September is just a strange month, isn't it? The kids have been ‘back to school' for a month in our county. Fall Break is still another month away. The pools and splash pads are closing for the summer but it will still be warm enough to hit the lake for for a few more weeks (or months!) As usual, our weather will be unpredictable. We may suffer in sweltering heat and humidity or start to feel the first welcome chill of fall. And who are we kidding? We're likely to experience both of those! Make saying goodbye to summer fun a little easier by investigating the opportunities that the fall season brings in Nashville. Whip up a Pumpkin Spice Latte and start making plans for September.

  • Spend the day enjoying Centennial Park. If you have older kids or want a good date night idea, how about Shakespeare in The Park while you are there?
  • The weather is just about perfect for a trip to the drive-in. The Stardust Drive-In Theatre is open on weekends through November. Don't forget to pack some blankets to keep warm after the sun goes down.
  • Pick some apples. Make a pie! Make cider! Make apple butter! (Or just, ya know, eat a bunch of apples!)
  • Fall is prime festival season in Middle Tennessee.  If you love vendors, music and food, you can probably find a festival every weekend this month.
  • Feel like horsin' around?  Take advantage of the great ‘almost fall' weather with a ride at Juro Stables.
  • After Labor Day, the downtown area will be much less crowded. Plan a trip to the heart of Music City. Visit Cumberland Park or take a ride on the Music City Star .
  • Head out to the Tennessee State Fair – open September 7 -16th. Ride the Ferris wheel, win a goldfish and make sure to eat something deep fried or on a stick!
  • Take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Tennessee Central Railway Museum (September 1, 2, 8 & 9).
  • See an antique tractor pull at the 31st Annual Pioneer Days in Eagleville on September 8.
  • Get a jump on pumpkin season. Lucky Ladd Farms' pumpkin patch opens on September 22.
  • How about a local high school football game?  Even if you don't have a high school age child, this is a fun way to spend a Friday night. Cheer on your local team, have a yummy concession stand hamburger and connect with your community.
  • Consider a day trip to Chattanooga to visit the Tennessee State Aquarium.
  • Get tickets to see Tuck Everlasting at the Nashville Children's Theatre. (September 13 – October 7)

 

 

About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)