Fall may be the best season in Nashville. The weather is usually superb and there are so many things to do. Sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint which events are worth attending, though. Fret no more — Nashville Guru has you covered. Here are the 15 fun fall events you need to know about in chronological order.
15 Fun Fall Events in Nashville
Nashville Brew Festival
Friday, September 22
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Kick off the first day of fall on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Nashville Brew Festival. The beer-focused event takes place at First Tennessee Park from 8pm to 11pm. There will be dozens of breweries, food trucks, lawn games, and music.
Saturday, September 23 – Sunday, September 24
Pilgrimage Festival is a two-day music and cultural festival on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Headliners include Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder, Ryan Adams, The Avett Brothers and many more!
Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival
Friday, September 29
The Music City Bacon and Barrel Festival is on Friday, September 29, 2017, from 7pm to 10pm at the Nashville Farmer’s Market. This festival will combine food from 25 of the best restaurants in Nashville and a wide selection of distilled spirits.
The Taco Festival
Saturday, September 30
Fill up on tacos at The Taco Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017, from noon to 6pm at Centennial Park. There will be tacos, margaritas, beer, eating contests, live music, hilarious entertainment, and a Tiny Taco Dog beauty pageant.
Sunday, October 1
Green Door Gourmet is hosting Fall Fest on Sunday, October 1, 2017, from 11am to 6pm.The festival will feature live music, food trucks, a beer garden, craft vendors, hayrides, pumpkin games, a pumpkin patch, a kid’s zone with balloon artists and magic show, and more!
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Saturday, October 7
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is on Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 10am to 6pm at Centennial Park. This is one of the best festivals in Nashville celebrating the many cultures represented throughout the city. There will be performances, a world market, a global village, food vendors and children’s areas.
Thursday, October 5 – Sunday, October 8
Nashville Oktoberfest in Germantown is back in 2017 with four days of celebrating from Thursday, October 5 to Sunday, October 8, 2017. Expect authentic German food, live music, craft vendors, lots of beer, and more. Best of all, it’s FREE!
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Nashville Beer Festival
Saturday, October 14
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The annual Nashville Beer Festival is on Saturday, October 14, 2017, from 3pm to 7pm at The Fairgrounds Nashville. There will be over 150 samples of beer, wine and spirits, plus games, a DJ, dance floor, and football on large TVs! This is one of Nashville’s most celebrated beer festivals.
Bacon & Beer Classic
Saturday, October 21
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The Nashville Bacon and Beer Classic is Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Nissan Stadium from 1pm to 4pm. Attendees can expect unlimited bacon and beer samples, including 50+ craft beers and 25+ bacon-infused dishes from local chefs, as well as games, contests, giveaways, a photo booth, and more. VIP tickets are also available allowing early entry at noon.
Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival
Saturday, October 21
The Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival is on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from Noon to 5pm at Two Rivers Mansion. There will be 30+ breweries sampling their finest brews, a selection of wine, artisan booths, and live music.
Pumpkinfest in Franklin
Saturday, October 28
Make your way south to downtown Franklin for the annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10am to 6pm. The popular street festival features costume contests and children’s activities along with food and drink vendors, artisans, and live entertainment.
Saturday, November 4
Join in for the third annual Wanderlust 108 event in Nashville! They are hosting a “mindful triathlon” and afternoon full of fun on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 6:30am to 2:30pm at Bicentennial Mall State Park. The triathlon includes a 5k, yoga, and meditation.
Saturday, November 4
Crafty Nashville is a family-friendly fall arts and crafts fair on Saturday, November 4, 2017, from 10am to 5pm at Track One. There will be over 80 artisans and crafters, food trucks, live music, and more. This annual event is FREE to attend and family-friendly.
Saturday, November 11
Project 615 will host Nashvember on Saturday, November 11, 2017, from 11am to 6pm at Track One. There will be dozens of local vendors, live music, and food trucks. This event is family-friendly and FREE to attend.
Music City Yoga Festival
Saturday, November 18
Before feasting during Thanksgiving week, get over to Rocketown for the annual Music City Yoga Festival on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 10am to 5pm. This event is a celebration for the Nashville yoga community. There will be yoga classes, a marketplace full of local vendors, food trucks, and live music.