From small, more intimate local municipal events to festivals of national scope, Marion County provides plenty of entertainment and activities at home. Check here for the latest information on happenings in and around Marion County.
This MonthFestivals


01octAll Day31Artoberfest

08octAll DayArts In The Burg

10octAll DaySPARQ Community Crosswalk Mural

12octAll DayArts In The Burg

22octAll DayBattle of the Fire Departments Chili Cook-off


10decAll DayArts In The Burg

Ongoing: Arts in the Burg Party – every second Saturday of the month. Entertainment events include Indie Films, Live Music, Virtual Tours, Themed Parties, and more. Everyone is welcome, so come be a part of the art! Check out the full schedule:

Every Weekend in December leading up to Christmas – Christmas In The Burg

The National Cornbread Festival is a weekend-long celebration of cornbread and many cornbread related activities for adults and kids. At the end of every April, the quaint town of South Pittsburg explodes with family-friendly games, food, music and fun, including a 5k road race and free tours of the Lodge foundry. Visit Site

*Special Statement

National Cornbread Festival – April 2020

As with each of you, we have been closely monitoring the daily changes in the spread of the COVID-19 Virus. Over the past few weeks, we have been in contact with our organizing partners and state and local officials.

The health and safety of our community is at the forefront of our minds as we put on the festival. We believe it is important to adhere to the best practices suggested by the Department of Health and the CDC. We have made the decision to cancel this year’s festival. We look forward to seeing you all in April 2021!

– National Cornbread Festival Board

Ketner’s Mill is the premier Country Arts Fair in East Tennessee, and is home to some of the best in arts and crafts – ranging from sculpture and paintings, to pottery and hand-woven baskets to metal art and jewelry, plus woodworking, furniture, folk art, and more. Visit Site
Located in the county seat of Jasper, the Marion County Fair is a five-day festival filled with carnival rides, nightly entertainment, industrial, commercial and agricultural exhibits. Visit Site
*For ongoing information regarding the Marion County Arts Council go to or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

*For updates to preserve, enhance, and enjoy local and regional nature, visit or email or call 423-991-1548.

To have events listed with the chamber, contact the chamber office at 423-942-5103 or