If you're anything like our studio team you've been lighting cinnamon apple candles, testing out pumpkin pie recipes, planning you and your pets Halloween costumes, bingeing spooky movies and obsessing over the 13ft skeleton at Home Depot for some time now (it's real, it's wild, we want it). So I'm here to tell you it's officially autumn, which means all of that is completely socially acceptable, even if it's still 80 degrees in Nashville.
Whether you're right there with us or needing a little more help letting go of summer, Nashville is full of fall festivities to get you in the spooky season mood! So grab one of our notepads, glitter pens, some adorable Halloween stickers and washi tape and get ready to make your dream autumn to-do list with us!
Voted middle Tennessee's "BEST - Fall Festival" in 2019, and named as the "#1 Pumpkin Patch" in the state," by the Travel Channel, from September 18- October 30th head to Lucky Lad farms to enjoy pumpkin patches, caramel apples, pumpkin and apple cider donuts and kettle corn along with their year round rides, petting zoo and tons of other family friendly activities! What's not to love?
From September 10-October 31st join in the Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treat Expedition, Jack-o’-lantern Walk, Monster Mash Bash, Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room, Ghouls Night Out Riverboat Ride, Wicked Brews Spookeasy, and more!
With their pumpkin house, pumpkin carvings, scarecrows, beer garden, Dia De Los Muertos celebration, live music and pooch costume parade Cheekwood has something for every member of the family, even the furriest of us! Whether it's a crisp fall day with the kids or on a night away just for you, Cheekwood Harvest feels magical from September 18 - October 31.
With a kids zone, beer garden, live music and of course all the pups your heart could desire this dog day is close to our hearts! Bring your dog or adopt a new best friend at this event on October 16th, of course your ticket is a donation to Nashville Humane Association, how great is that? "participate in activities such as a costume contest, pupper parade, demonstrations, contests and pet portraits, or enjoy the children’s area and various demonstrations. There will be food trucks, door prizes, fun zones, live entertainment/music and so much more! The festival also serves as a wonderful opportunity to meet wonderful and adoptable shelter dogs who are ready to find their forever homes!"
Honey Lovers rejoice! Come enjoy honey vendors, live music, honey cocktails, bee preservation education, arts and crafts food trucks and much more at this huge honey festival in downtown Nashville's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on October 3rd!
Check out incredible artwork and talk to inspired craftsmen at the 43rd annual Tennessee Craft fair on the lawn of Centennial Park on October 8, 9 and 10th! "Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft.. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists... While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft."
Leave the kiddos at home and get ready to taste endless brews from over 50 breweries, try local food trucks, play yard games, listen to live music and party on the field of First Horizon Park on October 1st. The cost of your ticket includes unlimited beer, so get ready to explore local breweries all night long!
Nashville is known for its WILD haunted houses. Each is unique in it's own way and sure to have you screaming before the end of the night, if you're brave enough to enter that is. With movie quality makeup, passionate scare actors and years of twisted experience these horror crews are more than ready to terrify you all October long. Some houses boast food, drinks, fire pits, hayrides and even paintball! There are different levels of hauntings, so we recommend you read up on just how scary your event is before plunging into the chaos! Here is a short list of some of the most popular haunted houses in and around Nashville:
How is your To-Do list looking so far? If you think you'll find yourself visiting Nashville during spooky season be sure to come say hi us at our studio shop! We adore this city year round and get excited for every chance we have to share its magic with ya'll.