15 Fun Fall Events You Need to Know About

September 4, 2018 | Advertising Disclosure | Our Sponsors may be mentioned in this article.

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, including a lot of free options, in chronological order.

15 Fun Fall Events You need to Know About in Nashville


Pilgrimage Festival

Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23

Pilgrimage Festival is a two-day music and cultural festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2018, at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee. Headliners include Chris Stapleton, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds, Lionel Richie, Jack White, and many more!

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Nashville Chalk Fest

Saturday, September 22 – Sunday, September 23

*FREE*

Nashville Chalk Fest, a street-painting festival featuring professional artists, hobbyists, and art enthusiasts, is at Centennial Park on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2018. Attendees can expect entertainment, food trucks, and family fun like face painting, inflatables, and live music. The event is free and all ages.

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Friday 51

Friday, September 28 + Friday, October 26

*FREE*

Make your way to The Nations for Project 615’s Friday 51, a monthly block party series, from 4:00pm to 9:00pm on the last Friday of September and October at the Project 615 headquarters. The free event will feature music, food trucks, drinks, and games. Bring the kids and pups!

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Taste of Nashville

Friday, October 5

Taste of Nashville is one of Music City’s top annual events taking place on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 7:30pm to midnight at Nelson Green Brier Distillery in Marathon Village. The theme this year is Hot Chicken and Rosé. Expect samples from Nashville’s best restaurants and drinks from local distillers and breweries.

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Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

Saturday, October 6

*FREE*

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 10:00am to 6:00pm 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.

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Nashville Harvest Festival

Sunday, October 7

Nashville Harvest Festival is Sunday, October 7, 2018, from noon to 6:00pm at City Winery. This event will have live music, tastings of 50+ wines, and food. City Winery’s exterior will be transformed into an outdoor stage, grape-stomping area, wine pong venue, and more.

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Nashville Oktoberfest

Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14

*FREE*

Nashville Oktoberfest in Germantown is back in 2018 with four days of celebrating from Thursday to Sunday, October 11-14, 2018. Expect authentic German food, live music, craft vendors, lots of beer, and more. Best of all, it’s FREE!

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Light the Nations

Saturday, October 20

*FREE*

The annual Light the Nations event is Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm on 51st Avenue. The neighborhood event will shine a spotlight on local businesses, art, and vendors. There will be a kids’ area, dog park, food trucks, and live entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.

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Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival

Saturday, October 20

The Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival is on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from noon to 5:00pm at Two Rivers Mansion. There will be 30+ breweries sampling their finest brews, a selection of wine, artisan booths, and live music.

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Centennial Craft Fest

Saturday, October 20

*FREE*

Centennial Craft Fest is on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Centennial Park. Attendees can expect food vendors, an Oktoberfest pub area, over 30 local artisans, live music, and kids’ activities. The event is free to attend.

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Pumpkinfest in Franklin

Saturday, October 27

*FREE*

Make your way south to downtown Franklin for the annual Pumpkinfest on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. The popular street festival features costume contests and children’s activities along with food and drink vendors, artisans, and live entertainment.

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Crafty Nashville

Saturday, November 3

*FREE*

Crafty Nashville is a family-friendly fall arts and crafts fair on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 10:00am to 5:00pm 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.

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Circus Brew Zerkus

Saturday, November 3

Get ready for the year’s ultimate beer festival and circus combo—Circus Brew Zerkus. It’s Nashville’s one and only craft beer circus on Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at Morgan Park in Germantown. There will be tons of craft beer, aerial acts, magicians, fire dancers, and food trucks. The event is 21 and over.

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Nashvember

Saturday, November 10

*FREE*

Project 615’s Nashvember is on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Track One. There will be dozens of local vendors, live music, and food trucks. This event is family-friendly and FREE to attend.

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Music City Yoga Festival

Saturday, November 10

Before the holiday feasts begin, head over to Rocketown for the annual Music City Yoga Festival on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. 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.

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