Spooktacular Fall Activities

    October is already in full bloom 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.


    Pumpkins

    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. Phone: 615-944-6637. 100 percent of proceeds from the Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch sales go towards families fighting childhood cancer. Open: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m until October 31.  This family-friendly environment will offer activities for children including games and pumpkin painting. For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

    Gentry’s Farm is a historic, working farm located in Franklin, Tenn. Gentry’s offers a pick-your-own pumpkin patch as well as activity area for families. The activity area, which is $6 per person, includes a four-acre cornfield maze, hayrides, nature trail, grain trough hands-on barn, tire swings, lob cabin and chickens, goats and cows. Gentry’s Farm is open Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. and Mondays 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.


    Apple Picking

    Pratt’s Orchard and Garden Center in Lebanon, Tenn. offers pick-your-own apples (in addition to other seasonal fruits) on their family owned and operated farm. They are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information, visit their website here.

    Breeden’s Orchard Bakery & Country Store in Mt. Juliet offers homemade goods and you-pick-it apples and peaches as well as tours of the farm, to show visitors just how those fresh apples and peaches get to their tables. Breeden’s is located at 631 Beckwith Rd. Mt Juliet, TN 37122. Phone: 615-449-2880. They are open Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.


    Hayrides

    Gentry’s Farm offers hayrides throughout their full-service farm in Franklin, Tenn. See above, under Pumpkins, for more information about Gentry’s.

    Norman Farms in Hendersonville, Tenn. offers hayrides among other fun fall activites. They are located at 512 Jones Lane, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Phone: 615-824-8254.


    Haunted Houses

    Haunted Nashville has three attractions under one roof. It is open Thursday through Sunday each weekend in October (as well as Monday the 31st for Halloween). Hours of operation are 7:30-10:30 p.m. For information about tickets and prices, visit their website here.

    Death Row Haunted House claims to be the more gruesome and gory haunted house in the area (we believe them!). Death Row is open Friday and Saturday nights with the addition of Halloween night from 7 p.m. until the last person standing has gotten entrance inside. For more information including where to get tickets and discounts, visit their website here.

    Death Valley Haunted Woods in Gallatin is an outdoor haunted woods that promises an “experience in terror like no other.” They are open Friday and Saturday evenings 7 p.m.-1:00 a.m. Beginning Monday, Oct. 24 they will be open daily through Halloween. Check their website for hour changes on weekdays and ticket information here.

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