The temperatures are going to drop this weekend and we’ll finally get that autumn weather we’ve been waiting for! Looking to get out and celebrate the changing of the seasons? Our Fall Category Page is loaded with events such as pumpkin picking, haunted attractions, fall festivals, and more! Embrace the sweater-weather and explore the seasonal fun that Middle Tennessee has to offer. Below are some easy ways to get into the autumn spirit.
Check out a local Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkin patches are full of family fun with pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes, farm animals, seasonal treats and more! Shuckles Corn Maze, Gentry’s Farm, Walden Family Farms, Pumpkin Hill, and Honeysuckle Hill Farm are all located within 30 miles of Nashville!
Experience Downtown Franklin’s Pumpkinfest
Presented by the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, the festival on Saturday, October 29 stretches along Downtown Franklin’s Main Street and its avenues and offers tons of festive fun for families.Enjoy a day of live music, costume contests, an array of arts and crafts booths, a chili cook-off, and more!
Get scared at a local haunt
Fontanel has transformed to Hauntanel, and Hauntings at the Hermitage is celebrating with ghostly tales and treats! Nashville also offers some top-notch haunted houses, with Nashville Nightmare being voted the #1 Best Haunted Attraction by USA Today! Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods, Millers Thrillers, Death Row Sanitarium of Slaughter, and Nashville Shores’ Halloscream are just a few more worth checking out.
Bring the family to Boo at the Zoo
Join the Nashville Zoo for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during its annual Halloween tradition! Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume. Tickets include trick-or-treating, carousel rides, and hayrides!
Check out Cheekwood Harvest
Cheekwood is celebrating Autumn with 5,000 chrysanthemums, an 11-foot-tall pumpkin house, scarecrows and a new Beer Garden as part of its six-weekend long fall program. This Saturday, October 22 you can catch Cheekwood’s first ever Halloween Pooch Parade, where costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.
Experience Middle Tennessee’s Fall Foliage
There are many different ways to get out and experience Fall Foliage in Middle Tennessee. Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary offers guided Autumn Foliage Hikes. Blue Heron Cruises has morning and afternoon foliage cruises that highlight the changing colors of fall plus many native and migrating wild birds. See the foliage and scenery from the comfort of an American streamlined passenger train on Tennessee Central Railway Museum’s Fall Foliage Train Excursion.