October is the most AWESOME month in Tennessee!  It's pumpkin time, it's corn maze time, it's football time, it's fall break time (my fave!).

  • This month is ALL about the pumpkin.  There are lots of great pumpkin patches in the Middle Tennessee area.  Many of them feature corn mazes, hay rides and other activities for kids. Some of the best on this list are located in rural areas that you may not even know about.  Don't be scared!  Pick one, program your GPS and prepare for a great day.
  • Cheekwood has to make it onto your fall family bucket list.  They offer lots of fall fun including the scarecrow exhibit which has become a Nashville tradition.  This is a great place to take some fall pictures of the kids.  Around every corner in Cheekwood, you will find a new photo op!
  • Up for a fall hike?  What if I told you there were tasty treats around a campfire at the end?  Attend this fun family event at Wilderness Station on October 15.
  • Middle Tennessee has some of the BEST parks and playgrounds.  Leave your neighborhood and explore!
  • We have lots of Fall Fun pins on Pinterest.
  • Looking for fun costumes for Halloween? Yep…we have some ideas!
  • Are you interested in seeing over 5000 carved pumpkins? Yeah, you are! Get tickets to The Glow : A Jack O'Lantern Experience at Fontanel Nashville October 13 – 29.
  • If your school system gives you a Fall Break, we have some ideas to fill the days.
  • This would be the ideal time for a trip to Nashville Zoo. The animals are so much more active in the cooler October weather.  Even if you don't feel like walking around, take the kids to play on the zoo playground.  It's one of the biggest and best.
  • There are so many fun fall events scheduled this month.  Check the calendar often as we are adding new events all month long.
  • Looking for a great deal for Fall Break?  Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum  for Free!
  • Want to save even more on some fun? Kids are always free at the Frist Center.
  • Can you handle more free stuff? Don't miss the Free Day of Music on October 21 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
  • Want all our Fall Fun ideas in one handy list?  Here ya go!  Pumpkins, mazes, haunted attractions, ghosts tours, festivals and so much more!

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!)