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Fri., Oct. 22 Barfield Park, Murfreesboro This festival includes costume contests, games, prizes, music, dancing, trickor-treating, a fortune teller and more. 697 Veterans Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 5 - 8 p.m.; $5; all ages; 615-6924752 or murfreesborotn.gov/parks.

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Oct. 15 -17, 19 - 24, 26 - 30 Nashville Zoo Nashville Zoo’s annual Halloween hoot has something for everyone, especially your little ones. Trick-ortreating stops are along the trails at various turns, and the Festival Field is home to carnival games and bounce houses. The Enchanted Village features the talking pumpkin, princess photo ops and other entertainment. Brave older kids can visit the Frightful Farm that includes spooky tales and scary surprises with the Dying Traditions home tour along with the zombie-infused Haunted Barn. 3777 Nolensville Road, Nashville; 5 - 9 p.m.; tickets $14 and higher; all ages; 615-833-1534 or nashvillezoo.org.

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Sun., Oct. 31 Stones River Town Centre Kids ages 10 and younger can come dressed in costumes for Halloween fun. 1720 Old Fort Parkway, Murfreesboro; 1 - 3 p.m.; FREE; 615896-4486 or shopstonesriver.com.

EBPC FALL FEST

Thu., Oct. 21 East Brentwood Presbyterian Church Games, trunk-or-treat activities, live music, s’mores and more. 9000 Concord Road; 5:30 - 7 p.m.; FREE; little kids; 615-370-4227 or eastbrentwoodpc.com.

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BICENTENNIAL BY NIGHT: HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Sat., Oct. 30 Bicentennial Mall A lantern light tour of the park and capitol grounds featuring ghost stories and folktales. 600 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville; 8 - 10 p.m. $10.50 adults, $5.50 ages 10 and younger, 615-741-5280; tnstateparks.com/parks/events/bicentennial-mall

FAMILY NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM — A VICTORIAN HALLOWEEN

Fri., Oct. 29 Historic Sam Davis Home A spooky night with traditional Victorian parlor games, a dimly lit tour and a craft. Costumes are encouraged. 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; regular admission prices; all ages; 615-459-2341; samdavishome.org.

GHOST AND LANTERN TOUR

Sat., Oct. 23 Historic Mansker’s Station Stroll the grounds at night with historical interpreters dressed in 1700s attire. Live music, a hay ride and refreshments. 705 Caldwell Drive, Goodlettsville. Reservations required; $10, children under 5 are free; all ages; 6 - 8:30 p.m.

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GLOW-IN-THE-DARK FALL FESTIVAL

Fridays & Saturdays in Oct. The Adventure Park at Nashville Zipline through the lit-up trees as multi-colored lights guide you through the courses. 801 Percy Warner Blvd., Nashville; 6 - 10 p.m. $42; all ages; myadventurepark.com/ location/nashville-tn/plan-your-visit/glow-inthe-park.

GRAVE MATTERS

Rest Haven & Old City cemeteries Franklin Costumed re-enactors portray many of the cemeteries’ most interesting people for ages 7 and older. Fourth Avenue North & North Margin Street. $25 adults, ages 6 and younger are free; call 615-400-3808 for tours; franklinonfoot.com.

HAUNTED CORN MAZE

Fri. - Sun., Oct. 29 - 31 Red Cedar Farms A special haunted maze over Halloween weekend! 2041 State Hwy. 99, Chapel Hill, 7 p.m. both nights. $8 adults, $5 ages 2 - 17; https://redcedarfarmstn. com/fall-festival/

HAUNTED FRANKLIN TOUR

Daily tours • Downtown Franklin This 90-minute, family-friendly tour for ages 6 and older explores the ghosts and haunts that linger in Franklin’s historic buildings. 305 Public Sq.; 7 p.m.; $25 adults, $10 ages 12 and younger; book online at franklinonfoot.com.

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HAUNTING ON FRONT STREET

Throughout October Cannonsburgh, Murfreesboro Visit the village to fulfill 31 tasks and experience fall in a new way. Pick up a list in the visitor’s center and start taking photos! 312 S. Front St.; call ahead for times. 615-801-2606 or murfreesborotn.

