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 3-October 29
Musicians Corner: Sundown Series
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner presents Sundown Series, a free virtual concert series showcasing local Nashville artists. This virtual series will take place on Musicians Corner’s Facebook and YouTube channels each Thursday at 8pm in September and October.

September 19-November 1
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 19-November 1
Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival
Lucky Ladd 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!

Artober Nashville
5th Avenue of the Arts

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.

Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival

This year, the Tennessee State Museum’s annual Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival, which annually brings thousands of visitors to the State Museum, will be going virtual every weekend in October, with Tennessee Stories, Storytime Book Readings, and new Haunted Museum-themed Junior Curators blogs. Dress in your best costume and dare to listen to some of the most chilling ghost stories from Tennessee's past at the Tennessee State Museum. Enjoy snacks, games, art activities, and costumes parades.

October 9-31
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. This year, shop for American handmade crafted artwork, speak to the artists, and learn what inspires them through a virtual experience. Enjoy fun hands-on activities, food from area vendors, and demonstrations from artisans as they create pieces right in front of your eyes.

October 13-November 5
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 20th year of bringing educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films to the Nashville community.

October 19-20
Centennial Craft Fest

Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children's activities will fill out Centennial Park for the FREE Centennial Craft Fest. Hear local performers throughout the day presented by Musicians Corner.

November 2

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 7
Crafty Bastards

Take a look at some of the finest crafts by tons of different vendors while sipping on some amazing craft beer during Crafty Bastards. Also, food vendors will be on-site to offer plenty for your stomach. The event is FREE and takes place in oneC1TY.

November 11
CMA Awards
CMA Awards presenters

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Just to name a few, 2020's nominees include Dan + ShayLuke CombsMiranda LambertReba McEntireJay JoyceCarly Pearce, Maddie & Tae, Maren MorrisJustin BieberAshley McBrydeKeith Urban, and more.

September 10-19, 2021
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 at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway! It's not a Nashville party without music. Be sure to check out the Moosic Stage, complete with live performances each night.

September 21-26, 2021
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.

October 8-9, 2021
Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue

Each year domestic and international championship cook-off teams fight for the Jack Daniel’s title of Grand Champion, and more than 25,000 people descend upon Lynchburg to bask in the aroma of award-winning barbecue and celebrate one of America’s favorite pastimes.

October 16, 2021
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.