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 13th-29th.  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

Annual Trunk or Treat at Newton Nissan of Gallatin

Sunday, October 15th, 3 PM – 5 PM, Newton Nissan, Gallatin

Join us for a spooktacular time at Newton Nissan of Gallatin’s annual Trunk or Treat event! It’s that time of year again, and we’ve got a frighteningly good time in store for the whole family. Bring your little ghouls and ghosts for an evening of fun, laughter, and, of course, candy. We’ll have a bounce house that’ll send them soaring, delicious pizza to satisfy their appetites, and plenty of treats to fill their bags. Get ready for a day of Halloween magic, right here at Newton Nissan of Gallatin!

Trunk or Treat at Dan Mills Elementary 

October 19th, 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 21st, 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 21nd, 11A-3P, Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet 

One of our BIGGEST events is just around the corner… Our annual Halloween in the Park will be Saturday, October 21st from 11 AM to 3 PM located at Charlie Daniels Park. There will be costume contests, foam party, Gelly Ballz, food trucks, hay rides, inflatables, vendors, TONS and TONS of CANDY, along with a HAUNTED SURPRISE!!! We hope you will join us on that day, it is going to be SPOOKTACULAR!!!

Goodlettsville Halloween in the Park

October 28th, 11-3, Moss Wright Park, Goodlettsville

Halloween In the Park will take place on Saturday, October 28th, from 11am-3pm at Moss-Wright Park. The event will consist of a DJ, dancing, a pumpkin patch, crafts, games, inflatables, photo booths, and treats from local businesses and organizations.
This is a family friendly event. There will be carnival type food available for purchase including hotdogs, popcorn, shaved ice, pretzels, lemonade, and more!

Goblins & Goodies at the Park

October 21st, 2-4P, Veterans Memorial Park, La Vergne

Come out to our annual trick-or-treating event, Goblins & Goodies at the Park, on October 21 at Veterans Memorial Park from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Area businesses and various city departments will set up booths along the walking trail to hand candy to all children in attendance.

Shelby Park Community Center 3rd Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat

October 26th, 6- 7:30PM, 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.

Big Blue Marble Academy Franklin and Spring Hill Trunk or Treats

October 27st, 5:30-8P, BBMA Franklin1106 Battlewood St Franklin, TN 37069
October 27st, 6-8P, BBMA Spring Hill-1002 Secluded Lane Spring Hill, TN 37174

Get ready for a spooktacular evening of fun and treats! Dress up in your favorite costumes and bring your family and friends along for a fantastic time. Our Trunk or Treat event will feature creatively decorated car trunks filled with goodies for the little ones. With plenty of treats to go around, your little ones are sure to have a blast collecting their favorite candy. From festive games and activities to a food truck, and wagon rides, there’s something for everyone!

Don’t miss out on this thrilling event! Join us at our Trunk or Treat event for an unforgettable Halloween experience. We can’t wait to see you there!

Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce Trunk-or-Treat

October 28th, 6-8P, Downtown Westmoreland

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

Trunk or Treat at United Methodist Church Murfreesboro

October 29, 10A-4P, United Methodist Church, 265 W Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro

On Sunday, October 29th at First United Methodist Church we are hosting our Annual Trunk or Treat…

✅ Free Candy!

✅  Free Hayride

And of course… more fun than your kids can handle!

Activities start at 4pm.

Your kids are going to thank you after you bring them to First United Methodist Church for the best Trunk or Treat you’ve ever seen!

Come out to FUMC on October 29th @ 4pm for a fun, safe day of family fun.

Trick or Treat at Drake’s Creek

October 30th, 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!

Trick or Treat on the Springfield Square

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

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.

Trick or Treat on the Rutherford County Square

October 31st, 3-5PM, Murfreesboro Downtown Square

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

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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