The temperature has finally dropped in Music City, which means that we are getting even more excited for all that this season has to offer! From Fall themed festivals to pumpkin patches, and delicious food offerings - check out our guide below for the best events to attend around Nashville in Autumn.
September 21 - October 27
- An annual Autumn celebration.
- View 5,000 chrysanthemums in Autumn hues, in the Robertson Ellis Color Garden.
- Explore the 11-foot-tall Pumpkin House with activities such as painting and carving.
- Enjoy pub fare and beers at the Cheekwood beer garden.
- Design your own custom scarecrow.
Lucky Ladd Farms Family Fun Pumpkin Festival
September 21 - November 1
- Explore the corn maze and pick pumpkins.
- Snack on caramel apples, kettle corn, and apple cider donuts.
Featured as one of the top 15 best pumpkin farms in the US.
Light the Nations
Saturday, October 19
The event will highlight the area, featuring local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment.
- A percentage of the festival funds supports Thistle Farms.
Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival
Saturday, October 19
- Located at beautiful Two Rivers Mansion.
- 4 oz. samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries.
- Take home your commemorative glass.
- 34 different Breweries will be there as well as live music
Tennessee State Pow Wow
Friday, October 18 - Sunday, October 20
- A three-day educational pow wow & fall festival offering you the opportunity to personally experience the culture and spirit of the American Indian people.
- Each October, Indians of different Nations gather to share part of their culture.
- Highlights of the festival include competitive dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, fine art displays, and food booths, with traditional dishes from different tribes.
Centennial Craft Fest
Saturday, October 19 - Sunday, October 20
- Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children's activities will be at Centennial Park.
Pumpkinfest in Franklin
Saturday, October 26
- Fun activities including costume contests, photo booth, a chili cook-off, and extreme pumpkin carving.
- There will be live entertainment as well as a Kids Zone.
- Hundreds of craft and food vendors will be there including a Bavarian Bierhaus Beer Garden.
Saturday, November 2
- Presented by Project 615 at Sevier Park.
- Access to 60 local craft vendors, food trucks, exhibitors, and sponsors.
- Live music.
Saturday, November 9
- Over 80 Local artisans & crafters
- Free admission and dog friendly.
- Food trucks and live music.
- Please bring any unwanted shoes to donate to Sole4Souls.
Sunday, November 24
- Located at Oz Arts Nashville.
- A food and beverage tasting event presented by The Nashville LGBT Chamber.
- Food and drinks crafted by top chefs and bartenders.
- There will be a silent auction, DJ, and dancing.
Emily Solinger, Communications & Development Intern
Growing up in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, I fell in love with the South at a young age. After graduating from Vanderbilt and spending a few years in Washington DC, I am now thrilled to have a home in East Nashville with my husband. On most weekends I can be found at Barista Parlor for an almond milk latte or heading out to explore Shelby Park with our Goldendoodle, Tallulah.