All Blog Entries by Anna Varnell

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 23rd to Friday, September 30th.

Saturday, September 24th

Chatta Town Tasting Festival

When: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
Cost: Free admission. Food for purchase.

This Saturday, sample your way around the world at the Chatta Town Tasting Festival. Sample all types of cultures through food including Asian, Italian, Soulfood, Jamaican, African, Polish, American, Carnival, and so much more! The day will be filled with food trucks, food trailers, food tents, and food carts. When you need to take a break from the sampling, enjoy the family-friendly event with music, shopping, and a Kidzone! The event is free admission and food…

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We are just a few days away from the first day of fall which starts Thursday, September 22nd! While the temperature won’t immediately change, we have begun to feel some cooler mornings lately which makes now prime time to prepare your house for the new season. Regular home maintenance is important not only to help prevent damage which can potentially cause major home expenses, but also creates far less projects for you if/when you decide to sell your home. 

We put together a fall home maintenance list to get started on to help keep your home in tip top shape!

1. Clean gutters

The leaves haven’t quite started to fall just yet, but it seems like once they start they just don’t stop! Keeping your gutters clean and clear is very important as…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 16th to Friday, September 23rd.

September 17th-18th

Chattanooga Taco Festival

When: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: Camp Jordan, 323 Camp Jordan Pkwy
Cost: Free admission. Food for purchase.

Chattanooga, the time has come for us to all celebrate! This weekend is the Chattanooga Taco Festival! Let me repeat that. The Chattanooga Taco Festival is this weekend! What better way to spend your weekend than to spend the day enjoying countless tacos? With over 150 vendors, food trucks, a petting zoo, pony rides, inflatables, trackless train rides, and entertainment, your day is sure to be memorable. This event is free to attend and all food and activities are for…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 9th to Friday, September 16th.

September 10th - 11th

Moon River Music Festival

When: 12:00pm
Where: Coolidge Park, 150 River St, Chattanooga, TN 37405
Cost: $120-$1,500

Zach  Bryan, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Leon Bridges, & Band of Horses. These are just a few of the artists hitting the stage this weekend at the Moon River Music Festival. The 2 day festival is full of feel good music, family friendly events, yummy food, and somewhat hydrating drinks! With over 20 artists set to take the stage, each day is packed with back to back performances. You can purchase individual passes if you want to only attend one day or a 2-day pass to attend the…

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It is officially football season, which means most of your weekends for the next few months will likely consist of wearing your team's apparel, gathering together for some delicious food and drinks, and tailgating games, followed by screaming from the stands or at the TV as if the players and referees can hear you. 

One tradition that is not to be taken lightly is the food. The typical spread usually includes burgers, hot dogs, and wings. But let's be honest, the dips, appetizers, and sides are just as delicious and are there for us to munch on the entire game! Whether you are hosting or maybe you were asked to bring a dish to contribute, we’re here to help you get that touchdown reactions when guests take a bite! We’ve put together 25 recipes…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, September 2nd to Friday, September 9th.

Saturday, September 3rd

Rail & Hops Brewers Festival

When: 4:00pm
Where: Miller Park, 950 Market Street
Cost: $50-$65

This Saturday is the annual Rail & Hops Brewers Festival that will host a night of hand-crafted beers and good music! This curated tasting event with a focus on the artistry of brewing hand-crafted beers from brewers that are Local, Regional, and beyond as well as having food options available for purchase. Featuring live music entertainment and more! Partnering with Live Music is Back Series, you are in for a night of some amazing talent! Proceeds from the Rail and Hops Brewers Festival benefit…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 26th to Friday, September 2nd.

Saturday, August 27th

The Cam Run

When: 7:30am 
Where: 10 Hamm Rd.
Cost: $20-$40

Cameron Bean, a Chattanooga, TN native, was a standout athlete in his youth and became an accomplished runner during his collegiate career at Samford University and into the years following. Cameron tragically lost his life in 2015 during a training run. In his memory, The Cam Run­­: Cameron Bean Memorial 5K & Magnum Mile were created. This Saturday, start your morning off honoring Cameron with a 5k run along scenic Moccasin Bend Road. Experienced and casual runners alike are welcome! The morning 5k will qualify runners based on performance…

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Buying a house is an exciting time in your life regardless of if you’re a first-time home buyer or purchasing your fifth house. There are a lot of things to consider when buying a home like location, how many bedrooms you need, if are you looking for more storage space, if a yard is important, etc. While purchasing a home is a process, we feel that it is important to understand the upfront costs as you begin the process to help eliminate any surprises. 

To start, it is important to understand these costs are going to be separate from your downpayment. For example, if you’re preapproved for $350,000 and plan to put down 10%, the total amount that you are paying is $35,000 (10% of your loan) plus the following costs. It is also important to note…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 19th to Friday, August 26th

August 18th-20th

Fall 2022 Chattanooga Boutique Warehouse Sale

When: 10:00am-6:00pm
Where: Stratton Hall, 3146 Broad St.
Cost: Free admission

Would you love to find fun, unique clothes, accessories, and gifts from various boutiques and artisans at a huge discount? This weekend, The Chattanooga Boutique Warehouse Sale is hosting its bi-annual sale this weekend where you can shop from many different vendors for fantastic deals on women's apparel, shoes & accessories, men's clothing, plus sizes, gifts, children's clothing, handmade jewelry, candles & offerings for your home. This event will start opening night on Thursday…

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Check out our list of upcoming Chattanooga area events happening locally from Friday, August 12th to Friday, August 19th

August 11th-13th

Perseid Meteor Shower

When: Late night or predawn hours
Where: Chattanooga, TN 
Cost: Free

Grab your chairs, blankets, and coffee for an evening under the stars! The Perseid meteor shower is predicted to happen during the evening hours of August 11th through the 13th. Meteor showers are such a fun experience for the entire family and definitely worth losing a little bit of sleep. The key for prime viewing of a meteor shower is to get away from as much man made light as possible. Noogatoday has some great ideas on where to go get the best views. 

Thursday, August 18th

Chattanooga Margarita Festival

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