The fall season is packed with Halloween festivals in the Middle Tennessee area.  Make some plans for some spooky (but not too scary!) fun.

Booville @ Nashville Shores (Map) September 29 – October 29, 2017

Bring your little ghouls and goblins and enjoy our family-friendly Booville at Nashville Shores. Experience our hay bale maze, bounce houses, arts & crafts, costume contest, story time, trick-or-treat trail, games, Tennessee’s largest Frankenstein and more.

  • Tickets are just $9.99 plus tax per person and can be purchased online or at the gate.
    • FREE Parking
    • Hay Bale Maze
    • Jack-O-Lantern Jump Zone (Bounce Houses)
    • Tennessee’s Tallest Frankenstein (over 19 ft tall)
    • Trick-or-Treat Candy Stops
    • Costume Contest for ages 10 years old and younger (2:00 pm). Winner receives two 2017 Nashville Shores waterpark season passes. Contest is judged on the following: creativity, originality and overall costume.
    • Hocus Pocus Arts & Crafts
    • Tangled Up Spider Climb
    • Tommy tonsils carnival maze
    • Scarecrow Alley Hayride
    • Tiny Tikes Pipe slide
    • Human hamster wheel
    • Pumpkin painting (Additional charge)
    • Family Photo Ops
    • Ghoulish Games (additional fee)
    • Spellbound Story Time (11:30 pm, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm)
    • Monster Mash Dance Party (1:30 pm and 3:30 pm)
    • King Tut’s Sandbox
    • Hay Bale Hill
    • Candy Corn Crypt
    • Boo-tiful Face Painting
    • Affordable, Fall, family fun

Open Saturdays and Sundays from September 30 – October 29  11AM – 4PM

Admission  – $9.99


Boo at The Zoo (Map)   October 13 – 29, 2017

boo-at-the-zoo-h-4c-web_03Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial.

Join us for 10 nights of delightfully frightful fun during our annual Halloween tradition!

Tickets include: games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.

Tickets go on sale September 4 at this link.

Friday October 13, Saturday October 14 & Sunday October 15  5PM-9PM

Friday October 20, Saturday October 21 & Sunday October 22  5PM – 9PM

Thursday October 26, Friday October 27, Saturday October 28 & Sunday October 29    5PM – 9PM

Admission – $13 Members
$16 Non-members

Tickets are all-inclusive (trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more)  for one price. Everyone over 2 must have a ticket.


THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience @ Fontanel Nashville (Map)  October 13 – 29, 2017

THE GLOW features an enchanting and unforgettable wonderland of more than 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life jack o’ lantern structures.

Come stroll down Jack’s Lane, a 1/3 of a mile jack o’ lantern trail where you’ll experience everything from intricately detailed single pumpkin carvings to amazing scenes created by our talented artists!

Many of these jack o’ lanterns will feature your favorite celebrities, sports icons or even a few princesses! You will wander through nature, where you will encounter pumpkin flowers, and nature’s smallest critters in pumpkin form! Go Under the Sea and marvel at the pumpkin sea-life but be on the lookout for our ghostly pirate ship! You won’t need to bundle up before encountering Winter Wonderland but you will feel the chills when you enter Jack Frost Lane.

Schedule and tickets at this link.

Adults $22  Kids (age 3-12) $16


Twisted Tennessee  Travellers Rest Plantation (Map)  October 20, 2017  6PM – 10PM

Recommended for ages 10 & up.

Friday October 20  6PM – 10PM

Admission $15 Adults  $7.50  Kids age 10-15


Halloween at The Avenue  Murfreesboro (Map)  October 21, 2017

timthumbEnjoy Halloween fun at The Avenue from 11 AM – 1 PM. Visit treat stations located throughout The Avenue, trick or treat at participating stores. While supplies last. At 1 PM, join the costume parade at the Rutherford Parent Kids Fest Stage near Belk. Note: Fall Kids Fest location in the rear Belk Parking lot.

Saturday October 21   11AM – 1PM

Admission – Free!

Haunted Museum – Tennessee State Museum (Map) October 21, 2017

The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, is a FREE event with lots of surprises!

The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales.

This year, Nashville’s co-founder James Robertson, will be practicing medicine as it was in frontier times.

The trail ends at the Haunted Storyteller’s Stage where professional storytellers from Explorastory will spin tales about Tennessee. The Explorastory storytellers shape their stories to promote social justice, family values, and citizenship while bringing history and tradition to life.

Children will receive prizes as they follow along the ghost trail. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

On Saturdays, parking is free at the state employee parking lots to the west of the State Capitol. More information can be found on the museum’s website at

Saturday October 21  10AM – 2PM

Admission – Free!


Halloween in the Park – Mt Juliet (Map) October 21, 2017

Hayride, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables, costume contest, booths, candy & more.

