Fall is upon us, and there is more to look forward to than just pumpkin spice lattes and the return of football! Nashville is packed with plenty of opportunities for you and your family to get out and explore this fall. Here are some events you won’t want to miss:
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Head over to Cheekwood between September 27th and October 26th for their annual Cheekwood Harvest. Pick a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch, and try to spot all the scarecrows hidden throughout the Turner Seasons garden.
They also have many different kid-friendly art projects, story time in the garden, and live music for you to enjoy.
Of course it wouldn’t be Nashville without live music to enjoy. This fall, you can check out live music at Centennial Park every Saturday (Sept 20th-Oct 25) from 12-5pm. The best part? It’s completely free! There is something for the entire family here, including “Kidsville” and “Dogville,” which include craft projects for the kids and free nail clipping for your four-legged family member, respectively.
Fall Foliage Tour
The Tennessee Central Railway Museum offers numerous excursions throughout the year, with their most popular being their fall foliage tours. Hop aboard a train and ride through the rolling hills of Tennessee as you enjoy a prime view for the amazing colors of the changing leaves. There are only three of these excursions offered and they do sell out, so if this is something you want to do you’ll want to book it as soon as possible.
This year marks the 35th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest, which fittingly takes place in Germantown. This event is packed with food trucks, delicious brews, and of course…live music!
If you want to get some exercise before indulging in brats and beer, there’s even a 5k that you can partake in. General admission is free, so head out to Germantown October 10-12th and plan to join in on the fun.
Nashville Flea Market
Although the Nashville Flea Market takes places all year long, it is well known for having “The Big One” every fall. This is the weekend that all vendors try to get a booth, so it is packed with even more to offer (they don’t call it The Big One for nothing!) Shoppers can stock up on all of their holiday necessities, and even find some early gifts as well. “The Big One” is the weekend of October 24-26th, so mark your calendar and make sure you don’t miss it!
As the seasons change, so do the exhibits at the Frist. This year there will be 5 new exhibits, including over 80 paintings from Kandinsky, as well as light installments by Helen Pashgian for her exhibit, “Light Invisible.”
To celebrate the opening of these new exhibits, there is a community opening on September 26th that is free and open to the public. The Frist also features free live music every Thursday and Friday evening, and youth 18 and under always receive free admission to their gallery. There are many special events being offered throughout the fall, so check their schedule and plan a fun day at the Frist!