Harvest and Halloween

Next to a Nashville springtime, our autumn season is my most favorite time of year.  The cooler temperatures allow us to open our windows and put on our sweaters.  The variety of native trees put on one of the most sought after fall foliage shows in the country. Anthony and I like to take fall day trips down the street and or across the state to some of these middle Tennessee Halloween or harvest celebrations.

Cheekwood Harvest – September 27th-October 31st

This is a celebration of the fall harvest.  Take a fall picnic and visit our very own Cheekwood Botanical Gardens for the day.    Cheekwood plants over 5,000 mums in the garden for your fall strolls.  They also host a scarecrow competition for the public to submit a handmade themed scarecrow.  This year there are over 50 scarecrows for you to view and vote for!  By the month’s end the gardens turn into a celebration of the “El Dia de los Muertos” the “Day of the Dead” on November 1st with music, costumes, and hands on activities for the kids.

Gentry’s Farm – September 27-October 26th

Franklin’s very own working farm opens it’s doors for you to visit and enjoy the fall! This year there is a Carter House corn maze, hay rides, log cabin, tire swings, hands-on barn, and playground.  Admission is $7 per person (ages 2-65)

The Bell Witch Legend and Bell Witch Cave – Adams, TN.

If you are looking for something a LOT more scary than a hayride then look no further than Tennessee’s own Bell Witch legend.  Just 45 minutes north of Nashville is a town called Adams, TN. where legend has it there lives a witch spirit who has haunted people in the early 1800’s.  Dare you to check out the Bell Witch Cave tours near Halloween this year.