Happy Fall Y’all! While the temps haven’t officially fallen yet, Nashville is getting in the fall spirit with allllll the fall things. We’re talking pumpkin patches, apple orchards, fall-themed bars and so much more! There are a few weeks left in October, so embrace your inner fall lover and knock these 11 things off your Nashville Fall Bucket List. I’m sharing my favorite picks below!
Nashville Bucket List for Fall
Apple Picking at Morning Glory Orchard
I shot the photo above at Morning Glory Orchard! It’s about a 45 to an hour drive from Nashville right next to historic Nolensville. They have a little store where you can get apples, pumpkins and other apple-themed items, and tasty goodies. You can also pay $5 and do a self-guided tour through their apple orchard. If you go on a weekend, spring for the picnic and charcuterie board!
Grab a Drink and Charcuterie Board at the Fairlane Fall Penthouse Popup
The Fairlane has done some pretty awesome popup this year in their Penthouse. But the fall popup might be my favorite! Get your fill of pumpkin spice and everything nice, and enjoy the fall decor and drinks at the Fairlane. I’ve got reels highlighting my time there below!
Do you believe in ghosts? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself on the Hermitage Ghost Tour! Even if you’re a native Nashvillian like me, this tour is a must and will have you looking at historic places a little differently now that you know their spooky past.
Dinner is a Drag: Hallo-queen Eve at 21c Museum Hotel
On October 30, head to 21c for dinner and a show! Join 21c for a night of spooky entertainment from a lineup of Drag Performers! Grab a table for 3-course dinner or floor seats. It’ll be a dinner you won’t want to miss!
Queen of Hearts Brunch at The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Nashville
Need brunch plans on October 31? After a fun dinner at 21c, head to the Virgin Hotel Nashville for the Queen of Heart Brunch. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. come for bottomless mimosas and breakfast favorites. There’s no better way to spend Halloween!
See the Pumpkin House at Cheekwood
The pumpkin houses at Cheekwood are always on my fall bucket list. Cheekwood is such a beautiful property to walk around and explore and there’s tons of fall photo ops. I highly recommend going during the weekday when it’s less crowded!
Family Fun at Lucky Ladd Farms
While I don’t have kids, I have two nephews and am down for some family fun at Lucky Ladd Farms! They have a petting zoo, pony rides, corn maze, a pumpkin patch and so much more! Getting tickets as a walkup is hit or miss so definitely get tickets online before hand.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin at Gentry’s Farm
Another family-friendly place is Gentry’s Farm! They have a corn maze, nature trail, tire swings, putt putt golf, and a lot more. Gentry’s Farm is open until October 31 on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visit the Wicked Brews Spookeasy at Opryland
Opryland always has the best seasonal activities for kids but this Spookeasy is just for adults! Put on your cape and witches hat and head to the Opryland Hotel for a wicked brew and some Halloween fun.
Say Hello to the Animals at Boo at the Zoo
I’m always looking for an excuse to go see my animal friends at the Nashville Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is a Nashville tradition for kids and adults! From 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on October 15-17, 19-24 and 26-30, go to the zoo for fall scenes, trick or treating (for the kiddos of course) and more! Recommend getting your tickets before hand!
Check out the Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin
The 36th Annal Pumpkinfest is Williamson County AKA Downtown Franklin’s largest fall festival. This year it’s on Satuday, October 30, the event stretches from Main Street into Downtown Franklin. There’s live music, food, drinks, costume contests and fun for all ages!