Although some of you hate to see the warm (hot) days of summer start to fade this time of year, fall is a great time to be outdoors enjoying everything Tennessee has to offer. The leaves start to change, the air becomes crisp, and the pace in Brentwood, Tenn., starts to pick up as people take advantage of all the fabulous fall activities for young and old.
GHOULS AT GRASSMERE
OCT. 17-19 and 23-26 from 5 9 p.m, $12 Members; $15 Non-members
This Halloween tradition at the Nashville Zoo includes twenty trick-or-treat stations, games, a hayride, a corn pit, light show, and other activities. Recommended for kids 12 and under. Click here for more details.
31st ANNUAL PUMPKINFESTâ€¨, Main Street, Franklin, Tenn.
OCT. 25, Open 10-6â€¨, FREEâ€¨
One of Franklin's most popular events, this street festival takes over historic downtown Franklin with arts and crafts booths, games and inflatables, live music, delicious food, and a costume contest for kids and pets. Click here for more details.
40 Things to Do with Your Family
This mom blogger has compiled a pretty amazing list of 40 things to do with your family in this area. You should try all of them!
And this extensive list includes fall festivals, art shows and many other happenings all over Middle Tennessee.
1974 New Highway 96, Franklin, Tenn.â€¨http://www.gentryfarm.com/
A Franklin fall tradition, historic Gentry's Farm opens wide its gates every fall for fun and education. Come enjoy corn and hay mazes, hayrides, tire swings, playgrounds, and then pick your own pumpkin from the patch. There are also great fall displays for family pictures. The weekend season runs September 27- October 26th and the farm will be open Monday mornings from 9am-noon October 6th through the 27th.
LUCKY LADD FARMS
â€¨4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, Tenn.â€¨http://www.luckyladdfarms.com/index.html
Located between Franklin and Murfreesboro, Lucky Ladd Farms is open weekends in September and almost every day in October so that you can experience their expansive list of activities. With mazes, playgrounds, pony rides, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, a tractor train, interactive educational field trips, flashlight corn maze adventures, and a family-friendly Pumpkin Holla' Lighted Trail that features hundreds of hand-carved glowing pumpkins, music, and more.
WALDEN PUMPKIN FARMâ€¨
8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna, Tenn.â€¨http://waldenfarm.biz/
This family farm is open free to the public every day but Wednesday from September 20-October 31, but you'll want to pull out your wallets for the yummy concessions, hay and corn mazes, hayride, pumpkin train, 40 ft. slide and more!