FALL BREAK FUN AT THE HALL
Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Students can explore the galleries with a fall break activity pack full of keepsakes to use in the museum and at home. Request the pack at the museum box office.

LUCKY LADD CORN MAZE ADVENTURE — TOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD
Lucky Ladd Farms, Eagleville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Navigate the giant corn maze with a “Circle of Life” Lion King theme. Find all six checkpoints in the “Master Maze Challenge” and be entered into a random drawing to win an iPad (winner announced Nov. 15). There are corn-maze games for littles and lots of other fall activities on the farm.

41ST ANNUAL FALL TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR
Centennial Park, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade crafts, watch live demonstrations, participate in kids' activities and more.

PETER AND THE WOLF
Nashville Ballet Studios, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Nashville Ballet presents this storybook tale of Peter and his fun-loving animal friends.

40TH ANNUAL NASHVILLE OKTOBERFEST
Historic Germantown, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Ten city blocks full of German music, food, beer, polka dancing, arts and crafts, and kids' activities including inflatables, storytelling, face painting and live performers. Additional festivities include the 5K Bier Run, the Dachshund Derby (wiener dog race), Bratwurst Eating Contest and Pup Parade.

31ST ANNUAL SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS
War Memorial Plaza & Nashville Public Library, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

The South's premier celebration of the written word brings together 200 authors and thousands of book lovers. Festival attendees enjoy direct interaction with authors. The festival includes 60 exhibitors along with three entertainment stages featuring music, theater/spoken word/poetry and a children/family stage featuring authors, musicians, performers, crafts, costumed characters and more. Events take place at War Memorial Plaza and Nashville Public Library. Click HERE for the kids' lineup.

RETURN TO SENDER
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Saturday, Oct. 12

Based on Julia Alvarez’s novel, this new production follows the paths of two 11-year-olds who are forced to confront the complexities of immigration and citizenship.

BOO AT THE ZOO — TOP PICK IN DAVIDSON
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13 (OPENING WEEKEND!)

Costumed kids can snag treats at different stations. Plus, there are carnival games, inflatables, dance parties, a corn pit, the Howl-O-Ween hayrides, live animal encounters, science and magic shows, the Haunted Barn and more, including photo ops with princess, superhero and villain characters.

SOAC FRIGHT NIGHTS
Outdoor Adventure Center, Smyrna
Friday, Oct. 11 - Saturday, Oct. 12

During the family-friendly hours for ages 5 and older (6 - 8 p.m.), children can come in costume to play games for candy and meet live animals. Scare hours are from 8 - 10 p.m. for older kids featuring a haunted house experience, Scream Maze and the Zombie Zone.

THE WIZARD OF OZ
Father Ryan Center for the Arts, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Bravo Creative Arts Center presents this magical musical taking audiences over the rainbow into a colorful fantasy land.

COCO IN CONCERT
Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11

See a screening of the Disney movie Coco while the Nashville Symphony performs the score live. Pre-concert activities includes face painting, crafts and live music from Mariachi Los Potrillos starting at 5:30 p.m.

SWEENEY TODD
Center for the Arts, Murfreesboro
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 13

The dark, witty tale of love, murder and revenge set against the backdrop of 19th century London. Contains graphic bloody violence.

JACK'S PUMPKIN GLOW
The Hermitage, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 11 - Sunday, Oct. 27

This Halloween experience features a pumpkin wonderland with more than 5,000 decorative jack o' lanterns, a pumpkin patch, live carving demonstrations and more activities.

GALLATIN GOBBLE TURKEY SHOOT
Gallatin Civic Center, Gallatin
Saturday, Oct. 12

Ages 12 & older can shoot at paper targets 30 yards away. Bring your own gun (12ga, 20ga and .410ga allowed).

CHEEKWOOD HARVEST
Cheekwood, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 12 - Sunday, Oct. 13

Explore the pumpkin patch and house, peruse the Scarecrows exhibit, enjoy live music and lawn games, participate in family art-making activities (Sat only), hear children's stories (Sat only), tour the gardens and mansion, and participate in themed workshops ranging from ceramics to fall floral arranging. On Sunday, participate in Tai Chi in the gardens.

PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL — TOP PICK IN SUMNER
Streets of Indian Lake, Hendersonville
Saturday, Oct. 12

Grab a pumpkin from the patch (while supplies last; ages 9 & younger only), then enjoy pumpkin painting, face painting, inflatables, games, costume contests, dance-off competitions, live music by TYME, balloon animals by Daisy the Clown, a Bruce Amato magic show, fall harvest vendors and more.

KID CUDDLING — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON
Noble-Springs Dairy, Franklin
Saturday, Oct. 12

Enjoy time on the dairy farm cuddling on and bottle feeding baby goats. Plus, you can encounter other baby farm animals and add on an optional, educational tour of the farm.

HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK
Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet
Saturday, Oct. 12

Costume contests, hay rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, candy, vendors and more.

IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN
Linebaugh Library, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 12

Enjoy a screening of the original 1966 animated Peanuts Halloween classic.

SPOOKTACULAR TEATIME (REGISTER)
American Girl Store, Franklin
Sunday, Oct. 13

Enjoy a Halloween-themed tea with a pumpkin craft and fall treats.

 

October Fall Festivals
Haunted Houses & Ghost Tours

 

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes