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Cheekwood Harvest: The six-week fall festival fit for the whole family

Nashvillians can enjoy festive fall fun with the Pumpkin Village, Thursday Night Out, Harvest classes + workshops, music in the beer garden, and much more from Saturday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 29.

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Slideshow of Cheekwood's Harvest festival in Nashville, TN.

The centerpiece of the seasonal festival is the beloved Pumpkin Village, home to three houses made of pumpkins, with shaggy thatched roofs and lush vines bursting from the gables.

Photos by by Caitlin Harris. Wendy O’Barr, and Howard Ezell via Cheekwood Estates & Gardens

Cheekwood Harvest is back, promising a scary good time thanks to a spectacular display of autumnal activities. The festival runs next Saturday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 29 and will feature favorites like:

Pumpkin Village

  • Featuring three charming houses crafted from pumpkins.

The Bradford Robertson Color Garden

  • Adorned with thousands of chrysanthemums + pumpkins, the garden makes the perfect backdrop for family photos. Pro tip: The showstopper is the debut of the 8-foot-tall pumpkin-shaped topiary, the P’mumkin, a collaborative masterpiece made from 400 containers of mums.

Thursday Night Out

  • Nashvillians can sample seasonal beers, specialty cocktails, and tasty treats while enjoying live music.

Performances in the Beer Garden

  • Gather with friends each weekend from noon to 2 p.m. and enjoy full-band sets, drinks + local food trucks.

Special Harvest happenings include:

  • The Japanese Moon Viewing festival: September 24
  • Music City Rose Show: October 14 + 15
  • Halloween Pooch Party: October 21 + 22
  • El Día de Los Muertos festival: October 28 + 29

Reserve your Cheekwood Harvest tickets