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Best 2013 Halloween Events in the Smoky Mountains

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

September 13-October 31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – It's a Tennessee Fall Festival that has area businesses decorating their Gatlinburg shops and stores with all things fall!  Pumpkins, mum, scarecrows, and corn stalks adorn the streets and beckon you to embrace the wonder of autumn.

September 26-28
Fast Cars and Mason Jars Moonshine Festival - Ole Smoky Moonshine is pulling out all the stops for this first time festival that celebrates Appalachian tradition and will include a car show, live entertainment, tours of the distillery and of course moonshine!

September 27-November 3
Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg - The ski resort and amusement park is holding their 3rd 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.   www.OberGatlinburg.com

September 28
10th Annual Old Mill Square Heritage Day - Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge TN, next to Patriot Park.  Bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy a day filled with tradition including music, food, fun and games for all ages, demonstrations, handicrafts, and storytelling.  Watch live demonstrations of lye soap and apple butter being made and pottery thrown.  Also, take a free guided tour of our 183 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used.  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

September 28-29
Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - Join Rocky Top Outfitter for the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event and there will be $10,000 in cash & prizes!  www.rockytopoutfitter.com

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.

October 2 - November 2
Dollywood Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival - Dollywood Theme Park kicks off the fall season with the annual Gospel & Harvest celebration featuring free gospel music concerts, time-honored traditional crafts and tasty southern treats!

October 4 - 6
9th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival - This Fine Arts Festival is held at Arrrowmont school in Gatlinburg and showcases artists at the top of their fields.  Participating exhibitors are chosen by jury in 16 categories ranging from ceramics and glass to watercolor and woodworking; $10,000 in prizes and purchase vouchers is at stake.  This is a great event for visitors to enjoy the best in fine art, a fantastic free children activity program and music.

October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 31 & November 1-2
15th Annual Fright Nights - Ripley's Haunted Adventure, a year round haunted house, is again celebrating "Halloween Fright Nights" with "Experience in Terror," a show dedicated to all things Halloween!  There will be more performers and surroundings enhanced to spook your sight, sound, touch, and even smell!  Each Friday-Sunday during October—Halloween Thursday—and November 1-2.  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 11 - 14
Columbus Day Sidewalk Sales - Pigeon River Crossing in Pigeon Forge (formerly Belz Outlet World) and Tanger Outlets in Sevierville will be holding their Columbus Day sidewalk sales and fall clearances.

October 10-27
38th 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 24
Pigeon Forge Safe Halloween Festival – Visit the Pigeon Forge Community Center from 6-9 p.m. for candy, games, and a haunted house.  Local businesses gather in the gym of the Pigeon Forge Community Center to hand out candy and other treats from their decorated tables and booths, moving costumed characters through to a variety of games and a haunted house.

October 1-31
SHOCKTOBER at the Space Needle - "Shrieks & Mind Freaks" show at the Iris Theater at the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg.  Bill Gladwell, one of the nation's most mind-blowing mentalists and hypnotist Guy Michaels, will take you on a Halloween journey that will blow your mind!

October 29
Annual Taste of Autumn - Gather at the Gatlinburg Convention Center from 5-8 p.m. for another fantastic taste of autumn with area restaurants presenting some of their best and newest fare for all to sample.  Enjoy unlimited sampling of food and drink while listening to live entertainment.  Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit the 2013 United Way Sevier campaign.

October 31
Gatlinburg Halloween Kickoff Carnival – Halloween costume contests, games, music and candy at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza from noon-5 p.m.  Click here for the 2013 Printable Halloween Event Flyer

1st Annual Halloween at The Island - Head to The Island in Pigeon Forge for a fun and safe Halloween celebration including candy stations, costume contests and face painting.  The Halloween activities take place from 5:30-9:30 p.m., but arrive early or stay late for food, snacks and entertainment!  Get the 2013 Halloween Celebration Flyer

Kids Stay Free for Halloween and Every Holiday at Best Western Twin Islands and Crossroads Inn in Downtown Gatlinburg
Halloween Vacation Lodging at Carrs Northside in Gatlinburg TN
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