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Dates: 
10/21/2017
Time: 
10 am - 2 pm

Location:

Thompson’s Station Church
2608 Thompson's Station Rd E
Thompson's Station, TN, 37179
United States

Phone:

615-790-5719 ext.2038.

Touch-a-Truck

Attention kids of all ages! You have the opportunity to look at, climb on and sound all the bells and whistles on nearly 40 different kinds of large scale construction and public service vehicles at this FREE event!
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Dates: 
10/31/2017

Location:

303 Madison Street
Madison, TN, 37115
United States

Phone:

615-891-1154
Time: 
4 - 7:30 pm

Trick or Treat at the BOO-seum

Amqui Station and Visitor's Center becomes the BOO-seum for a safe not scary Halloween celebration for ages 10 and younger. Features crafts, games, costumed characters, and trick-or-treating!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

4125 Whites Creek Pine
Whites Creek, TN, 37189
United States

Phone:

615-584-3854
Time: 
12 pm

Barktoberfest at Fontanel!

Barktoberfest™ is Middle Tennessee’s biggest dog festival! As always, Barktoberfest will feature a fabulous variety of food trucks, a pet adoption fair featuring local rescue groups and shelters, and local vendor booths to browse and shop. There will also be live music, canine sport demonstrations and fun activities for the whole family. Of course, the highlight of Barktoberfest is always our Howl-O-Ween Costume Contests, where humans and pooch pals alike compete for fun and fabulous prizes!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

615-353-6972
Time: 
10 am

Halloween Pooch Parade at Cheekwood!

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 us in helping our local shelter as we collect items for donation for the Nashville Humane Association. Visit their wish list to see what’s in need!
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Dates: 
10/24/2017

Organization:

Vanderbilt University

Location:

2101 W End Ave
Nashville, TN, 37240
United States

Phone:

(615) 322-0605
Time: 
3:30

Open House Vanderbilt University

On October 24, 2017 VINSE will commemorate the grand opening of the newly constructed VINSE Core Facilities. Our new state of the art facilities include a class 1000/100 cleanroom, analytical/nanocrystal support core and advanced imaging suite. The cleanroom provides cutting-edge micro- and nanoscale fabrication tools for the development of integrated circuits, microfluidic and nanophotonic systems. The analytical core, conveniently located adjacent to the cleanroom, contains a comprehensive range of physical characterization tools. The imaging suite hosts a range of electron microscopes including a transmission electron microscope, an atomic force microscope, and a scanning electron microscope with ion milling capabilities.
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Dates: 
11/10/2017
11/11/2017
11/17/2017

Location:

14119 Old Nashvile Highway
Smyrna, TN, 37167
United States

Phone:

615-852-8499
Time: 
Varies

Smoke on the Mountain

Springhouse Theatre Company’s next production takes you off-Broadway…way, way off Broadway…and back in time…to 1938 in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, where the Sanders Family pays a call on the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. Rollicking, exhilarating, and charmingly funny, Smoke on the Mountain features two dozen rousing bluegrass songs played and sung by the Sanders Family. Between songs, each family member “witnesses” with a story about an important event in their life. By the evening's end, the Sanders Family will endear themselves to you by not only allowing you to share in their triumphs, but by revealing their weaknesses. Bring the whole family and enjoy the show the New York Post called, “Totally beguiling… foot-stomping soul food.”
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Dates: 
10/17/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017

Organization:

The Hermitage

Location:

4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN, 37076
United States

Phone:

615-889-2941
Time: 
varies, see below

Ghost Tours at The Hermitage

Do you believe in ghosts? Do you get a thrill from hearing about paranormal activity? If so, The Hermitage Ghost Tours are for you! Join us for an exclusive, after hours tour through the Mansion and Jackson’s tomb while learning about encounters with those who “haunt the property.” This 90-minute tour tells ghostly tales about the Battle of New Orleans, the Bell Witch, and even the General himself!… You’ll never believe what you are going to hear.. Only 25 people per tour so get your tickets before they sell out!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

328 Cedar Forest Rd.
Lebanon, TN, 37090
United States

Phone:

615-443-2769
Time: 
5:30 pm

Chills and Thrills Halloween at Cedars of Lebanon State Park

Welcome to our 6th Annual "Chills and Thrills" in the Campground at Cedars of Lebanon State Park 2017. We plan to have a "ghostly" time! Get ready to get your "ghoul" on as campers decorate their sites and we "Trick or Treat" from site to site. There will be so much going on.... trick or treating campsite to campsite, hayrides, special guests, costume contests, and so much more! Oh and CANDY! All the festivities and "trick or treating" are free and open to the public and all ages!
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Dates: 
10/28/2017

Organization:

Honeysuckle Hill Farm

Location:

1765 Martins Chapel Church Rd
Springfield, TN, 37172
United States

Phone:

