10 ways to get into the Halloween spirit in Nashville
Pumpkin Palooza 2015
The Belmont SAPB is hosting Pumpkin Palooza in front of the Bell Tower on Thursday from 3 p.m until 6 p.m. There will be pumpkin carving, pumpkin treats and apple cider – all the goodness that fall brings.
Maddox and Pembroke Haunted Houses
A tradition at Belmont, both Maddox Hall and Pembroke Hall will be hosting haunted houses this month. Pembroke’s haunted house will be Oct. 30 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Maddox’s MadHouse will be Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Kennedy Hall is hosting a speakeasy on Oct. 31 complete with mocktails. Its free to get in, but students have to follow @KennedyHallBU to get the password.
A classic way to spend the weeks leading up to Halloween, Gentry Farms offers pumpkin picking, a hayride, a corn maze and a hay fort. It is open to the public Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sundays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. and Mondays from 9 a.m. until noon. Admission is $7. Gentry Farms is located on New Highway 96 West in Franklin, Tennessee.
Offering traditional activities such as hayrides, costume contests and trick-or-treating, the Franklin Pumpkinfest will be Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Main Street in historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee. Entrance to the festival is free, but if students want to participate in the chili cook off or any other special events, there will be a fee.
Ghouls at Grassmere
If students want to get in touch with their inner child, the Nashville Zoo is hosting Boo at the Zoo for eight nights in October. For $15, people can enjoy trick-or-treating, carousel rides and hayrides. Costumes are encouraged.
Nashville Farmers Market
Nashville Farmers Market’s Harvest Fest is Friday through Saturday. The festival will feature a special Night Market on Friday from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The market ends on Sunday with a Brunch & Lunch focusing on the all-important flavor of fall: pumpkin. The rest of the weekend will have food demos and samples, along with live music. The market is located on Rosa L. Parks Boulevard.
12th South Farmers Market
There’s a Farmers Market every Tuesday at Sevier Park from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It’s recently held an Apple Festival, so it’s bound to have some fall-related fun. Plus, it’s only a short walk away from campus.
Dead Land Haunted Woods
With three different attractions available, Dead Land Haunted Woods at Murfreesboro Road in Lebanon, Tennessee has something for everyone. For only $5, people can go through the maze. For $15, people can go through the Portal attraction and the Curse attraction. Its hours are 7 p.m. until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays until Oct. 31.
Death Row Haunted House
Located only 20 minutes from campus on Harding Industrial Drive, Death Row Haunted House is an entirely indoor attraction: a self-guided haunted house running every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Nov. 1. It runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $15.