It’s fall y’all!! Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. I love watching the leaves change, feeling the crisp air, and of course it wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin everything. Fall in itself is great, but something about fall in Nashville just adds a little something extra to the magic. There’s so much to see and so many events going on this time of year, so I’ve put together a few of my favorites. There’s something for everyone here, whether you’re looking for family fun, a date night, or just something different to do I’ve got you covered. Nashville locals and visitors alike are sure to enjoy my must-do fall events.
- Cheekwood Harvest- September 18th – October 31st
Cheekwood is one of my favorite places to go no matter the season, but Cheekwood Harvest is a whole different level. They really strive to make every detail feel like the perfect fall day. The bright orange hues in the leaves, the beauty of the gardens, all complete with not one, but TWO 11-foot-tall pumpkin houses (see photos). My boys love going inside the pumpkin houses and picking out their own little pumpkins to take home and decorate. They also have amazing food trucks from some of my favorite local restaurants and live music on the weekends! They even have special events certain days, like costume contests for your pup! Check out their website for a complete calendar of events for Cheekwood Harvest.
Address: 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37205
Tickets: 2 and under free! Kids 3-17 are $13. Adults $20
- Tennessee Honey Festival- October 3rd
Save the bees! Bees deserve a festival in their honor! Not to sound preachy, but the bees are dying people!! And in case you haven’t heard, they’re pretty dang important to life here on Earth (a quick Google search on the roles of pollinators will convince you in case I didn’t). I know, I know, local and sustainably sourced honey is expensive, but it’s soooo much better for you (and better tasting) than the mass produced bear-shaped jars they have at the store. This festival not only provides that delicious local honey, but they also have honey themed food and drinks, live music, and even bee keeping demonstrations! Sustainability never tasted so sweet!
Address: 600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN, 37243
Tickets: 5 and under are free! Kids 6-12 are $5. Adults $15
- Fall Tennessee Craft Fair- October 8-10
The annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair is a must see. I know it may seem like there’s artisan festivals every other weekend in Nashville, but this one is truly something special. The Tennessee Craft organization is a leader in the local fine craft movement. They connect new and renowned artists as well as the public with resources and opportunities for the artisans to share their talents. Located in beautiful Centennial Park, this FREE event is sure to showcase all of the things that make Nashville beautiful. It’s been a hard past year for artists, so let’s show them some love at this event.
Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
- Hang Out with Me! Closet Sale- October 9th
Come see me at my first ever in – person closet sale! There are still a few tickets left, and this event is sure to get you (and your wardrobe) ready for fall. I have sooo many pieces on sale that would be perfect for the upcoming season including brands like Golden Goose, Lululemon, Frame Denim, and more! But clothes aren’t the only thing we have at this venue. Located in the stunning Ozari space at L&L Market, we’ll also have Charcuterdee and Honest Coffee Roasters for some delicious treats while you shop! And did I mention you’ll also have the chance to shop my new merch?! I’m so excited for y’all to see, it’s my favorite launch yet! I love talking with you guys and hearing your stories and I can’t wait to see you here! For tickets and more info click below.
Address: 3816 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37209
- Visit a Farmer’s Market
While not necessarily an event, the local farmer’s market is a great place to get into the fall spirit. I love the Nashville Farmer’s market in Bicentennial Park and the 12 South Farmer’s Market. The local vendors are amazing, and they always have the freshest fall ingredients. And even if you don’t want to pickup groceries to make your own meal, you can always grab a snack or coffee at the food court. It’s a great way to start a weekend morning with the entire family.
Address: 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. Nashville, TN 37208, Sevier Park 3021 Lealand Ln Nashville, TN 37204
Link: https://www.nashvillefarmersmarket.org/, https://www.12southfarmersmarket.com/
- Boo at the Zoo- Select Nights in October
You all know we love the zoo (Shep’s most recent birthday party at the zoo was a blast! Pictured above.), but this is one of the boy’s favorites. There’s something really exciting about walking the zoo at night. The more nocturnal animals like the tigers and bears are active, so we get to see an engaging part of their personality, instead of their typical daytime naps. But the animals aren’t the only attraction on these nights. It wouldn’t be a Halloween event without Trick-or -Treating. The zoo sets up trick-or-treat stations for the kids so they can get their candy fill as we stroll through the grounds. And don’t worry, if you have really young kids like me, this event is designed to be “merry not scary” so no risk of nightmares when you get the kiddos home! Just pure cheerful Halloween fun.
Address: 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Tickets: Children under 2 free! General admission $18-$20
- Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There are no shortages of pumpkin patches here in Nashville and the surrounding areas. While you can’t really go wrong with any of our local pumpkin patches, the Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch is a standout. It houses the largest selection of pumpkins you’ll find anywhere in the city! The beautiful colors of the farm are a sight to see, but it doesn’t stop there! This place is great for the little ones too, as they have a variety of activities, including pumpkin bowling! I also really love visiting Gentry’s Farm. The kids love it because it’s so much more than pumpkins! There’s a corn maze (with a smaller maze for younger kids), farm animals, a stunning barn, and wagon rides! It truly is the perfect country day. If you’re really into that pumpkin spice life (and up for a slightly longer drive) you can take a day trip to Franklin for their annual PumpkinFest on October 30th. Just as the name suggests, you’ll enjoy all of the pumpkin themed food, drinks, décor, and accessories, all crafted by local vendors. If this pumpkin overload doesn’t get you excited for fall, nothing will!
Address: Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch- 97 White Bridge Pike; Nashville, TN 37209
Gentry’s Farm- 1974 Hwy Ninety Six West Franklin, TN
PumpkinFest- Main Street, Downtown Franklin, TN
Link: https://www.facebook.com/flyingghostpumpkinpatch/, http://www.gentryfarm.com/fall
Tickets: Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch- Free!
Gentry’s Farm- 2 and under free! General admission $8.25
I hope y’all try out at least a few on this list! You will not be disappointed. If you do give any a try let me know! I love to see you all having fun with family and friends and living your best lives. Maybe some on this list seem a little cheesy (I know a lot of fall activities get a bad rap for being “basic”) but this season let’s stop caring about what other people think. If wearing your Ugg boots with a PSL in a pumpkin patch makes you happy then do it!! I will be too 🙂