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
Fall 2020
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! Make sure to mark your calendar to celebrate El Día de Los Muertos, their annual Day of the Dead celebration.

Fall 2020
Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

Tennessee Craft is a nonprofit organization that celebrates and supports the growth of all artists with the 42nd Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair on the lawn of Centennial Park. Shop American handmade crafted artwork, speak to the artists and learn what inspires them. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, food from area vendors, and demonstrations from artisans as they create pieces right in front of your eyes.

September 2020
Music City Food + Wine Festival

The country's top chefs and wine, spirit, and beer crafters join chefs from in and around Nashville for three days of panels, showcases, cooking demos, meals, and more. Last year's participating chefs included Tyler Florence, Carla Hall, Scott Conant, Rick Bayless, and more.

September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020
Musicians Corner presents September Sundown

Musicians Corner presents September Sundown, a free outdoor concert series showcasing local Nashville artists, on Thursday evenings in September. This FREE, family-friendly event is open to the public with musical performances from 5-9pm, and features a variety of food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

September 11-20, 2020
Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fair in an annual event that highlights everything that makes Tennessee a great place to live. Over the span of 10 days, visitors can experience arts and crafts, agriculture, competitions, rides, and more! It's not a Nashville party without music. Be sure to check out the Moosic Stage, complete with live performances each night.

September 15-20, 2020
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. The 2019 artists included Tanya Tucker, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Keb' Mo', Matt Anderson, American Aquarium, Rainbow Girls, Sean McConnell, Shinyribs, and much more.

September-November
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
Artober

Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Music City. It's one of the single largest celebrations of the arts and culture in the South and includes hundreds of events in visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, and more.

October
Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Music City Walk of Fame is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or industry collaboration with connections to Music City. Come share the experience with your favorite stars! The ceremony is free and open to the public.

October 8-11, 2020
Oktoberfest

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. The event is FREE and open to public.

October 17, 2020
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 from 2-5pm.

October 31, 2020
Day of the Dead Tequila Festival

To get your Halloween weekend started head on over to the Day of the Dead Tequila Festival happening at The Pavilion East. Enjoy tastings of 30 different tequilas, sugar skull face painting, and lots of spooky surprises. 

November 2020
Nashvember

Get a taste of Nashville's wonderful, creative community during the 6th annual Nashvember presented by Project 615. Local talented musicians will play their best while you shop and taste from some of Music City's finest places.

November 2020
CMA Awards

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton hosted the 2019 fun.

November 2020
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.