Fri., Oct. 15 & Sat., Oct. 16 Smyrna Train Depot This old-fashioned Halloween party includes ghost stories, a walking lantern tour, food vendors, costumed characters, giveaways and more at 98 Front St.; 6 - 9 p.m.; $3; ages 5 & younger are free; townofsmyrna. org.

FALL INTO SCIENCE FESTIVAL

HERMITAGE GHOST TOURS

Sat., Oct. 30 Adventure Science Festival This science festival features hands-on activities, booths from local organizations, games, trick-or-treating, a costume contest for the chance to win planetarium tickets, a bubbling cauldron of STEAM activities and more. 800 Fort Negley Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; $18 for ages 13 - 64, $14 for ages 2 - 12; 615-8625160 or adventuresci.org.

GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Thu., Oct. 28 Discovery Center, Murfreesboro Kids can come in costume to this party with a Star Wars theme. Enter the costume contest, participate in Jedi skills training, enjoy arts and crafts, and more. 502 S.E. Broad St.; 4 - 7 p.m.; $4 members, $7 nonmembers; 615-890-2300 or explorethedc.org.

HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Sat., Oct. 23 Moss-Wright Park, Goodlettsville DJ dancing, pumpkin patch, crafts, games, photo booths, and treats from local businesses. Family-friendly. 745 Caldwell Drive; 1 - 3 p.m. FREE; goodlettsvillparks.com.

Fri., Oct. 28, 29, 30, 31 The Hermitage Explore the haunted side of The Hermitage in a lantern-led tour of the mansion and Jackson’s tomb. 4580 Rachel’s Lane; 7 or 9 p.m.; $40 adults; 615-889-2941 or thehermitage.com.

“THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW”

Fri., Oct. 22; two showings The Hermitage A one-man adaptation of the classic ghost story follows Ichabod Crane on his fateful journey to encounter the Headless Horseman. 4580 Rachel’s Lane; 6:30 or 8:30 p.m. $25 members/$30 nonmembers; 615889-2941 or thehermitage.com.

MILLERS THRILLERS

Fri. - Sat. nights, Columbia The Zombie Paintball Hayride is a big draw, suitable for ages 5 and older, and it’s great fun to hop aboard the giant wagon and fire away at an assortment of the walking dead running about the field popping up around different obstacles and even ziplining overhead! The Entertainment Zone offers fun performances suitable for all ages like the zombie drum line, fire performers, jugglers, storytellers and a dazzling light show. Get tickets online to avoid long lines at the gate, and arrive early because the lines get long as the night progresses. 1431 Carters Creek Pike; Oct. 8 - 9, 15, 22 & 29 7 - 11 p.m.; Oct. 16, 23 & 30 6 - 11 p.m. Not all tickets available online. Single attraction and other tix can be purchased onsite. Age requirements strictly enforced; $40 Zombie Paintball Hayride with slash pass; $15 En-

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tertainment Zone; $40 Haunted Woods with slash pass; Extra paint and combo passes available starting at $40. millersthrillers.net.

A SPOOKY SPECTACULAR (registration required)

Fri., Oct. 28 Warner Park Nature Center Get into the Halloween spirit by learning what makes some animals “spook” some of us. 7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville; 6 - 7:30 p.m.; FREE; 615-352-6299 or nashville. gov/parks.

NASHVILLE GHOST TOURS

Daily tours Downtown Nashville A lantern-bearing guide leads you on this 90-minute tour through the dark mysteries of the streets of downtown Nashville, including landmarks like the Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol and Printers’ Alley. Tour begins at the corner of Sixth Avenue North and Union Avenue; Sun - Fri 8 p.m., Sat 8 & 9 p.m.; from $20; ages 12 and older, $8 ages 7 - 11; nashvilleghosttours.com.

SAM DAVIS GHOST TOURS

Oct. 15 & 16 and 22 & 23 Sam Davis Home, Smyrna Explore ghost stories from Tennessee and Southern America in the 1800s with the theme “Dreadful Demises: Deaths of Antebellum America.” The tour includes historical facts and folklore. While there are no jumpscares, the stories do include those of people who died in underhanded ways, so parental discretion is advised — it’s a PG tour, and a younger child’s ticket is available. 1399 Sam Davis Road, Smyrna; 6 - 10 p.m.; regular admission rates. 615-459-2341 or samdavishome.org.

