A Guide to Halloween in Nashville 2020
Halloween is many people’s favorite time of the year. The summer heat finally settles down. The nights get a little longer. And horror movies feel more appropriate than at any other time.
Of course, Halloween is going to look a little different this year. And as Nashville slowly opens back up, the opportunities for seasonal fun come along with everything else. This means that although there might not be any huge concerts to celebrate the changing season, there are still plenty of opportunities to get out and have a great time.
For anybody that still feels uneasy about heading into public, the CDC recently released Halloween-specific recommendations for you to consult.
Here are some of our favorite options around Music City to safely and conscientiously enjoy the Halloween season.
Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes
Family fun throughout the Halloween season doesn’t get any better than visiting a pumpkin patch and corn maze. There are many wonderful farms around the Nashville area that offer activities such as petting zoos, hayrides, and more. Here are a few of our favorite farms to visit in the heart of autumn.
Walden Farm is located just a half hour outside of Nashville in Smyrna, TN. They’ve scaled back their operations a bit this year to reflect the requirements of COVID-19 planning, but still offer a series of great options for you and your family.
Pumpkins, mums, and other fall produce will be for sale. Their Country Store and Sweet Shop are also available for great fall treats. Spend an afternoon on the farm and find the perfect pumpkin for each member of your family.
Shuckles Corn Maze is located on Fiddle Dee Farms in Greenbrier, TN. They are also taking extra precautions in response to the pandemic but are working hard to make sure you and your family still have a great experience.
Visit the 10-acre corn maze, take in a magic show, play jumbo jenga, or even enjoy an outdoor Saturday night movie. There are plenty of wonderful options for the whole family from September 26th through November 7th.
Gentry’s Farm is located in Franklin, TN, just a short drive out of Nashville. They are limiting their number of tickets to allow for proper social distancing, so be sure you order your tickets ahead of time. Everyone over 13 years old should also expect to wear a facemask when social distancing is not possible.
A four-acre corn maze is available along with an inside barn maze. Tire swings, a tractor playground, mini corn maze, and animal viewing opportunities are available along with many other options to keep the kids delighted.
You can find Lucky Ladd Farms about 45 minutes south of Nashville in Eagleville, TN. Again, ticket sales are being limited to allow for proper distancing so secure your tickets before you go. But once you get there, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful landscape and numerous activities for you and your family.
This includes fun activities like a petting zoo, pony rides, and a corn maze. There is also a pumpkin patch and a fresh vegetable stand. Lucky Ladd Farms has something for everybody!
Look no further than these haunted houses for some fall activities skewed more toward adults. Don’t get us wrong — these places are terrifying and probably aren’t the best place to bring your kids. But that doesn’t need to stop you from enjoying one of the most unique offerings of this time of year.
Devil’s Dungeon is located downtown Nashville. There’s 20,000 square feet of terror for you and your friends to explore. The realism and creativity of the monster displays will haunt your dreams long after the jump-scares have settled down.
Tickets are on sale now and run through the first week of September. This is a truly unique experience you won’t want to miss.
Nashville Nightmare has been scaring the daylights out of people for the last ten years. They recommend not bringing anybody younger than 13 years old, as they will probably be scared a little too much.
Located in Madison, Nashville Nightmare has multiple shows and attractions to choose from. Just know that each of them will have you grasping for the comfort of your friends. You should also be aware that COVID precautions are being taken, including requiring guests to follow local facemask guidelines.
Slaughterhouse is located in Hermitage, TN and is the longest-running haunted house in the Nashville area. This is their 35th season of spooking the Nashville population. This 45 minute journey provides plenty of scares and twisted scenarios that will stick in your mind all night long.
And if you feel like making a whole night out of it, Slaughterhouse runs alongside the Full Moon Cineplex that shows classic horror films throughout October. Find their schedule here.