Get Into the Fall Spirit With These Nashville Fall Festivals and Events
Fall is officially here, which mean it’s time for sweaters, Halloween decorations, football and fall-themed festivals every weekend!
Nashville loves fall more than most, so there are plenty of great fall festivals and fall-themed events going on in the city in October and November. To help you prepare for this spooky and wonderful season, we’ve listed our favorite fall events in Nashville in 2015.
17 East Park, Nashville
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Now in its 5th year, the super-popular Nashville Beer Festival has expanded its activities and its number of craft beers up for sample.
For the price of admission, you’ll enjoy unlimited tastings of over 100 craft beers and a souvenir glass, plus samples of a variety of spirits, including rum, tequila, whiskey, bourbon and wines. You can also enter the Costume Contest for a chance to win one of over 100 prizes. There will also be live music, seven different food joints, huge TVs broadcasting football games of the day, and more!
VIPers get one-hour early access and a complimentary meal. It’s one of Nashville’s favorites way to celebrate fall, but you’ll need to get your tickets soon to avoid missing out.
1200 Forest Park Drive,
September 19-November 1, 2015
If you have kids in tow, you should head to Cheekwood for their annual Cheekwood Harvest. Enjoy over 5,000 chrysanthemums, Scarecrows, live music, extreme pumpkin carving, a train display, and educational sessions on changing leaves are just a few of the things you and the family can enjoy at the Cheekwood Harvest this year.
1226 7th Avenue N. Nashville, TN
October 9-11, 2015
Admission Price: $59.00
In its 36th year, Oktoberfest is an unmissable part of fall in Music City.
For the price of admission, you’ll get to enjoy a 500-foot-long beer slide, a zip line, 25 different food vendors, and over 100 craft beer booths to visit, sample and choose your favorites. There will also be six different beer stations, three different beer-tasting gardens and nearly 20 different authentic German beers available for sample. You can also enjoy some local selections from Nashville breweries like Yazoo.
Don’t be afraid to bring the kids along either, as every Oktoberfest features a special kids zone, music on over three different stages, and plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained.
Historic Downtown Franklin
October 24, 2015, 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Presented by Hyundai of Cool Springs, The Franklin Pumpkin Fest is a family favorite in the Nashville area. Stretching over several blocks of a section of historic Downtown Franklin, the Pumpkin Fest offers a kids’ zone stretching over Third Avenue South, where the kiddos can enjoy pony rides, face painting, bouncy houses, and a special area for preschoolers.
You will also enjoy two separate stages filled with live musical performances throughout the day, as well as arts and crafts vendors, a pet costume contest, street dancing, a chili cookoff, two different food vendor areas, and ghost stories.
Transportation for Your Fall Event in Nashville
The first step towards getting ready for your fall festival is to find transportation you can count on. Because many of these fall events will involve sampling craft brews and enjoying cocktails at your leisure, it’s best to find a method of transportation with a designated driver that you can count on.
The most reliable method of transportation in Nashville is chauffeured car service, provided by a trustworthy and reputable company.
Big Limo, a division of Signature Transportation, offers gorgeous, late-model vehicles and chauffeurs who have been carefully vetted for their professionalism and knowledge of the city. Booking a trip with Big Limo will guarantee a safe and enjoyable fall festival experience for everyone in your family.
Photo Credit: Valerie Hinojosa