TRI-CITIES, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) — After enduring the summer heat for months, many are welcoming the cooler temperatures brought on by autumn.
For those ready for the transition, News Channel 11 has compiled a list of places and activities in the Tri-Cities perfect for the upcoming season.
Mazes & pumpkin patches
Corn-Fusion Corn Maze
Address: 19372 Brumley Gap Road, Abingdon
Address: 993 Carters Valley Road, Rogersville
Laurels Pumpkin Barn
Address: 303 Laurels Road, Johnson City
Haunted mazes & houses
Beech Creek Haunted Hayride
Address: 4208 Beech Creek Road, Rogersville
The DAM Haunted Woods
Address: 3460 TN 75, Kingsport
Frightmare Manor Haunted Houses
Address: 7588 W. Andrew Johnson Highway, Talbott
The Funhouse Haunted Attraction
Address: 1065 Walnut Grove Road, Bluff City
Hales Community Haunted Forest
Address: 152 Hales Road, Jonesborough
Haunted Forest Elizabethton
Address: 172 Big Springs Road, Elizabethton
Fridays and Saturdays in October from 7:30 p.m. through 11 p.m.
Address: 313 Legion St., Weber City
Fall festivals & happenings
When: Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
423 TN-133, Shady Valley
Fall Folk Arts Festival
When: Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 26 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: 4812 Orebank Road, Kingsport
First Friday Fall Festival
When: Friday, Oct. 1 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Founders Park Pavilion, Johnson City
Haunted Half Marathon & Relays
When: Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Where: Downtown Jonesborough
Haunted Happenings at the Library
When: Throughout October
Where: Kingsport Public Library at 400 Broad St.
Jack-o-lantern Drive Thru
When: Oct. 25 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: 117 Boone St., Jonesborough
What: Pick up a pumpkin from the Jonesborough Visitors Center to take home to carve and return it on Oct. 27 from 4-7 p.m. or Oct. 28 from 6-9 p.m. Pumpkins will be lit and on display along Main Street from Oct. 28 through Oct. 31 from 6-9 p.m. each night.
Kingsport Farmers Market Fall Festival
When: Oct. 16 from 8 a.m. through noon
Where: 308 Clinchfield St.
What: Family fun all can enjoy — live music, mini pumpkin painting, crafts and a pumpkin-carving contest
Stonefly Fall Fest
When: Oct. 8-10 from 5-11 p.m.
Where: 200 Blevins Road, Johnson City
What: A weekend of live music, food and camping.
Stories from the Pumpkin Patch
When: Oct. 16 from 3-8 p.m.
Where: Tipton-Haynes Historic Site at 2620 S. Roan St., Johnson City
What: Family fun with Halloween crafts and stories
Unicoi County Apple Festival
When: Oct. 1-2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 100 S. Main Ave., Erwin
Wine & Whiskey Festival
When: Oct. 16 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Kingsport Farmers Market at 308 Clinchfield St.
What: Wine, whiskey and moonshine tastings