Annual Harvest Event Presented by the Tractor Supply Foundation

NASHVILLE, TN — The fall season shines at Cheekwood Harvest 2022, part of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens’ year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. From September 17 through October 30, guests enjoy activities and experiences designed to appeal to kids, adults and families alike, making this six-week celebration the perfect time for a peaceful stroll, a crisp fall family day, or an afternoon date. The changing of the leaves is one of many garden highlights as 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 & Mum Explosion

A third pumpkin house is being added to the Pumpkin Village landscape. A total of 10,000 pumpkins and approximately 3,000 mums are incorporated into the display this year, providing a backdrop of rich, autumn hues throughout the harvest season.

Scarecrows

The scarecrow trail, a favorite feature of Cheekwood Harvest, includes a variety of creations, from silly to serious, frightening to friendly, all crafted by local Nashville community groups. This year, over 30 organizations, families, and schools have signed up to create scarecrows that personify their favorite plant. The 35 clever constructions will be on view along the paths in the Turner Seasons Garden.

Thursday Night Out

Cheekwood offers extended hours 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday evening through the Harvest festival. To add to the ambiance of an evening stroll through Pumpkin Village, each Thursday Night Out features a special performance, food trucks, and bar stations.

Thursday Night Out Cheekwood Harvest Performance Schedule: 

September 22 

The Gripsweats

September 29 

Shannon LaBrie 

October 6 

Nashville Ambient Ensemble 

October 13 

Paul Childers

October 20 

Cristina Vane, Thirsty Third Thursday

October 27 

Les Sabler

Cheekwood Beer Garden

Visitors gather with friends for foot-tapping full-band musical performances in the Beer Garden each weekend of the Harvest festival. Seasonal beers, cocktails, and spirits are available for purchase. On Sundays, the Beer Garden features jazz quartets comprised of members of the Nashville Musicians Association. These world-class musicians have performed with many of the biggest names in jazz and world music and cover a wide range of styles from straight-ahead 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 Childers 

Sunday, September 18

Pat Coil Quartet 

Saturday, September 24

7th House 

Sunday, September 25

Andy Reiss Quartet 

Saturday, October 1

Tim Gartland 

Sunday, October 2

Ryan Middagh Quartet 

Saturday, October 8

Cristina Vane 

Sunday, October 9

Tudo Bem

Saturday, October 15

Les Kerr & The Bayou Band 

Sunday, October 16

Chester Thompson Quartet 

Saturday, October 22

Shannon LaBrie

Sunday, October 23

Les Sabler Quartet

Saturday, October 29

El Día de los Muertos Festival

Sunday, October 30

El Día de los Muertos Festival

There are several exciting happenings and cultural events during Cheekwood Harvest that are not to be missed.

Music City Rose Show 

September 17  from 1 – 5 p.m.

September 18  from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Nashville Rose Society brings the 2022 Music City Rose Show to Cheekwood. More than 60 of the most accomplished, award-winning rosarians across the Southeast will compete for awards in multiple categories, including best hybrid tea rose and best rose arrangements. There will be many roses named after country music stars on display, such as Dolly Parton, Lynn Anderson, and Miranda Lambert. The show will feature several events, including a “Basics of Growing Roses” drop-in lecture, led by Ron Daniels, Co-President of the Nashville Rose Society, a Watercolor Roses painting class on Saturday, and a “Pick Your Own Bouquet” event Sunday morning.

Japanese Moon Viewing 

October 9 from 4 – 9 p.m.

Otsukimi, the 8th Annual Japanese Moon Viewing festival will take place the night of the Harvest Moon, October 9, 2022, in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan and Japan American Society of Tennessee. The afternoon and moonlit evening will feature tea ceremony demonstrations, origami and other hands-on activities, and music and dance celebrating Japanese art, gardens and culture.

Halloween Pooch Party

October 22 & 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Dress up your best four-legged friend for this fun Halloween-themed weekend. Pumpkin Village provides the perfect photo opportunity for visitors and their costumed canines. Dog-friendly vendors will serve up special treats. Attendees are encouraged to participate in a virtual costume contest by posting pictures of their pups on Instagram using #CheekwoodPoochParty.

El Día de los Muertos

October 29 & 30 from 9 a.m. – 5 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 displays, demonstrates the culture’s strong sense of love and respect for ancestors while celebrating the continuance of life. Each year, Cheekwood brings the Latin American traditions to Nashville with music and dance, vibrant art activities, and authentic cuisine. Visitors will learn about the culture of their Latinx neighbors while viewing beautiful altar displays and shopping in the marketplace.

INTERVENTIONS: 

Michael Eden Through November 6, 2022

INTERVENTIONS, an arts initiative focused on activating the mansion’s historic period rooms, aims to create a dialogue between the craftsmanship of the contemporary creative minds of today and the classical collections present within the Cheekwood Mansion. In the 1920s, the Cheek family traveled to England with architect Bryant Fleming to acquire architectural elements, furniture and décor for the mansion, then under construction. INTERVENTIONS artist Michael Eden finds inspiration in the Cheek’s collection. Made with 3D printing technology and displayed throughout the period rooms on custom- made packing crates, Eden’s works are visual links to the historic objects.

Inside the World of Charles Addams October 8, 2022 – January 8, 2023

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky,” so describes the characters to spring forth from the mind of Charles Addams, a dominant force in twentieth century visual humor. The approximately eighty works of ink, gouache and watercolor on paper spanning Addams’ career from the late 1930’s through his death in 1988 come from the Tee & Charles Addams foundation. His work is filled with subtle suggestions, double entendre, visual puns, along with commentary on contemporary society, historic events, and artistic triumphs. Best known today for The Addams Family television series, movies and animated features, Addams was a significant contributor to The New Yorker for over five decades and one of the great humorists of the 20th century.

Cheekwood Harvest lasts six weeks, from September 17 through October 30. Please visit Cheekwood’s website for further information on all the events happening this fall.

About Cheekwood

With its intact and picturesque vistas, Cheekwood is distinguished as one of the leading Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the 1930s estate, with its 30,000-square-foot Mansion and 55-acres of gardens, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and art museum with furnished period rooms and galleries devoted to American art from the 18th to mid-20th centuries. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring outdoor monumental sculpture. Each year, Cheekwood hosts seasonal festivals including Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest and Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and nationally as a Level II Arboretum. It is a three-time voted USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden and in 2021 was recognized by Fodors as one of the 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in the American South. Cheekwood is located eight miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. It is open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended days and hours of operation depending on the season. Check cheekwood.org for current hours and to purchase advance tickets required for admission.

The Tractor Supply Company Foundation was established in 2020 and is committed to supporting vibrant rural communities for all by investing in the future of the Out Here Lifestyle through today’s youth, helping close the rural digital divide and being a good neighbor in the communities Tractor Supply calls home. The Foundation’s priority areas include agriculture education initiatives, broadband connectivity for rural America, caring for pets and animals and preserving land for future generations. The Foundation expands upon the charitable work of Tractor Supply Company, supporting causes that are important to customers and Team Members. In 2021 the Company donated over $14 million to charitable causes through direct giving, sponsorships, fundraisers and more.

To learn more about The Tractor Supply Company Foundation, visit Corporate.TractorSupply.com/Community.