Ending up “at capacity” in terms of business vendors, with 49, inaugural Farragut Fall Festival is scheduled to run from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4, in the Old Kroger Parking lot across from Lendon Welch Way, which leads to and from Farragut High School at Kingston Pike.
As for entertainment, “We have four local bands playing on a stage that will be set up,” said Stephen Krempasky, Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance executive director, during a monthly SF/FBA meeting Thursday, Sept. 17. “We’ll use as much of the old Kroger parking lot as possible, spreading everyone out.”
As for anticipated turnout, Krempasky said he told potential alcohol vendors, “I expected 100 to 200 people per hour.”
Though a tent is to be included, “We’ll have half as many tables and chairs under the tent than we normally would do,” he said, comparing the Fall Festival to recent years Taste of Farragut, which was the original Oct. 4 event scheduled.
David Smoak, Town administrator, said he observed “a lot of names on the list from the businesses participating that I’m not familiar with,” asking Krempasky, “Are these all relatively new businesses that are coming to Town?”
“Some are and some aren’t,” he answered, some of which he pinpointed as Farragut West Knox Chamber of Commerce members that aren’t strictly in Town limits, plus home-based businesses. “There are definitely non-Town businesses there.”
The list of businesses signing up includes: TDS, SouthEast Bank, Grayson Autos, MLILY Mattress USA, The Admiral Pub, Water Into Wine bistro & lounge, The Farragut Table, Kiki’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mucho Gusto, Cruisin Cuisine, Berrylicious Bouquets and Knox Dough.
Other Fall Festival vendors are Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, Jessica Phillips, CPA, 865LIFE, Premier Martial Arts, Amazing Nails with Kellie, Kat’s Lash Lounge & Wax Studio, Sir Goony’s and Simply Physio.
Still other Festival vendors are Snooty Patootie, STAR Riding Academy, Great Clips, Knoxville Academy of Music, Staybridge Suites - Knoxville West, Faith Promise Church | Farragut, Villages of Farragut, 865 Candle Company and Young Living Essential Oil.
Other event vendors are Root Journey, Blush & Bashful, Exodus Chiropractic, First Watch Café, Med Spa at Choto, Josh Hemphill State Farm, Hudson & Harper Designs, Dale Designs, The Snug Suit, Island Hoppers Art, Pure Romance and Isn’t She Lovely Clothing.
In other business, SF/FBA:
• Voted to bring back Dogs Daze, the Dock Dogs pool-jumping national competition, for a fourth consecutive year in the summer of 2021. It has been located in Village Green shopping center parking lot from Friday through Sunday in mid-August each year.