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Have Fun This Fall In Nashville Tennesse

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From much anticipated events to holiday activities, there is a full itinerary of great things taking place during the fall in Nashville.

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Southern Festival of Books

The second week of October means its time for the Southern Festival of Books, a three day event held in downtown Nashville at the War Memorial Plaza. The family-friendly festival offers guests the chance to experience over 200 authors from around the world with discussions, readings, book signings, and more. This event focuses on authors with written words pertaining to the south. Best of all this is a free to attend.

This year the Southern Festival of Books will be held October 21 – 22, 2023.

Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft.

In addition to the array of high quality crafts, visitors enjoy fun hands-on activities in the Kids’ Tent, food from area vendors and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes.

This event is now in it’s 45th year, and will take place October 13 to October 15 at Centennial Park.

Grand Master Fiddler Championship

Fiddling laid the foundation of the Grand Ole Opry and remains important to country and bluegrass music today.

The 52nd Annual Grand Master Fiddler Championship will be held on Saturday September 2nd and Sunday September 3rd, 2023 (Labor Day Weekend), in Nashville, Tennessee, at the McAfee Concert Hall on the campus of Belmony University.  Contestants from all over the world will competed for the Champion titles in Youth, Traditional, and Open categories.

Americanafest Music Festival

The 23rd annual AMERICANAFEST will take place September 19-23, 2023, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. 

2023 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education.

Halloween Fun

When Halloween rolls around, you will not be disappointed in the many activities for children and adults. All of the area’s shopping malls offer trick or treating for the kids, and many of the area churches offer a trunk or treat party.

Enjoy a haunted ghost tour of some of Nashville’s most haunted buildings, scare yourself at a great haunted house, or take a hay ride with the kids.

Cultural Festival

In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live.

This event is the largest day of celebration in Tennessee, bringing everyone together for a day of ethnic food, international music, fun, and children’s activities inside of Centennial Park.

The event will be held on October 7, 2023. This event is free.

Nashville Home Show

The Nashville Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals.

This year the Nashville Home Show will be held September 8 to 10 at the Music City Center.

Nashville Fair

The Nashville Fair is being held at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in September (8th through the 17th). Rooted in history and tradition, the Nashville Fair brings a nostalgic fair experience with a modern spin to Nashville’s urban core.

Enjoy culturally diverse events, agriculture, arts, and entertainment at The Fairgrounds Nashville – home to GEODIS Park & Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. The 10 day fair features everything from dinner theater to wrestling, from axe throwing to balloon sculpting, and from karaoke to a 4 day music festival & more.

Percy Warner Park

Another event just for the fall is a walk at Percy Warner Park.

This park features a great walking trail, full of trees covered with red and yellow. The grounds are covered in these beautiful leaves, surrounding you in one of life’s simple beauties.

A focal point of the Warner Parks experience, the Belle Meade Entrance to Percy Warner Park features beautiful Sewanee sandstone gates and a cascade of limestone steps dating back to the 1930s. Thousands of Nashville locals and visitors flock to this entrance to start their day walking, hiking, cycling, and running, to get lost in the natural landscape.

The park features dedicated horse trails, golf, biking trails. There are endless ways to enjoy the park!

Fall in Nashville

Along with some of the special events that take place in Nashville in the fall, there are also all of the fun and interesting things to do in the area that happen all year.

You can easily do Nashville on a Budget. When you head to Nashville, cowboy boots and a big cowboy hat aren’t required. But they’ll definitely help you get into the spirit when you take a Nashville tour, shop at the many stores, eat some world-famous barbecue, or catch a show at the Grand Ole Opry. Whether you choose a guided tour or go out and explore on your own, Nashville offers a wide range of hotels, activities and restaurants that will satisfy any traveler.

There are some outstanding museums in Tennessee with the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State Museum both located in Nashville. Don’t forget The Grand Ole Opry House And Museum! A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without visiting these.

Nashville will always be one of those destinations that’s perfect for families, friends, singles, and couples.

There is always something going on in Nashville, the Music City, and a fall break is a good time to get a fix on your musical cravings. The streets in downtown Nashville are dotted with clubs and bars with live entertainment.