Cheekwood Harvest

September 23, 2017 – October 29, 2017   |   9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cheekwood Harvest

September 23 – October 29

We’re celebrating all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. With activities and experiences for kids, adults and families alike, Cheekwood is the perfect spot 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 dominate our gardens as autumn colors take over Cheekwood.

Tour our collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of the Nashville community.

Pumpkin House & Patch
It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Come see our renowned pumpkin house, filled with over 400 gourds, then pick your favorite pumpkin from our patch and take it home for carving, painting and decorating.

Weekend Activities

Every Saturday

10 AM – 2 PM

Storytime in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden
11 AM

Beer Garden Open with Live Bluegrass Music (music until 2 pm) and food trucks 
11 AM – 4 PM

Every Sunday

Beer Garden Open with Live Bluegrass Music (music until 2 pm) and food trucks
11 AM – 4 PM

Yoga in the Garden
1 PM

Themed Saturdays

Enjoy themed activities and entertainment each weekend of Cheekwood Harvest

September 23: Harvest Opening Weekend featuring Edible Kitchen
September 30: Hands at Work Art Exhibition & Herb Day
October 7: Bryant Fleming
October 14: Tennessee STEAM Festival featuring Edible Kitchen
October 21: Halloween Pooch Parade
October 28: El Día de los Muertos


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The Beer Garden

Open Thursday – Sunday during Harvest • 11 am – 4 pm

Gather with friends to celebrate the arrival of fall at the Cheekwood Beer Garden! Enjoy seasonal beers, specialty cocktails, wine & champagne, and on weekends enjoy live music until 2 pm and local food trucks.

Member Appreciation Day

October 2 • 9 am – 7 pm

Don’t miss Cheekwood Harvest as we open just for our members on Monday, October 2.

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Bryant Fleming Day

October 7

Learn about Bryant Fleming, the landscape architect who brought the Cheeks’ vision of a grand home to life as well as the iconic Allèe at the entrance to Percy Warner Park, in this partner event with Friends of Warner Parks. A morning hike through the park to Cheekwood, a lecture and panel discussion, and educational activities will introduce guests to Fleming, the man who designed Cheekwood, inside and out.

Cheekwood is reclaiming its heritage as a Bryant Fleming Estate. Saturday, October 7, 2017 has been declared “Bryant Fleming Day” in his memory.

Free admission for all Friends of Warner Parks.

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Japanese Moon Viewing

October 8 • 4 – 9 pm

Join us for a moonlit evening in the Cheekwood fall gardens that will feature traditional tea ceremony demonstrations, interactive activities, and lantern-lit tours celebrating Japanese art and gardens.

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Presented By:Nissan

Tennessee STEAM Festival

October 14

Cheekwood is excited to be participating in Tennessee’s STEAM Festival! By bringing science to the stuff you love, we are inspiring communities to expand their minds! Our STEAM Festival events will take place on Saturday, October 14 during Cheekwood Harvest, and features activities with Urban Green Lab & Edible Kitchen, as well as a performance of FrankenSTEM by Bright Star Theatre. We hope to see all of you join us on the path of learning how to #BeBrilliant !

Halloween Pooch Parade

October 21 • 11 am

Bring your favorite four-legged friend to Cheekwood for our Second Annual Pooch Parade. Costumed canines and their owners are invited to parade around the gardens for a fun morning stroll.

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El Día de Los Muertos

October 28 • 9 am – 5 pm

Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with our 18th Annual El Día de los Muertos festival. Visitors will enjoy traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine.

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Sponsored By:Advance Financial Foundation

Goblins in the Garden

October 31

During this special Tuesdays for Tots, kids can explore the trick-or-treat trail in the Color Garden, enjoy themed art and science activities, and take a picture at the Pumpkin House photo booth.

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