15 Fall Festivals

Each year the temperature cools in Music City and that means it's time to celebrate with a great festival. We have food, cultural, craft, and music festivals happening the entire fall. All you need to do is plan the trip and come join in the festivities.

Fall in Nashville
September 16-October 29
Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival

Search for pumpkins in all shapes, sizes, and colors in the pumpkin patch at Lucky Ladd Farms. Stay the day and explore acres of wholesome family entertainment, get lost in the corn maze, bite into a juicy caramel apple or graze on homemade kettle corn. And don't forget to try the pumpkin and apple cider donuts!

September 19-24
Americana Music Festival

Each year the Americana Music Association gathers thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. The festival will feature tons of live music performances at various music venues in the vicinity of downtown Nashville.

September 22, 29, & 30
Musicians Corner Fall Series

Musicians Corner Fall Series is a free outdoor concert series showcasing local Nashville artists. The family-friendly FREE series takes place on Friday evenings in September and is open to the public with musical performances and features a variety of food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

September 23
Kidsville Family Festival

Get ready for a full day of fall family fun! The Kidsville Family Festival will bring live music performances, crafts, games, face painting, food trucks, character meet and greets, and more to Centennial Park. The festival is free and perfect for children of all ages. 

September 27-October 1
International Black Film Festival

The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) is an exciting combination of a festival, conference, and marketplace. Guests have the opportunity to attend workshops, masterclasses, and panels or interact with writers, filmmakers, producers, and more.

September 28-October 4
Nashville Film Festival

The Nashville Film Festival is one of the longest-running film festivals in the country. Festival-goers enjoy a plethora of works from documentaries and narrative features to animated and experimental shorts. Panels and workshops are also offered for those looking to enrich their knowledge beyond the screen.

September 29
Nashville Brew Festival

Get ready for the Nashville Brew Festival at First Horizon Park. This year's festivities include more than 150 craft beers from 50 breweries and food trucks! Live music will play the tunes while you enjoy this awesome Music City event with some fun-loving people.

September 29-30
Touch of Brews

Touch of Brews returns for its third year to the idyllic Sevier Park in the heart of the 12South neighborhood of Nashville. Touch of Brews features live music all day long channeling the spirit and sounds of The Grateful Dead. Touch of Brews is family-friendly and kids 10 and under are FREE. Beyond the music guests enjoy a large kid zone, plenty of cold Terrapin Beer, Waterbird Spirits, shakedown street vendors, food trucks, and so much more!

September 29-October 1

Experience a FREE three-day festival that brings Nashville together for the love of art. Artville is the first-ever public arts festival in Wedgewood Houston and will spotlight 20 large public art installations and murals, contemporary art, and immersive experiences highlighting the creative culture of Nashville.

September 30
Fall Ball

On Saturday, September 30, you're invited to join the Nashville Farmers' Market for their FREE 2nd annual Fall Ball, Y'all festival! The season’s autumn harvest party, sponsored by local produce vendor S.E. Daugherty & Sons Farm, will include live bluegrass music from Off the Wagon, a pumpkin patch and photo op, fall-themed crafts, on-site tractors from Parman Tractor, a pie baking contest, a kids' zone, fall produce, fall vendor specials, Spitfire’s photo booth and more.

September 30
Nashville Food Faire

Experience a gourmet market of locally made provisions at oneC1ty, brought to you by the Nashville Scene. Shop from dozens of Music City-based food vendors selling items like hand-blended teas, delicious pasta, hot sauces, jellies, jams, and honey. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food truck fare, craft cocktails, photo booth fun live music, and a Chef Demo while connecting with local food creatives.

October 5-7
Nashville Whiskey Festival

The annual Nashville Whiskey Festival is a celebration devoted to the exploration of whiskey from around the world and throughout the centuries. During this festival, you have the opportunity to sample the world's finest international and American-made whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches while interacting with distillers and their representatives. It all takes place at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

October 5-8

Each year Nashville's Germantown area transforms into a celebration of German tradition that is fun for the whole family. There will be live German music, German food, German beer, and even polka dancing.

October 7
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is an opportunity for all nationalities to come together and celebrate each other at Centennial Park in Nashville. This is a FREE event that provides the experiences of learning and discovering different nationalities from all over the world in Music City. There will be a variety of dance, musical performances, and so much more.

October 12
Booze at the Zoo

Grab your best costume and celebrate the spooky season at the Zoo with unlimited BOOze samples, trick-or-treating, a live DJ, and plenty of party animals! With some of the best vendors and festive scenery, BOOze at the Zoo will surely be the wildest costume party in Nashville!