615-382-7593
Time: 
all day; movie begins at around 7

Trick-Or-Treat Fest and Movie Night at Honeysuckle Hill Farm

Dress up the kids in their favorite costumes and bring them out to Honeysuckle Hill Farm for some fun and safe trick-or-treating! We'll have tons of candy for the kids and we'll finish the night with a family-friendly Halloween movie. Bring your blankets and chairs for a full evening of wholesome Halloween fun. (Included with General Admission)
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/27/2017

Location:

1399 Sam Davis Road
Smyrna, TN, 37167
United States

Phone:

(615) 459-2341
Time: 
7 -11 am

Ghost Tours at the Sam Davis Home

We'll be telling stories of haunted sightings on our property as a hayride and walking tour, so come on out and join us! Who knows? By the time you're done, you may even have a story of your own! Not recommended for kids younger than 10.
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Dates: 
10/30/2017

Location:

105 College Street
White House, TN, 37188
United States

Phone:

615-672-4350, ext. 2115
Time: 
6 pm

White House Trail of Treats

Put on your costumes and head to the White House High School Greenway Trailhead (Tyree Springs Rd) where you'll walk along collecting sweet treats. Kids must provide their own baskets/bags/buckets for the sweets.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/27/2017
10/28/2017

Organization:

City of Gallatin, TN

Location:

210 Albert Gallatin Ave.
Gallatin, TN, 37066
United States

Phone:

RESERVATIONS 615-512-5299
Time: 
7 pm

Gallatin Ghost Walk on the Square

From the man who disappeared before his disbelieving family's very eyes as he walked across an open field, never to be heard from again, to the 16 Confederate soldier spirits in Andrew Jackson's old law office on Gallatin's public square, the tales of hauntings and spirit sightings are legion...and legend.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

2801 Wilma Rudolph Blvd
Clarksville, TN, 37040
United States

Phone:

(931) 552-0289
Time: 
5pm

Spirit Halloween Zombie Walk at Governor's Square Mall

We are partnering with Spirit Halloween to host a Zombie Walk this year. Simply stop by Spirit Halloween and for a $5 donation to Spirit of Children, you will be registered to participate in the Zombie Walk and help a great cause at the same time!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

2615 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
United States

Phone:

615.893.4207
Time: 
10 am - 2 pm

Rutherford Parent Fall Kids Fest at The Avenue

Enjoy a fun-filled day under the tents local business and children's program, stage performances and kid's entertainment, inflatables, train, face painting, prize giveaways. Event will be held in Belk's rear parking lot.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Time: 
10 am – 5 pm

Cheekwood’s Annual EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS Celebration!

El Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, is one of the most important celebrations in Latin America and demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. Join Cheekwood for our annual El Dia de los Muertos celebration, and learn more about this unique holiday as you tour the altars, shop in the marketplace, explore traditional arts and crafts, and enjoy live music and dance! It's great family fun!
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Dates: 
10/19/2017
10/20/2017
10/21/2017

Location:

4125 Whites Creek Pine
Whites Creek, TN, 37189
United States

Phone:

615-584-3854
Time: 
varies, see below

The GLOW (a jack o' lantern experience) at Fontanel

THE GLOW features an enchanting and unforgettable wonderland of more than 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life structures. THE GLOW isn’t a place to expect frights and ghouls, but you will scream with delight to see pumpkins come to life as you wander into Prehistoric Park where you’ll stare up into the golden eyes of sixteen-foot tall dinosaurs or yell ARRRGG!! as you see pumpkins crash amongst the ghostly pirate ship. Your favorite movie stars, superheroes and even some princesses come to life through the jack o’ lantern magic.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017
Time: 
2:00 – 4:00 p.m

Location:

Lavergne Veteran's Memorial Park - La Vergne, TN
115 Floyd Mayfield Dr
La Vergne, TN, 37086
United States

Phone:

(615) 793-6295

City of La Vergne Trail of Treats

Thousands of children are expected to follow a candy trail on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 2 - 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in La Vergne.
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Dates: 
10/17/2017
10/24/2017
10/31/2017

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Time: 
10 am - 12 pm

Tuesdays for Tots at Cheekwood

Stop by the studios anytime between 10 am – 12 pm to participate! Art adventures abound as toddlers take over Cheekwood every Tuesday morning! Stop by our studio in the Learning Center to craft an original artwork with your tot. Drop-in activities change weekly so that your budding young artist will be introduced to the wide world of art. Tuesdays for Tots is sure to be a memory-making routine for you and your toddler, so make plans to attend a class today! Don’t forget to bring your imagination and dress for mess!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/22/2017
10/28/2017

Location:

4001 Bell Rd
Hermitage , TN, 37076
United States

Phone:

615-889-7050
Time: 
11am-4pm

Booville at Nashville Shores

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.
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Dates: 
10/31/2017

Organization:

City of Gallatin, TN

Location:

210 Albert Gallatin Ave.
Gallatin, TN, 37066
United States

Phone:

615.451.5911
Time: 
10 am - 2 pm

Trick or Treat on the Square

The Downtown Merchants will be filled with sweet surprises this day for all the kids who come out to visit! It will be a safe place for children to trick or treat and loads of fun for the entire family!
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Dates: 
10/31/2017

