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Best 2019 Halloween Events in the Smoky Mountains

Dates subject to change; please verify if your vacation plans depend on these dates.

September 16-November 2 - Select Nights
The Legend of Hallow Mountain New at Anakeesta!  Visit online for select nights featuring the newest haunt in Gatlinburg.  Hallow Mountain Graveyard (ages 12 and older only), Haunted Rail Runner Mountain Coaster, Zombie Ziplining, Firefly Forest and classic family Halloween movie nights.

Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta from on Vimeo.

September 16-November 21
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
– It's a Tennessee harvest celebration!  Fantastic fall events and abundant fall decorations fill Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.  You'll find great family photo ops everywhere you look.

September 27-28
Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest - The Diner Rats Car Club and the Tennessee Smokies present the 2019 auto fest at Smokies Stadium.  Festivities include Autocross, swap meet, vendors, giveaways, door prizes and big awards!

September 27-November 3
Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg - The ski resort and amusement park is holding their annual Octoberfest holiday throughout the month of October.  This fall festival features Bavarian recipe food and drink, and plenty of music to entertain your whole family.  In addition to a month of Bavaria, Ober Gatlinburg offers it's all new Amaz'n Maze, Wildlife Encounter, Carousel, Swings, Video Arcade, Ice Skating Rink, and of course, the Scenic Chairlift and Aerial Tram.  Bier garten, great food, and live entertainment.   https://obergatlinburg.com/oktoberfest/

September 28-October 26
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair - Held at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge every year to benefit local charities.  Come enjoy the talents of craftsmen from around the USA and take home some treasured gifts.  Entrance by donation.

September 28-October 31
Kyker Farms Korn Maze
- Enjoy "kornfusing" corn mazes including Scavenger Hunt Maze, Circle Maze, Farm Facts Maze, and our Tater Tot Trail.  Pumpkins, hayrides, and old-fashioned fall, farm fun!  Open Thursday-Sunday.  The Trail and Zombie Blasterz operate October 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 8 p.m.-???

September 29 - November 2
Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights - Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival - Dollywood Theme Park kicks off the fall season with the annual fall festival that combines a harvest celebration, Southern Gospel music and the great pumpkin to feature free gospel music concerts, time-honored traditional crafts and tasty southern treats!  Included with your admission is Great Pumpkin LumiNights that's even better than its 2017 debut.  Open late all month long.  Dollywood.com

September 30, October 1, 2, 4
5th Annual Love Loud Corn Maze
- Free and better than ever!  Popcorn, games, photo opporunities, and small hay maze for tiny tykes!  Opens at 5:30 p.m., last guest may enter as late as 8:30 p.m.

October 1-31
Appalachian Ghost Walks
- "Mystery, History, and Adventure in the Smokies" nightly, lantern-led Gatlinburg GhostWalk and embark on a journey back through time to discover the past history and hardships of Gatlinburg's homesteaders along with pioneer and Native American heritage!!!  Reservations required.

October 2-24
Smoky Mountain Fall Tunes & Tales
- Tunes & Tales performances have become such a big hit that they are now coming to October weekends!  Enjoy talented live entertainment Friday & Saturday nights on the Parkway 6-9 p.m.

October 2, 4-5, 9, 11-12, 16, 18-19, 23, 25-26, 30
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Live Bluegrass
- Live bluegrass music by Outta the Blue on the patio from 5-8 p.m.

October 4-5
Smoky Mountain Fall Trout Tournamnet
- Family fun!  All ages are welcome to enjoy some great outdoor fun at the annual tournament featuring categories for age groups and fantastic prizes.  Register early and make the most of your visit to the Smokies.  Presented by one the best outfitters in the area.

October 4-6
Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming - A local's favorite event!  Experience Appalachian mountain tradition with an old timey weekend including old fashioned fun, food, tractors and exhibits.  One of the most family-friendly and fun events you'll attend.  http://robertatinosmokymountainhomecoming.com

October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27
- From dusk to 11 p.m. or later, dare to take the most wicked and horrifying tour yet at Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion.  Not recommended for young children.

October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31
21st Annual Fright Nights - Ripley's Haunted Adventure, a year round haunted house, is again hosting Ripley's Fright Nights with a special show 21 years in the making and dedicated to all things Halloween.  There will be performers and surroundings enhanced to spook your sight, sound, touch, and even smell!  Each Friday-Sunday during October and on Halloween.  The show begins at 6 p.m.  No one under age 6 allowed.  Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult.  (865) 430-9991 for information.

