Best Fall Thing To Do In Nashville: Cheekwood Harvest

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Fall is one of the best times of the year for so many and Cheekwood puts all of your fall favorites in one place. Whether you want to enjoy a day of family time, have a ladies day out, or are planning a cute little date night, Cheekwood will provide you with all of the fall vibes. Nashville’s only botanical garden is set to celebrate all things fall during their Cheekwood Harvest, a part of the estate and gardens’ year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. The unique six-week festival will offer activities and experiences designed for everybody.



Activities For All

There is no doubt that your family will have a memorable experience exploring Cheekwood this fall. From pumpkin patches to scarecrow trails and even a Halloween Pooch Party for dog lovers, there is truly something for everyone. There are close to 50,000 pumpkins throughout the beautiful property you can view during this year’s Cheekwood Harvest. Definitely a great backdrop for those Instagram photos! Scarecrows will be returning to the Turner Seasons Garden with a new theme: “Best Bug”. The scarecrows were designed by 30 organizations, families, and schools making it an eclectic and picture-worthy experience for all. 

Live Music in the Beer Garden

The Cheekwood Beer Garden brings the ambiance and super chill vibes to connect with friends and family. You can enjoy weekend performances from 11:00am – 2:30pm, seasonal beers, specialty cocktails, & wine,  accompanied by live music and a live jazz quartet on Sundays. There are also special musical performances during Thursday Night Out on Arboretum Lawn with drinks and Food Trucks from all across the city to check out.

Special Events

Discover the 2023 Harvest workshops, including Caring for Houseplants, Late Fall Perennials, and Pick-Your-Own Rose Bouquet. During Cheekwood Harvest you will also be able to participate in Wellness 360, featuring outdoor classes and workshops led by local instructors, including yoga, sound bath meditation, forest bathing, and more.  You will also be able to experience El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead to end Cheekwood Harvest October 28-29. This is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and Latin America. The festival is known for colorful decorations, energetic music, and elaborate displays that demonstrate the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. 

Cheekwood is always the move if you want to truly experience that fall feeling, and this year will not disappoint. See you there!

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