Location:

900 North Maney Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
United States

Phone:

(615) 893-0022
Time: 
4pm

Trick-or-Treating “Old Maney Mansion”

At the dead-end of North Maney Avenue you’ll find a tree-lined drive to the most famous mansion in Murfreesboro! The iron gates are open and the mansion, normally locked and secured, is ready to greet you on this rare night! Bring your little ghosts and goblins to the doors of the dimly lit Oaklands Mansion to offer their most haunting greeting. As the doors creak open to reveal the grand stair hall, and the family in mourning, you’ll see that this isn’t like any “haunted” house you’ve visited.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
Time: 
8 pm

Location:

Lavergne Veteran's Memorial Park - La Vergne, TN
115 Floyd Mayfield Dr
La Vergne, TN, 37086
United States

Phone:

(615) 793-6295

Howl at the Moon 5K Run

Athletes, fitness fans, and motivated people of all ages will be participating in the upcoming Howl at the Moon 5k Run.
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Dates: 
10/17/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017

Location:

502 SE Broad St
Murfreesboro, TN, 37130
United States

Phone:

(615) 890-2300
Time: 
varies, see schedule

Tennessee STEAM Festival

The Tennessee STEAM Festival is an event-based celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Making it engaging for the diverse areas of Tennessee requires the entire community.
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Dates: 
10/28/2017

Organization:

City of Franklin, TN

Location:

109 3rd Avenue South
Franklin, TN, 37064
United States

Phone:

615-591-8500, ext. 11
Time: 
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

City of Franklin Pumpkinfest

Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival returns 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!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

2615 Medical Center Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
United States

Phone:

615.893.4207
Time: 
11 AM - 1 PM

Halloween at The Avenue

Enjoy Halloween fun at The Avenue from 11 AM - 1 PM. Visit treat stations located throughout The Avenue, trick or treat at participating stores. While supplies last. At 1 PM, join the costume parade at the Rutherford Parent Kids Fest Stage near Belk. Note: Fall Kids Fest location in the rear Belk Parking lot.
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Dates: 
10/22/2017

Location:

5025 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

615-356-0501 ext. 134
Time: 
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Belle Meade Community Trick or Treat

Put on your costume and join us for our annual Community Trick-or-Treat!
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Dates: 
10/21/2017

Location:

505 Deaderick S
Nashville, TN, 37243
United States

Phone:

(615) 741-2692
Time: 
10 a.m. to 2 p.m

Annual Haunted Museum Ghost Story Festival at the TN State Museum!

It's time for The State Museum’s annual ghost story festival, Haunted Museum! 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.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017

Organization:

Kids-N-Play

Location:

525 Alfred Thun Rd
Clarksville, TN, 37040
United States

Phone:

(931) 896-1328
Time: 
5pm-8pm

Kids-N-Play Halloween Bash

Join us for our 6th Annual Halloween Bash from 5pm-8pm tonight.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017
10/21/2017
10/22/2017

Organization:

Nashville Zoo

Location:

3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN, 37211
United States

Phone:

(615) 833-1534
Time: 
5 - 9 pm

Boo at the Zoo!

Boo at the Zoo is the premier Halloween party spot for kids.Nashville’s littlest ghost and goblins will invade the Zoo for delightfully frightful fun! Tickets include : trick-or-treating, carousel rides, hayrides and more. Additional fees apply for Soaring Eagle zip line* and concessions.
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Dates: 
10/20/2017

Organization:

Clarksville Area YMCA

Location:

260 Hillcrest Dr.
Clarksville, TN, 37043
United States

Phone:

931-647-2376
Time: 
6 PM - 8 PM

Fall Festival at the YMCA

Join the Clarksville Area YMCA for our Fall Festival on Friday, October, 20 from 6-8 p.m. Expect all of your favorite fall activities as well as games, music and much more family fun! This event is free as a way to show our appreciation for our members.
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Dates: 
10/30/2017

Location:

101 Maple Drive North
Hendersonville , TN, 37075
United States

Phone:

822-3898
Time: 
6 -8 pm

Trick or Treat at Drakes Creek in Park Hendersonville

Trick or treat event for children. Booths set up along the pedestrian trail in Drakes Creek Park. Come walk through the booths to get candy.
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Dates: 
10/21/2017
10/28/2017
11/04/2017

Organization:

The Belcourt Theatre

Location:

2102 Belcourt Avenue
Nashville, TN, 37212
United States

Phone:

615-846-3150
Time: 
10:00am

Little Red Riding Hood

The classic tale of a young girl’s adventure through the woods, on her way to Grandma Millie’s house. Vibrantly alive with cool special effects, sound, and comedy for people of all ages.
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Dates: 
10/17/2017
10/18/2017
10/19/2017

Location:

1200 Forrest Park Dr
Nashville, TN, 37205
United States

Phone:

(615) 356-8000
Time: 
events throughout day

Cheekwood Harvest

Celebrate the changing of the seasons at Cheekwood! We’re set to celebrate all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest! You’ll find activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date.
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