Cheekwood Harvest kicks off September 21

Fall Festival returns with new Pumpkin House, Beer Garden, Scarecrows, and more.

WHAT: Cheekwood Harvest   

WHERE: Cheekwood
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Nashville, TN 37205

WHEN: Saturday, September 21 – Sunday, October 27, 2019 

Cheekwood is set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of the estate and gardens’ year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. The festival offers activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.


Festival highlights include:

Pumpkin Houses and Patches
Don’t just pick pumpkins, step into the two Pumpkin Houses and experience them! These life-sized houses are fun for the whole family, with pumpkins available for purchasing.

Beer Garden
Enjoy live bluegrass music, tasty pub fare and beers on tap with our festive Beer Garden, open every Saturday, Sunday and Thursday evening during Cheekwood Harvest. Opens September 19.

Mum Explosion
Experience more than 5,000 colorful chrysanthemums planted throughout the gardens. 

Silly and serious, frightening and friendly – scarecrows created by the Nashville community will invade the gardens this fall. 


Special Events

5th Annual Japanese Moon Viewing
September 22, 2019
Now celebrating its fifth year, the Japanese Moon Viewing event includes performances, activities, and food reflecting the Japanese o-tsukimi, or autumn moon-viewing tradition. 

Halloween Pooch Parade
October 26, 2019
Bring your four-legged friend to Cheekwood for our Halloween Pooch Parade. Costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.

20th Annual El Día de los Muertos
November 2, 2019
Each year, Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with a festival that includes traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine. 

Cheekwood Harvest is included with general admission or membership.

Cheekwood Harvest is presented by FirstBank and made possible in part by funds from the Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee. For more information about Cheekwood events and festivals, visit


About Cheekwood

Cheekwood is a 55-acre American Country Place Era estate in Nashville, Tennessee. Built in 1929 by the Cheek family who amassed their fortune in part through the Maxwell House Coffee business, the estate was gifted and opened as a public institution in 1960. Today, it features 12 distinct gardens, a woodland sculpture trail, a 7,000-piece permanent art collection, and Georgian-style Mansion with historically furnished rooms and galleries.

Over 225,000 visitors come to Cheekwood annually for year-round seasonal festivals, world-class art exhibitions, breathtaking gardens, and educational and public programs for all ages. A member of the American Public Gardens Association, Cheekwood is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its mission is to preserve Cheekwood as a historical landmark where beauty and excellence in art and horticulture stimulate the mind and nurture the spirit.

For more information about Cheekwood, visit

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Caroline Jeronimus
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