Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Nashville

Published Nov 23, 2017

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the top kid friendly Halloween events in Nashville 2017.

It is never too early to start planning for spooktacular Halloween Events in Nashville! This October there are so many exciting events - from face painting, pumpkin carving, bike rides, spooky houses, and even trick-or-treating! We at Chatterblock won't let you miss any of these fun Halloween events!

BooVille Nashville

Bring your little ghouls and goblins and enjoy our family-friendly Booville at Nashville Shores. Experience our hay bale maze, bounce houses, arts & crafts, costume contest, story time, trick-or-treat trail, games, Tennessee’s largest Frankenstein and more.

Saturdays and Sundays, September 20-October 29, 11am-4pm
Nashville Shores

Boo at the Zoo

Nashville’s littlest ghosts and goblins are invited to don their favorite costume for Boo at the Zoo presented by The Children’s Hospital at Centennial. Bring the whole family out to partake in delightfully frightful fun during this annual Halloween tradition! Tickets include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more.

Fridays and Saturdays, October 13-22; Thursday-Sunday, October 26-29, 5pm-9pm (10pm on Saturdays)
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Haunted Museum Ghost Story Festival

The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival features a “ghost trail” through the museum with prizes, crafts, and refreshments. At stops along the ghost trail there will be chilling ghost stories from Tennessee’s past, including those of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and many other scary tales. Children who complete each stop of the ghost trail will receive prizes. Those attending the Haunted Museum event are invited to wear costumes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Saturday, October 21, 10am-2pm
Tennessee State Museum 

Halloween Pooch Parade

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. 

Join helping our local shelter collect items for donation for the Nashville Humane Association.

Saturday October 21, 10am-2pm
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum 


Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival that will return in it’s 34th year in 2017. With over 65,000 people in attendance, the festival stretches along Main Street in downtown Franklin, and its avenues, and offers tons of festive fun for families!

Saturday October 28, 10am-6pm
Historic Downtown Franklin 

Halloween at the Mansion 

Halloween at the Mansion is an annually event that occurs on the last Saturday in October before Halloween. This event is a FREE for all families and the community. It features activities for children, such as trick or treating, pumpkin painting, story telling, hay rides and lots more.

Saturday, October 28, 4pm-8pm
Two Rivers Mansion

Goblins in the Gardens

During this spooky and 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.

Tuesday, October 31, 10am-12pm
Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum 

Looking for more Halloween Events in Nashville? You can visit our popular Halloween Events page.

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