October 5, 12, 19, 26
History & Haunts
- Head to downtown Sevierville for History & Haunts with guided, historic tours, live entertainment, crafts, storytellers, costume contests and Halloween dance party.  History & Haunts activities will be held from 5-9 p.m. at the Bruce Street gazebo.  Great activities and entertainment change daily, so see the online schedule events that you won't want to miss.  This is the 2nd year and it's oh so much bigger and better!

October 10-27
44th Annual Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair – The downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center is a stage set for traditional art and crafts from some of the country's top artisans.  Stop in a shop for autumn home décor, beautiful handcrafted gifts, and a unique collection of traditional arts while enjoying the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the day.  Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.  Kids ages 12 and under enter free!  www.CraftsmensFair.com

October 12
4th Annual Jeeptober Fest
- Join your JeepIing Friends for the fourth annual JeepTober Fest in the Smokies!  One of the areas most fun, fall season Jeeping events held at Quaker Steak & Lube in Sevierville.

October 18-19, 25-27
Trick or Treat in the Cave
- Bring this entire family dressed with buckets in hand to trick or treat Historic Cherokee Caverns.  Wear good, comfortable shoes and dress warm enough to keep the chill away.  It's Knoxville's hidden treasure!

October 18-20
Wear's Valley Fall Festival
- Head to Wear's Valley for 3 days of family fun that includes great entertainment, crafts, kids activities, food and of course, pumpkins!  Open Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

October 19-20
Great Pumpkin Celebration
- Get the whole family dressed up head to Bass Pro Shops near Smokies Stadium for the Great Pumpkin Celebration!  Event includes FREE photos and crafts, Pumpkin toss, costume parade, and a limited number of free gifts each night.  Times vary, call (865) 932-5600 to confirm.

October 24 (Thursday)
Pigeon Forge Safe Halloween – Pigeon Forge transforms the Community Center into a Halloween Bash with decorations, characters, entertainment.  Local businesses fill the gymnasium with their own 'haunted' flair to fill the bags of trick-or-treaters with goodies such as candy, prizes, and meal certificates.  Arrive EARLY as this event is a huge hit with locals too!

October 25-31
Great Pumpkin Celebration
- Get the whole family dressed up head to Bass Pro Shops near Smokies Stadium for the Great Pumpkin Celebration!  Event includes FREE photos and crafts, Pumpkin toss, costume parade, and a limited number of free gifts each night.  Times vary, call (865) 932-5600 to confirm.

October 26
Hills Creek Trunk or Treat & Outdoor Movie
- Please Join us for our Trunk or Treat at Hills Creek Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct 26th from 6-9 p.m. We will have candy, hot drinks, games and will be showing "Its a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" on our outdoor big screen. Come join us for some free fun and fellowship!

October 26
Smoky Mountain Fall Festival – Food trucks, art and craft vendors, antiques, baked treats, games, hay rides and more in Townsend TN from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.. The event is free with a $10 charge for parking.

October 26
Fall Festival - Wilderness in the Smokies is inviting you and your family for an afternoon of pumpkin decorating, crafts, face painting, costume contests and trick-or-treat!  It'll be big time fun from Noon-7 p.m.

October 31
Gatlinburg Halloween Kickoff Carnival – This event is truly for the entire family!  You'll enjoy hours of fun that includes visits from local characters, costume contests, games, music and candy at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza and Anakeesta from Noon-5 p.m.  Plan to grab a bite to eat by 4:30 p.m. because restaurants fill up fast as everyone is waiting for the famous 6 p.m. downtown Trick-or-Treat.

October 31
Spooktacular Block Party
- The Sevier County Sheriff's Office 4th year free and safe Block Party from 5-9 p.m. for the youth of Sevier County to spend their Halloween night. Downtown Sevierville at the Main Jail Facility.  Trick or treat with local fire, police, EMS, and other government agencies that work within Sevier County.

October 31
Halloween at The Island
- Celebration takes place from 5-8 p.m., but visit early for all day family fun!  Event include Trick-or-Treat, opportunity to make family photos at the several fall & pumpkin displays, and purchase discount ride tickets.  Everyone dressed in costume can purchase a 48-hour unlimited rides pass for only $5.

October 31
Sevierville Commons Trunk or Treat
- Evergeen Church invites you to downtown Sevierville from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Trunk or Treat at the Gazebo parking area.  Bring your costumed cuties down for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Invite your friends!

October 31
Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat
- Quaker Steak & Lube invites you to party in the lower lot between Quaker Steak and TGI Fridays where several local businesses gather to show you a great time!  Dance music provided by Smokey Mountain Sounds
Balloons and Décor by Dazzle Events.

More Halloween Activities and Special Events to Come!

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