Celebrate fall and (hopefully!) cooler temperatures at a festival this October. Food, music and family fun are the highlights of most of these events. So make plans to enjoy this season with your family before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins. And keep checking this post as new events are added all month long!
Free Day of Music Nashville Symphony (Map) October 21, 2017
Featuring more than 20 performers, including the Nashville Symphony
Enjoy free performances all day and into the night at our annual Free Day of Music, when we shine a light on Music City’s wealth of talent.
Fun for the whole family
Doors open at 10:30 am, music from 11 am-9 pm
Over 20 acts on four stages – classical, country, rock, jazz, world music and more
Kids’ Zone in the East Lobby, featuring our Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts and more
Saturday October 21 10:30AM – 9PM
Centennial Craft Fest Nashville (Map) October 21, 2017
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park presents a special event in Centennial Park on Saturday, October 21 from 10 AM – 5 PM. We invite you to join us for this free fall celebration featuring a variety of local food, drinks, music, and handmade goods.
Centennial Craft Fest will take place in the Musicians Corner & Cockrill Spring sections of Centennial Park, on the corner of West End and 27th Avenue.
A bounty of delectable food will be available from local restaurants and food trucks. View food options here.
Sample a wide selection of tasty brews at the Oktoberfest Pub. View more information here.
Shop for handmade items and crafts from local artisans. View the vendor list here.
Interested in being a vendor? Apply here.
Hear the sounds of local music throughout the day on our Acoustic Stage. View the lineup here.
Bring the whole family and enjoy fun activities for children including face painting, pumpkin decorating, and craft making in our Kidsville area. View details here.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, October 21 for this fabulous fall celebration in Centennial Park.
Saturday October 21 10AM – 5PM
Cost : Free
The 35th Annual Indian Education Pow Wow & Fall Festival Nashville (Map) October 21 & 22, 2017
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS · PAINTINGS · PICTURES · CLOTHING
INDIAN JEWELRY · POTTERY · INDIAN TACOS · CHILI · HOMINY · FRY BREAD
STORYTELLING · INDIAN GAMES · DEMONSTRATIONS
This fall, journey to Nashville for an event you will always remember – a three-day educational pow wow & fall festival offering you the opportunity to personally experience the culture and spirit of the American Indian people. The Indian Education Powwow and Fall Festival attracts people from all over the state of Tennessee and the United States. Each October, Indians of different Nations gather to share part of their culture. This spirited event is not just for the reunion of family and friends, but for anyone who would like to witness and join in the celebration of the culture that is nurtured by some 19,500 Indians who call Tennessee home today.
Treat yourself to the delights of traditional native food, such as fry bread, Indian tacos, and hominy made the “Indian way”.
Saturday 10AM til …
Opening Ceremony 11AM
Sunday 10AM – 5PM
Cost – Adults $8 Children (6-12) $4
$4 senior citizens
Free for children age 5 and under
Oktoberfest Lebanon (Map) October 21 & 22. 2017
Our bank’s signature event is a fall tradition in Middle Tennessee. Join us Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, and experience a fair-like atmosphere featuring one of the area’s largest antique car shows; more than 100 craft vendors; live entertainment; children’s games and activities; quilt and photography displays; a great selection of food and much more. Admission is free, though charges or fees apply to inflatable games, etc.
Shows & Competitions We invite you to be part of these contests at Oktoberfest:
Oktoberfest takes place at the WBT Main Office in Lebanon. For more information, please call 444-BANK (2265).
Saturday October 21 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Sunday October 22 11AM – 4PM
Bell Buckle Main Street Arts & Crafts Fair (Map) October 21 & 22, 2017
Bell Buckle with its Victorian charm will come alive with over 1000 vendors that bring artists of every imaginable talent. Arts, crafts, antiques/vintage, jewelry,photography, holiday decorations, pottery, foods, music and more. There’s something for everyone.
Bell Buckle Main Street shows is just a small part of the large festival as it originally started as the Webb School Arts and Craft Fair and continues to this day. Several areas of town have joined into the festival making it larger and larger each year.
This festival travels 6 city blocks and brings over 100,000 people to our little quint town between Murfreesboro and Shelbyville.
It is said that this craft fair is the largest Tennessee event only second to the Tennessee Vols home game.
Grab a snack or drink and sit down to clogging, gospel music, and some of our local musicians, demonstators, and more.
Saturday October 21 9AM – 5PM
Sunday October 22 9AM – 4PM
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
El Dia De Los Muertos Fall Festival @ Cheekwood (Map) October 28, 2017
Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with our 18th Annual El Día de los Muertos festival. Visitors will enjoy traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine.
Saturday October 28 10AM – 5PM
Admission : Adults $20 Children (17 & under) $13
41st Annual Harvest Days Celebration – Cannonsburgh Village (Map) October 28, 2017
Join us for our 41st annual Harvest Days and Blacksmith Demonstration/Trade Day at Cannonsburgh Village. Activities include music,clogging, pottery demonstration, a car show, art league art on
display, broom making, hayrides, crafters, food vendors, forging demonstrations and competitions
Saturday October 28 10AM – 4PM
Admission : Free!
And don’t forget about the Halloween Festivals – Click here!
Or the Trick or Treat events scheduled on October 30 & 31 – Click here!