FALL Into October With These Family Fun Activities In And Around Nashville


We are well into this gorgeous fall season, and if you haven’t had the chance to take advantage of some of the festivities around town, that’s ok! There is still SO much to look forward to. This October, we want to share some local events and activities that can be enjoyed by all. How will you be celebrating this month? Share it with us!

Family Fun Activities In And Around Nashville

Raven’s Hollow Haunted Forest at Circle P Ranch

563 E Main Street
Mt. Juliet TN, 37122
Open most days throughout October. Check here for dates!

Get the family in the spirit of Halloween by visiting the Circle P Ranch in Mt. Juliet as they host Raven’s Hollow Haunted Forest. Enjoy the ghostly quarter mile trail and its spooky thrills. This trail was made to be enjoyed by all. It’s enough to give you the creeps but not too scary for the little ones! Tickets are available at the Circle P Ranch ticket booth: Adults-$15, Children (3-5)-$5, Children (2 and under)-FREE. Click here for all the spooky details.

Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word

War Memorial Plaza & Nashville Public Library
October 14th-16th

Since 1989, The Southern Festival of Books has been bringing together book lovers of all ages to celebrate the art of literature. Bring your family to visit and enjoy what this downtown event has to offer including: booksellers, authors, performance stages and food trucks! Learn more about the Southern Festival of Books.

12 South Jamboree

Sevier Park
3021 Lealand Ln.
Nashville, TN 37204
October 15th, 22nd, and 29th (11am-8pm)

Take a weekend this October to enjoy great music, delicious food, and a cool beverage. The 12 South Jamboree is packed with an incredible lineup of artists each weekend that your family will undoubtedly enjoy! Tickets are $20 and Kids 10yrs and under are totally FREE. The jamboree also hosts free kid zone activities. Learn more about this fun-packed event.

Fall Into Science Festival

Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37203
October 23rd (9am-2pm)

This amazing science-centered festival is FREE for everyone! Bring the family to watch science demonstrations and performances, and take part in tons of STEAM based activities and games. This event will be enjoyed outdoors. Entrance into the Adventure Science Center will require general admission tickets.

GOODFest and Fall Market

Moss-Wright Park
745 Caldwell Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
October 22nd (11am-3pm)

If you and your family enjoy a good farmer’s market, then GOODFest and Fall Market is a must see! Vendors and artisans from all across Goodlettsville are coming together to celebrate the splendors of the fall season. This event is FREE for everyone to enjoy. Children are invited to enjoy some fun activities while they visit.

Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival

Tennessee State Museum
1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
October 29th (10am-3pm)

Don your Halloween costumes and come down the Tennessee State Museum to enjoy this FREE experience brought to you by the spookiest storytellers around! Visitors of all ages are invited to enjoy haunting stories, snacks, games and more! It will be the most spine-tingling museum visit yet.

Halloween Festival at Cannonsburgh Village

Cannonsburgh Village
312 South Front Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
October 29th (10am-4pm)

If you are in the Murfreesboro area, you’ve got to check out this ghostly festivity! The event is FREE to enter, and ghosts and goblins of all ages can enjoy an exciting night of trick-or-treating, music, delicious eats and even join in on some SCARYOKE!

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Cassidy is a freelance writer in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee where she lives with her husband and daughter. She is a Tennessee native and very proud to call it home. Cassidy aims to share her own experiences in motherhood with other local moms. She enjoys connecting with others through writing. She likes to explore downtown whenever she gets the chance and loves getting to cheer on the Nashville Predators with her family, where she may or may not teach her daughter all the 7th man chants.


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