The fall season shines bright at Cheekwood Harvest 2022, part of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ year-round lineup of seasonal festivals. From September 17 to October 30, guests enjoy activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful stroll, a fall day in family or a date in the afternoon. The changing leaves are one of the many highlights of the garden, as the oaks, maples, dogwoods and other trees greet visitors with their fall colors. Cheekwood Harvest is presented by the Tractor Supply Company Foundation.
Three Pumpkin Houses and a Mommy Blast
A third Pumpkin House is added to the landscape of Pumpkin Village. A total of 10,000 pumpkins and approximately 3,000 chrysanthemums are incorporated into the exhibit this year, providing a backdrop of rich fall hues throughout the harvest season.
The Scarecrow Trail, a favorite feature of Cheekwood Harvest, includes a variety of creations, from silly to serious, scary to friendly, all designed by local Nashville community groups. This year, more than 30 organizations, families and schools signed up to create scarecrows that personify their favorite plant. The 35 clever constructions will be displayed along the walkways of the Turner Seasons Garden.
Cheekwood offers extended hours from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday night during the Harvest Festival. To add to the ambiance of a nighttime walk through Pumpkin Village, every Thursday night features a special performance, food trucks and bar stations.
Thursday night, Cheekwood Harvest Performance.
Program: September 22 | Gripsweats
September 29 | Shannon La Brie
October 6 | Nashville vibe set
October 13 | Paul Childer
October 20 | Cristina Vane – Thirsty Third Thursday October 27 | Sand them
Cheekwood Beer Garden
Visitors gather with friends for full band musical performances in the Beer Garden each Harvest Festival weekend. Seasonal beers, cocktails and spirits are available for purchase. On Sundays, the Beer Garden features jazz quartets made up of members of the Nashville Musicians Association. These world-class musicians have played with many of the biggest names in jazz and world music and cover a wide range of styles from straight swing and syncopated Latin rhythms to smooth jazz, bebop and more. The Beer Garden is presented by Lipman Brothers.
2022 Cheekwood Harvest Beer Garden Performance Schedule:
Saturday September 17 | Paul Childer
Sunday September 18 | Pat Coil Quartet
Saturday September 24 | 7th house
Sunday September 25 | Andy Reiss Quartet
Saturday October 1st | Tim Garland
Sunday October 2 | Ryan Middagh Quartet
Saturday October 8 | Cristina Vane Sunday October 9 | Tudo Bem
Saturday October 15 | The Kerrs & The Bayou Band
Sunday October 16 | Chester Thompson Quartet
Saturday October 22 | Shannon La Brie
Sunday October 23 | Les Sandler Quartet
Saturday October 29 | Dia de los Muertos Festival
Sunday October 30 | Dia de los Muertos Festival
There are several exciting events and cultural happenings not to be missed during Cheekwood Harvest.
Music City Rose Show September 17 | 1 to 5 p.m. September 18 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Nashville Rose Society presents the 2022 Music City Rose Show at Cheekwood. Over 60 of the Southeast’s most accomplished and award-winning rosaries will compete for prizes in multiple categories, including Best Hybrid Tea Rose and Best Rose Arrangements. Many roses named after country music stars will be on display, such as Dolly Parton, Lynn Anderson and Miranda Lambert. The show will include several events, including a talk on “Rose Growing Basics,” hosted by Nashville Rose Society Co-President Ron Daniels, a watercolor rose painting class on Saturday, and a “Choose Your Own own bouquet”. Sunday morning event.
Japanese moon sighting
October 9 | 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Otsukimi, the 8th annual Japanese moon-watching festival will be held on the night of Harvest Moon, October 9, 2022, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan and the Japan American Society of Tennessee. The afternoon and moonlit evening will include demonstrations of tea ceremony, origami and other hands-on activities, as well as music and dance celebrating art, gardens and culture Japanese.
Halloween dog party
October 22 & 23 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dress up your furry best friend for this fun Halloween themed weekend. Pumpkin Village provides the perfect photo opportunity for visitors and their costumed dogs. Dog-friendly vendors will serve special treats. Entrants are encouraged to enter a virtual costume contest by posting photos of their pups on Instagram using #CheekwoodPoochParty.
El Dia de los Muertos
October 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Day of the Dead, El Día de los Muertos, is one of the most important celebrations in Mexico and Latin America. The festival, known for its colorful decorations, energetic music and elaborate presentations, demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for the ancestors while celebrating the continuation of life. Each year, Cheekwood brings Latin American traditions to Nashville with music and dance, vibrant arts activities and authentic cuisine. Visitors will learn about the culture of their Latinx neighbors while viewing beautiful altar displays and shopping in the market.
Michael Eden until November 6, 2022
INTERVENTIONS, an artistic initiative focused on activating the historic period rooms of the mansion, aims to create a dialogue between the craftsmanship of today’s contemporary creative minds and the classic collections present in the Cheekwood Mansion. In the 1920s, the Cheek family traveled to England with the architect Bryant Fleming to acquire the architectural elements, furniture and decor of the mansion, then under construction. The artist INTERVENTIONS Michael Eden finds his inspiration in the Cheek’s collection. Made with 3D printing technology and displayed in period rooms on custom-made packing cases, Eden’s works are visual connections to historical objects.
In the world of Charles Addams
October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023
“They’re scary and they’re crazy and mysterious and scary,” describes the characters that spring from the mind of Charles Addams, a dominant force in 20th-century visual humor. The approximately eighty works in ink, gouache and watercolor on paper spanning Addams’ career from the late 1930s to his death in 1988 come from the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation. His work is filled with subtle suggestions, double meanings, visual puns, as well as commentary on contemporary society, historical events and artistic triumphs. Best known today for The Addams Family television series, movies and animated features, Addams was a major contributor to The New Yorker for more than five decades and one of the great comedians of the 20th century.
Cheekwood Harvest lasts six weeks, from September 17 to October 30. Please visit Cheekwood’s website for more information on all the events happening this fall.