Top 10 Things in Middle Tennessee this Fall

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While the weather may still make you feel like it’s high summertime, fall weather is just around the corner! Not only does this mean deciding which SEC football game you’re going to dedicate your Saturday to, but there are endless festivals, events and new restaurant openings to get excited about! Here’s my top list of things to do in the coming months in Middle Tennessee:

  1. Music City Food & Wine Festival: Two of my favorite things! Fodor’s even named this one of America’s Best Fall Food Festivals! Join the country’s top chefs and wine, beer and spirit crafters for two days of panels, taste testing, cooking demos and more! Buy your tickets at musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com
  1. Attend a Titans Game: This October, Nashville’s Tennessee Titans hosts three home games! Be sure to head to LP to catch a game against the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars or Houston Texans.
  1. Fall Craft Fair at Centennial Park: September 26, 27 and 28 – Celebrate and support the rich arts and craft community we have in Middle Tennessee during this three-day festival on the grounds of Nashville’s historic Parthenon. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it and leave with one-of-a-kind handcrafted works of art. This is one event my family and I never miss!
  1. Oktoberfest: A Germantown tradition since 1980! If you’ve never experienced this celebration, be sure not to miss it this year! Start with the Germantown 5k Bier Run, then make your way to 7th Avenue & Monroe, which will be filled with authentic German food, Yazoo Octoberfest brew and craft vendors.
  1. Attend a Predators Game: September 25 kicks of the Nashville Predators first preseason game at Bridgestone against the Tampa Bay Lighting. Other opponents in September include the Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets, with the first regular season game against the Ottawa Senators on October 9. Secure your tickets today!
  1. Zombie Paintball Hayride & Haunted Forest: Need I say more? I can personally vouch from my experience last year that Miller’s Thrillers, located in Columbia, is a spectacular way to spend a weekend night this fall and truly gets you excited for Halloween! Open every Friday and Saturday in October. Ticket prices and further information can be found at millersthrillers.net.
  1. Downtown Franklin Fall Festival: October 3 and 4. This is one event I never miss – even during rainstorms as was the case last year! Set in the quaint square of Downtown Franklin, this festival is two days of family fun and entertainment. The Farmer’s Market will be open, craft vendors will line the streets and a delicious variety of food and drink is available for purchase. The word on the street this year is that the festival will be bigger and better than ever before! Be sure to go on Saturday to enter the cornhole tournament!
  1. Go on a hike: If you’re like me, then you never really think about the hiking opportunities available to us in our very own backyard, but Middle Tennessee is thriving with both short and long hikes! Fall is the best time to take advantage of these trails. Check out the options at Percy Warner or Radnor Lake.
  1. Go to a Corn Maze! Middle Tennessee is abundant with pumpkin patch and corn maze options for the whole family! Here’s just a few to mention: Gentry Farm, Norman Farm and Shuckles Corn Maze.
  2. Warrior Dash: I saved the best for last. The world’s largest obstacle course series is coming to Pulaski, Tenn. on October 4! A short   drive from Nashville and, in my opinion, guaranteed to be THE. MOST. FUN you’ll have this fall! Warrior Dash is between 3-4 miles, includes 12 extreme obstacles and you even jump through fire before crossing the finish line! It’s not as daunting as it may seem. It’s quite the event and well worth looking into. Sign up at warriordash.com

 


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