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In Middle Tennessee, there’s no shortage of fall fun to be had. Soon, the foliage will transform into its glorious autumn colors, and cool breezes have begun to sweep away the lingering summer heat. For most of us, this is the perfect time of year to enjoy natural splendor, community events, and seasonal spooks and scares.

Do you feel it? It’s time to celebrate autumn! When you’re ready to get out and join in the fun, we recommend the following 11 top fall activities.

1.) Visit Farmers’ Markets

Middle Tennesse’s farmers’ markets are an excellent resource for obtaining your pie-making produce, pumpkins for carving, gourds and colorful corn stalks for your porch, and delicious fruits and veggies for your meals from now through Thanksgiving

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Autumn’s cool air and crisp scents are just around the corner, and we at Parks Realty are more than ready to enjoy the fun fall activities throughout Middle Tennessee. Do you have your festival destinations lined up? If not, we’re here to help you get started with 10 of our top fall festivals. From Pumpkinfest to the Pooch Parade, you just can’t beat autumn in our neck of the woods—or the delicious seasonal foods our community serves up! 

A NOTE ON COVID-19

We do everything possible to bring you accurate, up-to-date information in each of our blog posts. However, due to continuous changes venues and event coordinators may make in light of the COVID-19 challenges we continue to face, some festivals may make changes or cancellations at any

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Halloween is just around the corner, and—luckily for all of the locals who love the spooky, scary, and macabre—our beautiful region is packed with horror-filled haunted houses. Today, we’re sharing the Top Ten Best Haunted Houses in Middle Tennessee! We’ve got everything from family-friendly spooktaculars to “sign a waiver first” extreme horror houses, and even one destination that is said to be truly haunted.

Are you ready to sign up for some heart-pounding, spine-tingling fun? Let’s dive right in. 

Beast House
Nashville, TN

The Beast House is the only haunted house on our list that’s said to be actually haunted. It is set in the Isaac Kechem Mansion, where the massive Victorian mansion’s original owner brutally murdered his entire extended

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Lately, it feels like more and more visitors to Middle Tennessee are falling in love with this gorgeous region and deciding to join one of our communities. If you’re headed our way, especially if you are already planning to move here soon, we recommend downloading the following top travel apps! For traveling like a local, nothing beats these Tennessee-centered treasures.

If you already live here but are going to be traveling out of the area, skip to Part Two. We have also rounded up the best all-around travel apps that will help you blend in with the locals wherever you roam. Part Three includes helpful apps for traveling in general.

Part One: Apps for Visiting Middle Tennessee

My TN

Android | iOS

If you’re interested in exploring

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With each year that passes, visitors and locals alike have more reasons to adore our region! This season, we recommend ascending above the city streets to tour the best rooftop experiences in Middle Tennessee. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual honky-tonk, modern glamor scene, or Nashville’s best steakhouse, the destinations atop our beautiful skyline should likewise be atop your list of things to do.

Please note that each of our highlighted rooftop experiences is either an established favorite or a newcomer that is taking the city’s nightlife scene by storm, so we advise arriving ahead of time, or making reservations where allowed.

lou/na

SoBro | Nashville

25 floors above Nashville’s South Broadway, though open only since the fall

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The whole family is home for the holidays. It’s chilly outside, warm inside - and everyone is gathered around the table laughing. The connection feels deep, and the smiles are aplenty - it’s game night. It’s a truly unmatched joy! Below are some of our favorite family games to get ready for the upcoming season! 

Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza

Oh boy. This game. It doesn’t matter if you’re “into games”, if you like strategy, or if you’re young or old. This game will have you flailing your arms and laughing hysterically in no time about the absurdity of the quick, easy-to-learn, 10-minute-a-round game. Imagine a Slap Jack-esque game with hand motions as the main rules. This family found it as a game “keeper”, and you very well could, too! 

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For many of us here in central Tennessee, summer isn’t complete without a classic American cookout. The smell of marinated meat crackling on the grill, the feeling of sweet corn bursting on the first bite, and the light sweetness of icebox cake are things we look forward to year after year.

Despite the current need for social distancing, we hope that we’ll all be enjoying great times with friends and family before long. In the meantime, we can dream up the perfect party plans, which is what we hope you’ll do with Parks Realty’s list of Cookout Must-Haves!

Our handy guide will give you an organizational framework to use as a jumping-off point as you plan your next celebration of food, friends, and fun. Remember, there’s no shame in accepting friendly

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Let the month of International Women's Day, St. Patrick Day celebration, and the first day of the spring season, begin! Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival is back, as are other local favorites like Taste of Williamson and the County Sumner Irish Festival. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

March 1st: Nashville Opera Noir Filmfest - Black & White Bash
Noah Liff Opera Center | Nashville

Some of Tennessee’s most innovative filmmakers have been invited to this film festival to create three-minute, black-and-white films inspired by John Hoomes’ new noir staging of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO. Guests will get to see the finalists’ entries, meet the creators, and celebrate the

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Let the month of love and, most importantly, the Super Bowl, begin! Wine in Winter is back, as are other local favorites like Murfreesboro's 3rd Annual Handmade Market and Lightning 100's Chocolate Affair. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

February 1st: Chinese New Year Celebration
Vanderbilt University Corner Park | Nashville

The Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville is teaming up with many partners to host the Chinese New Year! There will be professional jugglers, the Nashville Public Library's Puppet Truck, Chinese dance, music and songs, Chinese Yo-Yo, Chinese naming, arts and crafts for children, bamboo dance, Chinese language students’ presentations, and the

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2020 is here and it's the start of a new decade! Let this month of resolutions, motivation, and new beginnings commence. The Nashville Boat Show is back, as are other local favorites such as Brentwood's Marshmallow Hike and Nashville Restaurant Week. New events are always popping up so make sure to mark your calendars and prepare yourself for a whole lot of fun!

January 1st: 157th Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield | Murfreesboro

Take a trip back in time and learn about the quiet, yet critical, events of New Year's Day that shaped the outcome of the Battle of Stones River! Visitors will also learn about how the Battle of Stones River provided a victory to support the Emancipation Proclamation and how it

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