Fall Festivals in the Smokies

Fall Festivals in the Smokies

It might feel like Summer for a few more weeks, but we’re breaking out the decorations and event calendars for the upcoming Fall 2019 all the same. As requested by a few of our visitors, we have listed, with official information, several of the Fall festivals going on in or near Pigeon Forge, TN.

Take a look:

* Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights
Pigeon Forge, TN.
September 27-November 2, 2019
https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Entertainment/GreatPumpkinLuminights

“Great Pumpkin LumiNights:
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana is even more spectacular this season, with thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns immersing families in fabulous fall fun. The largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun throughout Timber Canyon.

Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies.

Harvest Festival:
Each fall unique artisans from around the country visit Dollywood to share their beautiful handmade crafts with guests during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana. In addition to Dollywood’s own skilled craftsmen, many talented artists set up shop to demonstrate a number of traditional crafts.

This year’s booths feature inspirational jewelry, paintings, handmade historic games, textile art, woodworking, felt hats, dolls and textiles, pottery, glass jewelry, chainsaw carvings, fiddles, and hand-painted ornaments. Visiting crafters are located in booths throughout the park.” – dollywood.com

* Oktoberfest at Ober
Gatlinburg, TN.
September 27-November 3, 2019
https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/oktoberfest-at-ober/

“Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking as the resort commemorates the 208th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423.” – obergatlinburg.com

* Old Mill Heritage Day
Pigeon Forge, TN.
September 28, 2019

Old Mill Heritage Day

“Experience the past in the present during Old Mill Heritage Day, at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter.

This is a fun-filled day for the whole family featuring arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, bingo and much more. Adults can enjoy moonshine making, a farmer’s market and sorgum making demonstrations. In addition, families can enjoy music and entertainment with world-class Bluegrass, traditional folk songs, cloggers and twirlers. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, fire trucks, music and a special arts and crafts tent.” – mypigeonforge.com

* Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival Tunes and Tales
Gatlinburg, TN.
October 2-24, 2019

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival Tunes and Tales

“Visitors are invited meet costumed storytellers, musical ensembles and cloggers portraying Appalachian characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings.” – gatlinburg.com

* Gatlinburg Craftsmens Fair
Gatlinburg, TN.
October 10-27, 2019
https://craftsmenfair.com/

“The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.

Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky Mountains from lush green to a majestic patchwork quilt of colors.

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. daily.” – Craftsmenfair.com

* Wears Valley Fall Fest
Wears Valley, TN.
October 18-20, 2019
https://www.wearsvalleyfallfest.com/

“What do you get when you take the Smoky Mountains encased in brilliant fall colors, crafters, entertainers, interactive activities, and Keep Sevier Beautiful? A one-of-a-kind Fall Fest that you won’t want to miss! Wears Valley Fall Fest offers three full days of family fun. Families will find traditional elements such as pumpkins, crafts, incredible southern food and of course – entertainment! The Fall Fest will open 10 am – 6 pm Friday & Saturday. On Sunday, the Fest will be open from 10 am – 4 pm.” – Wearsvalleyfallfest.com.