It’s fall, y’all! And if anyone knows how to celebrate it, it’s the middleTennessee area. From pumpkin pickin’ to cider sippin’, we’ve got your ultimate fall agenda set. So grab your coziest sweater, your friends and family and a camera and get ready to make memories at these upcoming fall events!
Just when we thought goat yoga couldn’t get any better, Goat Yoga Nashville decides to put a spooktacular twist on their traditional classes. Throughout the month of October, not only can you get a yoga workout with Goat Yoga Nashville, but you can enjoy it in the company of adorable goats in Halloween costumes! These goats have been featured on the CMA’s, CMT, Pickler & Ben, Trisha Yearwood’s Southern Kitchen and SEC Nation. Classes are $25 per person and are open to all ages.
Haunted Hermitage G h o s t To u r
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Throughout October and the first week of November, Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage will open its site in the evening each Wednesday through Sunday for ghost tours! “The ghost tours are a way for visitors to safely explore the haunted side of history after dark this fall,” said Howard J. Kittell, president and CEO of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. “Visitors will journey through the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light with their guides sharing stories of strange encounters along the way.” As part of their partnership with Natchez Hills Winery, a complimentary tasting will be included with each ghost tour ticket sold. The Ghost tours will run at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and are $35 per person for non- members and $30 per person for Hermitage members. Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online, but if tours are not sold out, the ticket office will be open for on-site purchases.
Fall Family Fun Festival
Lucky Ladd Farms
Enjoy the ultimate fall family experience at Lucky Ladd farms. Open until November 1st, Lucky Ladd Farms will have all of your favorite fall activities in one place. From a corn maze and pumpkin picking to mega slides and wagon rides, you won’t regret making the drive to Eagleville for this one- of-a-kind festival. Tickets are limited this year to ensure proper social distancing, so make sure to grab yours early on their website!
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens
Some things are fall staples to the Nashville community, and Cheekwood Harvest is definitely one of them! While perusing through the Cheekwood gardens during Harvest, guests can expect to enjoy oaks, dogwoods and maples in all their colorful autumn glory. Along the way, you can also find the signature eleven- foot-tall Pumpkin House and Village and thousands of chrysanthemums in fall hues. Cheekwood also offers a wide variety of workshops and events for both adults and children, such as yoga and meditation, fall craft classes and their annual Halloween Pooch Parade! Enjoy Cheekwood Harvest now through November 1st!
Fall Color Hikes
Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary
There’s nothing better than fall leaves and an autumn breeze, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary! Now through November, Owl’s Hill Sanctuary is hosting Fall Color Hikes. Held on Saturday’s at 9:30 a.m., this is a relaxing fall event you won’t want to miss. Veteran trail guides Denis Lovell and Richard Hitt will lead visitors through a guided walk where cameras and binoculars are welcome. Hikes are open to adults only for $12 per hiker.
Goblins & Giggles
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Goblins & giggles...oh my! If you’re looking for a safe, seasonal event for children of all ages, look no further than Gaylord Opryland’s Goblins & Giggles! Guests can enjoy activities such
as a jack-o-lantern walk, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, animal encounters and more! Through October 31st, Opryland is offering two Goblins & Giggles Getaway packages- both of which include room accommodations, a scavenger hunts and four passes on a Delta River flatboat inside the resort. The second package also includes four admission wristbands to the SoundWaves water attraction. Oh, and did we mention the adults can enjoy haunted spirits and cocktails at the American Craft Tavern SpookEasy? Goblins & Giggles is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Shuckles Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
Fiddle Dee Farms
Nothing says fall like a Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch! If you’re looking to enjoy both, head on over to Fiddle Dee Farms in Greenbrier, Tennessee. This beautiful family farm is just thirty minutes from downtown Nashville and worth every minute of the drive. Fiddle Dee Farms’ Schuckles Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch will be open on Saturdays and Sundays through November 7th. In addition to the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, guests can enjoy Hayrides, Kiddie Zip Lines, Pumpkin Basketball, Tube Swings, a World of Magic and Fun Show, Jumbo Jenga, Saturday Movie Nights, great food and so much more!
Paint the Town Orange
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN, and its division the Downtown Franklin Association (DFA) have partnered with Visit Franklin and City of Franklin to “Paint the Town Orange” this October in celebration of autumn in historic Franklin’s Main Street District. Franklin will be aglow all month long with shades of orange everywhere including the Heritage Foundation’s iconic “pumpkin tree,” family-friendly fall photo backdrops and seasonal activations throughout downtown Franklin. Every week will include fun activities, online costume contests and special merchant promotions. Various downtown merchants will host pumpkin carvers, special window decorations, Halloween themed events and more.
Gentry’s Farm Fall Activities
Each year, Gentry’s Farm is a beloved must-do on every Williamson County resident’s agenda, and this year is no different! While Gentry’s has made a few changes this year to accommodate guests during the pandemic, it will still be the nostalgic experience we all know and love! Kids under two and adults over sixty-five get free entry, and tickets for everyone in between are only $8.25 plus tax. This year at Gentry’s, families can enjoy their traditional Corn and Barn Maze, River Walk, Playground, Tire Swings, Life Size Spider Web, Animal Viewing and more! Gentry’s is a Williamson County favorite you won’t want to miss.
Millers Thrillers Haunted Woods
If you’re looking for an outdoor thrill this year, look no further than Millers Thrillers! Millers Thrillers is back this year with two new attraction themes: Zombie Hayride Reloaded and Hillbilly Hollar. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to give you the signature Millers Thrillers spook and entertainment. Millers Thrillers will be open on Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween. They highly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance to avoid longer wait times.