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The Best Ways to Spend Fall in Nashville

Fall is officially in the air! This season brings all kinds of fun activities to Nashville and I’m rounding up my absolute favorite. Here are the best ways to spend fall in Music City.

Cheekwood Harvest

At the top of my list is Cheekwood Harvest – the quintessential fall event! This annual event showcases the land’s beautiful fall foliage. There are a plethora of experiences for kids, families, and parents throughout the six weeks. The pumpkin house and village can’t be missed! Get your tickets here.

Firepit Friday at Adventure Park

Cozy up next to a fire at The Adventure Park at Nashville. The Friday night festivities are already underway and, judging by the weather forecast, it’s a perfect time! Find out more information including cost on their website.

Hike at Radnor Lake

Radnor Lake is a beautiful spot any time of year but it’s even more magical in the fall. If you’ve never been to the state park, find out more before your trip.

Various Activities at Opryland

Gaylord Opryland has several fall festivities for the fam! There’s a Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt, Trick or Treat Expedition, Haunted Hidden Treasure Escape Room and lots more! See the full list of activities right here.

Fall Fun at Lucky Ladd Farms

This is another Music City spot with lots of family fun for the fall! The award-winning pumpkin patch is a must for all Middle Tennessee residents. While you’re there, get lost in the corn maze and don’t forget your caramel apple! Find out more here.

Haunted House Fun at Nashville Nightmare

If you want things a little more spooky, get tickets for Nashville Nightmare! They’re already open on the weekends but are open more frequently in October. Check out their schedule and get your tickets (and your fast pass) through their website.

Murder in Music City Ghost Tour

This is Nashville’s only adults-only ghost tour! According to the Ghost City Tours website, this tour is a “true crime ghost tour. We’ll take you to some of the locations of Nashville’s most notorious crimes – and tell the tales of the Ghosts left behind.”

Jazz on the Hillside

What better place to watch the leaves change than at Arrington Vineyards? Head there anytime this fall for a beautiful day or check out one of their Jazz on the Hillside performances on the weekends. The full schedule is here.

Versace Mansion at The Westin Nashville

The Westin Nashville’s rooftop, L27, will transform into the Versace Mansion this Halloween! It starts Oct. 22 and will feature lavish 90’s Versace gold and tons of Greek motifs. On Oct. 30, they’ll host a “Versace-inspired” Halloween event with “paparazzi-worthy supermodels, plenty of delicious debauchery, over-the-top Versace-inspired looks, and music by Lady Gaga’s producer and tour DJ, DJWS.” Tickets are available here. 

Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo happens Oct. 15-17, 19-24 and 26-30 at our Nashville Zoo. It’s from 5 PM to 9 PM nightly and tickets start at $14. Get yours on the Zoo’s website.

2021 TN Honey Festival

The 2021 TN Honey Festival happens on Oct. 3 at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. It’s a family-friendly day with bee demonstrations, local honey from all over the state, a kids area, specialty honey-infused drinks and so much more. Tickets are available here.

Mike’s Fall Soul Celebration

On. Nov. 27, experience Mike’s Fall Soul Celebration at Bridgestone Arena. The star-studded musical evening includes Patti LaBelle, Anthony Hamilton, George Wallace, and more! Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and the night starts at 7 PM.