Top Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Nashville

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Published Oct 6, 2016

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 2016.

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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!

Gentry Farm Corn Maze

The Gentry's Farm Corn Maze has become a family tradition for many families. For nearly two-decades they have opening up the doors to their family farm to the public on the weekends. 

This year check out the large pre-picked pumpkin selection as well as a pick-your-own pumpkin patch (while they last!), this is separate from our well-known activity area. There is no charge and free parking to enter the retail area as well as pumpkin patch. There is also an activity area that has a wide range of farm fun activities.

Oct 1st - 30st, 2016. Times vary. 

Gentry Farm 

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.

Oct 14th - 31st, 2016. 5 pm - 9 pm.

Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum 

Haunted Museum 2016

The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum, will take place on Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a FREE event with lots of surprises!

The event 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.

A popular stop along the trail is on the mezzanine which houses the museum’s 3,500-year-old mummy, along with the mummified cat which might have accompanied the mummy into the afterlife.The trail ends at the Haunted Storyteller’s Stage where professional storytellers will spin tales about Tennessee. 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.

Oct 22nd, 2016. 10 am - 2 pm. 

Tennessee State Museum 

Honeysuckle Hill Farm Family Fun 

Get lost in our 12 acre corn maze, pick out the perfect pumpkin from our pumpkin patch, watch Squeely Nelson run at the Hillbilly Pig Race Show. This year at the Honeysuckle Hill Farm enjoy some delicious treats from KK’s Sweet Shop like our irresistible fudge and gooey caramel. 

Oct 28th, 2016. 9 am - 10 pm. 

Honeysuckle Hill Farm 


Enter Halloscream and the Trail of Terror at your own risk through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled trees. Zombies, crazy clowns, insane scientists, and evil spirits are just a few of the frightening beings that litter the dark, gloomy Trail of Terror. Take it slow and keep a watchful eye because around every turn and behind every tree could be another creature looking for another unsuspecting victim. Next, climb aboard the Haunted Hayride if you dare, and take a terrifying trip through the dark, eerie woods of Nashville Shores. Experience an unforgettable journey full of terror, horror and screams as you traverse the tight winding road along Percy Priest Lake! Backwoods killers, freak show clowns and werewolves are just a few of the creatures patiently waiting for the next hayride of innocent prey. 

Are you scared yet?

Oct 28th, 2016. 7:30pm - 11 pm.

Nashville Shores 

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. Join us for the fun!

Oct 29th, 2016. All day.

Two Rivers Park. 

Halloween Craft 

If you have children between the grades K to 5 Halloween Craft is a perfect, kid-friendly, free event for you. Come by the Nashville Public Library (Edgehill Branch) to get crafty.

Who knows, you may even create a spooooky masterpiece. 

Oct 31st, 2016. 3 pm

Nashville Public Library (Edgehill Branch) 

Trick-or-Treat on the Square 

If you are worried about your kids trick-or-treating too late at night, why not bring them out to Murfreesboro’s Annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square. This is an awesome opportunity for kids get to gather in their Halloween best and enjoy treats from area merchants.

Oct 31st, 2016. 3 pm. 

Downtown Murfreesboro

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

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