Up The Road: Fall Activity Guide

Oct 11, 2021 at 03:09 pm by RMGadmin

Autumn has arrived, Williamson County - and we have YOUR go-to guide for all things fall! So get your booties and your flannel, grab the kiddos and embrace all of the fun-filled fall activities throughout middle Tennessee. 

Cheekwood Harvest & Pooch Parade 

1200 Forrest Park Drive  |  Nashville  |  cheekwood.org

Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood during Cheekwood Harvest, through October 31st. The changing of the leaves is one of many garden highlights you’ll find. On October 23rd, Cheekwood will also host its annual Pooch Parade! Whether your dog is ‘paw’sitively frightening or ear-scratchingly adorable, they would love to see them all.

Franklin On Foot

Downtown Franklin  |  franklinonfoot.com

The family-friendly Haunted Franklin Tour explores the ghosts and haunts that linger on charming Franklin’s brick-lined streets and historic dwellings. Departed socialites, a Civil War spy, failed businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog roam downtown. Visit four to five locations on a leisurely walk through Franklin. 

Franklin Walking Tours

Downtown Franklin  |  franklinwalkingtours.com

This walk through the historic district takes you past the most haunted buildings in town. You’ll hear ghost and crime stories ranging from the merely mischievous to the downright dark. Sure to entertain history geeks, murderous and paranormal enthusiasts alike. 

Gentry Farm

1974 Highway 96 West  |  Franklin  |  gentryfarm.com

Gentry Farm is family-owned and operated and has provided countless memories to families each fall. Through October 31st, Gentry Farm will be open each weekend for hayrides, mazes, animals, games and lots of pumpkins! 

Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road  |  Eagleville  |  luckyladdfarms.com

Lucky Ladd Farms offers thousands of pumpkins. Lucky Ladd’s Pumpkin Festival is the don’t miss event of the season. Stay the day and explore acres of wholesome family entertainment, get lost in the corn maze, enjoy a caramel apple, kettle corn or pumpkin and apple cider donuts. 

Nashville Zoo’s BOO at the Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike   |   Nashville  |   nashvillezoo.org

Boo at the Zoo takes place October on select dates. Get your fill of festive fun this fall and experience plenty of magical lit scenes and stroll through picture-perfect pumpkin patches. Visit Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin, Monster Mash dance area, the Scary Go-Round carousel,nightly animal shows and  trick-or-treat stations.


Downtown Franklin  |   williamsonheritage.org

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th Annual Pumpkinfest  returns on October 30th. Join for a day full of autumn-inspired food and drink, children’s activities, live music, costume contests for pets and families, and outstanding arts & crafts – featuring seasonal and specialty gift items.

Walden Pumpkin Farm

8653 Rocky Fork Road  |  Smyrna  |  waldenpumpkinfarm.com

The Walden Pumpkin Farm is a family-run fall seasonal farm in the heart of middle Tennessee. Aside from pumpkin shopping, Walden Pumpkin Farm has an array of family-friendly activities for all ages. 2021 Season runs through October 31st

The Haunted Canoe Trip

17055 Smithville Highway  |  Silver Point  |  canoethecaney.com

Check out one of Tennessee’s most thrilling haunted attractions at Canoe the Caney. Setting the stage for this chilling adventure, The Haunted Canoe Trip takes you into the mysterious world of the Caney after dark. This haunting venture is an epic, spine-tingling ghost tour that first wanders to the old cemetery.