Sponsored by: Bivens Dentistry, Connect Church, Cricket Wireless, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, & Precision Eye Care.

Costume Contest:
11:00-11:10 under 1 yr.
11:10-11:25 1 yr.
11:25-11:55 2 yrs.
11:15-12:15 3 yrs.
12:15-12:35 4yrs.
12:35-1:00 5 yrs.
1:00-1:35 6-7 yrs.
1:35-2:00 8-9 yrs.
2:00-2:30 10-11 yrs.
2:30-2:50 12-17 yrs.

For more information call MJCC at 758-6522 or visit:

Saturday October 21  11AM – 3PM

Admission : Free

Halloween Chills and Thrills – Cedars of Lebanon State Park (Map) October 21, 2017

Welcome to our 6th Annual “Chills and Thrills” in the Campground at Cedars of Lebanon State Park 2017.
We plan to have a “ghostly” time!
Get ready to get your “ghoul” on as campers decorate their sites and we “Trick or Treat” from site to site. There will be so much going on…. trick or treating campsite to campsite, hayrides, special guests, costume contests, and so much more!
Oh and CANDY!
All the festivities and “trick or treating” are free and open to the public and all ages!
Parking is limited in the campground and all non camper guests will be asked to park at the swimming pool. Shuttles will be offered.
A free night’s stay will be awarded to the winners of the “best decorated sites” in each campground.

Saturday October 21 @ 5:30PM



Community Trick or Treat – Belle Meade Plantation   (Map)  October 22, 2017

bellePut on your costume and join us for our annual Community Trick-or-Treat!  This annual family event is a free opportunity to play games and visit our historic outbuildings for treats and prizes. Young guests are invited to the Carriage House for a costume contest at 2:00 p.m.  Belle Meade Plantation is pleased to support the Teal Pumpkin Project with non-candy prizes for children with food restrictions.

Sunday October 22  1PM – 3PM



Spooky Stroll – Historic Fiddlers Grove (Map)  October 22, 2017

Join us as we stroll around Historic Fiddlers Grove located on the Wilson County Fair Grounds on Oct 22nd from 4pm-8pm. During our stroll, kids will be able to trick-or-treat at multiple candy stations manned by local merchants! We will have professionals providing entertainment such as jugglers, your favorite animated Princesses, bluegrass pickers and much more. Local pressed apple cider and freshly popped popcorn will be provided and included in ticket price.

The stroll will end with a viewing of a favorite kid-friendly Halloween classic film on an outdoor 34ft screen. For those that would like to Monster Mash instead, we will have a Hay Bale Dance Party complete with DJ, happening close by! The first 500 families through the door will recieve a free pumpkin to take home.

Each registration comes with ONE Spooky Stroll glow-in-the-dark T-shirt. Extra shirts can be added at checkout for $10 each. Each early registration is $35 and that is good for ONE ADULT and TWO CHILDERN under twelve which include bags to hold their trick-or-treat goodness. Infants 0 to 12 months are free if not participating. Extra adult tickets are available at checkout. The extra adult ticket MUST be for someone in relation to the child. The additional adult ticket is not to be used as a registration ticket. EACH FAMILY MUST REGISTER. NO SOLO ADULT OR CHILDREN WILL BE LET INTO THE GATES FOR SAFETY REASONS. YOU ARE CONSIDERED A CHILD IF YOU ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

Sunday October 22  4PM – 8PM

Tickets available at this link.


Great Pumpkin Festival – Discovery Center (Map)  October 26, 2017

To understand your future you must first find your ninja roots! Join us for this year’s Lego Ninjago themed celebration with hands-on activities, maker projects, costume contests and much more!

Thursday October 26  4PM – 7PM

Cost – $4


Spooky Splash!   Murfreesboro  (Map)  Friday October 27, 2017

Come join us at the pool for a spookin’ good time! There will be open swim, craft time, pizza, and pudding surprise. Make sure you are ready to find what might be hidden in the pudding, and come prepared to leave your mark on a t-shirt as we tie dye the night away! *Please bring a white shirt to tie dye.* Ages: 7 -13

Friday October 27  6PM – 9PM

Cost : $5 preregister. $7 day of.

Call 615-893-7439 to register


Flashlight Night in Oaklands Mansion  Murfreesboro (Map)  October 27 & 28, 2017

pre-restoration-outside-of-gateExplore Murfreesboro’s most mysterious mansion and experience some of the unusual mourning customs and creepy superstitions of the Victorian era at Oaklands Mansion. As the doors creak open to reveal the town’s spookiest historic home, guides in mourning attire will be stationed through-out the mansion to answer questions.

Friday October 27 & Saturday October 28   7PM -10PM

Admission : $10 Adults  $5 Children



Halloween in the Park – Smyrna (Map) October 28, 2017

Hayrides, Haunted Hayrides, Train Rides, Corn Maze, Costume Contest
Free Games, Inflatables
Food Vendors.

