September 11 - 13
Pigeon Forge Grand Rod Run – Annual Rod Run is the #1 car show in Pigeon Forge, bringing thousands of cars and visitors to the Parkway. Bring a lawn chair and your camera to see some of the coolest muscle cars from across the nation. Please be patient in getting to and around town as traffic moves slowly during car shows. Click for Printable Flyer.
September 12-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 22 - 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! Book your stay at Carr's Cottages and purchase Dollywood 2-Day Tickets for 1 Low Price!
September 26-November 2
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
2014 Dixie Stampede Whoadeo
Kids Only Rodeo! Featuring a Stickhorse competition, carnival and free refreshments at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. This 8th annual Whoadeo is a festival for children ages 3-12. The event includes a Parade of Horses, Kids' Carnival, Prizes, Free Hot Dogs and Drinks, as well as a free Kids' Club Backpack for participants. Kids can complete an official Food City Whoadeo coloring page for a chance to win a stickhorse! Click to Get Your Printable Whoadeo Flyer.
11th 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 27 - 28
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 27-October 25
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.
SHOCKTOBER FEST 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 3 - 5
10th 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.
Smoky Mountain Homecoming at Robert Tinos - For three days from 10 a.m.-5p.m., you and your family can take a step back in time and play old-fashioned games, check out antique tractors, watch soap and molasses making, and even enjoy a horse & buggy ride. It's a local favorite fun day! Click here to print and share the Smoky Mountain Homecoming Schedule.
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 30-31
16th Annual Fright Nights - Ripley's Haunted Adventure, a year round haunted house, is again hosting Ripley's Fright Nights with "Backwoods Terror 2," a show 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—Halloween Thursday—and November 1-2. The show begins at 6 p.m. Guest appearance by Gunnar Hanson one weekend only! No one under age 6 allowed. Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult. (865) 430-9991 for information. Click here for Ripley's Fright Nights Flyer!
October 9 - 26
39th 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
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, children 7 & younger are free. All proceeds benefit the 2014 United Way Sevier campaign.
Thursday, October 30
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! Click here for the Pigeon Forge 2014 Halloween Bash Flyer
Trunk or Treat - Beginning at 5 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge, there'll be decorated trunks, treats, games, music, and food. Short worship and devotional followed by s'mores and fellowship by the fire. Please wear positive and appropriate costumes in respect to our Fathers house. Located next to Food City.
Gum Stand Baptist Church on Veteran's Blvd. also does a Halloween celebration. Information will be posted when available.
Friday, October 31
Halloween Special! Kid's Free with Adults at Cooter's Place
Gatlinburg Halloween Kickoff Carnival – This event is truly for the entire family! You'll enjoy hours of fun that includes visits from local characters include Sharky & Sharkette, costume contests, games, music and candy at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza 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. Click here for the Printable 2014 Halloween Event Flyer
2nd 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 2014 Halloween Celebration Flyer AND Discount Coupons for Island Food and Fun!