We all know that when it comes to Nashville, we pretty much have everything you could want to do in a city. Fall festivals are no exception! We have gathered all the Festivals in and around the Nashville area from August to November!
15th Tomato Art Fest
Where: 1106 Woodland St, Nashville, Tennessee 37206
When: August 10-11
Located in Historic East Nashville Five Points, this FREE, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. This event welcomes everyone for a wacky day of art, music, food, contests, shopping, kids activities, and more! As we always say… “The Tomato. A uniter, not a divider! bringing together fruits & vegetables!”
Friday August 10 | 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 11th
Festival 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Music 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Vendor marketplace 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
One Bellevue Place Grand Opening
Where: One Bellevue Place; 7620 Highway 70S, Bellevue, Tennessee 37221
When: August 23rd 4:00-6:00 pm
Join in celebrating the Grand Opening of One Bellevue Place! The family-friendly celebration, open to the general public, will feature live entertainment, food, giveaways, multiple kids’ activities, and gifts bags for the first 250 event attendees. Preds kids street hockey, face painting, a bounce house, balloon animals, and appearances by the Nashville Predators Energy team as well as GNASH, the Preds saber-tooth mascot. Various retail and culinary tenants of One Bellevue Place will host tents and booths throughout the center’s parking area offering giveaways and food samples.
Tacorama – 2018 Taco & Tequila Bash
Where: The Basement East + Pub; 917 Woodland Ave., Nashville, TN 37206
When: Aug 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm
Enjoy a flavorful afternoon at TACORAMA: Taco & Tequila Bash! Nashville’s top chefs will be supplying all-you-can-eat tacos and competing for your vote for BEST TACO, while local mixologists serve up their twist on a traditional margarita. Step up and compete in taco-eating and hot pepper-eating contests for cash prizes! Also enjoy a live DJ and local celebrity emcees. Don’t miss this day of food, fun, and friendly competition!
The 16th Annual Wine on the River Nashville
Where: Riverfront Park; 100 First Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201
When: Sep 8, 2018 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Price: $25 Designated Driver- no alcoholic beverages, complimentary water available
$59 General Admission; $85 VIP
Travel through different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine, beer, and spirits specific to a certain region. Restaurants featuring culturally themed menus will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music. The World Tour will be announcing its 2018 location very soon! Wine On the River is a rain or shine event and no refunds will be given.
Music City Food + Wine Festival
Where: Bicentennial Park and Walk of Fame Park;
600 James Robertson Pkwy, Nashville, Tennessee
When: September 14-16
Price: Friday Night $165
Saturday Night $165
The country’s top chefs and wine, spirit, and beer crafters join chefs from in and around Nashville for three days of panels, showcases, cooking demos, meals, and more. This year’s participating chefs included Andrew Zimmern, Marcus Samuelsson, Hugh Acheson, Jonathan Waxman, and more.
2018 Nashville Brew Fest
Where: 19 Junior Gilliam Way, Nashville, Tennessee 37219
When: September 21 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Price: $40 – $60
The fourth annual Nashville Brew Festival returns to First Tennessee Park on Sept 21st, featuring dozens of local and domestic craft beers, food trucks, music and lawn games. The festival will be a one of a kind experience to be on the field of the newly built First Tennessee Park while enjoying some great beers and food from Nashville’s best food trucks.
General admission begins at 8pm and VIP starts at 7pm. The event is 21 and over and no pets are allowed.
Where: The Hermitage; 4580 Rachel’s Ln. Nashville, TN 37076
When: October 6th 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
October 7th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Price: Free (Fall Fest tickets do not included admission into the mansion)
Nashville comes together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage. A community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists. A sea of tents will be placed throughout the grounds that will host a variety of specialty foods, spirits, and the products of photography, basketry, ceramics, painting, jewelry, leather, and woodwork. We can’t forget about the live music. From beginning to end, live music will fill the festival so you can dance around and explore. This event is perfect for children and adults alike to have a memorable historical, cultural, and unique experience.
Nashville Whiskey Festival
Where: The Omni Hotel Ballroom; 250 5th Ave South, Nashville, TN, 37203
When: October 6th 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Price: $100/person General Admission (6:00-10:00 pm) $150/person VIP (5:00-10:00 pm)
This is a celebration devoted to the exploration of whiskey from around the world and throughout the centuries. With distilleries from all over the world pouring from their finest barrels, it’s no wonder that spirits enthusiasts will be traveling from all over the country to attend the 2018 Corkdorks Nashville Whiskey Festival.
Tennessee Craft Fair
Where: 2500 W End Ave, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
When: October 12, 13 & 14
Friday and Saturday 10 am – 6 pm | Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. A unique feature of Tennessee Craft Fairs requires artists to be on-site. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft.
