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Pumpkins, apples, warm spices, the changing of the leaves, and sweet, cool air are all just around the corner! Throughout Middle Tennessee, preparations for our famous fall festivals have long been underway, and it’s time to purchase tickets, plan our getaway weekends, and celebrate with our friends, family members, and neighbors! The following eleven festivals are our top destinations this October and November, and we’re positive you’ll enjoy them all.

Please note that many of our selections require advance tickets.

Nashville Pumpkin Festival
When: Th - Sun, September 18 - October 30

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms | Eagleville
Purchase Tickets Here

Lucky Ladd Farms throws a bash voted Middle Tennessee’s Best Fall Festival and the #1 Pumpkin Patch in

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Folks, can you feel it? The last of summer’s balmy warmth is fading, and crisp breezes are on their way. Soon, millions of our gorgeous trees will be ablaze in crimson and gold from the top of the Smokies to the valley floors. Tennessee's most stunning season has arrived: Autumn is here! If you’re new to the area, or planning to visit this October, we’ve selected the best pumpkin patches in Middle Tennessee where you can dive into the splendor of fall. 

Our visitor’s guide is intended to help you find the best experience near you, but we recommend checking out at least a few of these beautiful farms. They are independently owned and operated, so you are sure to be greeted with the friendly warmth you have come to expect from our locals.

Get your

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Calling all golf enthusiasts, from total beginners to true experts: today’s guide has been created for you! Middle Tennessee’s picturesque landscapes are a golfer’s paradise, with rolling hills, plush fairways, and expertly designed courses that cater to every skill level.

Whether you are passing through our stunning region, have recently relocated to Middle Tennessee, or are searching for a new course to enhance your existing local golfing experience, we are confident that you will enjoy an unforgettable experience on our vast, emerald, and earthen greenways.

Immerse yourself in the artistry of the game as you traverse fairways that meander through the enchanting landscapes, enjoying a perfectly harmonious blend of challenge and relaxation. Do

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When one thinks of Champagne, France, one instantly conjures up the memory of their proprietary sparkling white wine. Similarly, Napa Valley is renowned for crafting the best wine in the United States. And in Tennessee? We have our world-famous whiskey distilleries, of course!

Are you searching for a delightfully engaging and undeniably boozy way to enjoy these precious remaining weeks of summer? Then we highly recommend picking up a Tennessee Whiskey Trail Passport and visiting the following Ten Best Distilleries in Middle Tennessee. Be sure to have your passport stamped at each distillery, and you’ll have a great souvenir of your adventures.

Reader, if you’re more of a bourbon or vodka connoisseur, don’t worry—we have included several

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Calling all coffee lovers in Middle Tennessee! If you’re new in town, here for a visit, or are a long-time resident searching for an independent coffee shop to prepare your next perfect cup of joe, today’s article is for you. Our picks for Best Coffee Shops in Middle Tennessee are true local gems brewing up more than just coffee; they are creating a space where we can all experience the warmth of our communities together as we inhale the sweet aroma of freshly ground espresso beans.

Our picks range from bright, open spaces peppered with verdant plants to snug, cozy, quiet oases perfect for studying, working, or diving into your beckoning book. Each shop is unique, but they all share a passion for coffee that can’t usually be found at national

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Gaming has never been a more popular pastime than it is today, and the contagious love of all things game-related shows no signs of slowing down. If you are looking for an innovative VR gaming experience, nostalgic retro gaming, or anything in between, the following best arcades in Middle Tennessee are waiting for you!

Leave big chain arcades in the dust and choose one of our favorite local arcades instead. Whether you’re looking for a spot to enjoy drinks and gaming on the weekends or a family-friendly joint where you can let your little ones let loose, you’re guaranteed to find your next favorite gaming experience right here in your own area.

Game Terminal
201 Terminal Ct | Nashville

Game Terminal in Nashville is a beloved arcade experience,

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Nashville’s culinary scene is more exciting now than ever, and that’s saying something because we’re the city that brought hot chicken to the world! This summer, take your foodie explorations to new heights high above the sizzling streets of the city at our recommendations for the top rooftop restaurants in town.

Choose from the best steakhouse in Nashville, sleek and chic destinations, relaxed live music joints, and casual eats atop hotels—you’ll have a night to remember at any of these destinations. Remember to take showstopping selfies with the skyline sunset as your gorgeous backdrop!

Our selected rooftop restaurants are beloved by locals and visitors alike, so we advise making reservations where they are accepted and arriving ahead of your

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Grape growing in Tennessee, once believed to be a tradition that was vanishing into the past, has experienced a remarkable resurgence. As tobacco crops have declined since the 1980s, wine’s ongoing popularity has made grapes a robustly profitable crop for vintners throughout the region. Despite the many challenges posed by our state’s hot and humid climate, vintners have successfully adapted their techniques. Today, Tennessee takes pride in its numerous wineries that have emerged to cater to the southern states’ demand for high-quality, locally produced wines.

Thanks to our exploration of wineries all throughout our neck of the woods over summers past, we are delighted to share our selections for the finest vineyards in Middle Tennessee. Whether

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Middle Tennessee residents and visitors, listen up: it’s time to prepare to beat the scorching summer heat in the coolest, most enjoyable way possible – by hitting the best water parks in Tennessee! These aquatic sanctuaries are a great way for the whole family to stay active and have fun during the warmest months of the year.

Dive into adventures large and small on water slides that twist and turn, in peaceful wave pools that bring the beach to you, and down lazy rivers that evoke memories of childhood days spent floating on quiet waterways. Your small children can spend hours bouncing through splash pads and paddling in safe, shallow pools while vigilant lifeguards stand watch.

Gather your swimwear, slather on some high-SPF sunscreen, and

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Middle Tennessee is a cornucopia of gorgeous produce, all of which is available at the farmers markets that are now open throughout the region. Additionally, local artisans will be present, selling their wares crafted from these same delicious farms and dairies. Due to the perennial popularity of each of these markets, we do encourage you to arrive as early as possible to lock down parking and have your pick of the best produce and products available at your neighborhood market.

While most vendors now accept cards and other forms of electronic payment, it’s still a good idea to bring cash as a backup. It can be a bit of a letdown to find just the item you’ve been looking for only to discover your card isn’t accepted at a particular cash-only

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