Dear Readers — Due to the weekend weather forecast and the possibility of flooding, Rutherford Parent's Fall Kids Fest scheduled for Saturday Oct. 26 is rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2. Same great event, just one week later!

BOO AT THE ZOO
Nashville Zoo, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 27

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.

BARFIELD BASH TWILIGHT TRAIL & CARNIVAL
Barfield Crescent Park, Murfreesboro
Friday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 26

This happy, non-spooky hayride in the back country is followed by games, puppet shows, stories and live animals.

GREAT PUMPKIN CELEBRATION
Bass Pro Shop, Nashville
Friday, Oct. 25 - Sunday, Oct. 27

Crafts, kids' games, a Halloween costume parade, trick-or-treating and a complimentary 4x6 photo with the Peanuts gang.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS YOUTH AUDITIONS
Roots Academy,  Brentwood
Friday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 26

Source One Five brings A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Mockingbird Theater Dec. 19 - 22. The company seeks youth actors ages 10 - 15 for the show. Schedule a time slot at the website, prepare one of the audition sides and be ready to sing 30 - 45 seconds of your favorite Christmas song. Find all audition, rehearsal and production info at the website.

CASTLE OF VILLAINS — TOP PICK IN SUMNER
Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville
Friday, Oct. 25

Wear your costumes and stroll the castle and grounds interacting with favorite villain characters while trick-or-treating. There's a VIP event, too. Get details HERE.

SMYRNA STROKES: HOCUS POCUS (REGISTER) — TOP PICK IN RUTHERFORD
Smyrna Train Depot, Smyrna
Friday, Oct. 25

Create a painting of the Sanderson sisters on wooden boards.

JACK'S PUMPKIN GLOW
The Hermitage, Hermitage
Friday, Oct. 25 - 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.

OAKLANDS FLASHLIGHT NIGHT
Oaklands Mansion, Murfreesboro
Friday, Oct. 25 - Saturday, Oct. 26

Bring a flashlight for a unique dimly lit mansion tour with guides in mourning attire sharing creepy superstitions.

LIGHTNING'S PUNT, PASS & KICK COMPETITION (REGISTER)
MTSU Soccer Complex, Murfreesboro
Saturday, Oct. 26

Kids can participate in a competition where they'll get an opportunity for one punt, one pass and one kick from a tee. Fee includes ticket to MTSU vs FIU football game.

HAUNTED MUSEUM STORYTELLING FESTIVAL
Tennessee State Museum, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26

Chilling stories from Tennessee's past along with a costume parade, snacks, games, art activities plus a Nashville Public Library Puppet Truck show.

RETURN TO SENDER
Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26 - Sunday, Oct. 27

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. Read Chad Young's review HERE.

36TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST — TOP PICK IN WILLIAMSON
Downtown Franklin
Saturday, Oct. 26

Middle Tennessee's largest family festival bursts with Halloween-themed fun including costume contests, extreme pumpkin caring demonstrations, arts and crafts, live entertainment and a Kids' Zone filling a city block with inflatables, face painting, games, pony rides and more.

PUMPKIN DECORATING (REGISTER)
Bledsoe Creek State Park, Gallatin
Saturday, Oct. 26

Pumpkins and craft supplies are provided. You supply the creativity.

HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK
Sharp Springs Park, Smyrna
Saturday, Oct. 26

More than 80 booths, costume contests (starting at 3:15 p.m.), friendly hayrides, haunted hayrides, zombie laser tag, inflatables, a pie-eating contest, train rides, food vendors and more.

SIRENS AND SWEETS
Fairview Recreation Complex, Nashville
Saturday, Oct. 26

Wear your costumes and trick-or-treat with local EMS vehicles, and there will also be music, games and inflatables.

MOVIE IN THE PARK
Crockett Park, Brentwood
Saturday, Oct. 26

Bring blankets and lawn chairs for an outdoor screening of Aladdin. Food trucks begin serving at 6 p.m. — Bradley's Curbside Creamery, Blue Monkey Shaved Ice, Two Thompsons Catering and Doxie's Pizza.

THE MUSIC OF PHISH FOR KIDS
City Winery, Nashville
Sunday, Oct. 27

The Rock and Roll Playhouse presents a family concert featuring the music of Phish.

HALLOWEEN POOCH PARADE
Cheekwood, Nashville
Sunday, Oct. 27

Bring your four-legged family member for a parade around the gardens, costume contest and popsicle eating contest. Costume contest categories include Judge's Favorite, Most Creative and Best Owner/Dog Combo. Contests and parades transpire at 10:20 a.m. and 2 p.m.

FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY: HEARTS OF OUR PEOPLE — TOP PICK IN DAVIDSON
Frist Art Museum, Nashville
Sunday, Oct. 27

Celebrate the legacy, relationships and power of female artists while exploring artwork from Native North America, spanning prehistory to the present. Plus, live performances, gallery program, and art-making activities.

October Fall Festivals
Haunted Houses & Ghost Tours

 

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes
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