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Halloween Happenings and Fall Festivals in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee!

Halloween Happenings and Fall Festivals in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee!

The Halloween season is officially upon us and there is so much to do this month to celebrate! Whether you love haunted tours and scary movies, or you want to enjoy the season with pumpkin decorating and festive cocktails, there is sure to be something to get you into the Halloween spirit! Dress up in your favorite costume and celebrate the season with the Franklin and Williamson County community this October! 

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The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 38th Annual PumpkinFest offers autumn-inspired food and drink, live music, costume contests, and countless activities every year! Over 150 vendors line the streets of downtown Franklin, Tennessee, along with thousands of attendees! Equipped with a KidZone, a whiskey lounge, interactive experiences, live entertainment, costume contests, and seasonal vendors, PumpkinFest will show you why it’s the largest family fall festival in Middle Tennessee on October 28th!


Fear Fest The Franklin Theatre Downtown Franklin.


Fear Fest at The Franklin Theatre

The Franklin Theatre will be hosting Fear Fest throughout the month of October! This spooky series will highlight classic Halloween-themed movies such as Predator, Alien, Hocus Pocus, Coraline, The Addams Family, The Blair Witch Project, Trick or Treat, Ghostbusters, Zombieland, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Psycho, and Halloween! The Franklin Theatre will even be decked out in Halloween decor, so get into the Halloween spirit at this historic theatre! 


The Movie Gang Presents Little Shop of Horrors Downtown Franklin TN Movie at The Franklin Theatre.


The Movie Gang

The Movie Gang will be throwing a couple Halloween parties in downtown Franklin at The Franklin Theatre this month! 

Little Shop of Horrors: The Movie Gang’s showing of Little Shop of Horrors on October 27th will include sing alongs, a photo booth, costumes, Halloween treats, decorations, and more! 

Monster House: The Movie Gang will host a Kids Halloween Party on October 29th, with a showing of Monster House, free trick or treat bags, costumes, photo ops, and more!


Hattie Jane's Bad Blood Parfait


Hattie Jane’s Creamery’s 

For the month of October, Hattie Jane’s Creamery will offer the Bad Blood Parfait as a nod to Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and the spooky holiday at the end of the month. The Halloween special starts with two scoops of Hattie’s Vanilla ice cream, layers of brownie bits, mini M&M’S, hot fudge and whipped cream topped with cotton candy fluff, Amarena cherry juice and a vampire toy fang garnish. Guests are also offered a black specialty ice cream cone to pair with their fall flavor scoops! 


Williamson County Parks & Recreation - Monster Mash and Movie Knight 


Monster Mash and Movie Knight (Oct. 7th)

Williamson County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Monster Mash and Movie Knight at Castle Park on October 7th at 4pm. This free Franklin event invites attendees to enjoy the latest Addams Family movie, a variety of food trucks, competitive games, Halloween crafts, and more! Dress up in costumes and stop by for an evening of ghoulish fun under the stars! 



Killers and Cocktails Tour

Franklin Walking Tours will be hosting a Killers and Cocktails Tour on October 7th at 7:30pm. This exclusive tour invites you to step into the shadows of downtown Franklin after enjoying half-price drinks and appetizers at Americana Taphouse. Learn more about Franklin’s history before ending the night at Stable Reserve for drinks!


THE HORROR HOOTENANNY 17 Haloween Event Franklin, Tenn


The Horror Hootenanny 17

King’s Dining & Entertainment in Franklin will be hosting Dr. Gangrene’s Horror Hootenanny on October 7th at 8pm. This Halloween costume party will feature music from The Forbidden Dimension, The Creeping Cruds, and Phantoms of Saturn! This all ages event will award prizes for best costume, so show up and show out!


Happy Pumpkin Royally Fun Cookie Class Franklin TN.


Royally Fun Happy Pumpkin Cookie Class

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique will be having a Basic Beginner Cookie Class on October 12th and October 28th. This class will provide you with all the supplies necessary to create some yummy, Halloween themed cookies! 


Halloween Jewelry Making Brentwood TN Event at the Brentwood Library.


