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Fall Favorite Activities near Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

Updated: Oct 17


Fall Favorite Activities near Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

Traveling to Tennessee this Autumn? We know you will fall in love with the properties of Patriot Family Homes near Pigeon Forge, but we suggest that you also explore the area and all the fall season has to offer. Living like the locals and planning fall adventures is the perfect way to pumpkin spice up your Pigeon Forge stay. Not sure what to do? We have the top attractions near your Tennessee stay, right here for you.


Harvest Festival at Dollywood


It wouldn’t be a vacation to Pigeon Forge without a trip to Dollywood- and fall is one of the best times to go. Now through October 31st, Dollywood is celebrating the most colorful season with the Harvest Festival at Dollywood. The Harvest Festival hosts talented country and bluegrass entertainers with hourly performances for your family to see in between roller coaster rides that will give you a breathtaking view of the Smokey Mountains. A seasonal fall menu will also hit the park and give your taste buds a thrill of their own with menu offerings like Maple, Bacon, and Walnut Funnel Cake and Pumpkin BBQ. Food, fun, and pumpkins are the star of this show. When sunset begins watch the park transform as thousands of pumpkins light up for the Great Pumpkin LumiNights.


Rotary Club Fall Festival- Patriot Park

This is not your ordinary craft show. From now until October 29th, hundreds of local artists gather to sell their homemade crafts and art. This is an excellent place to do some pre-holiday shopping as you will find one of kind and unique gifts at each booth. Admission is free, but donations to local charities throughout the festival are highly appreciated.


Lumberjack Feud Fest

Paula Deen is cooking up something this fall with the best BBQ Pitt Masters in Tennessee. The first weekend of October head on over for a rib competition, lumber jack competition, inflatables, live music and an amateur lumber jack competition. This is an event for the entire family! Be sure to checkout lumberjackfeudfest.com for more event information.


Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular: October 27

Bring your little ones in their costumes for trick-or-treating and all the sugar at The Pigeon Forge Community Center. Whether you are traveling over the Halloween holiday or you’re a local, this event provides safe and fun family entertainment for all the ghosts, superheroes, and pumpkins in your family.


Fall Leaves Driving

You don’t have to go to an event to take in all that fall in Pigeon Forge has to offer . In fact, one of the best fall activities is embracing The Smokey Mountains by embarking on a crisp morning air walk, or a sunset drive. The leaves changing colors amidst the mountains will provide an unforgettable view. Go ahead, you can Instagram it.

Still craving more fall fun? Drive on over to Gatlinburg for fall festivities that will be sure to make your heart and jack-o’-lanterns glow. Gatlinburg is roughly 20 minutes from Pigeon Forge, and there is also a trolley available for your convenience.


Ripley’s Fright Nights

Every weekend night and Halloween night get prepared to be scared at Ripley’s Fright Nights. RFN runs every weekend in October and the theme for this year is Backwoods Terror 3! A Haunted House Experience so good it’s scary, and is promised to be better and more terrifying than the years prior. Parade starts at 6pm each weekend night, and admission is available for ages 6 and up. Although the Haunted House and show is really geared for ages 12 and up!


Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair- October 19-26: 10am to 5pm


Dennis Lee is back to Gatlinburg for 8 days of non stop music entertainment. This year not only is he doing two daily performances, but he’s also featuring Stephanie Ann on her strad-a-fiddle. The event goes from 10am to 5pm with plenty of entertainment, food, and drinks for everyone in your crew. The event takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, tickets are free and early registration is recommended!


Don’t have a Pigeon Forge vacation planned, but don’t want to miss out on all the fall festivities? We have you covered! Our Pinecrest Townhomes are less than 2 miles from Dollywood, so you and your family will be close to all the autumn action, with enough space for everyone to relax. Use code DOLLY10 for an additional 10 % OFF your future stay! Between live music, Haunted Houses, life sized pumpkins and trick-or-treating- there is something for everyone in your family near Pigeon Forge this fall season. Happy Fall Ya’ll!




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