6 Attractions to Visit in October

October is arguably the beginning of the holidays, and what better way to celebrate than by visiting the local attractions? Whether you are looking for frights, sights, or delights, there is something for everyone. Here are 6 suggestions in and around Knoxville that will get you into the Halloween spirit!

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    Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours

    If you are looking for a scare, visit Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours. It is America’s leading historical, investigation based ghost tour. Pick your poison with four different tour options around Knoxville. Tours are available Monday through Saturday, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40 each.

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    Boo! at the Zoo

    BOO! at the Zoo 2015 celebrates 12 nights of Halloween fun on Oct. 8-11, Oct. 15-18, Oct. 22-25 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Embrace your inner-child with costumes, animals, carnival games and treats at The Knoxville Zoo. Tickets are $8 per person, with $5 parking. Want to volunteer? Visit http://www.knoxville-zoo.org/about_the_zoo/volunteer.aspx

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    Fall Foliage in the Smoky Mountains

    The Smoky Mountains attracts thousands of visitors in October as the leaves change colors. The annual show of fall colors occurs during the last three weeks of October. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park has several suggested autumn drives and hikes to enjoy fall leaf colors all around the park. The best part is that it is completely free! So, grab a couple of friends and take a quick road trip up to the mountains.

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    The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Oakes Farm

    Located just 12 miles north of Knoxville, Oakes Farm is a great way to get into the Autumn spirit. Spend time navigating a corn maze, picking pumpkins to carve and hitching hayrides. General Admission is $8.95 and add a pumpkin of your choice for $5. Oakes Farm is open Thursday through Sunday in October.

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    Knoxville Brewer's Jam

    The 19th Annual Knoxville Brewers' Jam is on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the World’s Fair Park in Knoxville, TN. Come celebrate handmade American craft beer, music and food. For $45, you receive a souvenir tasting glass, responsible sampling from all craft breweries, the Brewers’ Jam Guidebook and live performances. Minors are welcome as well, with a $15 admission that gives a fun, but responsible experience.

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    Pumpkin Glassblowing

    Marble City Glassworks is celebrating the fall season by helping you sculpt your own glass pumpkin! The experience is $50 and takes about 30 minutes to make. Reservations are available through November 14.

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