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 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.

September 2021
Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival

Dishes made of bacon will be sampled and enjoyed during the Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival at Green Door Gourmet. 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.

September 2021
Wine on the River

The Annual Wine on the River Nashville is making its way to the Riverfront Park. Guests can sample wine, beer, and spirits from certain regions, try restaurants featuring culturally themed menus, and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music.

September-October 2021
Musicians Corner: Sundown Series
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner presents Sundown Series, a free concert series showcasing local Nashville artists. This series will take place on Musicians Corner’s stage at Centennial Park each Thursday in September and October.

September-November 2021
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!

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.

October 2021
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.

October 2021
Oktoberfest
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.

October 2021
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.

October 2021
Southern Festival of Books
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 2021
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.

October 2021
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.

November 2021
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 winners included Eric ChurchDan + ShayLuke Combs, Maren Morris, and more.