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 18-October 30
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 18-October 31
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 1-31
Artober Nashville

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 14-November 11
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 29
Nashville 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 tequila tastings, a salsa bar, DJs, sugar skull face painting, and lots of spooky surprises.

October 30
Fall Into Science Festival

Adventure Science Center is celebrating Fall with trick-or-treating, up-close access to a curious collection of specimens, live music, pop-up maker space that will feature temporary tattooing and monster mask making, and more!

October 30-31
Fall Festival with Petting Zoo

Grab your friends or your entire family to experience the Big Machine Distillery & Tavern Fall Festival! Complete with a petting zoo, live music, food, drink specials, photo ops, and more! Have the chance to feed and pet a Camel, Kangaroo, Scottish Highlander, Alpacas, Goats, and Ducks.

November 1-5
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 6-7
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 10
CMA Awards

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Eric Church and Chris Stapleton top the list with five nominations each. Other top nominees include Gabby Barrett, Mix Engineer Jason Hall and Producer Jay Joyce with four nominations each, while Brothers Osborne, Kane BrownLuke CombsMiranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren Morris, and Chris Young each capture three nominations.

November 12-14
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 13
Sip TN

Sip TN, is Nashville's first all Tennessee wine festival and coming to the Nashville Farmers' Market this season. Wine producers from across the state will showcase their best selection during this festive food event. Plus, there will be live music, artisan crafts, and gourmet food.

August 18-27, 2022
Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fair is 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.

September 13-18, 2022
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.

November 2022
Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival
Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally & Kasey Musgraves at Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival. Dedicated to songs and those that write them, Tin Pan South is an annual event in Music City where fans get a unique, up-close-and-personal experience with the music they love. The music is spread out across the city with showcases each night at various venues.