Nashville’s Best Fall Events for 2023

 In Nashville

Welcome back the pumpkin spice lattes, because fall is just around the corner for Nashville.


As the season of golden leaves and crisp air approaches, the city of Nashville comes alive with events that capture the spirit of fall. Here’s our collection of the best fall events in Nashville you have to attend.

Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival

Nashville’s Cumberland River will roar with the energy of dragons on September 23rd. The Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival is a spectacular sight to behold at the Cumberland Park East Bank Landing. Apart from the thrilling dragon boat races, attendees can also enjoy engaging activities, soulful live music, and educational opportunities that foster community bonding.


Best of all? The event is free and open to attendees of all ages. Ready for an action-packed day by the river? Find out more here.

Nashville Food Faire

Foodies, assemble! The Nashville Food Faire on September 30th is a haven for every food lover out there. Hosted by the Nashville Scene, this extravaganza promises mouth-watering treats, delectable cuisines, and flavors that’ll leave you craving for more. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, this free event is one you won’t want to miss. Learn more and drool over the details on their website.

Nashville Film Festival

Lights, camera, action! From September 28th to October 4th, the Nashville Film Festival is all set to roll out the red carpet. Featuring 125 films from across the globe, this cinematic experience promises a blend of cultures, emotions, and storytelling brilliance. Dive deep into the world of cinema with various ticketing options available on their website.

Whiskey, Wine, & Cider Festival

Indulge in a night of sophistication and savor the finest whiskies, wines, and ciders. The annual Whiskey, Wine & Cider Festival, hosted by The Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition, is slated for October 5th at the Bedford Nashville Event Venue. With general admission tickets priced at $75, prepare yourself for a tantalizing experience. Secure your spot.

39th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest

Raise your steins high as the 39th Annual Nashville Oktoberfest kicks off in Germantown, a quaint neighborhood in downtown Nashville, from October 11-14th. Relish authentic German delicacies, dance to traditional tunes, and get into the festive spirit. While the event is free for all, there are exclusive VIP tickets available for those looking for an elevated experience. Find further details on their website.

Boo at The Zoo

Every weekend in October, the Nashville Zoo transforms into a Halloween wonderland. ‘Boo at The Zoo’ offers a fun-filled day for families, with exciting activities, themed zones, and of course, the majestic animals. It’s a spooky, safe, and sensational way to enjoy Halloween with the little ones. Hurry and grab your tickets before they vanish!

See Nashville With Tommy’s Tours!

In the heart of Tennessee, as the leaves change and the nights grow colder, Nashville promises a fall season packed with entertainment, culture, and fun. Mark your calendars, because these events are sure to make your autumn in Nashville unforgettable. And while you’re exploring, consider booking a tour with Tommy’s Nashville Tours for a comprehensive experience of the city’s best.

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