October is here, which means that the holidays are right around the corner. First up is Halloween with its pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and hayrides. We love everything that fall, especially the month of October, has to offer and thought we’d share some ways to fully enjoy fun Halloween and fall related activities right here in Nashville.
The Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkins in the shop or farm stand or in a pumpkin patch. Located on the corner of Cool Springs Blvd. and Mallory Lane in Franklin, Tenn. Opens Oct. 5, runs through Oct. 31. Phone: 615-944-6637. 100 percent of proceeds from the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch sales go towards families fighting childhood cancer. Open: Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m from October 6 until October 31. This family-friendly environment will offer activities for children including games and pumpkin painting.
Cheekwood Harvest is a new event offered at Nashville’s Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. Celebrate the season’s changes as you wander through the gardens and find scarecrows hidden among the trails. Take home your favorite pumpkin from the patch and see a breathtaking assortment of fall’s most famous flower, the Crysanthemum. Weekly special events include Bluegrass in the Herb Garden, guided garden tours, and drop-in ‘Art”ivities in the Family Studio where participants will take home crafted works of art like mini scarecrows, paintings, and more. Other special events include a tree climbing competition, Birds of Prey Show, TACA Craft Day and a special puppet show featuring Aesop’s Fables. With something for everyone young and old, visit Cheekwood and celebrate the season of change with the whole family! For more information about Cheekwood Harvest, visit here.
Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville, TN offers many options for family-friendly fall fun in Middle Tennessee, including an incredible corn maze. This year’s corn maze is benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Middle Tennessee, an organization that provides a “home away from home” for families of critically ill children in impatient and outpatient medical care at Nashville area hospitals. RMHC Nashville i selling discount tickets to visit Lucky Ladd’s Corn Maze for only $6. All proceeds from their ticket sales will be dated directly to their charity. Contact (615) 343-4000 for information and to purchase discounted tickets. For more information about the fall activities at Lucky Ladd Farm, click here.
Shuckle’s Corn Maze is located in the field just northwest of Station Camp High School in Gallatin, TN. The Corn Maze is open to the public Friday through Sunday until November 4; from 6-10 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. on Sundays. For more information including ticket prices, please visit their website here.
Gentry’s Farm is a historic, working farm located in Franklin, Tenn. Gentry’s offers family-friendly hayrides among many other fall-geared activities. The activity area, which is $7 per person, includes a four-acre cornfield maze, nature trail, grain trough hands-on barn, tire swings, lob cabin and chickens, goats and cows. Gentry’s also offers a pick-your-own Pumpkin Patch. Gentry’s Farm is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. and Mondays in October from 9:00 a.m-noon. On Saturdays and Sundays, the last admission is at 4:15 p.m. For more information about the farm, visit their website here.
Norman Farms in Hendersonville, Tenn. offers hayrides as well as a corn maze, pumpkin patch, and education about the farm and its animals. Norman Farms is located at 512 Jones Lane in Hendersonville. Call (615) 824-8254 for more information.
Devil’s Dungeon – located in Downtown Nashville, Devil’s Dungeon claimed to be one of the most frightening and intense haunted houses you will experience in Nashville this year. The 20,000 square feet haunted house includes dark corridors and horrifying scenes sure to scare. Tickets are $15 each. For more information, visit their website here.
Death Row is another Nashville haunted house, located on Harding Industrial Dr. This haunted houses promises celebrity horror film guests. Tickets are $12 and cash is the only accepted form of payment. Death Row is open Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 19th, and will be open daily from the 25th through the 31st, from 7 p.m. until the last person standing in line. For more information, visit here.