No Smoky Mountain vacation is complete without a visit to the one-of-a-kind Ober Gatlinburg. This one-stop shop for family recreation and fun has plenty in store for you this fall—including its 6th annual Oktoberfest starting at the end of September – and several year-round attractions that are perfect for enjoying the crisp mountain air and gorgeous fall foliage. Ober Gatlinburg is located just off the Parkway in Gatlinburg, right up Ski Mountain Road. Read on for more information about what you can look forward to at this family-friendly attraction this fall.
Traditionally celebrated in Munich, Germany, Oktoberfest is returning to the Smokies with Ober Gatlinburg’s 6th annual celebration this September. Starting on September 23 and going through November 1, Oktoberfest will feature authentic Bavarian music, food, and fun. Try a traditional German Bratwurst or Schnitzel, or sample a favorite flavor of German beer at the Outdoor Bier Garten. You can also enjoy live entertainment from the Bavarian Fun Makers Oompah Band, who will be performing multiple times throughout the event. For more information about this event, click here. Make your plans today to attend this one-of-a-kind Smoky Mountain event!
Other Fun Fall Activities
Aerial Tramway—For the best way to see the changing colors of the Smoky Mountain trees this fall, ride the Aerial Tramway at Ober Gatlinburg. This cable car departs from downtown Gatlinburg and takes you on a 2.1-mile ride up to the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9.50 for children ages 5 to 11.
Scenic Chairlift—For an open-air view of the colorful Smoky Mountains, try a ride on the Scenic Chairlift instead. This lift provides amazing views of the Smokies, and if you visit Ober Gatlinburg before Thanksgiving, you’ll also get to enjoy FREE live bluegrass music! Tickets for this attraction are $7 per person.
Ski Mountain Coaster—If you’re wanting to see the beautiful fall foliage at a little faster pace, try the newest addition to Ober Gatlinburg: the Ski Mountain Coaster. This Smoky Mountain thrill ride begins by taking you on a peaceful, 1,000-foot climb through the woods bordering the National Park. Then you’ll be whisked down 2,750 feet at speeds of up to 25 mph! Kids as young as 3 can ride tandem with a parent or grandparent. Tickets are $15 per ride.
Mini Golf—Revisit your childhood and enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Smokies at the same time with a game of mini golf at Ober Gatlinburg this fall. This fun-filled course, surrounded by a gorgeous display of autumn colors, only costs $3.50 per person and can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.
Featured Fall Cabins
Whether you’re coming for Oktoberfest or to the ride the Ski Mountain Coaster, you’re going to need the perfect place to stay for your Smoky Mountain getaway. And if you’re traveling to the Smokies in the fall, what better place to stay than a Gatlinburg cabin with Smoky Mountain views? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for at Cabins For You. Check out these featured cabins that come with mountain views and so much more for your vacation this fall.
Lasting Impressions—This one-bedroom, one-bath cabin is a great choice for couples planning a fall trip to the Smoky Mountains. At this cozy Gatlinburg cabin, you’ll find an indoor jetted tub, an outdoor hot tub, and a big screen TV to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You’ll also find a rocking-chair porch with jaw-dropping views of the Smokies that will make your fall retreat an unforgettable one!
Wild Turkey Lodge—Bringing a larger group to the Smokies this fall? No problem! Our Wild Turkey Lodge comes with six bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and can easily sleep up to 24 guests. You’ll also have access to a pool table, outdoor hot tub, charcoal grill, gas fireplace, and—you guessed it—Smoky Mountain views! This large and luxurious Gatlinburg cabin has everything you need to keep your guests comfortable and entertained this fall.