Fall is one of the best seasons to visit Pigeon Forge with the comfortable weather, beautiful fall foliage, fun festivals, delicious food, and so much more! Below, we share 4 favorite things to do in Pigeon Forge that bring people back to the Smokies year after year. If you haven’t experienced any of these yet, then plan a visit to Pigeon Forge this fall and join us for an incredible season of memories!
Smoky Mountain Fall Colors
Hands-down the most popular fun thing to do in Pigeon Forge during the fall is to experience the beauty of fall colors in the Smoky Mountains. Fall colors are typically visible throughout most of October and into early November with the colors beginning in the higher elevations in early October and then trickling down into the valley until mid-November. The best part of this activity is that it is free! Access to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free and there are numerous scenic drives to enjoy all of the fall scenery.
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Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights
The Dollywood Harvest Festival has been a favorite attraction of visitors for years with their fall decorations, seasonal food, gospel music, and more. However, they have also added the Great Pumpkin LumiNights festival along with it making this one of the top things to do in Pigeon Forge in the fall! Dollywood will be doubling the size of Great Pumpkin Luminights this year, which is fantastic because this is one of the best additions to Dollywood! This special festival takes place September 28 – November 3, 2018.
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Old Mill Heritage Day
The Old Mill features an annual festival called “Old Mill Heritage Day”, which features old-fashioned games, music, arts & crafts, food, and so much more. This event takes place once a year and the 2018 event will be held on September 22nd. This event is very family-friendly and admission is free! There is no cost to enjoy the sites, smells, and sounds of the Old Mill Heritage Day. The only cost is if you choose to purchase any of the handmade arts, crafts, food, etc…and they are worth it! This event is a fan-favorite and we highly recommend experiencing the fun and culture of this unique festival.
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Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair
If you love handmade items created by skilled craftsmen, then you will love the Fall Craftsmen Fair taking place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center October 4-21, 2018. This special event features nearly 200 vendors offering their crafts for purchase. Many of the craftsmen also provide live demonstrations creating their products, which is amazing to see the incredible amount of skill that goes into making the products that are available at this event. This is the perfect place to purchase unique Smoky Mountain souvenirs or Christmas gifts as well, because most of these products cannot be found anywhere else! Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free.
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Plan Your Fall Trip to Pigeon Forge
The Ramsey Hotel is conveniently located in the middle of all of these wonderful fall things to do in the Smoky Mountains. To see our available rooms and rates, click here to plan your fall getaway to Pigeon Forge this fall!