If you’re like us, you’re always making plans to go visit the different noteworthy festivals and events coming to Nashville- after all- it’s the thing to do…Cheat on your diet with delicious food truck treats, buy something homemade and eclectic from the hipster local artisans, and of course, listen to live music from someone who could be the next big thing! Nashville is the place to be and finding something to do for the whole family, is something we never fall short of. However, sometimes it can be overwhelming because there are so many events to choose from. Don’t worry, we are here to scout out all the best places to go this fall!
Taste of Nashville (Friday, October 4th)
Remember that whole cheating on your diet thing? This is the day for it! This years’ ‘Taste of Nashville’ theme is Tacos and Tequila. I can’t think of a better way to spend my Friday fall night. Check it out at Clementine Hall, 4710 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN, 37209, event starts at 6:30pm.
(All proceeds raised will benefit underserved youth in middle Tennessee)
Centennial Craft Fest (Sat & Sun, October 19th-20th)
Looking for something fun for the whole family? This is the weekend you’ve been dreaming of. An event with food, drinks, music and free kids’ crafts! I have taken my family here and our 9-year-old has to be dragged out. Your kids will come home with tons of creative and crafty items. While they’re distracted and having a great time, you can listen to the band, shop the local artisans or chill on the bench with your choice of a tasty brew. Stop by Centennial Park from 10am-5pm to join the fun!
PumpkinFest in Franklin (Saturday, October 26th)
Anyone else picturing a real-life version of Halloweentown?! This is another event for the whole family. You’ll find food, drinks, local artisans, live entertainment, and maybe even a witch or warlock- just kidding those are just costumes! The costume contest is a noteworthy feature of this event! Admission is free and runs from 10am-7pm in downtown Franklin.
Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival (October 19th)
This festival takes place at the beautiful Two Rivers Mansion and although there is a $20 admission, it includes enough to make it more than worth it! You’ll get 4 oz. samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries in the world, 2 oz. high gravity beer samples, and 1 oz wine samples. There are 34 different Breweries including a selection of 90-100 different beers and a grand selection of wine! Live music, artisan booths and more! Calling all beer and wine connoisseurs to join in from 12:00pm-5:00pm.
BOO at the Zoo (October 11-13, 18-20, 24-27)
This one seems to include everything we could think of when we think fall! Head to the Nashville Zoo from 5:00-9:00pm for carnival games, bounce houses, hayrides, a corn pit and more! Plus, your kids can enjoy trick or treat, magic tricks and even get pictures with their favorite princess, superhero or villain. For those that like to walk on the more daring side, take a trip through the haunted barn! Tickets are $19 for adults and $14 for children 2-12.
Enjoy your fall!