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Nashville Annual October Event Guide

An Annual Event Guide to October Events in Nashville


A list of Annual October Events in Nashville that includes some of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville in the month of October.

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Nashville Event Calendar - October

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Nashville has a never ending supply of world class entertainment that's sure to please anyone and an absolute ton of Things to Do and See in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Browse through our Nashville Event Calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville this month.

Halloween Fun & Autumn Events

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From late September into early November, Nashville offers tons of festive opportunities during the Autumn and Halloween Season. There is an unlimited supply of Haunted Houses, Ghostly Tours, Pumpkin Patches, Fall Foliage Hikes, and Corn Mazes to be found and explored in the Middle Tennessee Area.

Animal Affair

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At this not-so-black-tie event, guests opt for zebra stripes and leopard prints over pinstripes and penguin suits as they enjoy the beauty of the Nashville Zoo at twilight. This benefit is normally held in early October.

Art After Hours

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Art After Hours, Nashville's first monthly, citywide art crawl offers a chance for art lovers to enjoy art after work (from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.) at some of Nashville's best art galleries. This fun fun event takes place on the first Thursday of each month, and "It's Free!"


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What began over a decade ago as a desire to bring artists and their artwork to University School of Nashville for a school fundraiser has evolved into a nationally respected art show that attracts loyal patrons and newcomers to view work by the carefully selected group of talented emerging and established artists.


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Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of arts and culture in Nashville, designed to inform and inspire the community’s awareness of and participation in the array of activities during the month of October.

Belmont Fashion Show

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The Annual Belmont Mansion Fashion Show, held in late October, benefits the Belmont Mansion Association, a group of individuals dedicated to the preservation of the historic home of Nashville’s first fashionista, Adelicia Acklen

Biscuits & Bluegrass

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The Loveless Cafe host an annual Biscuits & Bluegrass fall festival every October. This festival usually runs all day long with plenty of family events, music, biscuit eating contest, and plenty of impromptu pickin' parties.

Bouquets for Breast Cancer Benefit

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The Annual "Bouquets for Breast Cancer" champagne and strawberries reception is normally held the first week of October at Rebel Hill Florist and benefits the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition (TBCC). In addition, throughout the month of October, Rebel Hill Florist normally continues to donate a portion of their sales to TBCC through a variety of special offers.

Brain Matters

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Brain Matters is an interactive exhibit that has in depth information about the brain, how it works and information about diseases and disorders. This exhibit consists of three stations that allow you to spend as much time as you like delving into the mystery of the human brain. Located in 100 Oaks Mall (upstairs), this free Vanderbilt exhibit is open during regular mall hours.

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