• Kristen Moore

Fall Adventures in Nashville for the Family

Updated: Sep 23, 2020

It is finally fall in Nashville and there are so many ways to safely celebrate! 2020 has been a hard year. Visiting local farms and attractions is a great way for us to all celebrate the season while also helping our local businesses! Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, trick or treating and more-Nashville is booming with opportunities for families to have fun this fall!

Gaylord Opryland Goblins & Giggles

September 11- October 31, 2020

2020 is the year of staycations, am I right? Gaylord has so many fun things planned for this fall and we are so excited to check them all out. From spooky packages that include tickets to Soundwaves to Trick or Treating Trails & Jack O'Lantern Walks, there is something for everyone. They also are having family movie times and hide and seek scavenger hunts. Check out their website to learn about all they are offering! Note- when we went this summer we were happy with the precautions being taken. You have to wear a mask in the hotel unless you are dining.

Cheekwood Harvest

September 19-November 1, 2020

Is it even fall if you haven't visited Cheekwood's famous pumpkin house (and taken a picture for the gram, of course)? Explore the pumpkin house and purchase a pumpkin to take home and decorate while you soak in the beauty of fall mums and changing leaves. If you haven't visited the new Children's Garden, your littles will love to explore all there is to see and do on the trail. Check their calendar for several other fall classes and celebrations for families and adults.

Nashville Boo at the Zoo

October 15-18, 20-25, 27-30 5:00-9:00 PM

Trick or treat stations, scary-go-round, magical scenes and the all new haymaze are just some of the featured events at Nashville's Boo at the Zoo. This is one of our families favorite events in the fall! The zoo is making sure to meet safety expectations by having a 50% nightly capacity and staggering the event times. Masks will also be required at the event unless otherwise noted by the city. Tickets for members will go on sale September 14th and for non-members on September 16th.

Arrington Vineyards Food Truck Fridays

Through November 29th, 2020

Arrington Vineyards is a beautiful place to take in the views of fall and safely socially distance. On Friday nights they have a variety of food trucks along with live music. Your family can dance, eat and enjoy the wide open spaces on the hillside. They update their capacity limits on social media daily, check before you leave the house!

Gentry Farms

Gentry Farms is a family owned farm located in beautiful Franklin, Tennessee. It is a must visit for a day of family fun. You can purchase pumpkins and see all the sights on the farm. They haven't yet released all of the details for their opening but have said they will be operating at limited capacity and they will be opening a modified activity area.

Walden Pumpkin Farm

September 26-October 31, 2020

Our family loves to visit Walden Pumpkin Farm every fall. It is a beautiful farm located just outside of Nolensville in Smyrna, Tennessee. They always have a wide selection of pumpkins and typically have lots of family fun activities. This year they will have limited activities but plan to open the Country Store and Sweet Shop. Their play stations will be closed but there are plenty of fun photo opportunities!

Lucky Ladd Farms

September 19-November 1, 2020

Lucky Ladd Farms is open for year round fun but they go all out for fall! You can visit the pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, playground, mega slides and SO much more (like basically everything you can think of). This farm is located in Eagleville, Tennessee and is worth the drive for a full day of family fun. Your littles will definitely have a full nap after a visit to Lucky Ladd Farms.

Honeysuckle Hill Farm

September 26-November 1,2020

Located in Springfield, Tennessee this family fun farm has a ton of activities! They have ziplines, playgrounds, duck races, a treehouse village, cow train ride and petting farm just to name a few. There are plenty of food options to satisfy everyone as well. This family farm is worth checking out, you are sure to make some lasting memories.

Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch

September 18-October 31, 2020

If you are looking for a quicker stop with a HUGE selection, Flying Ghost Pumpkin Patch is a great choice. It is located off White Bridge Road and has pumpkins, mums, corn stalks and hay bales. There are also several photo ops for the littles!

Keller's Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 3-31, 2020

Keller's Farm is located in Dickson, Tennessee and is open every Friday & Saturday in October. They also have select hours on Sunday as well. You can pick pumpkins, play on the playground, go on a hayride and grab dinner for the family. They also offer options for October birthday parties!

By Faith Farm

October 17th & 24th

By Faith Farm is located in Franklin, Tennessee. They are hosting Autumn Nights two Saturdays in October. They will have food trucks, live music, animals from Sugarbush Farms to pet, pumpkins to decorate, hayrides and sunflowers to pick. The events will be hosted from 3:00-7:00 PM and will surely be a fun fall night for your family to remember! The event is free but donations are appreciated!

Dollywood's Great Pumpkin Luminights

September 25-October 31, 2020

If you haven't visited Dollywood during a holiday, you are missing out! They do an amazing job of transforming the park into a wonderland experience. Halloween is no different. You will find so many pumpkins and fun activities for littles around the park. As always, they have lots of festive food treats for the family as well. While this adventure isn't it in Nashville, it is definitely worth a 3 hour weekend getaway or day trip!

Remember, adventures don't have to cost money. Nashville has an abundant amount of parks where the beauty of fall can be enjoyed.

Click here to see a list of local parks.

Click here to see a list of local playgrounds.

Click here for a list for fall books to help littles learn and develop early literacy skills!

Also, look at this adorable wooden tree that can help littles work on fine motor skills and explore fall colors!

Happy Fall Ya'll!


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