Family Friendly Halloween Festivals

The fall season is packed with Halloween festivals and special fun events in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.

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!

Boo at The Zoo (Map)   October 15-30, 2021

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 1 at this link.

Boo at the Zoo is held October 15-17, 19-24, 26-30 from 5PM – 9PM

Cost – $8-20

Members save $2 per ticket

Pumpkin Splash

October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Gallatin Civic Center
210 Albert Gallatin Ave
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States
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Castle of Villains

October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rock Castle State Historic Site
139 Rock Castle Ln
Hendersonville, TN 37075 United States
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Barfield Bash

October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barfield Crescent Park
697 Veterans Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
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Old Scream Road at Barfield Bash

October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barfield Crescent Park
697 Veterans Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
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Ghost Tours @ Sam Davis Home

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sam Davis Home
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167 United States
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Twisted Tennessee: Two Sides to Every Tale

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Historic Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum
636 Farrell Pkwy
Nashville, TN 37220 United States
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Spooktacular Haunted House Decorating @ American Girl

October 22, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cool Springs Galleria
1800 Galleria Blvd
Franklin, TN 37067 United States
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Tombstones at Twilight

October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oaklands Historic House Museum
900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Zombie Night at the Park

October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Park Lavergne, Tn
La Vergne, TN United States + Google Map

Gallatin Ghost Walk

October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallatin City Square
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States + Google Map

Halloween Pooch Parade

October 23, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
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Pumpkin Painting Party

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Linebaugh Public Library System
105 W. Vine St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival 2021

October 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208 United States
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Halloween in the Park – Mt Juliet

October 23, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Charlie Daniels Park
1075 Charlie Daniels Parkway
Mt. Juliet, TN, TN 37122 United States
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Halloween at The Avenue

October 23, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Avenue Murfeesboro
2615 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 United States
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Halloween in the Park – Goodlettsville

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Moss Wright Park
745 Caldwell Dr
Goodlettsville, TN 37072 United States
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Goblins and Goodies at the Park

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Park Lavergne, Tn
La Vergne, TN United States + Google Map

Halloween in the Park

October 23, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Sharp Springs Park
1000 Espey Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167 United States
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Barfield Bash

October 23, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barfield Crescent Park
697 Veterans Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
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Old Scream Road at Barfield Bash

October 23, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Barfield Crescent Park
697 Veterans Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
+ Google Map

Ghost and Lantern Tour

October 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Historic Mansker’s Station
705 Caldwell Dr.
Goodlettsville, TN 37072 United States
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Ghost Tours @ Sam Davis Home

October 23, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sam Davis Home
1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN 37167 United States
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Inaugural Ghost Tours of Oaklands Mansion

October 23, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Oaklands Historic House Museum
900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Gallatin Ghost Walk

October 23, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallatin City Square
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States + Google Map

Community Trick or Treat @ Belle Meade Historic Site

October 24, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Belle Meade Historic Site
110 Leake Avenue
Nashville, TN 37205 United States
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Spooktacular Toddler Halloween Party at Patterson Park Community Center

October 28, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Murfreesboro Patterson Park
521 Mercury Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Fun Fall Craft at Cannonsburgh Village: Yarn Monsters

October 28, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Cannonsburgh Village
312 S. Front Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 United States
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Great Pumpkin Festival

October 28, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Discovery Center
502 S.E. Broad Stree
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Cha! Cha!’s Halloween Spook-tacular

October 28, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rainforest Cafe
353 Opry Mills Dr
Nashville, TN 37214 United States
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Trick or Treat at Drakes Creek

October 28, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Drakes Creek Park
Hendersonville, TN 37075 United States + Google Map

Skate Night (Halloween Special)

October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fairview Recreation Complex
2714 Fairivew Blvd
Fairview, TN 37062 United States
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Wild Rumpus @ Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park

October 29, 2021 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wilderness Station
301 Volunteer Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128 United States
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Tombstones at Twilight

October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oaklands Historic House Museum
900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Chuck E. Cheese Halloween Weekend Costume Contests

October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Chuck E. Cheese

Gallatin Ghost Walk

October 29, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallatin City Square
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States + Google Map

Pumpkinfest

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Historic Downtown Franklin
299 Public Square
Franklin, TN 37064 United States
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Fall Into Science Festival

October 30, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37203 United States
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Mr. Bond’s Science Guys Spooky Science Show

October 30, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hendersonville Public Library
140 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075 United States
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Halloween Spooktacular

October 30, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Edmondson Pike Branch Library
5501 Edmondson Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Nashville, TN 37211 United States
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Fall Carnival at The Belonging Co Nashville

October 30, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TN United States

An Evening with Middle Tennessee Sinfonietta and Murfreesboro Little Theatre

October 30, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Oaklands Historic House Museum
900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37130 United States
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Family Night at the Museum : A Victorian Halloween

October 30, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation
1399 Sam Davis Rd
Smyrna, TN 37167 United States
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Chuck E. Cheese Halloween Weekend Costume Contests

October 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Chuck E. Cheese

Gallatin Ghost Walk

October 30, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallatin City Square
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States + Google Map

Bicentennial by Night: Halloween Spooktacular

October 30, 2021 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
600 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243 United States
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Chuck E. Cheese Halloween Sensory Sensitive Sunday

October 31, 2021 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Chuck E. Cheese

Pumpkin Painting Picnic

October 31, 2021 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Mill Ridge Park
12965 Old Hickory Blvd
Antioch, TN 37013 United States
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Widji Pumpkin Fest

October 31, 2021 @ 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Joe C. Davis YMCA Outdoor Center, Home of Camp Widjiwagan
3088 Smith Springs Road
Nashville, TN 37013 United States
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Carving Party @ BLEDSOE CREEK STATE PARK

October 31, 2021 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bledsoe Creek State Park
400 Zieglers Fort Rd
Gallatin, TN 37066 United States
+ Google Map

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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