Dozens of tiny houses will soon be coming to Chattanooga for a two-day festival.
The festival is planned for Sept. 8–10 at Audubon Acres at 900 N. Sanctuary Road.
The event, planned by the United Tiny House Association, is a for-charity festival that will showcase several tiny homes. It will feature several appearances from television celebrities and leaders in the tiny house movement.
Attendees will also be able to enjoy evening concerts, fire performers, daytime entertainment and continuous movie showings.
This festival has been in Georgia, Florida and New Jersey previously, but is now coming to Tennessee because of the deep interest in the movement in the area.
“Tennessee has a rich history of supporting the tiny house movement, ” United Tiny House Association founder John Kernohan said. “Additionally, Chattanooga has a couple of tiny house builders who are extremely well-known in the worldwide tiny house community, as well as having an active tiny house support group and community itself.”
Proceeds from ticket sales will go to a variety of charities, including Audubon, Mercy Ships, ALS Society, Sacred Selection, Chattanooga Humane Educational Society, Chattanooga Community Kitchen, A Step Ahead Chattanooga and Augusta Warrior.
The festival will also include a dry food drive for one of the local pet shelters.
Free booth space is also open for nonprofits who would like to do fundraising.
Admission for children 5–18 years old is free Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for field trips. Admission is free for adults that evening after 5 p.m. Admission for one day on Saturday or Sunday is $20 per day or $35 for both days.
Active, retired and discharged military, police, firefighters and EMTs will also receive free admission to the events.
Alina Hunter-Grah is a contributing writer. She currently attends UTC, where she was previously the news editor of the student newspaper, The University Echo. Alina also worked at CNN during the summer of 2017 and is the former Chattanooga correspondent for 2nd & Church, a literary magazine based out of Nashville.