The Ultimate Nashville Fall Fun List

We admit it. We’re obsessed with Fall. We don’t care if it’s hot or chilly. We’re gonna wear our flip flops on a hay ride if we have to. We will dress the kids in shorts and tank tops for a photo shoot with scarecrows. We don’t let the weather dictate our fall fun anymore y’all. We simply do what must be done!

The Ultimate Nashville Fall Fun List will help you navigate this busy season in Middle Tennessee. With so many events crammed onto our Nashville calendar, it can be difficult to decide where to go each weekend. So use this list to make some plans for family fun this fall. And if this isn’t enough to keep your family entertained, check out our Calendar and the 2019 Fall Guide.  Events in Blue are FREE!


  • Get lost in the corn maze at Lucky Ladd Farm. Opening day is September 18.
  • Goodlettsville’s Music at the Market returns on September 18.
  • The James Story Band will perform at 3rd Thursday on Main in Gallatin on September 19.
  • Register the tinies for the Little Naturalist program at Bledsoe Creek State Park on September 19.
  • Spend a rainy afternoon looking at cars at Lane Motor Museum.
  • Explore Warner Park at night on September 20.
  • Head South to Lyon Family Farms to check out over 50 varieties of pumpkins and see live pig races!!! Opening Day is September 20.
  • Pack a picnic for the Third Friday Night Series Concert at Cannonsburgh Village on September 20.
  • Fall in love with ‘the tale as old as time’ when Beauty and the Beast is shown at The Streets of Indian Lake on September 20.
  • Take a selfie with a scarecrow at Cheekwood Harvest. Opening day is September 21.

  • The African Street Festival returns to Hadley Park September 22-24.
  • Explore police cars, fire trucks and more at Touch a Truck at Rivergate Mall on September 24.
  • Stand by Me plays at The Capitol Theatre on September 26.
  • The Little Rascals is the last movie of the season at The Streets of Indian Lake on September 27.
  • Take a train ride at Depot Days in Smyrna on September 27 & 28.
  • Play in the Fun Zone at the Good Neighbor Day Festival on September 28.
  • Hear some live music at Pickin in the Park in Spring Hill on September 28.
  • Decorate a pumpkin as the season opens at Fiddle-Dee Farm on weekends from September 28 – November 2.
  • Celebrate the railroad in song and story at The Palace Theater on September 28.
  • Enjoy BBQ, live music, kids activities and more at the Southern Smoke BBQ Festival 2019 on September 28.


  • Family Bingo Night is October 10 in Goodlettsville.
  • See NCT’s newest production, Return to Sender, October 10 – 27.
  • If the weather turns against you, spend some time inside at the Sudekum Planetarium.
  • Remember me! Coco in Concert with The Nashville Symphony October 10 & 11.
  • Beer, music, crafts, a kids zone and more await you at Nashville Oktoberfest October 10-13.
  • Skate through Fall Break at Brentwood Skate Center October 11 & 12.
  • Boo at the Zoo is scheduled for October 11-27. Don’t miss this Halloween tradition!
  • Celebrate the written word at the 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books October 11-13.
  • Family friendly and scary time slots available for Fright Night at SOAC October 11 & 12.
  • Find some unique treasures at the Tennessee Craft Fair October 11, 12  & 13.

*All events subject to change.  Some events may be weather dependent. Please check with venue before heading out.

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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