Saturday October 28  3PM – 8:30PM


Trunk or Treat  – Westmoreland  (Map)   Saturday October 28, 2017

Saturday October 28  6PM






Pumpkinfest  Franklin Square (Map)  October 28, 2017

Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 34th year on October 28, 2017! With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

Saturday October 28, 2017   10AM – 6PM

Admission:  Free!



Halloween Blowout  Fairview (Map)  October 28, 2017

Join us on this spooky evening while we play all kinds of carnival games in the gym! At the end of the night, you can take part in our balloon drop where over 2,000 balloons will be dropped from the ceiling with goodies in them for you to enjoy! Ages 2-12 yrs old. $6 per goblin. Pre-registration required. 615-799-9331.


Trick or Treat FestHoneysuckle Hill Farm – Springfield (Map)  October 28, 2017


Dress up the kids in their favorite costumes and bring them out to Honeysuckle Hill Farm for some fun and safe trick-or-treating!

We’ll have tons of candy for the kids and we’ll finish the night with a family-friendly Halloween movie.

Bring your blankets and chairs for a full evening of wholesome Halloween fun. (Included with General Admission)

Saturday October 28  10AM – 10PM

Admission $14.95 ages 2 & up


Halloween in the Park – Goodlettsville (Map) October 28, 2017

Halloween In the Park is in its inaugural year in 2017, replacing the annual Pumpkin Festival event. Halloween In the Park will take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 3-5pm at Moss-Wright Park. The event will consist of a DJ, fun games, a costume contest, storytelling, and trick or treating with local businesses and organizations. This is a family friendly event. There will be carnival type food available for purchase including popcorn, shaved ice, pretzels, lemonade, and more!

Saturday October 28   3PM – 5PM

Admission – Free


Mall-o-Ween – Stones River Mall (Map)  October 28, 2017

Celebrate Mall-O-Ween with Stones River Mall’s Kids Club from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28.

Trick-or-Treat Stations will be set up throughout the mall and at participating retailers, while supplies last, for children age 12 and younger.

Little ghouls and goblins can also enjoy a spooky Magic Show presented by Magician Bruce Amato beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Center Court. Complimentary face painting and balloon art will also be available, while supplies last.

Saturday October 28  11AM – 1PM

Admission : Free!

Enchanted Forest 2017 – Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary (Map) October 28, 2017

The woodlands of Owl’s Hill will come alive once again with the Enchanted Forest, which will give families the opportunity to experience a trail adventure that’s fun and educational–not scary.

Each Enchanted Forest Adventure includes:
* A guided walk to meet our animal friends in the Enchanted Forest
* A hayride
* A live animal presentation
* Facepainting and warm apple cider with a snack at the pavilion
Children and adults are invited to get into the spirit of the season by wearing costumes.
Register here:

Saturday October 28

Admission – $12


Trail of Treats – White House, TN (Map)   October 30, 2017

Trail will begin at the White House High School Greenway Trailhead (Tyree Springs Rd.) and continue along the Greenway.

All kids must provide their own basket or bag for candy and treats!
For more information please contact White House Parks
and Recreation at 672-4350 ext 2114 or visit

Monday October 30 @ 6PM


Trick or Treat at Drakes Creek    Hendersonville  (Map)  October 30, 2017

Trick or treat event for children. Booths set up along the pedestrian trail in Drakes Creek Park. Come walk through the booths to get candy.
Contact: Christi Anglea 615-822-3898

Monday October 30  6PM – 8PM





Unconfirmed 2016 Events – Check Back!!!


Boo Bash – Opry Mills Mall (Map)  October 29, 2016   

Time for CANDY. Don your costume and bring your candy basket, Kidgits will be serving up 3 hours of activities, games, and loads of the sweet stuff..

Saturday October 29, 2016  12-3PM

Free w/ Kidgits Membership


Haunt the Library – Green Hills (Map)  October 29, 2016

Start your trick-or-treating early at the Green Hills Branch! Wear your costume, make crafty creations, and trick-or-treat at all 3 desks! For children of all ages.

Saturday October 29  2PM – 4PM



Trick or Treat Halloween Party @ Bellevue Library (Map)  October 30, 2016  

Come join us for some spooky Halloween fun! We’ll read a Halloween tale, play games, have some treat – but watch out for the tricks! Wear your Halloween costume to join in the fun. For all ages.

Sunday October 30, 2016  @ 3PM



Halloween Carnival – White House (Map)  October 24, 2016 

The Friends of the Library will be hosting the 2nd Annual Halloween Carnival on October 24, 2015, in the City Hall gymnasium from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.


Trick or Treat at Portland Public Library  (Map)  October 31, 2016

Kids can trick or treat at the library on October 31, 2015 from 10AM – 2PM