I love the way fall swoops in and helps us forget the oppressive heat of summer. The cooler breezes carry with them the sights, sounds, and smells of one of the best times of year to get outside and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Here are just a few favorite things to do around Middle Tennessee, besides cheering on your favorite football games, of course!
BOO AT THE ZOO
OCT. 14th-16th; 21st-23rd; and 27th-30th from 5 9 p.m
$12 Members; $15 Non-members
This Halloween tradition at the Nashville Zoo includes trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides, and more. Recommended for kids 12 and under. Click here for more details.
33rd ANNUAL PUMPKINFESTâ€¨, Main Street, Franklin, Tenn.
OCT. 29th, Open 10 a.m. 6â€¨p.m.
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.
NashvilleLife.com Fall Activities Guide
This site will keep you Web surfing for a while as you search through an extensive list of things to do around Nashville. Click here for their fall guide.
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And this list includes fall festivals, art shows, and many other happenings all over Middle Tennessee.
1974 New Highway 96, Franklin, Tenn.â€¨
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 October 1st October 31st and the farm will be open Monday mornings from 9 a.m. noon October 3th through the 31st.
â€¨â€¨â€¨LUCKY LADD FARMS
4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville, Tenn.
Located between Franklin and Murfreesboro, Lucky Ladd Farms is open every Wednesday through Sunday 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 more.
WALDEN PUMPKIN FARMâ€¨
8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna, Tenn.â€¨
This family farm is open free to the public every day but Wednesday through October 31st, 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!