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September 17 - October 30, 2016

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.

Mum Explosion!
More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues will take center stage in the gorgeous Robertson Ellis Color Garden, planted specifically for Cheekwood Harvest.

Silly and serious, big and small, frightening and friendly – Scarecrows will invade our gardens again this fall! Tour this year’s collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of our diverse community.

Whether you’re a lifelong train enthusiast or a young conductor with a love for Thomas and friends, you’ll be enchanted by our outdoor model trains. Three separate tracks run on the lawn across from the Frist Learning Center, always drawing an enthusiastic crowd of onlookers.

Pumpkins at Cheekwood
It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Pumpkins for carving, painting and decorating await you in our Pumpkin Patch. Pick your favorites to purchase and take them home!


Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:00 am & 11:00 am
Explore the wide world of literature through song, dance, and interactive reading in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden. Experience your favorite nature-themed books in a whole new way!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Get ready for a toe-tapping, foot-stomping good time as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the Herb Garden.

Live Music in the Drawing Room
Saturdays, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Piano music will fill the halls of the Cheekwood Mansion creating the perfect soundtrack for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Guided Tours
Saturdays and Sundays
11:30 am: Garden Tour
12:30 pm: House & History Tour
1:30 pm: Exhibition Tour
Garden Tours begin at Visitor Services. House & History and Exhibition Tours begin at the Museum of Art.

Drawing Room Concert Series featuring Belmont University’s School of Music
Sundays, 2:00 pm, Museum of Art Drawing Room
Cheekwood is honored to partner with Belmont’s School of Music to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room, featuring live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.

Sundays, 3:30 pm, Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden
Join us to listen as celebrated local authors share their stories, describe their processes, and offer ‘behind-the-text’ accounts of their work in our intimate garden setting. Cash bar available.
Offered in partnership with Parnassus Books. Space is limited; first-come, first-seated.  

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