TWISTED TENNESSEE

Fri., Oct. 22 Historic Travellers Rest Hear tales of Tennessee’s dark history (from both sides of the story) and try your hand at games of chance at 636 Farrell Pkwy., Nashville, 6 - 10 p.m. $18 adults, $10 ages 10-15, not recommended for younger than age 10.

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Sat., Oct. 23 Tennessee State Museum Nashville A free event, the Haunted Museum Storytelling Festival brings together some of the state’s finest storytellers to deliver chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past for all ages. 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; FREE; 615407-43242 or tnmuseum.org.

“HOCUS POCUS”

Sat., Oct. 16 The Palace Theatre Disney’s beloved story of whacky witchery takes place at 146 North Water Ave., Gallatin. Two showings; 4 and 7 p.m.; $5; all ages; https:// members.gallatintn.org/events/

OWL’S HILL NATURE SANCTUARY (registration required)

Throughout the month Saturday morning Fall Color Hikes ($12 a hiker) take place throughout October. Marshamallow Hikes begin in November. 615-370-4672 or owlshill

MT. JULIET HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Sat., Oct. 23 Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet Costume contests, hayrides, pony rides, a petting zoo, trick-or-treating, trackless train rides, vendors and more. 1075 Charlie Daniels Pkwy., Mt. Juliet; 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.; FREE; mjparksandrec.org.

PUMPKINFEST

Sat., Oct. 30 Public Square, Franklin More than 65,000 folks descend upon downtown Franklin for this festivity featuring a full block of children’s activities, extreme pumpkin carving demos, crafts, live music, costume contests and more. 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; FREE; historicfranklin. com.

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AMAZIN’ ACRES OF FUN 2857 Old Kentucky Road N., Sparta 931-761-2971 amazinacres.com mcculleys@amazinacres.com Through Nov. 6, 2021: Saturdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sundays 1:30 - 7 p.m. $13 ages 3 - 65, $10 ages 65+, 2 and under free with paid adult admission Pumpkin patch, two corn mazes, hayrides and more (12 & under can select a 3-6 pound pumpkin free with paid farm admission).

BOTTOM VIEW FARM 185 Wilkerson Lane Portland 615-325-7017 bottomviewfarm. com Through Oct. 31, 2021: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily Admission is $7 per person Monday through Friday, Children age 2 and under are free $10 per person for anyone three years of age or older. Student admission is $7.00. Teachers are admitted free. Train rides, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, world’s largest rolled-hay maze, jumping pillow, pedal tractors, ice cream parlor and other activities.

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BOYD’S PUMPKIN PATCH 1425 Hwy. 76, Clarksville 931-216-8250 boydspumpkinpatch.com Through Oct. 31: daily 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. $1.50 - $4 per pumpkin; corn maze is $5 ages 6+ Pumpkins for sale, Corn Maze, Gourds and Winter Squashes.

GENTRY’S FARM 1974 Hwy. 96 W., Franklin 615-794-4368 gentryfarm.com Through Oct. 27, 2021: Mondays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 1 - 5 p.m., $8.25 ages 2 - 65 Four-acres corn maze, wagon rides, farm animals, wooden tractor playground, tire swings, farm games and more.

CEDARWOOD FARMS 2900 Old Nashville Hwy, McMinnville 931-939-3960 cedarwoodfarmstn. com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Fridays 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sundays 12 - 5 p.m. $13 adults, $11 kids 3+, Bonfire admission: additional $4 (includes hotdogs, marshmallows, chips and a drink Pick-your-own pumpkins, corn maze, pumpkin train, super slides, pedal car track, Jump Pad, petting zoos and more.

GRANDADDY’S FARM 454 Highland Ridge Road, Estill Springs 931-327-4080 grandaddysfarm. com Through Oct. 30, 2021: Tuesdays - Thursdays 1:30 - 6 p.m., Fridays 12 - 8 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. $13 ages 3+ Pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, pig races, expanded animal corral and more.

FIDDLE DEE FARMS 7526 Swift Road, Greenbrier 615-669-6293 shucklescornmaze. com Home to the 10-acre Shuckles Corn Maze, the farm boasts more than 30 fantastic activities, including the Hey, Hey Hayride, pumpkins galore and more. New online ticketing system, walk-ups are not guaranteed entry.

