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 29-October 31
Nashville Fall Festival

Experience the Nashville Fall Festival on a beautiful farm featuring a huge corn maze, pumpkins, sunflower fields, kids activities, and hayrides. Enjoy live music, tethered hot air balloon rides every weekend, and various food trucks on site.

October 18-November 2
Nashville Jewish Film Festival

The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a virtual program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). The NJFF will celebrate its 21st year of bringing educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.

October 30-November 3
Nashville Design Week

Nashville Design Week is a week-long, city-wide series of interdisciplinary programs and events to unite the design community, promote collaboration and idea-sharing, engage the public and elevate the impact of Nashville’s design economy.

November 8
CMA Awards
CMA Awards presenters

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. To name a few, 2023's nominations include Lainey WilsonJelly RollLuke CombsHARDYJordan DavisAshley McBrydeChris StapletonMorgan Wallen, and more!

November 9
Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival

Dishes made of bacon will be sampled and enjoyed during the Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival. To go along with the bacon, guests will be offered bourbon tastings and cold brews while listening to the sound of live music. It is a celebration of bacon the way it should be with a stiff drink, great music, and good friends.

November 10-12
Christmas Village

The annual event at The Fairgrounds Nashville showcases a variety of unique seasonal and gift items as well as holiday arts and crafts from more than 260 merchants.

November 17-January 7
Nashville Zoo

See the Zoo in a whole new light! Chinese artists have reimagined dozens of mythical creatures in bright and colorful scenes throughout the Nashville Zoo. Visit the country's largest Chinese lantern festival featuring colorful scenes of more than 1,000 custom-made silk lanterns.

September 2024
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-October 2024
Cheekwood Harvest

Celebrate the season during Nashville's beloved Cheekwood Estate & Gardens' annual autumn celebration, Cheekwood Harvest. Enjoy viewing more than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn as hues will take center stage in the gorgeous Robertson Ellis Color Garden. Stop by to see the Scarecrows invading their Turner Seasons Garden. Or pick the perfect pumpkin from their patch!

September-October 2024
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!

October 2024
Tennessee Craft Fair

Tennessee Craft is a nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports the growth of all artists with the Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair normally held on the lawn of Centennial Park. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, food from area vendors, and demonstrations from artisans as they create pieces right in front of your eyes.

October 2024
Tennessee State Pow Wow

The NAIA Tennessee State Pow Wow brings together Native Americans from across the nation and Canada to Nashville at Long Hunter State Park. Highlights of the festival include competitive dancing, storytelling, demonstrations, fine art displays, and food booths with traditional dishes from different tribes.

October 2024
Boo at the Zoo

Enjoy fall-themed scenes and activities, trick-or-treating for the kids special animal shows, and more at the Nashville Zoo.

October 2024
Southern Festival of Books

The Southern Festival of Books is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, which has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the country. The FREE festival takes place at War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library which will feature more than 200 of the nation's and region's most prominent authors who take part in readings, panel discussions, book signings, and more.

October 2024
Tennessee Beer & Wine Festival

This is a Nashville event put on by Nashville residents in hopes to provide the perfect festival for beer aficionados! There will be plenty of craft, seasonal, and micro beers for everyone to enjoy. Plus, you can try samples of wine! All festivities will be located on the grounds of the Historic Two Rivers Mansion.