Current pandemic stressors aside, who’s just happier this time of year?
Autumn’s welcome temperatures and pretty colors mean wearing favorite jackets and boots, and of course taking all those fun family pictures. The city bursts with ways to enjoy all the pumpkin spiced goodness of season, from farms to festivals to photo ops, so get out the calendar and get ready to fall for fall all over again this year.
Falling into Fall at Triple A Farms
Peruse more than 25 vendors and food trucks at this agrarian destination off Highway 99. Pick from a dazzling selection of pumpkins and choose from homegrown and homemade goods. Free admission. https://fb.me/e/2qCqdUwBl
Greenway Arts Festival
Come enjoy-and be wowed!- at the beautiful displays of creativity at the city’s annual art festival. Come ready to buy, but also to participate in fun art projects and activities through the day. Perfect for all ages. Free admission. https://fb.me/e/40S9QhUAY
La Vergne Old Timers Festival
Watch the parade then join the fun at a petting zoo, animal show, puppet show, business, civic, and arts, craft vendors, axe throwing and community displays at this annual event. Free admission. https://fb.me/e/1K0bGLSmO
Sam Davis Barn Dance
This fun annual event invites families to gather for food, live music and dancing in front of the white barn on the property. $11. Samdavishome.org
Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Lucky Ladd Farm
The quintessential fall experience returns to Lucky Ladd with the farm decked out in autumnal splendor. Jump in the corn maze or choose just the right pumpkin from their voluminous patch! Luckyladdfarms.com
Fall for Lascassas
Enjoy the offerings of the Lascassas Farmers Market with seasonal goodies and things to do for the whole family. Free admission. Facebook.com/lascassasfarmersmarket.
Eagleville Fall Festival
Take in downtown Eagleville with food, crafts, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Free admission. Facebook.com/EaglevilleTN
Seventh annual Oaklands Oktoberfest
Families can enjoy live music and food trucks on the lawn at this favorite annual fundraising event. Kids 16 and under are free! https://fb.me/e/47t8GdwVn
Rutherford County Farmers Market Fall Market and Arts Festival
The RCFM goes out with a bang in October with special vendors and demonstrations at their regular Tuesday and Friday market days. Free admission. Facebook.com/uttsuextensionrutherfordcounty
Corn Maze at The Farm at Route 8 Shady Lane
Get ready for an “a-maz-ing” time at this full-service fall festival destination! Get in on classic seasonal fun like pumpkins, straw bales, corn stalks, haunted woods, and a night time flashlight maze!. Facebook.com/Route8ShadyLane
The Hemp Crumble at Kingdom Acres
Experience fun on the farm during this hands-on educational experience on "Harvesting the Hemp" from the field to the crumbled product at gorgeous Kingdom Acres. The weekend includes tours, farm animals, line dancing, and open grounds for picnicking. Free admission. Facebook.com
Morning Glory Apple and All Things Fall Festival
Pick from orchard fresh apples, cider slushies, pumpkins, mums and all sorts of fall goodies including amazing local finds at this inviting orchard destination minutes from Murfreesboro. Plus, shop and enjoy 30 unique vendors, Cousins Maine Lobster and Vehicle City Coney food trucks, corn hole, chicken feeding, and so much more! Free admission. https://fb.me/e/Pi9C6Q2W
Webb School Art and Craft Festival
The juried Webb Art & Craft Show features handmade arts and crafts including pottery, metal works, wood working, textiles, jewelry, old fashioned soaps and lotions, while the Webb Show is the crown jewel of the entire weekend showcasing over 100 booths of the finest of the finest in town. Free admission. https://fb.me/e/1jw7Ly0Dx
Rutherford Parent’s Fall Kids Festival
October 23, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Local vendors, carnival games, live performances and demonstrations, food vendors, giveaways and kids' costume parades at The Avenue in Murfreesboro (behind Belk) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free admission. rb.gy/cjlqer
Did I miss any? Please share your fall festivals and events in the comments below!