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Fall Festivities in Middle Tennessee

on September 29, 2013

Happy Almost-October, friends!

I just love October so much. I’ve been waiting for a few weeks now for this Tuesday just so I can post this picture and make it my background on my phone:

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I never truly valued October so much until my family moved to Tennessee (9 years ago, so it’s been a while). Back home in Ohio, September felt like fall. Here, most of the time I’m still sweating and have the A/C on until the very end of the month. It’s just another few weeks of summer, which in my mind ends at the beginning of August when school starts so the heat is just a waste at that point. OCTOBER is when the fall breeze kicks in, the leaves start changing colors, and the bonfires begin.

So as I sit outside and enjoy a spot of coffee on this almost-officially-fall-in-my-mind-although-the-calendar-already-says-it-is morning, I am researching fall festivities in the area. Why not get a list together and share? Who doesn’t love pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and warm apple cider around a bonfire?! If you don’t, I can’t trust you.

What’s going on in the Middle Tennessee area this fall?

October 5-6
Fall Fest at the Hermitage
$5 admission, 10am-5pm Friday and Saturday
Nashville

October 5
Nashville Beer Festival
$35 admission, 1-6pm Saturday
Nashville

October 11-12
Oktoberfest
Free admission, 5pm-9pm Friday and 7am-9pm Saturday
Nashville

October 12
Brewsboro Festival 
$25 admission, 2pm-7pm Saturday
Murfreesboro

October 18-20
Tennessee State Pow Wow
$6 admission, 9am-? Friday-Sunday
Nashville

October 19
Haunted Museum
Free admission, 12pm-4pm Saturday
Nashville

October 19-20
Music and Molasses Arts and Crafts Festival
$5 admission, 9am-4pm Saturday and Sunday
Nashville

October 18-20, 24-27
Ghouls at Grassmere
$15 admission, 5pm-9pm every night
Nashville

October 23-26
Haunted Hayride
$5 admission, dark-9pm
Murfreesboro, Barfield Crescent Park

October 25
Ghost and Lantern Tour
Free admission, 6pm-9pm Friday
Goodlettsville

October 25-26
Hauntings at The Hermitage
$13 admission, 5:30pm-9pm Friday and Saturday
Nashville

October 26
Harvest Days at Cannonsburgh Village
Free admission, 10am-5pm Saturday
Murfreesboro

October 26
Halloween in the Park
3pm-8:30pm Saturday
Smyrna

Pumpkin Farms and Corn Mazes

Scarecrows and Pumpkins at Cheekwood
September 21-October 31
Nashville

Lucky Ladd Farms
$10 admission
Eagleville

Walden Pumpkin Farm
Free admission
Smyrna

Gentry’s Farm
$7 admission
Franklin

Pumpkin Hill
$4 hayrides
Mount Juliet

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