Celebrate the autumnal season at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. The changing of the leaves are one of many garden highlights you’ll find as oaks, maples, dogwoods, and other trees greet you with their fall colors. 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.
Don’t just pick pumpkins, step into our Pumpkin Houses and experience them! Two 11-foot-tall Pumpkin Houses are fun for the whole family. Pumpkins for carving and painting are waiting for you to purchase and take home.
Thousands of chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues are planted throughout the gardens specifically for Cheekwood Harvest.
Join us on Thursdays from 5 PM – 9 PM for Thursday Night Out featuring live music, food trucks, wellness programs, and more! Grab a specialty cocktail and dinner from your favorite food truck and enjoy a sunset picnic in our Beer Garden on a crisp autumn evening.
Don’t miss Thirsty Third Thursday, a specially ticketed Cocktail Crawl throughout the gardens on October 21st! *Special event specific ticket required.
Gather with friends to celebrate the arrival of fall at the Cheekwood Beer Garden – the only beer garden in an actual garden in Nashville! Every weekend enjoy seasonal beers, specialty cocktails, wine & champagne accompanied by live music. The Beer Garden will also be open during Thursday Night Out. (Additional fee applies: bar for guests 21+)
Thursday Night Out and Beer Garden sponsored by
Enjoy tasty fare from local food trucks on weekends from 11 AM – 4 PM* during Cheekwood Harvest! Food trucks will be located in the Beer Garden and in Lot B.
*Food truck hours will be 11 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, September 25 and 11 AM – 2 PM on Sunday, October 10.
Enjoy special musical performances every weekend from 10 AM – 2 PM in the Cheekwood Beer Garden!
*Please note that in the case of rain, performances will be moved or cancelled.
Learn the art of Japanese calligraphy, create your own meditative mandala, or pick your own fall bouquet! From hands-on workshops and classes to educational talks, there are a variety of unique opportunities at Cheekwood to inspire you this fall.
Explore a new activity, relieve stress, and experience the serenity of Cheekwood’s natural beauty. From yoga to meditation, our wellness programs are devoted to helping you rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit.
Wellness 360 is presented by
After taking a break last year due to the pandemic, scarecrows will be returning to the Turner Seasons Garden with a new theme: Favorite Artists. Walk through the pathway to the beloved trains exhibit and you might see Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, or even Salvador DalÍ along the way. This Cheekwood Harvest favorite is a hit with young and old alike, and you may even see and learn about an artist you didn’t know about before. Print out a copy of our Scarecrow and TRAINS! Scavenger Hunt to complete during your next visit to Cheekwood!
Scarecrows sponsored by
Tots! returns this fall with hands-on activities, story time, and the curiosity cart five days a week. Join us in the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM – 12 PM as this beloved program welcomes your little one to learn more about the plants in our gardens and the art on our walls.
Tots! Now Tuesday through Saturday is presented by
Calling all costumed pups! Join the Pooch Parade and you might just trot away a winner. Whether your dog is ‘paw’sitively frightening or ear-scratchingly adorable, we love to see them all. Vendors will delight your furry friends with special treats and photo opportunities abound in the Pumpkin Houses.
Pooch Parade sponsored by
Each year, Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with a festival that includes traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine. Visitors will learn about the culture of our Latin American neighbors while exploring beautiful altar displays and shopping in the marketplace.
We’re looking for volunteers to greet visitors, help with art activities, and assist guests in our Pumpkin Village. Morning and afternoon shifts are available on weekends throughout Cheekwood Harvest. Volunteers must be 18 or older and follow Cheekwood’s COVID protocols.
Advanced reservations required for all happenings, workshops, and classes. Additional fees may apply. Capacity is limited.
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