Oakes Farm wraps up fall festivities

Brandon and Kennedy Simpson at Oakes Farm at a photo prop wall of pumpkins. Photo by Chelsea Simpson

A favorite fall attraction in East Tennessee is located just over the hill in Corryton. Oakes Farm is a successful family business, entertaining families for 19 years.
The farm has been in Corryton for three generations of the Oakes family, beginning with the growing of tobacco and raising of beef cattle. In the 1970s the family branched out into growing daylilies as a hobby. That business began to thrive and is now an extremely popular nationwide mail order nursery business.

Ghostly Hikes at Big Ridge

Fall leaves at Big Ridge State Park

As the spooky October season sneaks around the corner, Big Ridge State Park has some ghostly adventures planned for the community and visitors. As you may know, there are some mysterious stories from past generations that spook the park this time of year. These stories are shared amongst hikers at the Annual Ghost House Hikes which have been happening for more than a decade.