October is a busy month that’s full of fall celebrations, haunted houses and everything in between. This list will help make your life easier with the ultimate 101 guide to all things related to this fall season. Now, get out there and embrace that cool weather and maybe even dress up in a costume!
4595 N Germantown Pkwy, Arlington, TN 38002 • (901) 359-0800
Hours: Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tours: Open to groups with reservations
Priddy Farms has 24 acres of fields with pumpkins, crops and fall activities, including hayrides and pumpkin picking. Families can come and see fall sights and scents, perfect for picture-taking! Younger children can take a ride on the mini train and play on the swing sets and slides. You can even build your own scarecrow (bring old children’s clothes for this activity.) Bring your flashlights at night to seek glimpses of deer, foxes and maybe a farm owl. For parties, group events and campfires, call and schedule!
6880 Singleton Pkwy, Millington, TN 38053 • (901) 872-0703
Hours: Open every Thursday through Sunday in October & Halloween; Thursday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
Jones Orchard has 600 acres, and each fall they host Fall Fun. The month-long event offers hayrides, haunted corn mazes, pumpkin picking and general fall merriment. Their family farm is located roughly 10 miles north of Memphis, and, with their Jones Market & Cafe, Jones U-Pick Orchard and Jones Market nearby, it’s definitely worth the drive!
4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 682-3395
Hours: September 29 through October 31; Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to sunset; Sunday, noon to sunset
Second Baptist Church carries pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors along with hay bales, flowers and fall decorations. Be sure to sample some homemade pumpkin bread made from their pumpkins and take a picture in the photo area! One hundred percent of the proceeds support their student ministry.
September 22-November 3: Falcon Ridge Farm’s Fall Festival
22630 TN-18, Toone, TN 38381 • (731) 658-5200
Time: Through November 3; Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
October 13: Agricenter Harvest Festival
7777 Walnut Grove Rd., 38120 Memphis • (901) 757-7777
Time: Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The annual Agricenter Harvest Festival is free to the public and has pumpkin-painting, kid’s activities, arts and crafts, hayrides and educational stations. There will be entertainment provided by Grassfire Bluegrass Band. Concessions are also available.
October 20: Fall Fun Fest and 5K Race at Carriage Crossing
4674 Merchants Park Cir, Ste 432, Collierville, Tennessee 38017 • (901) 854-8240
Time: Saturday, October 20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $25 for 5K race
The 2nd Annual Fall Fun Fest benefitting Collierville Education Foundation will begin with a 5K and Family Fun Run at 8 a.m. Wear your favorite costume for the race and festivities. After the 5K and Family Fun Run, stick around for a day full of fall fun. There will be vendors with activities for children, a costume contest, a lookalike contest for furry friends, petting zoo, food trucks and so much more.
October 26: Halloween Family Fun Fest
7700 Flaherty Pl, Bartlett, Tennessee 38133 • (901) 385-6470
Time: October 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Cost: Through October 25, BRC member tickets are $3 and non-member tickets are $5. Day-of tickets are $5 for BRC members and $7 for non-members.
Come in your best costume and join in the fun at The Bartlett Recreation Center. There will be games, candy, music, a haunted hayride and so much more. It is a family-friendly fun fest that will delight kids of all ages!
October 27: Fall Festival at Second Baptist
4680 Walnut Grove Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 682-3395
Time: Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Join Second Baptist for their annual fall festival, featuring trunk-or-treat, games, sno-cones, popcorn, inflatables and more. It’s a beloved East Memphis fall tradition you won’t want to miss!
1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, Tennessee 38138 • (901) 757-7323
Time: October 20, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
It’s Halloween fun for the whole family! Dress up in your spookiest costume and head down to the Germantown Community Library for carnival games, a costume parade, carnival food and more. This is a perfect event to give the kiddos a taste of good ole Halloween fun.
October 20: Zombie Prom Memphis at Esplanade
901 Cordova Station Ave, Cordova, Tennessee 38018 • (901) 753-3333
Time: October 20, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cost: Early bird tickets are $20 (sales end October 12). General admission tickets are $25 with costume and $30 without, and VIP tables are available for $200.
Join Esplanade if you dare on October 20, for one of the biggest parties in the city. There will be onsite zombie makeovers by HowardArt Special FX. If you want to schedule your makeover in advance, call (901) 275-4469. There will be special appearances from Q107.5 radio personalities, a cash bar, light refreshments and a photo booth. So put your best zombie foot forward for a chance to win prizes! The event will begin at 8 p.m.
October 26: The Addams Family on Adams Avenue
652 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105
Time: October 26, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
See The Addams Family on Adams Avenue on the lawn of the historic Mallory-Neely House! Open house begins at 5:30 before the movie at 7 p.m. Bring your own chairs and blankets.
680 Adams Ave., Memphis, TN 38105
Time: October 27 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $30 for adults, $12 for children
Join Woodruff-Fontaine Museum for the Haunted Happenings 10th Anniversary. There will be live music, food trucks, dancing, and of course – your costume. Each ticket comes with two complimentary drink tickets.
October 27: Flick or Treat at Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 636-4130
Time: October 27, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Show up to Memphis Botanic Garden in your best costume and some lawn chairs for a movie and popcorn night. There will be a double-feature of fun with It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown beginning at 7:15 p.m. and then a tour through the woods for Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride at 7:45 p.m. There will be kettle corn, food truck concession, photo opps and adult “spirits.” Advanced tickets are required, and they are $8 for members and $10 for non-members.
October 27: Halloween PubSing at The Casual Pint
395 S Highland St, Memphis, TN 38111 • (901)
Time: October 27, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The concept for The Casual Pint is simple: They gather, they drink, they sing! For this holiday edition of PubSing, they will throw in some spooky tunes for all to sing and they encourage PubSing-goers to arrive in a costume, because there will be a costume contest! Casual Pint has beer, BYO wine (with cork fee), drinks and some light pub food.
We hope you have a fun and SPOOKY October with these events and festivals!
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