Halloween Jewelry

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library invites you to make Halloween themed earrings, necklaces, and keychains on October 12th from 5-6:30pm! 


Storybook Crafts - Halloween at the Franklin Rec Complex.


Storybook Crafts – Halloween

Williamson County Parks & Recreation will be hosting a Halloween-inspired Storybook Crafts session on October 14th from 9-11am. This childrens’ craft class features a story time session and crafts inspired by the book, Room on the Broom! 


Pumpkin Decorating - Free Family Event Franklin Tenn.


Pumpkin Decorating

Harpeth True Value invites you to decorate your own pumpkin on October 14th from 10am- 2pm! This free, family-friendly event will provide the pumpkins, paints, decorations, and prizes, so all you need to bring is your Halloween spirit! 


Fall Festival Spring Hill Tenn.


Fall Festival at Towhee Club

Towhee Club in Spring Hill will be hosting a Fall Festival on October 14th from 2-5pm. This fall festival will feature hay rides, a beer garden, prize putting, fall food, and all kinds of family-friendly fun! 


Pumpkin Carving Event in Franklin at the Library.


Pumpkin Carving

The Williamson County Public Library invites teens ages 12-18 to their Pumpkin Carving activity on October 14th at 2pm. Carve and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween with friends at the Williamson County Public Library’s Teen Room!


Haunted Hall Tours Downtown Franklin Walking Tours.


Haunted Hall Tours

Franklin Walking Tours invites you to join their Haunted Hall Tours on the last three Saturdays of October! These tours will take you through the historic Masonic Hall in downtown Franklin from 10- 11pm, where you will hear about the many hauntings of this 200 year old building. Group sizes are limited for this three night only tour, so make sure to book soon!


Pumpkin Festival in Spring Hill, Tennessee.


Pumpkin Festival at Magnolia & Vine

Magnolia & Vine’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival will take place on October 15th from 11am- 4pm. This Spring Hill festival will include live music, festive vendors, face painting, a pumpkin patch, an inflatable course, a pumpkin decorating contest, themed cocktails, pumpkin desserts, and more! Admission is free, so stop by this fun and family-friendly event!


Bubbly Cauldron Buttercream Cake Class in Franklin, TN at Sugar Drop.


Bubbly Cauldron Buttercream Cake Class

Sugar Drop Cafe & Dessert Boutique in Franklin will host a Bubbly Cauldron Buttercream Cake Class on October 21st for ages 8 and older. This class will guide you through turning cupcakes into a halloween themed pull-apart cake! 


County Public Library Franklin, TN.


Adult Craft: Pumpkin Book Art

The Williamson County Public Library invites adults 18 and up to their Adult Craft: Pumpkin Book Art activity on October 24th at 5pm. This craft will involve carving a pumpkin from a book, with all the supplies provided!


Stephen King Trivia Brentwood TN_Library


Stephen King Trivia

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library will hold Stephen King Trivia on October 24th at 6pm. Come out for some spooky trivia at the library, where you will enjoy refreshments, a photo booth, and answering trivia questions about the king of horror! 


Graphic for Halloween Yappy Hour in Franklin, TN at Scout's Pub, a dog-friendly Halloween event, with pumpkin paitnting, pop up shopping, tastings and soecialty cocktails, and adoptable dogs from Williamson County Animal Center.


Scout’s Pub Halloween Yappy Hour

Scout’s Pub in Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood will be having a Halloween Yappy Hour on October 26th from 4-7pm. This festive event invites you to bring your pups for an evening of pumpkin painting, tastings from Lo Siento Tequila on the patio, specialty fall cocktails, and a pop-up shop from Animalia! There will even be adoptable dogs from the Williamson County Animal Center with adoption fees covered by A. Marshall Hospitality. Bring your furry friend along for this fun evening and don’t forget to dress them up for the costume contest – winner gets a prize!


Logo for Saint Goose, a downtown Franklin wine shop that offers wine tastings at 134 2nd Ave N, Franklin, TN 37064.


Halloween Candy Pairings Mini Class

You are invited to celebrate Halloween with Saint Goose in downtown Franklin on October 26th from 5:30-6:30pm. Their Halloween Candy Pairings Mini Class will assist you in pairing yummy Halloween candy with some of their delicious wines! 


