Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons here in Nashville. With temperatures in the 60’s and the mid 70’s, the leaves quickly changing to tones of deep red, orange and yellow, it is hard to resist all things fall. Luckily Nashville has plenty of activities almost every weekend to celebrate the season.
The 12 South pumpkin patch is an annual favorite. Here you can search through a variety of different pumpkins and gourds to take home provided by Nashville Pumpkin Co. You will find mums, signature orange pumpkins, white pumpkins and a multitude of heirloom pumpkins. There are plenty of photo opportunities at the patch as well, including their Halloween décor, the pumpkins themselves and an old GMC truck bed full of pumpkins. This patch is right in the heart of 12 South, making it walking distance to plenty of Nashville’s most popular restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries. After you pick the perfect pumpkin for your family, walk on over to Frothy Monkey and grab one of their seasonal lattes—salted caramel coconut being our favorite.
Another pumpkin-filled activity is Cheekwood Harvest. Cheekwood Estate and Garden are hosting their annual six-week festival to honor the changing of the leaves. Cheekwood Harvest is the perfect weekend activity for families. Here you can expect to see the famous pumpkin house and patch, decorative scarecrows, endless walkways of autumn mums and the Cheekwood Beer Garden. The Harvest runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 27. Every Thursday during Harvest you can expect half-priced admission, live music, games, food trucks and more. This event is great for all ages and a staple to Nashville fall.
Pass on booking a flight to Germany because this year is Nashville’s 40th annual Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest will offer a variety of different beers for tasting including four signature German beers. Held in our very own Germantown neighborhood, you will experience much more than just a beer festival. Along with the tastings, guests can experience a Dachshund Derby hosted by Nashville’s local German bar, Von Elrod’s. If you want a hand in racing yourself, you can participate in the 5k Bier Run where participants will be greeted with a 20 ounce Oktoberfest beer at the finish line. There will also be tons of food trucks cooking up traditional German foods like brats and pretzels. Make this a family affair and bring your children to enjoy the various activities such as the annual parade, storytellers, face painting and an inflatable play center. The options are endless.
Our very own Erin Krueger Team is hosting a fall client appreciation event at Wilson Family Farm on Oct. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. We will have hayrides, face painting and a corn maze. There will be a photographer onsite taking complimentary fall family portraits and each family will be able to pick out a pumpkin of their choice to take home. We will have a popcorn bar, apple cider and finger foods. Come join us as we celebrate our clients with this free, fun-filled fall event. We hope to see you all there.