Quartet of bands

Common Interest, Bonfire Blue, 9-8 Central, Mighty Blue highlight Fall Festival entertainment Oct. 4

In addition to a variety of food and other retail items for sale among 49 Town of Farragut and area vendors during inaugural Farragut Fall Festival this weekend, the afternoon/evening entertainment includes much variety.

The festivities, in old Kroger parking lot along Kingston Pike across from the southern entrance/exit to and from Farragut High School, run from 3 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 4.

Admission is free, though vendors will be selling their items.

Starting things off strong at 3 p.m. is the first of four local bands: Common Interest “is a rock-n-roll cover band made up of area high school students,” said Stephen Krempasky, executive director for Shop Farragut/Farragut Business Alliance, which is putting together this event in conjunction with Town of Farragut.

Next, at 4 p.m., is Bonfire Blue, “also a band of young players who were recently selected to represent the Smoky Mountain Blues Society at the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis as their representative in the Youth Category,” Krempasky added.

Entertaining from 5 to 6:30 p.m. is “9-8 Central, a local four-piece band of seasoned professionals playing a wide variety of contemporary popular music,” the executive director said.

Closing strong, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., “is Mighty Blue, an award-winning area band that has excelled at many Blues Festivals and events, which included being the featured entertainment at the 2018 Taste of Farragut,” Krempasky said. “They will cover the American songbook, and folks can dance.”

COVID-19 prevention

In following with COVID-19 prevention measures, “We will ask people to wear masks and stay with their groups and social distance,” Krempasky said, adding event workers and vendors would maintain a disinfected environment. “Although we will have a tent, there won’t be as many tables and chairs.”

Vendors list

Featured vendors are SouthEast Bank, Grayson Autos, MLILY Mattress, The Admiral Pub, Water Into Wine bistro & lounge, The Farragut Table, Kiki’s Hawaiian Shave Ice, Mucho Gusto, Cruisin Cuisine, Berrylicious Bouquets, Knox Dough, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union and Jessica Phillips, CPA.

Other vendors are 865LIFE, Premier Martial Arts, Amazing Nails with Kellie, Kat’s Lash Lounge & Wax Studio, Sir Goony’s, Simply Physio, Snooty Patootie, STAR Riding Academy, Great Clips, Knoxville Academy of Music, Staybridge Suites - Knoxville West, Faith Promise Church | Farragut, 865 Candle Company and Villages of Farragut.

Still other vendors are Young Living Essential OilRoot 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 and Pure Romance.

Also included: Isn’t She Lovely Clothing, Sheraphy Sugar Therapy, Paparazzi $5 Jewelry, Arbonne, Primerica, Eagle Karate Systems, Simply Scents, Peek-A-Boo Petals, His Security & Technology, American Home Improvements and Buy a Tree|Change a Life.


Parking can be found on the north or east sides of the old Kroger parking lot, at Farragut High School (including along Lendon Welch Way) and at West End Center.