Boo! Books at the Franklin Library


Boo! Books at the Franklin Library

The Friends of the Library in Franklin will host their annual Boo! Books event on October 28th from 1-4pm. This event at the Williamson County Public Library will include festive costumes as well as a free new book and Halloween candy for kids!


Amerigo's Terror-misu



“Terror-Misu” is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit! This limited-time dessert will be available at all Amerigo locations from Oct. 27 – 31. Enjoy the Jack-o’-lantern dusted dessert in addition to Amerigo’s classic Italian menu items. 


Friends Booktacular Brentwood Library Halloween Event


Friends Booktacular

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library will hold their 4th Annual Friends Booktacular on October 28th at 3pm. This free Halloween event attracts hundreds of guests every year, featuring 15 trick or treat stations, photo opportunities, a free book for kids 12 and under, and some spooky fun!


Guys and Ghouls Farm to Table Dinner Franklin TN


Guys and Ghouls Farm-to-Table Dinner

GratiDude Ranch will be hosting a Guys and Ghouls Farm-to-Table Dinner on October 28th from 5:30-9pm. This festive event will feature a 5-course dinner by Chef Braiden Mallon, live entertainment from The Deltaz, a farm tour, and a costume contest with prizes! Enjoy a delicious meal made from locally sourced ingredients to get you into the Halloween spirit! 


Rest Haven Cemetery Franklin, Tennessee


Tombstone Tales

Franklin Walking Tours invites you to experience their spooky Tombstone Tales tour at Rest Haven Cemetery on October 28th from 7-9pm. Costumed actors of all ages will guide you through this historic cemetery and share the tales of those buried beneath your feet. Watch Franklin history come alive at this evening of theater and scary true tales!


Ad for event Free Trunk or Treat! in Franklin, Tennessee.


Trunk or Treat

Skyline Church will be hosting a free Trunk or Treat on October 29th from 11am – 2pm. This festive and family-friendly event in Franklin will have jump houses, free food, cotton candy, Halloween candy, carnival games with prizes, face painting, a picture booth, and more!


Night of the Living Oddity - Spooky Improv at The Factory at Franklin Downtown Franklin


Night of the Living Oddity

Check out the Night of the Living Oddity for a spooky night of improv at The Mockingbird Theater on October 30th at 7:30pm. This night of entertainment with comedian Judith Hoag will have you laughing from spooky twists and memorable punchlines! Stop by this Halloween-themed improv show for ages 16 and up!


Halloween Happy Hour and Costume Party Downtown Franklin at the Skylight bar in The Factory at Franklin.


Halloween Happy Hour & Costume Party

The Factory at Franklin invites you to attend their Halloween Happy Hour & Costume Party at The Skylight on October 31st from 7-11pm. Dress up in your best costume and enjoy discounted happy hour prices on Halloween night! If you have the best costume, you will win a special prize at the end of the night!




Boo at The Zoo

The Nashville Zoo will be holding their special Boo at The Zoo event on October 13th-29th from 5-9pm. This festive event is a family favorite and features fall-focused decorations and activities, as well as trick or treating, special animal shows, and more for 17 nights of Halloween fun!


Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival at Lucky Ladd Farms - Tennessee.


Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival

Lucky Ladd Farms in Eagleville is about 35 minutes from Franklin, and hosts a vast range of fall events and festivals! This unique pumpkin patch will be hosting their Fall Family Fun Pumpkin Festival until Oct. 29th, with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, a petting zoo, and more! 


Pups & Pints Howl-oween Festival Nashville Tennessee.


Pups & Pints Howl-oween Festival

oneC1TY in Nashville will be hosting their Pups & Pints Howl-oween Festival on October 28th. This free fall festival invites you to bring along your canine friends to spend an afternoon of dog-focused, Halloween-themed activities! Stop by to enjoy their food trucks, beer tastings, pet vendors, lawn games, and more! Dress up your pup in a spooky costume for a chance to win a prize, and hang out with some adoptable pets if you don’t have your own! 


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