18 Memphis Events & Happenings: October 2018

18 Memphis Events & Happenings: October 2018

Cool, crisp air and changing leaves have us excited to welcome a new season! And the month of October is filled with festivals, fundraisers, concerts and fairs, not to mention it’s prime time for Memphis Grizzlies and Memphis Tigers! So, get ready to enjoy the cooler temperatures, as well as our curated list of the best happenings in the Bluff City this month.

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Save The Dates! A List of Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2018

Save The Dates! A List of Memphis Fall Festivals & Events 2018

Here’s a super quick guide to Memphis fall festivals and events: think beer festivals, cultural events, Memphis art events, and more. This list is a great way to see it all at a glance and to mark your calendars.

Stay tuned for a more detailed guide like we always do coming next week. Got something to add? Submit it to the blog’s calendar.

October

– Memphis Tequila Festival: Oct. 19

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Tequila Fest

Tequila Fest

October is the month for flu shots, but this year it was the month for tequila shots.

The debut of Memphis Flyer’s Tequila Fest Oct. 13 in Overton Square Courtyard. More than 50 tequila labels provided tastings and education.

Jon Bringle and Jessie Yelvington manned the Tijuana Sweet Heat Tequila station. “It’s got a sweet cinnamon flavor,” Bringle said. And, he added, “I prefer it over any other.”

Asked how he likes to drink tequila, Bringle said, “I like to take it as a shot with an orange behind it.”

“Nothing with too much bite,” said Brett Wright. “I’m not too picky.”

Taylor Tournabene liks his “smooth” and “chilled.”

And Lee Olswanger said, “I drink Patrone straight. Really chilled. Really cold. No ice. It’s beautiful right there. Starts your night right. And ends it well.”

In addition to the tequila, the festival featured Day of the Dead face painters, screen printers printing of free T-shirts and a balloon hat maker.

The Flyer’s next Tequila Fest is slated for Aug. 24, 2018.

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