Where to Trick or Treat in Nashville


Halloween is just around the corner!  That means it’s time for our annual round-up of the best places to celebrate Halloween and trick-or-treat in Nashville, right? Whether you’re an allergy mama or hoping for some candy-free funget your costumes ready (or borrowed) and head out for a ghoulishly good time!

Where to Trick or Treat in NashvilleBoo at the Zoo – Nashville Zoo

October 14th-30th.  5-9pm nightly. Advanced Tickets required for this event.

Come dressed in your favorite costumes for Boo at the Zoo. There are tons of festivities available featuring magical lit scenes and photo ops; enchanting giant hay creatures and Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin; a Monster Mash dance area and Scary-Go-Round carousel; special animal shows nightly at 5:45, 6:45 & 7:45 pm; 10 trick-or-treat stations + a souvenir bag for kids ages 2-12; purchase & paint a pumpkin with your family at our pumpkin patch. Tickets include games, entertainment, carousel rides, hayrides, trick-or-treating and more.

Know before you go: 

  • Most animals will be in bed when the event starts. You can see flamingos, tigers and bears until 8:00 pm.
  • Kids can expect to visit 10 treat stations, collecting 2 pieces of candy at each. We strongly recommend bringing your own trick or treat container as only a limited supply of bags will be available for children while supplies last.  Please note, trick-or-treating is intended for children only.
  • Boo at the Zoo is rain or shine. In the event of rain, some activities may be delayed or canceled.
  • With the reduced capacity, we expect Thursday-Sunday to sell out fast. Mondays-Wednesdays will likely be the least crowded nights.
  • Food and drink available for purchase, but you may bring outside food and drink.
  • The event is geared for children ages 2 to 12 years old, but after dark, some areas may be scary for young children. We are not hosting the “Haunted Farm” this year, so there are no intentionally scary areas of the event.
  • Boo at the Zoo is intended to be family-friendly, so excessively scary costumes are prohibited. The Zoo reserves the right to deny admission to or remove any person wearing a costume or attire that is considered inappropriate or could detract from the experience of other guests.

Gaylord Opryland Goblins & Giggles 

Have a great family time at Gaylord Opryland’s Goblins & Giggles event. This is a ticketed event. Running now through October 30th. Features and activities include:

  • Trick or Treat Expedition: It’s all treats and no tricks along the Trick-or-Treat Expedition trail. Youngsters will enjoy spooky decorations as they venture through the resort’s gardens for sweet treats to add to their confection collection.
  • Haunted Trails Carriage Rides: Experience delightful frights on this approximately 12-minute horse-drawn carriage ride down a haunted trail.
  • Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt: Everyone’s favorite square pumpkin, Spookley, takes center stage in a game of Halloween hide and seek — inviting super sleuths to solve puzzles that reveal his eight secret hiding spots around the resort. Solve all the puzzles and win a special prize!
  • Riverboat rides & more

Drive Thru Trunk or Treat at Vol State

Sunday, October 16th, 3 PM – 4 PM, Vol State, Gallatin

Newton Nissan of Gallatin’s Annual Drive-Thru Trunk or Treat is October 16th! Hop in line between 3:00 – 4:00 PM for a night of family friendly fun. This event is FREE, Family Friendly, and open to the public- no tickets required!

Trunk or Treat at Dan Mills Elementary 

October 20th, 4:30-7p, Dan Mills Elementary School

You don’t want to miss this SPOOKtacular event. They will have a photo booth (Elle Jackson Photography) and a DJ (DJ Tone Zone) to help get the party started. No need to sign up to just attend, all families welcome!

Trick or Treat at the Avenue

October 22nd, 12-2P, The Avenue, Murfreesboro

Visit 12 treat stations around the property and participating retailers including Alumni Hall, Apricot Lane, Dorkside Toys, Hallmark, Restore Hyper-Wellness, Sweet Cece’s, and Wildbirds Unlimited! Come dressed in your favorite costume and enjoy fun for the whole family!

Halloween in the Park

October 22nd, 11A-3P, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet 

Free admission, costume contest, hayrides, petting zoo, inflatables, vendors and LOTS of candy!

Goodlettsville Halloween in the Park

October 22nd, 1-3P, Moss Wright Park, Goodlettsville

The (FREE) event will consist of a DJ, dancing, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, photo booths, and treats from local businesses and organizations. This is a family friendly event.
There will be carnival type food available for purchase!

Goblins & Goodies at the Park

October 22nd, 2-4P, Veterans Memorial Park, La Vergne

Area businesses and various city departments will set up booths along the walking trail to hand candy to all children in attendance.

Trick-Or-Treat on Greek Row (MTSU)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 5-7PM, Greek Row, Rutherford Blvd. MTSU, Murfreesboro

Looking for a safe and fun trick or treat event in Murfreesboro? Come out to MTSU’s Greek Row on Tuesday, October 25th from 5-7pm! Open to children 12 and under. Parking available in the Rutherford Lot across from Greek Row.

