Nashville October 13, 2017
8 Harvest Festivals Around Nashville That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
There’s nothing quite like Nashville in the fall. From the beautifully colored drives of the Natchez Trace to the start of games for the Titans and Predators, fall is certainly an exciting time for the city. Celebrate the season right by checking out one of these incredible fall festivals in the city. Or, take a short road trip and enjoy the foliage in the country on your way to one of the many small towns that celebrate this stunning season….
1. The Tennessee History Festival - Nashville
Every year, the Tennessee History Festival throws a throw-back party right in Bicentennial mall in downtown Nashville. The festival features all things historical and Tennessee, including educational booths, historical reenactments, and interactive demonstrations. Bring the family out on October 20th and 21st for the 2017 edition of the festival.
2. Goats Music and More Festival - Lewisburg
The Goats Music and More Festival, held in Lewisburg, is one of the Nashville area's most unique festivals, no matter the time of year. This is no festival to shake a stick at, either. This year's festival will feature John Michael Montgomery and Lonestar, two big musical acts for a small town. Check it out on October 13th and 14th.
3. Tims Ford Heritage Days - Winchester
Tims Ford State Park is about an hour south of Nashville and hosts a Heritage Days Festival in mid-October. The festival features local musicians, vendors, and a whole lot of history. It's always free and will be held on October 14th this year.
4. Harvest Days Festival - Murfreesboro
The Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro's historic downtown area hosts a Harvest Days Festival every year. This year, the festival is scheduled on October 28th. The festival features historic sights of the old village, including a blacksmith, bluegrass bands, and other arts and crafts.
5. Pumpkinfest - Franklin
Pumpkinfest in Franklin is one of the premier harvest festivals in Tennessee. The event draws about 65,000 people every year to the Franklin's historic downtown for the crafts, food, and the extreme pumpkin carving contest, among other festivities. This year's event is on October 28th.
6. Cheekwood Harvest - Nashville
Every year, Cheekwood brings in the Fall with the Cheekwood Harvest festival. From late September to late October, the garden gets covered in pumpkins, scarecrows, thousands and thousands of mums, and even the pumpkin castle! The event runs from September 23rd - October 29th.
7. Boo at the Zoo - Nashville
Boo at the Zoo is one of the best Fall Festivals for kids that the city has to offer. For a few weekends in October, the zoo transforms to a fall wonderland, featuring games, a carousel, hayrides, and trick-or-treating for the kids. Check it out the last three weekends in October for the 2017 edition.
8. Centennial Craft Fest - Nashville
Centennial Park seems to be home to festivals and fairs year round, but the Centennial Craft Fest promises to be one of the best. The festival features local food, art, and other crafts, as well as live music and fall-themed kids activities. Check it out on October 21st.
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