Fall is finally here! Are you looking for fun things to do? We’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to all things fall in Nashville!

Festivals & Events

This fall, there are so many music festivals and great events to attend in and around Nashville. Here is a list of our favorite ones!

Boo at the Zoo
When: October 15-17, 19-24, 26-30
Where: Nashville Zoo
Price: $18-$20 per Ticket

Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities around the Zoo, trick or treating for the kids, special animal shows, and more! The kids will love the enchanting giant hay creatures, the talking Pumpkin, 10 trick-or-treat stations, the Monster Mash dance area, and the Scary-Go-Round carousel.

Covid Safety Measures: Masks are required for this event.

Nashville Brew Festival
When: October 1
Where: First Horizon Park
Price: $50-$65 per ticket

The Nashville Brew Festival will take place on the field and throughout the concourse of First Horizon Park on October 1 from 7 pm to 11 pm. Enjoy over 50 breweries and 150 beers and food trucks, music, lawn games, and more.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
When: September 25th and 26th
Where: Franklin, TN
Price: $189 – $239 pet ticket

The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival celebrates the music, culture, and best food in the area. It was inspired by friendship, history, experience and the desire to create an authentic music festival.

Covid Safety Measures: The Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival requires all patrons to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48-hours of the first day of the festival order to enter the festival site. Masks are required.

When: October 30
Where: Franklin, TN
Price: Free Admission

The 36th annual Pumpkinfest stretches along Main Street and its side avenues in downtown Franklin and offers tons of festive fun for people of all ages!

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
When: October 2
Where: Centennial Park
Price: Free Admission

This festival celebrates the many cultures represented throughout Nashville. There will be over 30 globally inspired food vendors, captivating performances, a world market with handcrafted and imported items, children’s activities, and entertainment.

Covid Safety Measures: Offers a safe in-person experience, including a mobile Vaccine Clinic onsite for Covid-19 vaccines and testing. Masks are recommended for all attendees.

Pumpkin Patches

It’s time to start finding pumpkins! Stop by any of these pumpkin patches for a great experience.

Cheekwood Harvest

When: Tuesday – Sundays from September 18 – October 31.
Where: Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Price: $20 adult, $13 youth

Celebrate the autumn season at Cheekwood! Enjoy activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults, and families alike during this six-week celebration—pumpkins for carving, painting and are waiting for your to purchase and take home. Don’t forget to visit the two 11 foot tall pumpkin houses while you are there!

Covid Safety Measures: Masks are required in all buildings at Cheekwood.

Lucky Ladd Farms
When: September 18th – October 30th
Where: Franklin, TN
Price: $15- $45 per ticket

Lucky Ladd Farms is an award-winning family attraction that offers a unique farm experience with fun activities for all ages. Enjoy the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn maze, adventure park, and more.

Covid Safety Measures: Only a certain number of guests may enter the farm park per hour, so buy your tickets before attending to ensure you have a spot. Masks are recommended in high traffic areas.

Walden Farms
When: Open Thursdays-Sundays through the end of October.
Where: Smyrna, TN
Price: Free Admission, $10 Walden Bucks available for purchase to pay for activities

Aside from just picking out pumpkins here, the farm has so many other fun activities. Hayrides, farm animals, hay and corn mazes, Tennessee Slip n Slide, and delicious food and treats are just some of what the farm offers. The Ole Country store sells a complete selection of fall decorating items, delicious jams, jellies, and honey.

Haunted Houses

Do you enjoy the spooky part of fall? Here are a couple of our favorite haunted houses.

Creepy Hollow
When: September 25th – October 31st
Where: Springhill, TN
Price: $28 per ticket

Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods in Spring Hill TN, is the top indoor/outdoor haunt in the Nashville area. Creepy Hollow Woods is your one-stop haunt with three attractions: storytelling, hayride, bonfire, and queue line entertainment.

Covid Safety Measures: Creepy Hollow will be following local guidelines for covid with social distancing. Masks will be required in the barn and are recommended in the woods.
Pumpkin Patches

Best House
When: September 24th – October 31st (See full calendar HERE)
Where: Nashville, TN
Price: $24 – $46 per ticket

Looking for a scary adventure paired with a challenge? Beast house has been named “hands-down” #1 Scariest haunted house. The best part? If you can make it through all the phases of Beast House, you will get your money back!

Best Places for Fall Drinks

Slow Hand Coffee + Bakeshop

Are you craving a “pumpkin spice” latte? Slow Hand Coffee one-ups the basic latte with a Pumpkin Pie Latte made with real pumpkin, toasty spices, and brown sugar for caramel notes to replicate the classic holiday pie in your cup.

The Loading Dock
Are you not a pumpkin fan but still craving a fall drink? Head to The Loading Dock in Nashville for their seasonal “Campfire at Dusk” latte, which is their take on a s’mores latte! It’s made with toasted marshmallow syrup, dark mocha and finished with a graham cracker rim.

Tailgate Brewery

If you love pumpkin spice, but coffee isn’t your thing, stop by Tailgate Brewery for a Pumpkin Spice Beer. Medium-bodied milk stout brewed with whole bean coffee and pumpkin spice.

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