This 15th annual celebration of food and wine is a fundraising effort for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, helping to serve young people in need of a mentor with a positive adult role model. To date, this event has raised $1.9 million for Middle Tennessee's children. VIP full access tickets are $145 each.
The Heritage Foundation’s Pumpkinfest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival with typically 65,000-plus people in attendance. The festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues in downtown Franklin. The event runs until 7 p.m. and includes food plus arts and crafts vendors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Celebrate fall with a brisk Harvest Half Marathon, 5K and Kids Fun Run 1K hosted by the Brentwood Family YMCA. Due to the narrowness of trails, this course is capped at the first 400 runners for the Harvest Half and 400 for the 5K. Organizers expect the event to happen rain or shine. To register, call 615.373.9622 or email email@example.com.
All vendors feature handmade products, with the entire fair indoors until 3 p.m. Church proceeds benefit Sacred Sparks Ministry, which provides services to the homeless community in the Nashville region.
This observation is a celebration of all things owls with interesting aspects for all ages. Meet non-releasable program owls, and enjoy entertaining, informative talks on each species. Hike through owl territory, make two crafts, dissect owl pellets. Cost: $30 family of four; $15 adult plus child; $10 individuals. Get tickets online at OwlsHill.org.
Lipman Brothers, Nashville’s oldest and largest distributor of wine and spirits, is the official wine sponsor. VIP guests will be treated to a private food and wine tasting experience in the Riverside Ballroom of the Harpeth Hotel. Proceeds from sponsorships and ticket sales benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. For details, contact Denise Carothers at 615.628.8188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secure a stamp card at participating stores; visit all stores during Crawl dates (Nov. 7–9) to get card stamped at each business. Turn in card at last store visited. Collect all 14 stamps to be eligible for grand prize drawing for a $700 gift card to store of one's choice from among the Crawl participants. Visit BrentwoodShops.com for participating stores.
Join wine producers from across the state showcasing the best wine Tennessee has to offer. Sip TN consists entirely of Tennessee wineries. The festival features live music, artisan crafts, gourmet food and fantastic local wine. This is a rain or shine event that lasts until 5 p.m., with the main booths under a covered area.
The Cumberland County Community Band will perform patriotic music before the annual ceremony for the veterans of Cumberland County at the Veterans Memorial. This event runs through 12:30 p.m.
The 53rd Annual CMA Awards airs live Nov. 13 on ABC Television Network. Each year, Country Music Association Awards' nominees and winners are determined by the more than 7,400 industry professional CMA members. This year's hosts are Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.
Savor the sights and sounds of the season while making lasting holiday memories, complete with a million lights glowing throughout the gardens on a 1-mile walking path. Visitors can visit with Santa, decorate cookies, enjoy the sounds of carolers, purchase s’mores kits and meet Santa’s reindeer. Guests also can get hot chocolate, cider, hot toddies, beer, wine and cocktails.
This beloved TV classic soars off the screen and onto the stage. Show length is 90 minutes, including an intermission. Children 3 years old and younger are free with a paying adult, but must sit on guardian's lap during the show.