Murfreesboro Mama: 14 Can't-Miss Fall Festivals

Sep 14, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

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

September 18

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.


Greenway Arts Festival

September 18

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.


La Vergne Old Timers Festival

September 18

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.


Sam Davis Barn Dance

September 18

This fun annual event invites families to gather for food, live music and dancing in front of the white barn on the property. $11.


Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze at Lucky Ladd Farm

September 18

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!


Fall for Lascassas

September 25

Enjoy the offerings of the Lascassas Farmers Market with seasonal goodies and things to do for the whole family. Free admission.


Eagleville Fall Festival

September 25

Take in downtown Eagleville with food, crafts, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Free admission.


Seventh annual Oaklands Oktoberfest

September 25

Families can enjoy live music and food trucks on the lawn at this favorite annual fundraising event. Kids 16 and under are free!


Rutherford County Farmers Market Fall Market and Arts Festival

October 1-29

The RCFM goes out with a bang in October with special vendors and demonstrations at their regular Tuesday and Friday market days. Free admission.


Corn Maze at The Farm at Route 8 Shady Lane

October 1-31

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!.


The Hemp Crumble at Kingdom Acres

October 2

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.


Morning Glory Apple and All Things Fall Festival

October 9

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.


Webb School Art and Craft Festival

October 16-17

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.


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.


Did I miss any? Please share your fall festivals and events in the comments below!

 Laura Beth Payne is a writer and homeschool mama who lives in the Blackman community with her husband and two bouncy kiddos. Follow her at @murfreesboromama on Facebook and Instagram.


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