Get away to the Great Smoky Mountains this fall for fabulous weather, gorgeous changing leaves, and tons of great fall events! Celebrate music, food, art, and outdoor activities at these upcoming fall events fit for the whole family!
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – From leaves of different colors to cooler weather and all the many activities to indulge in, Pigeon Forge is the place to be for experiencing a Smoky Mountain fall. To kick off the season, the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg communities come together to display an assortment of harvest decorations, craft shows, and activities for all families to enjoy in a celebration called the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. The festival will last from September 15 through October 31. Book your cabin today and enjoy the many colors of fall.
National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration – From September 20 to November 1, come experience handmade arts and crafts and free concerts at the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration at Dollywood. Southern Gospel groups such as The Perry’s, The Issaacs, and Karen Peck, along with many others, are on the schedule in this six-week event. You won’t want to miss the experience! All concerts are included in the Dollywood admission price. Get your tickets now!
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – 20 miles of streams stocked with over 10,000 trout is every fisher’s dream. In this two-day event, there will be over $10,000 in cash and prizes, from gift certificates, trophies, amusement passes, and so much more. So grab your fishing gear and take part in the 15th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, held September 27 and September 28.
2nd Annual “Night at the Titanic” Sleepover – Calling all girls!! Have you ever wondered what it was like to sleep on the Titanic? Well, on October 3, the Titanic Museum Attraction is hosting their 2nd annual “Night at the Titanic” Sleepover. Activities such as exploring the museum at night, hearing the Titanic passenger stories, and watching a PG movie will be just the beginning of this adventure. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and snacks. The museum will provide a commemorative patch, the movie, and a morning snack, along with all the fun! Each girl must have a female chaperone to enjoy this adventure with her. Tickets are just $30 per person!
Robert A. Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming – Robert A. Tino invites you and your family to his home on Sunset View Farm October 3-5 for the 22nd Annual Smoky Mountain Homecoming. While enjoying the beautiful fall weather, you will be able to experience life in a much simpler time spent on a farm. Walking around you will be able to see Tino’s spectacular artwork, along with the work of pioneer men and women who are passionate about sustaining the Appalachian heritage. Enjoy delicious BBQ as you take a break, relax under a tree, and listen to bluegrass bands such as Jimbo Whaley, Greenbriar, and The South of the River Boys. The farm comes to life in all kinds of ways, from the pioneer men and women to wagon rides, old-fashioned games, and the pick-and-paint pumpkin patch. This is a place for the whole family to enjoy!
Shocktober – Just when you think you have seen it all, Shocktober takes you to a whole new level. Join Hypnotist Guy Michaels as he takes you on a supernatural journey through the power of the human mind. He will also be taking a look at the season of Halloween that we all wonder about. Your evening will definitely be one for the books as the Shrieks and Mindfreaks show gives you memories, a lot of laughter, and some mystery. Don’t forget to check out the new Shocktober Face Painters all month long. Enjoy Shocktober October 1-31 at the Iris Theater, located at the Gatlinburg Space Needle.
Tickets: Adults $24.95, Children $7.95
Halloween Trick or Treat – The Pigeon Forge Community Center will host its annual Halloween event Thursday, October 30. This event is a safe alternative for families. It is a non-scary environment with fun and interactive displays set up for all children. There is no cost to get in, so come enjoy all the Halloween fun!