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Where to show off your 2017 Halloween costume in Nashville

Going through the trouble of coming up with a killer Halloween costume can feel a little hollow if you don’t have somewhere worthwhile to show it off. (As fun as it is to answer the door for trick-or-treaters…)

If you or someone you love aren’t hosting a mammoth Nashville Halloween party this year, there’s lots to choose from, as with all years here. Below, just a few of the upcoming Halloween 2017 hangs we put on our list, in case you need some last-minute inspiration…



A Very Very Haunted Halloween 4 Southern Girls Rock Camp
A cool way to celebrate the spooky season while helping to raise funds for a worthy organization: On Friday, head over to Fort Houston in Wedgewood Houston for A Very Very Haunted Halloween, and your ticket ($10 before 7, $15 after, kids under 10 free) goes to fund scholarships for the Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp. Lots of live music on the schedule (Boo Dudes, Howling Giant and more), plus games, a fire breather, fortune teller, “super-scary photo booth” and a costume contest, plus lots more. More/tix through Eventbu.




34th Annual Pumpkinfest
If you’re in Williamson County, this is always a good bet, especially if you have kids. This year’s Pumpkinfest in Downtown Franklin runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, and there’ll be a mess of children’s activities (from bouncy houses to pony rides) and a huge costume contest, with categories broken up by age (from 0-1, 3-6, 7-11, 12-over, groups and pets). With food, vendors, live music and more, it’s a pretty perfect Halloween-y afternoon. More about Pumpkinfest at


4th Annual Halloween Masquerade at The Standard
If your Halloween costume inclinations are less gory and more… maybe Elizabethan royalty, the Halloween Masquerade at The Standard downtown might be your speed. They’re shooting for “a REFINED night with a cultivated society” on Saturday, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., with music, drink specials, snacks and, of course, a costume contest. More/tickets via Eventbrite.


Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity with Here Come the Mummies
This time of year, naturally, is “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” band Here Come the Mummies’ time to shine. This year, they’re heading up a throwdown at Marathon Music Works, alongside DJ Johny Jackson, who’ll be kicking off the night at 8 with a DJ set. The folks onstage will be in costume, so you’re encouraged to do the same (just give the restrictions a read before you go). More at


Halloween with The Aquaducks
If you haven’t checked out the new Topgolf entertainment complex on the East Nashville side of the river, this could be a good excuse: Their new venue is hosting a Halloween party, with Nashville funk/soul band The Aquaducks providing a pitch-perfect seasonal soundtrack, inspired by Michael Jackson’s Thriller. There’s a costume contest, too — and the show’s free. More at





Halloween Movie Night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center
For your night-of-Halloween festivities: Celebrate in style at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, where they’ll be screening 1922 vampire classic Nosferatu with live concert-organ accompaniment from Peter Krasinski, starting at 7:30 p.m. You’re invited to head down in costume (there’ll be a contest, plus prizes, giveaways and more), and to come over early for food trucks and cocktails. More/tickets at


Other Nashville Halloween events on your list? We’d love some more ideas — share in the comments or on the ACRE Facebook page.


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