Trick or Treat at Drake’s Creek

Thursday October 27, 2022 6:00pm-8:00 pm, Drakes Creek Park, Free Admission

Join Hendersonville Parks for a night of trick-or-treating at Drakes Creek Park. Booths will be set up around fields 2/3/4/5 and will provide candy, games, and prizes, and inflatables!

Shelby Park Community Center 2nd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 27th, 6- 8PM, Shelby Park Community Center, Nashville

A Safe and Spooktacular celebration with Community Partners Music, activities and lots of candy. Kids please come “Dress to impress “ and ready to show off your costume for a chance to win a gift card. (*Best Costume, Most Creative, and Scariest Costume prizes). This Event is FREE!!! Tell a friend and bring a neighbor.

Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Trunk-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29th, 6-8P, Downtown Westmoreland

This is a free community event / safe trick-or-treating! Follow their Facebook page for up-to-date information!

Trick or Treat at the Nashville Farmer’s Market

Trunk or Treat Halloween Celebration at Charlotte Park

Saturday, October 29th, 2-5PM, Charlotte Park, Nashville 

Moms of Charlotte Park invite you to their first official Halloween party!! There will be a Trunk or Treat, Family costume contest, bales of hay playground, Photo opp area, music, yard games, on site pumpkin carving contest and pumpkin painting for the littles!

Trunk or Treat – Family Fun at Forest Hills Baptist Church

Sunday, October 30th, 3 PM, Forest Hills Baptist Church, Nashville

Free family-friendly fun for everyone! Come, wear your costume* and make memories with us! FREE: Food • Candy • Live Music • Prizes • Games. *Non-scary costumes only, please.

Trunk or Treat at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ

Sunday, October 30th, 4–6 PM, Harpeth Hills Church of Christ, Nashville

Costumes, candy, and fun are to be found at this beloved community event! Wear your favorite (kid-friendly) costume, and get ready to have a blast!

Trick or Treat on the Springfield Square

Monday, October 31, 10A-4P, Springfield City Hall

Be a part of the annual tradition of trick-or-treating in downtown Springfield around the square. Look for the “Trick or Treat Here” signs in participating businesses.

Trick or Treat on the Gallatin Square

Monday, October 31 10:00A- 2:00P, Gallatin Square

Preschool age children are encourage to enjoy trick or treating at the merchants in Historic Downtown Gallatin.

3rd Annual West Park After Dark

Monday, October 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pm, 6105 Morrow Road, Nashville

West Park is excited to bring you their 3rd Annual West Park After Dark (Trick or Treat) event. Come out and feel the Halloween Spirit.

Trick or Treat on the Rutherford County Square

Monday, October 31st, 3PM, Murfreesboro Downtown Square

Bring your children to walk around the public square and trick or treat with locally owned small businesses.

Halloween Boo Bash

Monday, October 31st, 5-7PM, Stones River Town Centre, Murfreesboro

Little ghouls and goblins 10 and under are invited to wear their best costumes to enjoy a not-so-spooky magic show, Halloween-themed craft activities, great music, and giveaways.Trick-or-Treating will be available throughout the mall while supplies last. Adult supervision is required, and costume masks are allowed only during the event on children 10 and under. Admission is free.

Local Neighborhoods

Check below for our list of neighborhoods known for excellent trick-or-treating. Feel free to add others in the comments!

  • Fatherland Street (East Nashville)
  • Stratton (East Nashville)
  • Greenfield (East Nashville)
  • Eastland Street (East Nashville)
  • Willoughby Station (Mount Juliet)
  • Hampton Hall (Hermitage)
  • The Reserve at Stone Hall (Donelson/Hermitage)
  • Old Hickory Village (Old Hickory)
  • The Ballentrae subdivision (Hendersonville)
  • Moss-Wright Park (Goodlettsville)
  • Belmont Boulevard and Oakland Avenue (Belmont)
  • Sevier Park area (12 South)
  • Barton Ave and Essex Ave (Hillsboro/West End)
  • Richland/Whitland/Central Avenues (off West End near West End Synagogue)
  • River Plantation (Bellevue)
  • Meta Drive (Brentwood off McMurray Dr)
  • Foxboro Estates (Brentwood)
  • West Main Street (Franklin)
  • Westhaven (Franklin)
  • East Main Street (Murfreesboro)
  • Berkshire (Murfreesboro)
  • Evergreen Farms (Murfreesboro)
  • Potts Crossing/Vineyards (Smyrna)
  • Woodmont (Smyrna)

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Be sure to check out all the pumpkin patches, fall events, and the fall leaves around town!

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I am a single mom to two beautiful girls, Madison and Ellie. I work from home for a software company based out of Austin, and also work as a Plunder Design jewelry stylist. I live in Murfreesboro, and love suburban life! I am active in my church, World Outreach, and love supporting my alma mater MTSU. You can find me in Nashville any given Sunday in the fall, cheering on my beloved Titans! I am a huge football enthusiast, and love sports in general. In my downtime, I enjoy binging on Gilmore Girls, which I have seen over a hundred times each- it's a lifestyle!


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