It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Nashville. In honor of the colder weather (and the part of year, in general) there are several fall festivals and activities coming up this weekend! So, here we are to give you your weekend plans. This weekend heavily features food and music, two of our favorite things! And is that a FREE Garth Brooks concert? Details below.
Harvest Celebration at the Farmer’s Market
Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 10a-2pm
Tonight from 5-8pm, Relax and unwind at a special Halloween-themed Night Market! You can enjoy a Halloween dance party, seasonal drinks, wine, craft beer, local artisan booths, a pumpkin carving competition, plenty of dinner options from Market restaurants and more. This event kicks off the annual Harvest Celebration, which is held Saturday the 22nd. There will be fun kids’ activities, fall recipe chef demonstrations, an all-ages pumpkin pastry baking contest, and live music. And costumes are encouraged!
Hot Shots: Hot Chicken, Whiskey, and Bourbon Festival
Also tonight, at Bridgestone Arena, The Nashville Predators Foundation is hosting the second annual Hot Shots Festival. The night will feature Middle Tennessee’s premier hot chicken restaurants as well as whiskey and bourbon from local and national distilleries. The night will also feature a watch party as the Predators take on the Red Wings. Ticket packages come with a voucher for an Upper Bowl ticket to the Predators games on either November 8 or November 10.
Tennessee State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 10 am – 2 pm. The event features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past.
Nashville Symphony’s Free Day of Music
The community is invited to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center to enjoy free performances all day long. The day will feature more than 20 musical acts throughout the day on four stages performing classical, country, rock, jazz, world music and much more. Plus, there will be a kids’ zone from 1 pm – 4 pm featuring an instrument petting zoo, crafts and more.
Nashville Beer Festival
The sixth annual Nashville Beer Festival celebrates all things Music City! Tickets include unlimited tastings of more than 150 brews, wines and spirits, access to the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum, a souvenir sample glass, a merchant underground with more than 25 unique boutiques and giveaways, and more.
GARTH BROOKS IN NASHVILLE
You heard me. Monday, October 24th, in celebration of his 7th diamond album, Garth Brooks is putting on a FREE concert at Ascend Amphitheater. Tickets were given away via Snapchat over the past couple of weeks, but no worries. Several bars downtown will be providing fans with chances to win tickets into the amphitheater Monday afternoon starting at 2pm. If you can’t manage to get your hands on tickets, there will be a viewing party on Riverfront. There will be screens and speakers set up for fans to enjoy Garth’s free performance. The event kicks off at 7pm.
Also this weekend, we have Vanderbilt’s homecoming game against Tennessee State. That game is at Vanderbilt stadium at 6:30pm on Saturday. Sunday at 12pm central, the Tennessee Titan’s are hosting the Indianapolis Colts right here at Nissan Stadium.
Go out! Have fun! Be good to each other!