Things To Do In Nashville In The Fall

It was the ever illustrious F. Scott Fitzgerald who once said that “life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” Summer has quickly faded and with that, we say farewell to those lazy, sunny afternoons. October is finally here and it is time to load our calendars up with all of the fun things to do in Nashville and the surrounding areas and of course to eat all things pumpkin flavored.

There is no doubt that we love Nashville and think it is the best spot to indulge in all of your fall favorites. From pumpkin patches to getting a little bit ghoulish, we have created your ultimate fall in Nashville checklist.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze

Pack up the family or friends and head off to Honeysuckle Hill Farm, located just west of Nashville, for a day of fun and games. From pumpkin picking, petting farm, train rides and, of course, the main attraction, the corn maze, good times are sure to ensue. This year’s corn maze theme is “Charlie Brown 4 Prez” and features over 10 acres of “ah-MAZE-ing” fun (as the folks there like to call it). If you are looking for a little extra spooky fun, hit the maze after dark and find your way via moonlight.

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We also heard that there is a special showing of It’s a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown on October 22, so make sure to pack a blanket or some lawn chairs and your favorite fall snacks.

Take a Hike on the Volunteer Trail

Check out the fall foliage by hitting some local trails this autumnal season. The Volunteer Trail, located in Long Hunter State Park, minutes from downtown Nashville, offers the perfect backdrop for brightly colored leaves, wildlife spotting, and stunning views of the lake. The trail is an 11.4 mile moderately difficult, single use, out-and-back trail, or for those looking for a little less commitment, there is a 4 mile day loop hike. The trail is dog-friendly, but remember to keep them on a leash at all times.

Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Carving pumpkins is a family friendly fun way to spend a crisp Sunday afternoon in the fall. But picking out the perfect carving pumpkin is essential. Head over to Fiddle Dee Farm to pick your perfect pumpkin at Pumpkin Town. Besides having a great selection, you can enjoy goofy pumpkin people, pumpkin decorating, tasty treats at the Butterstick Bakery, hayrides, and so much more!

Children under two are FREE!

Get Cultured with Artober Nashville

Nashville is a hotbed of creativity and showcasing this aspect of the city is Artober Nashville. Artober Nashville is a “month-long celebration of arts and culture held each year in October” and seeks to “inform and inspire the city’s awareness of and participation in art of all genres.”

There is plenty to do during Artober Nashville. Their signature events include a public art project called Our Town, The Norf Wall Fest, and the Nashville Print Crawl. Plus there are lots of other events happening all around town spanning from music to dance and even including classes and workshops.

Looking for family friendly activities? Check this out.

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Get a Little Bit Spooky

If ghosts and goblins are your things, then these must-see haunted houses are perfect for the daring adventurer you are. From family friendly to not for the faint of heart you have your pick of trick and treat adventures.

Ghost Tours
Hermitage Ghost Tours
Nashville Ghost Tours
Haunted Franklin Tour

Haunted Houses
Nashville Nightmare
Monster Mountain
Haunted Hell Nashville

Bewitching Halloween Activities
Masquerade Ball at The Standard
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Belcourt
Nashville Shores’ Halloscream
Demons on Demobreun Pub Crawl

And, of course, the best thing to do in the fall is MOVE to Nashville!

Of all the things to do in fall, making the move to Music City, USA is the best decision you could make. If you are looking for a reliable, Nashville moving company, please fill out our FREE QUOTE form and we will be in touch to discuss your moving needs.