In addition to the array of high quality craft, visitors enjoy fun hands-on activities in our Kids’ Tent, food from area vendors and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes.
Where: 1200 Forrest Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37205
When: September 22 – October 21
Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest. The changing of the leaves are one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date. There will even be a Halloween Pooch Parade on October 20th!
Where: 998 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219
When: Thursday 10/11 5pm-10pm
Friday 10/12 10am-10pm
Saturday 10/13 10am-10pm
Sunday 10/14 10/14 10am-8pm
Oktoberfest has something for EVERYONE! delicious German foods from dozens of restaurants & vendors, world-class beer from local breweries, tons of events, Arts & Crafts vendors, stages of live German music, the Dachshund Derby, an enormous parade through downtown, and the 2nd largest 5K Race & Run in Tennessee – plus so much more!
Boo At The Zoo
Where: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere; 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN 37211
When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from October 12-27
Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo, presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Kids can come dressed in their favorite costume and enjoy carnival games, carousel rides, hayrides, shows and trick-or-treating. Tickets include: trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more. Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions. Make sure you Check out the website here for more information!
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Where: Centennial Park; 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
When: October 6, 2018 10 AM – 6 PM
The Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live. This is an opportunity for all nationalities to come together and celebrate each other at Centennial Park in Nashville. This event provides the experiences of learning and discovering different nationalities from all over the world in Music City. There will be a variety of dance, musical performances on different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace, and so much more!
Southern Festival of Books
Where: War Memorial Plaza and Main Public Library, Nashville, Tennessee
When:Friday, October 12, 2018: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2018: 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Price: Always Free
The Southern Festival of Books is always held on the second weekend of October. Each year the festival causes around 200 authors to descend on Nashville. They offer book readings and book signings and tons of other freebies! It’s not just about books either! They have a music stage for poets and songwriters to perform their art! They also have a performing arts stage for dramatic readings and plays! It’s sure to be an awesome event!
3rd Annual Centennial Craft Fest
Where: Centennial Park; 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
When: Oct 20, 2018 at 10:00 am – 05:00 pm
Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children’s activities will fill out Centennial Park for the Centennial Craft Fest. More information about this free fall celebration featuring a variety of local food, drinks, music, and handmade goods to come, stay tuned!
Bell Buckle Main Street Arts & Craft Fair
Where: Bell Buckle Historic District
When: October 20-21
Bell Buckle with its Victorian charm will come alive with over 750 vendors that bring artists of every imaginable talent. Arts, crafts, antiques/vintage, jewelry,photography, holiday decorations, pottery, foods, music and more. There’s something for everyone. Grab a snack or drink and sit down to clogging, gospel music, and some of our local musicians, demonstrators, and more.
5th Annual LGBT Formal Ball
Where: 1141 Bell Rd, Antioch, TN 37013
When: October 27 at 7 PM – 10 PM
Price: $25 – $42
This is a very unique event for individuals who like to step out of the norm, Clean up nice and meet new people! Each year people from different cities and states & travel to this fun event! So bring a matching date, come as a group or arrive solo! Either way the tickets include free food buffet and free professional red carpet photo! This year it’s a masquerade ball!!! How exciting!! Guest host, and booths available! This event will start at 7pm & stop promptly at 11pm be there!
Crafty Nashville’s Annual Fall Arts & Crafts Market
Where: Track One; 1211 4th Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37210
When: November 3 at 10 AM – 5 PM
Featuring 80+ Local Vendors, Live Music, Food Trucks & FREE Kids Activities!!! They are dog friendly (on a leash)! There will be a FREE Kidz Korner full of FREE activities..such as face painting, photo booth backdrop fun SPONSORED BY The Nashville Photographer, arts/crafts & our awesome balloon artist @A-and-B-Balloon-Twisting Clinton Holder (Tips Are Appreciated for ALL Free Kids Activities). Several food trucks will be there to fulfill your appetite. Live music will be sponsored by The Honey Vines and others to be announced in the lineup soon! Clean out your closets and bring any unwanted shoes to donate to Soles4Souls, by dropping them into one of our on site bins!
Paint by Pint
Where: Tailgate Beer; 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville TN 37209;
When: August 21, September 18, October 23, November 20; 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
Join Art Director Drew Lord for the latest installment of our Paint-by-Pint art class! Grab a beer and a brush as Drew leads this fun-filled class! The class is for people of all skill levels as Drew provides tips and quips the entire class. Your ticket includes your first beer or wine and all your materials. Purchase in advance as the classes are smaller and generally sell out.