Family Friendly Halloween Festivals

Sharing the fun!

The fall season is usually packed with Halloween festivals and special fun events in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Hopefully 2020 will still have some Halloween fun!

Many of these events include trick or treating so check the details before you head out and make sure you are costume ready! Don’t forget your bucket, plastic pumpkin or pillowcase to haul that candy.

If you are looking for trick or treat events and Halloween Festivals happening on October 31, find that list at this link. Make  plans to celebrate this spooky season with some family friendly fun that’s not too scary!

Goblins & Giggles at Gaylord Opryland (Map) September 11 – October 31, 2020

Safe fall fun is closer than you think! Our family-friendly Halloween activities and all-ages seasonal entertainment offer fall fun with peace of mind. Our events have been purposely redesigned to respect social distancing and an enhanced Commitment to Clean program with activities including a jack-o-lantern walk, trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, animal encounters and more!


Boo at The Zoo (Map)   October 15-30, 2020

We’ve adjusted Nashville’s favorite Halloween event to provide families with a socially distanced, walk through experience, featuring many of your favorite activities plus a few new ones!

Event features: Pumpkin Town photo opps, Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin, Haymaze, Monster Mash dance area, Scary-Go-Round carousel, animal shows, 10 trick-or-treat stations for kids, glow-in-the-dark souvenir cup for kids, and plenty of magical scenes lit along the treat trail!

What to expect: Walk-through experience, 50% nightly capacity and staggered entry times. Mask requirements set forth by the city at the time of event will be enforced.

Tickets go on sale September 16 at this link.

Boo at the Zoo is held October 15-18, 20-25, 27-30 from 5PM – 9PM

Cost – $16

Members save $2 per ticket

Great Pumpkin Festival

October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Discovery Center
502 S.E. Broad Stree
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Trick or Treat at Drakes Creek

October 29, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drakes Creek Park
Hendersonville, TN 37075 United States + Google Map

Halloween Pooch Parade

October 31, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
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Pumpkin Decorating

October 31, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Bledsoe Creek State Park
400 Zieglers Fort Rd
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States
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Rachel Kline

Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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