The weather is finally getting cooler, which means the gorgeous trees in Middle Tennessee will soon start to turn. With fall in Nashville comes a wide variety of family activities, from festivals to corn mazes, and everything in between.
If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during autumn, you may want to start marking your calendar so you can enjoy everything Middle Tennessee has to offer. We’ve picked some of our favorites to share, but we’re sure you’ll find something for everyone, even if it’s not on our list.
Americana Music Festival – September 12-17
Going on right now, the Americana Music Festival is the perfect time to discover new artists and visit with ones you’ve loved for ages. With performances throughout Nashville at all times of the day and night, you’re sure to catch a few tunes by a soon-to-be-favorite artist.
It’s not too late to get a wristband so you can join in the fun. While a few days have already passed, there’s still plenty of music to be heard.
Fall Fest at the Hermitage – September 30-October 1
Take in a bit of Tennessee history when you visit Fall Fest at the Hermitage with your family. Wander through the craft exhibits, enjoy sweet and savory fall-themed snacks, and enjoy a wide variety of live music on the grounds.
Tickets are free, so bring a little pocket change to support the vendors. Maybe you can even take home some arts and crafts for your home away from home.
BOO at the Zoo – October 13-29
This family favorite returns year after year to bring joy to all ages. Ten nights of fun await, so get your tickets early. It’s a popular event for locals and visitors alike, so you don’t want to miss out.
Your ticket gets you access to the animal exhibits, games, carousels, hay rides, and trick-or-treating. With a little extra, you can also enjoy the ziplines and concessions.
THE GLOW – October 13-29
Fontanel will host this incredible display of jack o’lanterns along the wooded paths around the mansion. Over 5,000 will light your way as you explore the grounds, enjoy fall-themed snacks, and even maybe run into a celebrity or two.
Be sure to bring your camera. And don’t forget to get your tickets early. There are only a few available for each entry time, so everyone can enjoy the fun without trampling the pumpkins or the surrounding nature.
These are just a few of our favorites, but you can find more by visiting this calendar here. There’s always something for everyone going on in Music City, especially in the fall. If we can help you find something special for your family, or if we can be of assistance in any other way, just let us know.