It’s time to welcome the fall season with a variety of fall festivals and a special events, many a popular alternative to Halloween trick-or-treating. Plan to visit one of these events being hosted in and around the Fairview area.
Ongoing through Oct. 29
Gentry’s Farm hay maze
Gentry’s Farm, 974 New Highway 96 West, will once again have its four-acre hay maze and pumpkin patch open through Oct. 29. The farm also has a nature trail, playground, mini maze, farm games, farm animals and a wagon ride. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays. General admission to the activities area is $8 for ages 2-65. Younger children and seniors will be admitted for free. For more information visit www.gentryfarm.com/fall/.
Saturday, October 20
Fall Fest Craigfield Southern Methodist
Craigfield Southern Methodist Church, located on Pinewood Road, will host their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, Oct. 20 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fall Fest will feature fun fall festivities for young and old alike; including a haunted hayride, games, prizes, chili, hamburgers, and a weenie roast. The community is invited to join the fun. For more information, contact L.D. Mangrum at 615-799-0463.
Movies in the Park Disney’s Hocus Pocus
Come to Bowie Nature Park on the lawn behind the Tree House Playground for a free family friendly movie! FUNFLICKS will be screening Disney’s Hocus Pocus for a Halloween treat. Bring a blanket and/or chair. The movie will begin at 6:30 p.m., but feel free to get there early to enjoy grilled goodness provided by Fairview Police and Fire. All proceeds from the concessions will go towards the Shop with a Cop event. Registration required at www.bowiepark.org.
Wednesday, October 24
Trunk Or Treat at Fairview First Baptist
Fairview First Baptist Church, 7310 Overby Rd, Fairview will be holding their annual Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to this free event. Bring the family and enjoy candy, music, s’mores, refreshments, costume contests for all ages including adults, and lots of fun! All children are invited to wear their costumes for Trunk and Treating, (no scary costumes please).
Thursday, October 25
Cross Roads Cowboy Church Trunk or Treat
Cross Roads Cowboy Church, 9460 Missionary Ridge Rd, Bon Aqua, will be having its annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday night October 25. This is one of the largest events that CRCC has each year. Admission is free, free hotdogs, cake walks, games, candy, music, and hay rides. Hope to see everyone there!!!
Trunk or Treat at Westview United Methodist
Westview United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual Trunk or Treat on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the back parking lot. Located at 7107 Westview Drive – across from the Fairview Rec. Center. Everyone invited.
Saturday, October 27
Halloween Fun Day at Timberland Park
On Saturday, October 27, Timberland Park has a fun-filled day of Halloween events planned. Activities include a series of fun, fall themed programs throughout the day, including corn husk doll making, tree ring fun, and a presentation of mammal pelts of Tennessee. A guided hike will begin at 9 a.m. At 1 p.m., the park will host a special guest (and some of their wildlife friends) from Walden’s Puddle Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Timberland Park is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway, just south of the Hwy 96 entrance at mile marker 437.2.
Halloween music at Fairview Library
Saturday, October 27, at 10 a.m. Jacob Johnson brings his Autumn and Halloween musical experience to the Fairview Public Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd. Expect the usual rambunctious and fun-filled singing, playing, and dancing!
Westwood Elementary PTO Trunk or Treat
The Westwood PTO will host a Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot at Westwood Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, and water will also be available.
Liberty Hill Fall Festival
Liberty Hill Church of Christ, 7272 Old Cox Pike, will be hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27 from 4-9 p.m. Bring your friends and family to enjoy all the fun, including a chili cook-off, Trunk or Treat, hayrides, and much more.
Fairview Church of Christ Boonanza!
Fairview Church of Christ, 2001 Fairview Blvd, is having a Boonanza on Saturday, October 27 from 5-9 p.m. It will include trunk or treat, s’mores, bouncy houses, fire pits, and a haunted trail. It’s a lot of fun and safe for kids to attend!
Pumpkinfest in Franklin
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County will host the Pumpkinfest which stretches along Main Street and its avenues. Set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, festivities will include a kids zone, costume contests for humans and pets, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, street festival food, beer tent and extreme pumpkin carving. For more information, visit williamsonheritage.org/pumpkinfest/.
Sunday, October 28
Trunk or Treat at Franklin UMC
An afternoon of Halloween fun is to be had at Trunk or Treat 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28, presented by Franklin First United Methodist Church 120 Aldergate Way in Franklin. Trunk or Treat events involve a gathering in a parking lot where treats are handed out from decorated car trunks in a safe family environment. There will also be food trucks and other games available. For more information, visit to http://franklinfumc.org/event/ trunk-or-treat/.
Tuesday, October 30
Halloween Storytime at Fairview Library
Children 3 to 5 years old are invited to join Miss Linda at the Fairview Public Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30 for a special Halloween Preschool Story Time featuring Halloween themed stories, activities and snacks.
Wednesday, October 31
Fall Festival at Old Path Baptist
Come to Old Path Baptist Church, 1041 Hwy 96N, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, for a fun filled night of eating, games, and hayrides! They will be serving up hotdogs and fixings, along with a Trunk-R-Treat, games, and two hayrides. Hayride for little kids at 7 p.m. followed by one for older kids at 8 p.m.
All Hallows Eve Celebration at Bowie Park
Learn about the traditions that started this fun filled holiday while making crafts, going on a scavenger hunt, and other spirited activities! Stop by the Nature Center at Bowie Nature Park any time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy these activities at your own pace. Light refreshments will be provided. Free for all ages, registration is required at www.bowiepark.org.
Grace Chapel Harvest Festival
Fall is here, which means sweaters, pumpkin spice everything and the annual Harvest Fall Festival! Bring the whole family to this night of fun – we’ll have games, inflatables, and food trucks! Wednesday, Oct 31 from 6-8 p.m. at Grace Chapel, 3279 Southall Rd., Franklin.
Saturday, November 3
Creepy Critters at Fairview Library
Why have Halloween stop on the 31st? Tarantula’s, Scorpions, Hissing Cockroaches (just to name a few) will be featured in the Creepy Critters Animal Tales show 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 at the Fairview Public Library, 2240 Fairview Blvd.