The 30th annual Southern Festival of Books is Friday through Sunday Oct. 12-14 at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library. Details: www.humanitiestennessee.org
The 39th annual Nashville Oktoberfest is Thursday through Sunday, spanning 10 city blocks on the edge of historic Germantown next to the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
The 40th annual fall Tennessee Craft Fair, with more than 200 craft artists, is at Centennial Park Friday through Sunday Oct. 12-14.. Details: 615-736-7600 or https://tennesseecraft.org
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