As our wardrobes transition from swimsuits to sweaters and from flip-flops to boots, it’s safe to say that Fall has officially arrived. Fear not, lovers of summer. The season of Autumn also brings pumpkins, Fall foliage, leggings and some of the best festivals of the year. Our DTN team has compiled our favorite (and free!) Fall Festivals in the South: 

Fall for Greenville

Fall for Greenville (#FFGVL) is a dynamic three-day festival highlighting over 40 of Greenville’s most popular dining options. The outdoor event also features more than 60 national, regional and local entertainers. Music fans can enjoy free entertainment on six separate stages. Attended by more than 150,000 people every year, the annual festival claims to be the “most popular outdoor festival in the Southeast.”

Greenville, SC
October 10-12, 2014
Admission: FREE

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is a community-oriented sidewalk show that exclusively features work by outstanding Florida artists. In addition to presenting quality visual art, the festival provides entertainment and participatory events for the enjoyment of visitors and artists. The festival, presented by Florida Distributing Co. and Subaru of America, Inc., is held along Park Avenue in historic, downtown Winter Park, Florida.

Winter Park, FL
October 11-12, 2014
Admission: FREE

Foothills Fall Festival

What do Tim McGraw, a water skiing squirrel and more than 100 artists have in common? All will be making an appearance at the Foothills Fall Festival (#FFFest) taking place Oct. 17-19 in Maryville, TN. Nestled among the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the three-day event features three days of concerts, arts and crafts, shows and family-friendly activities.

Maryville, TN
October 17-19, 2014
Admission: Children Under 10 FREE

Festival on Ponce

A Southeast Festivals & Events Association 10-time award winner, the Festival on Ponce is an annual arts and crafts festival set in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park every Fall. The popular festival in Georgia features more than 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, the festival also offers activities for children.

Atlanta, GA
October 18-19, 2014
Admission: FREE

South Carolina Pecan Festival

More than 50,000 people attended the South Carolina Pecan Festival in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and festival planners are hopeful that the event will find tremendous popularity once again this year. The festival features eight stages of live entertainment as well as more than 250 food and craft vendors. Attractions also include a free kids zone, amusement rides, antique tractor show, foot races, a cook-off competition, and more.

Florence, SC
November 1, 2014
Admission: FREE

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