As the weather grows cooler and the trees more colorful, fall provides the perfect time for family outdoor adventures. Looking for ways to celebrate fall with friends and family? There are several fun fall family activities in the Nashville area. As we enter the second half of September, harvest-themed events and fall festivals are happening all over Nashville. Bring your family to one of these fun and scenic fall events.
Nashville Fall Family Activities
- Nashville Farmers’ Market.
Buying produce from a farmers market is a great way to celebrate the harvest months while supporting local farmers! Located at 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., the Nashville Farmers’ Market is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day of the week. Explore the North and South Farm Sheds and choose from plenty of fresh produce and other products. The market vendors sell all sorts of colorful and nutritious items, including cheeses, baked goods, fruit, vegetables, herbs, meats, eggs, and juices. Chatting with the vendors about where all the food comes from and how it’s made can be a fun way to learn more about what you’re eating.
- Honeysuckle Hill Farm.
Located 30 minutes north of Nashville in Springfield, TN, the Honeysuckle Hill Farm has given my family some truly enjoyable days in the autumn months. Try navigating the massive corn maze by collecting clues placed along the paths. Pick a pumpkin to take home, and split a caramel apple with a friend. The farm also hosts pig races, chicken shows, and an Adventure Park with ziplines and a rock wall. If you’re feeling brave, check out Scream Creek after dark. From the Haunted Woods to Zombie Apocalypse Paintball, Scream Creek can be quite a scare for those who want to get in the Halloween spirit!
- Full Moon Pickin’ Parties.
Take your family to a Full Moon Pickin’ Party for a relaxing night out. These Parties take place near the full moon and feature live bluegrass music. Bring a blanket, folding chairs, and a picnic dinner to set up on the grass in front of the stage. The final two Pickin’ Parties of 2015 take place on September 25 and October 23 from 7-11 p.m. Buy tickets in advance at NowPlayingNashville.com to make sure you save a spot! All funds raised by the Pickin’ Parties go directly toward protecting the Warner Parks of Nashville.
- Cheekwood Harvest.
Visit the Cheekwood Gardens for relaxing fall fun. From September 19 to November 1, scarecrows of all shapes and sizes will fill the gardens. Each one is created by a member of the diverse Cheekwood artist community. You can also visit the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin to take home and carve! The property is located at 1200 Forrest Park Drive in Nashville, and offers a beautiful setting for any crisp fall day.
- Harvest Days at Nashville Zoo.
Visit the local Nashville Zoo At Grassmere for its annual festival on September 27 and 28. The festival celebrates harvest season with live music, animal presentations, and other activities. Tour the historic Croft House and explore its scenic lawn, garden, and farm. This event presents a special opportunity to delve into Nashville history through a civil war display, pen and ink station, storytelling, and paper doll making.
The fall season is the perfect time to celebrate family and nature. You may enjoy this printable fall activities bucket list. What fall family activities do you enjoy in Nashville or in the area where you live?