The weather is starting to be cooler, and the leaves are changing colors. I know my family looks forward to fall. We love pumpkins, Halloween, leaves changing, etc. I thought I would share a few fall family fun things you can do this season.

Cheekwood is one of our favorite fall places to visit for an afternoon of fall inspired fun. Now through the end of October you can visit the Harvest Celebration. There is a small pumpkin patch with two cute houses made of pumpkins. They make a great backdrop for fall photos – just a FYI. There is also a display of scarecrows that different schools and groups crafted. They are so fun to see on the Scarecrow path (near the trains). There is a unique theme every year. Super fun to look at! You can take in your own picnic or pick up some lunch at the café there.

fall family fun nashville fall festivalsNashville Farmers Market is another fun fall place to visit. You can head there for lunch or a treat in the food court. They have coffee, food, ice cream, and bubble tea places to choose from. Our family loves to go there because we can all choose something we like and it does not have to be the same, since they are all so close together. Then, head out to the vendor areas to check out the fall produce and offerings. So many neat pumpkins, gourds, and plants to choose from. You might even start your holiday shopping with something unique from one of the local artisans. To make a day of it, you can also take a stroll at the adjacent Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park or visit the nearby Tennessee State Museum.

Hiking is another great option this time of year. Get on the Tennessee State Park website or your local county Parks & Rec website and find a new place to explore the fall colors with a new-to-you hiking trail.

End a nice fall day with a fire around a firepit! This is a fun and easy family activity. Throw some logs on the fire, grab some S’mores ingredients and a board game or two, and enjoy the crisp air.

There are lots of Fall Fests, Trunk or Treats, and Craft Fairs making their way back this fall. Check your local parks, churches, and schools to find one near you. There are so many free events in fall to choose from. Find one and take a chance of having a fun fall day.

Whatever you choose to do this fall just make sure to enjoy the change in season with your family.