6 Places You Have to Go in the Fall in Nashville

October 9, 2018

 

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Growing up in Chicago, fall always felt so short because it was typically too cold to be {comfortable} outside by mid-October. 

 

I moved to Tennessee in the fall of 2016 and it will forever be my favorite time of year here. Looking at the colors over the hills surrounding Nashville is unlike anything I've ever seen, and I thrive knowing we typically get a solid two months of fall weather. 

 

Whether it's your first fall here, or your just looking for new places to check out, I hope this article helps you find your new favorite spot to visit. Here's a list of my six favorite places to enjoy the view, pick out pumpkins, drink apple cider, and of course, take photos. 

 

 

1. Cheekwood Estate + Gardens 

Anywhere with a house made out of pumpkins is my kind of place. Cheekwood is a botanical garden and art museum open year-round, but their fall harvest festival is one that absolutely can't be missed. You can grab yourself a beer at their beer garden before walking through trails lined with the most beautiful mums and unique scarecrows before hitting up the pumpkin patch and house for photos and pumpkin picking. 

 

 

Cheekwood is open Tuesday - Sunday 9:00AM – 5:00PM. The Harvest Festival goes through October 21st, but Cheekwood is open year-round and has all kinds of festive events. Check out their website for more details. 

 

2. The Nashville Farmer's Market

To say I'm obsessed with the Farmer's Market would be an understatement. I just love the idea of eating food and using products made or grown by someone in town. During the fall the market is filled with pumpkins, vegetables, homemade soaps, teas, home decor, you name it. They even feature live music on the weekends, and pups are welcome. 

 

 

The farmer's market is open year-round. For info on vendors or events, here's their website. 

 

3. Nashville Pumpkin Company in 12 South

This is easily the cutest pumpkin patch in town, surrounded by some of the best shops, brunch spots, and sweet treats, making it the perfect place to spend a Saturday or Sunday just walking around. Nashville Pumpkin Company also has a pop-up at Hillsboro High School. 

 

 

4. Natchez Trace Bridge

This view y'all. The bridge is a cool place to overlook the hills any time of year, but when the leaves change it's absolutely breathtaking. You can walk the trail, explore nearby downtown Franklin, or just bring a picnic and take in the view. 

 

 

5. Gentry Farm

If you're looking for the full fall experience, this is your spot. They have hay rides, pumpkins, games, apple cider, a corn maze, farm animals, you name it. It's a bit of a hike from downtown Nashville, but totally worth checking out. It isn't far from Natchez Trace, so you could make a day out of hitting both spots. 

 

 

Gentry Farms is open until October 29th. For hours and more, click here

 

6. Arrington Vineyard 

Arrington Vineyard has been one of my favorite spots {near} Nashville since I moved here and the views in the fall are to die for. You can bring a picnic, grab a flight of wine, take a tour, enjoy some live music, and enjoy the view. There's no admission fee, so you bring your own snacks and drinks, and it makes for the perfect spot for a cheap date night or girls day trip. It's about a 25 minute drive from downtown Nashville, but definitely worth it. For directions and hours, click here. 

 

I hope these ideas help you find your new favorite fall spot! If you get a chance to go to any or all of them, definitely let me know how you like it below! Have another favorite fall spot in Nashville? Comment it below!

 

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