Fall for Cheekwood

September 24, 2017   |   4:00 - 7:00 pm

Fall for Cheekwood 2017

A Family Benefit to Raise Funds for Cheekwood’s School Tours

Fall for Cheekwood is SOLD OUT

Take a hayride across Cheekwood’s gorgeous grounds, indulge in a delicious s’more, play in the pumpkin patch and so much more during Fall for Cheekwood!

Cheekwood debuted this high-end take on an old-fashioned fall festival in 2014, which raises funds to support Cheekwood’s mission to make art and gardens accessible to everyone, specifically through the free school tours we offer year-round. And what better way to support our focus on education than to involve your family and kids?
Your family’s support during Fall for Cheekwood helps fund visits by 10,000 school children from across the Southeast who are able to experience the wonder of Cheekwood free of charge, giving access to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Cheekwood’s signature blend of timeless elegance and serious family fun – all for a great cause.

Join us at Fall for Cheekwood during Cheekwood Harvest on Sunday, September 24 from 4-7 pm—see you at the s’mores bar!

Ticket Prices

Family Package

$250 Members/$300 Non-Members

Includes two adults, with up to four children from your family; $25 per additional child.

Extended Family Package

$500 Members/$600 Non-Members

Includes four adults, with up to four children from your family; $25 per additional child.

Adult Ticket

$125 Members/$150 Non-Members

Includes one adult, with up to four children from your family; $25 per additional child.

Patron Levels

School Bus Circle


Fund 300 free student visits to Cheekwood. Includes Family Package and receives benefits of Cheekwood Society-level donors.

Backpack Circle


Fund 200 free student visits to Cheekwood. Includes Family Package.

Crayons and Clay Circle


Fund 100 free student visits to Cheekwood. Includes Family Package

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know what the best ticket level is for my family?

Ticket levels are determined by the number of adults who will attend. Each package or ticket includes up to four children from your family, with additional Child Tickets available for purchase. If only one parent plans attend, an Adult Ticket would be the best selection, accommodating one adult and up to four of his/her children. If two parents and two grandparents plan to attend, the Extended Family Package would be the best selection, as it accommodates up to four adults and four children.

When should I purchase tickets

We recommend purchasing your Fall For Cheekwood tickets early, as admission to this special event is limited and is anticipated to sell out in advance of the event. For inquiries concerning ticket availability, please contact familybenefit@cheekwood.org.

What does the event include?

A late afternoon filled with old-fashioned fall favorites and time-honored treats! Enjoy hayrides, a Southern supper and cocktails, a biergarten, s’mores, live entertainment, lawn games, and more!

Are there special times when activities will take place?

All activities will take place throughout the event, weather permitting. The Southern supper stations will be open from 4:30-6:30PM.

What is the attire?

The attire is “Festive Fall Casual,” clothing that works for hay rides, grass fields, an outdoor supper, and seasonal weather. A light sweater or jacket is recommended for cooler evening weather. As the majority of the evening’s activities and entertainment will be held on grass lawns, we advise against high heeled shoes for this event.

What does Fall for Cheekwood benefit?

The proceeds from Fall for Cheekwood help keep school visits to Cheekwood free for 10,000 students annually from across the Southeast. Your family’s important support will allow these students to experience Cheekwood completely free of charge, giving enriching art and garden experiences to children who may not otherwise have the opportunity.

When will I receive my tickets?

Please bring your confirmation email from your online ticket purchase. Upon arrival, please visit the check-in desk located beside Parking Lot A, directly behind the main gate. At the check-in desk, please provide your name and Cheekwood Membership Card if you are a Cheekwood Member. As space is limited, we advise purchasing tickets early.

What if I cannot use the ticket I purchased?

As Fall for Cheekwood is a benefit event, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

My family has special assistance needs. Are there accommodations for mobility?

Cheekwood is an historic property with hills and uneven footing; however, many of the Fall for Cheekwood common spaces and activities are wheelchair accessible, and handicap parking is available for those with a handicap parking permit. Shuttles are available to assist with mobility during the event.

What happens if it rains?

Fall for Cheekwood will take place RAIN or SHINE. Food and games will be relocated to a rain location on Cheekwood’s campus, and the majority of activities will proceed as planned. Check the Cheekwood website for day-of weather and event updates.

Are food and beverages included in the ticket price?

Yes. A full Southern Style dinner buffet, kid-friendly food and dessert stations, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included with purchase of a Fall for Cheekwood ticket.

Is my ticket purchase tax deductible?

Your Fall for Cheekwood ticket and/or Patron Gift is partially tax deductible. You will receive a charitable gift acknowledgment letter by mail following your purchase.

My family and I can’t attend the event, but would like to help support free student visits to Cheekwood.

Thank you! Your family’s support will help us share Cheekwood’s unique art and garden resources with children who may not otherwise have the opportunity. To make a gift in support of free student tours, please donate to the annual fund or call Brad Akard, Director of Individual Giving at 615-353-6994.

Donate to the annual fund

What is the Family Council?

Fall For Cheekwood Patrons will be invited to join the Family Council, comprised of families who support Cheekwood and serve as important advocates for both Cheekwood and the children and families who visit us. Special programming will be offered to Family Council members throughout the year.

Learn more about Family Council

What is Cheekwood Society?

Cheekwood Society is an important circle of Cheekwood’s most generous donors who support the Annual Fund. As a thank you, you will receive special access to Cheekwood year-round, including an invitation to the annual Cheekwood Society Dinner, private exhibition previews, special events, and more.

Learn more about Cheekwood Society

For all other questions, please email familybenefit@cheekwood.org.

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