Nashville Fall Bucket List

September 23, 2021

(Cheekwood Pumpkin houses)

I grew up visiting Nashville, but we have only lived here one fall so far, and there are still many things we have been wanting to do with our family. As I researched some fun ideas in the area, I thought I would go ahead and share the list here in case you are coming in town to visit this season! Here is our Nashville Fall Bucket List..

nashville parks and hiking trails

  1. Fall Hike – TN has so may beautiful parks and trails.
    – Harpeth River State Park 
    – Tunnel trail
    – Bluff trail 
    – Radnor Lake State Park
    – Narrows on the Harpeth (The narrows are best for 6 yrs and up, but there is also a great open waterfall area you don’t have to hike much to.)
  2. Apple Picking – This is a yearly tradition for us!
    Jackson OrchardMy sister recommended this one
    – Morning Glory Farm
  3. Farmers MarketFranklin Farmer’s Market is on Saturday mornings, and especially fun in the fall!
  4. Cheekwood Botanical Pumpkin Festival – A beautiful place to visit both in fall and Christmas time!
  5. A weekend staycation at a Bed and Breakfast
  6. Nashville Oktoberfest – Local live music, local breweries and food, arts and crafts
  7. Apple and all things Fall Festival
  8. Attend a book fair reading (You’ve Got Mail inspired)
    Book stores + libraries:
    Nashville Toys and Books
    Fairytales Nashville
    Nashville library story times
    OR visit the Southern Festival of Books
  9. Franklin Pumpkin Fest – Franklin is like it’s own mini city outside of Nashville, and this festival stretches along the quaint downtown Main Street and its side avenues with tons of festive fun for people of all ages. Halloween Weekend!
  10. Contribute to a local food bank or soup kitchen:
    Nashville Food Project
    Second Harvest Mid TN
    The Little Pantry that Could
  11. Visit a Pumpkin Farm:
    Gentry Farm – This place does draw the crowds so go early.
    Walden pumpkin farm -Farther away, but free admission!
    Honeysuckle Hill Farm – This is a great spot for an all day outing. A lot of fun kids play areas and rides. We went last year, and had a really fun time.
  12. Get apple ciders and chai lattes with the kids at a family friendly coffee shop like Bongo Java , The Well, or Boots and Good Co.
  13. Visit Philips Toy Mart on a rainy day to see the large kids’ train and browse the best selection of nostalgic toys and books.
  14. Host or attend a chili cook off and bonfire with neighbors

Nashville natives – Anything you would add to the list?? We can’t wait to get started.

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  • Lucky Ladd Farms is the best family fun farm we’ve ever taken the kids too! It’s down in Eagleville so a bit of a trek but definitely worth it!

  • Amy smith

    Tims Ford state Park has a really cute Storybook trail for the kids. While visiting from Texas we took our grandchildren and they loved it. Beautiful park and lake. Its a drive but a nice weekend getaway. Check out Twin Creeks in Winchester, they just started renting cute cottages!

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