PUMPKIN PATCHES & CORN MAZES
Various locations and dates
Sixteen Middle Tennessee pumpkin farms offer lots of fall activities, including corn mazes, obstacle courses and a lot of other fun things to do.
BOO AT THE ZOO
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Oct. 11 – 13, 18 – 20 & 24 – 27
Make it an incredible family affair by dressing up with your kids during one fo the best Halloween events of the year! Kids can trick-or-treat on the zoo's paved trails and meet a few animal friends along the way. Plus, there are inflatables, carnival games, the Howl-O-Ween hayride, costumed characters, science and magic shows, and more.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
TPAC's Jackson Hall, Nashville
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 20
A peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to bring together people of different social classes.
CASTLE OF VILLAINS
Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
Friday, Oct. 25
Kids can mingle with their favroite dastardly characters while trick-or-treating.
BARFIELD BASH TWILIGHT TRAIL & CARNIVAL
Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro
Friday, Oct. 25 – Saturday, Oct. 26
The Twilight Trail is a not-so-spooky hayride experience for little kids (there's a separate Barfield Bash Haunted Hayride for ages 12+ running Wednesday, Oct. 23 – Saturday, Oct. 26). The carnival features lots of classic games.
RUTHERFORD PARENT'S FALL KIDS FEST
The Avenue, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 26
The hottest fall fest in the 'Boro features kids' costume contests, trick-or-treating, inflatable fun and local vendors … and it's all FREE!
36TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST
Saturday, Oct. 26
There's an entire city block of children's activities, from pumpkin painting to inflatables, and you won't want to miss the extreme pumpkin carving demonstration.