HONEYSUCKLE HILL FARM 1765 Martins Chapel Church Road, Springfield 615-382-7593 honeysucklehillfarm.com info@honeysucklehillfarm.com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Fridays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Weekdays (Fall Break October 11th - 15th) $17.95 at gate/15.95 online Weekends $19.95 at gate/17.95 online. Hillbilly pig races, pump-


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KELLER’S FARM 542 Firetower Road, Dickson 615-441-4872 kellerscornycountry. com cornycountry@gmail. com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Fridays & Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. $10 ages 2+, $8 seniors and military Festivities include a jump pad, corn maze, pumpkin patch, kidfriendly zip lines, playground equipment, hayrides, a barrel train and more. LUCKY LADD FARMS 4374 Rocky Glade Road, Eagleville 615-274-3786 luckyladdfarms.com Through Oct. 30, 2021: Thursdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays 12 - 5 p.m. $14.95 on Weekends and $11.95 on weekdays for all persons age 2 and up Petting farm, pumpkin patch, corn maze (design pictured above), pony rides, Toddler Town playground, Hillbilly Range games, giant pipe swings and more.

LYON FAMILY FARMS 130 Bellview Road Taft, TN 931-438-9938 lyonfamilyfarms. com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Wednesdays (except Oct. 28) 1 - 8 p.m., Thurs - Fri 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun 1 - 6 p.m. $16.95 at the gate/ $13.95 online weekend passes ages 3+; $14.95 at the gate/ $11.95 online weekday passes ages 3+. Pumpkins, petting zoo, corn maze, pig races, a playground for the kids to climb around on and more. RED CEDAR FARMS 2041 State Hwy 99, Chapel Hill 931-364-2440 redcedarfarmstn. com/fall-festival Regular corn maze now through Oct. 27, 2021; daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Haunted corn maze: Oct. 29 - 31; 7 p.m. - midnight $8 for adults 18 and up, $5 for kids 2-17 yers old hrough Oct. 30, 2021: Thursdays - Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sundays 12 - 5 p.m.; $14.95 on Weekends and $11.95 on weekdays for all persons age 2 and up Explore the pumpkin patch and let the kids enjoy playing Fun Zone activities including Hay Mountain, Corn Corral, Tire Tower, Hop Ball Pen, the Petting Zoo and more.

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WALDEN PUMPKIN FARM 8653 Rocky Fork Road, Smyrna 615-220-2918 waldenpumpkinfarm.com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Thursdays and Fridays 2 - 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays 12 - 4 p.m. Free admission Family-friendly activities including hay rides, a corn maze, animal barn, Tennessee slip and slide and more! WILSON FAMILY FARM 4809 Byrd Lane, College Grove 615-202-4805 thewilsonfamilyfarm.com Through Oct. 31, 2021: Sat - Sun 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $10 ages 2+ Oct. 31, 2021: Thursdays and Fridays 2 - 6 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sundays 12 - 4 p.m. Free admission Pumpkin patch, corn maze. By appointment only.

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Sat., Oct. 9 Streets of Indian Lake Hendersonville Sponsored by Sumner Parent, this event features costume contests, an obstacle course, carnival games, inflatables, a magic show, live music with dance contests and more. Kids 9 and younger can pick up a free pumpkin from the patch. 300 Indian Lake Blvd.; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; FREE; streetsofindianlake.com.

RUTHERFORD PARENT’S FALL KIDS FEST

Sat., Oct. 23 The Avenue Murfreesboro This outdoor festival features live performances, ocal vendors, a costume parade (1 p.m.), trick-or-treating, face painting, food and more. Kids can select a pumpkin from the “patch” and have fun decorating it (supplies included while they last). 2615 Medical Center Pkwy., Murfreesboro; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; FREE; or nashvilleparent.com

SMYRNA HALLOWEEN IN THE PARK

Sat., Oct. 23 Sharp Springs Park Booths, costume contests, friendly hayrides ($1), haunted hayrides, corn maze ($2), inflatables, train rides, food vendors and more. FREE (some activities require small fees); 3 - 8 p.m., 615-459-9773 or townofsmyrna.org.

TRICK OR TREAT AT DRAKES CREEK

Fri., Oct. 28 Drakes Creek Park Booths will be lined up along the trail to provide candy, games, and prizes, followed by hayrides through the park. 120 East Main St., Hendersonville;; 6 - 8 p.m.; FREE; all ages; 615-822-3898 or hvilletn.org/ departments/parks

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