise South Nature Park (near Volkswagen) will once again host the annual Haunted Trail Friday and Saturday. Guests can enjoy a variety of “spooky” activities, including a train ride, hayride, ghost stories, face painting and more. Admission is $20 per carload. A “too cute to spook” event for kids 10 and under will be from 4 to 6 p.m. each night. The Haunted Trail is a “crazed hillbillies” theme and is 7–10 p.m. On Saturday night, guests can purchase tickets to the Mummy Mayhem event at the Volkswagen Conference Center. The adults-only event features a performance from Here Come the Mummies. Click here for more information.
When: Friday–Saturday, Oct. 13–14, 4–10 p.m.
Where: 180 Still Hollow Loop
How much: $20 per carload
Nightmare on Derby Street
The Chattanooga Roller Girls return home for the final home bout of the season Saturday. Guests are encouraged to dress in Halloween costumes for a co-ed mashup bout at 5:30 p.m. That match is followed by the main event featuring the B Railers and the Soul City Sirens at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available here. Those interested in learning and experiencing life as a Chattanooga Roller Girls team member can arrive early for the scrimmage-a-thon from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Click here for more information.
When: Saturday, Oct. 14, 4:30–9 p.m.
Where: 1 Carter Plaza
How much: $10
Lake Winnepesaukah is a popular summer destination, but it’s also a popular “spooky” attraction during the month of October. Lake WinnepeSPOOKah is described as a “chilling attraction for the whole family.” It features kiddie rides, family rides, thrill rides and the epicenter of terror known as Fear Grounds. Guests can enjoy the transformed Lake Winnie from 6 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays this month. Tickets are $24. Click here for more information.
When: Friday–Saturday, Oct. 13–14, 6–11 p.m.
Where: 1730 Lakeview Drive
How much: $24
A celebration of cats returns to Coolidge Park’s Walker Pavilion Sunday afternoon. The art sale will feature cat-themed works by local artists. All proceeds will benefit The Alice Fund, providing medical care and support for cats in need. Expect everything from cat whisker earrings to large cat portraits. In addition, guests can enjoy live entertainment, face painting, pumpkin decorating and craft projects. Click here for more information.
When: Sunday, Oct. 15, 12–4 p.m.
Where: 150 River St.
How much: Free