30th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival

Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, October 6 from 1-5 p.m.

The Autumn Children’s Festival is one of the largest and longest running children’s festival in the Tennessee Valley and typically attracts over 3,000 attendees during the two days in October.  Festival goers enjoy: Star Wars characters, princesses, superheroes, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, kiddie train, carnival games with prizes, arts and crafts, as well as health and wellness and educational programs. Admission and parking are FREE!  Activities range from only 50 cents to $3.

The festival is made possible by a partnership with the Tennessee Society of CPAs and generously supported by many area businesses.  The event generates over $80,000 for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga each year.  There are numerous levels of sponsorship for this event.


Volunteers are needed to help with setup, registration and other event related tasks at this year’s Autumn Children’s Festival!

To sign up, choose a shift below and click the link directly beside that shift date and time. For more information about volunteering, contact Sarah Griffith, Project Coordinator, at 423.778.4359 or email


Shift 1: FULL (THANK YOU to everyone who signed up to help kick off the festival)

Shift 2: Saturday, October 5, 1pm-6pm

Shift 3: Sunday, October 6, 12pm-5pm