Category: Things To Do in Pigeon Forge

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4 Favorite Fall Things to do in Pigeon Forge

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See 4 of the most fun things to do in Pigeon Forge during the fall season! Pigeon Forge is full of fall festivals and events to create an incredible trip to the Smokies.

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

smoky mountain fall colorsHands-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

dollywood luminights fall festivalThe 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

old mill heritage dayThe 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!

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Top 4 Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge has many wonderful things to do, but one of the most popular is to experience one of the many dinner shows as they offer fun for the entire family! Dinner shows provide entertainment along with a full meal, so it provides the best value in a Pigeon Forge attraction. Below, we highlight the top 4 dinner shows in Pigeon Forge that visitors continue to visit and rave about each year. Visiting any of these shows will provide a great experience for people of all ages!

Dolly Parton’s Stampede

dolly partons stampede dinner showDolly Parton’s Stampede, formerly Dixie Stampede, has been around longer than any other dinner show in Pigeon Forge. This show features a pre-show that takes place within a “saloon” with some incredible musicians entertaining the crowd while refreshments can be purchased. After that, guests are escorted into the main arena where dinner is served and the main entertainment begins! Dolly Parton’s Stampede features a friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, special effects, music, and family-friendly comedy!

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Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

hatfield mccoy dinner showThe Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud is perhaps the funniest and most musically-talented dinner show in Pigeon Forge featuring family-friendly comedy and live singing along with an entertaining storyline based loosely on the popular Hatfield & McCoy feud. Food is served “family style” allowing each person to get as much meat & sides as they please. The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud is a fantastic choice for a dinner show in Pigeon Forge for all ages!

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Dolly Parton’s Celebration! A Spectacular Dinner Show

dolly partons celebration pigeon forge dinner showDolly Parton’s Celebration! A Spectacular Dinner Show is you get when you combine circus-style thrills and comedy along with a Smoky Mountain theme and dinner. It definitely provides something “different” in the area if you have seen other shows or prefer circus stunts and comedy. They describe it as “music, dance, special effects and acrobatics led by an energetic Master of Ceremonies and his songstress partner, set in a small Smoky Mountain town preparing itself for an epic celebration.” The circus has come to Pigeon Forge and this is your chance to see it!

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Murder Mystery Theater

While The Murder Mystery Dinner Show is the “smallest” dinner show in Pigeon Forge, it consistently gets the best reviews for great food and hilarious entertainment. This is the only dinner show that is more suited for an older crowd as they claim it to be rated PG-13. This is the perfect show for a date night or night out with friends that love audience participation. Everyone that goes ends up loving it!

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Stay Close to the Action

The Ramsey Hotel is located near all of these fantastic dinner shows making it easy to return for a peaceful night’s sleep after an evening of fun! To book your visit to Pigeon Forge to experience fun dinner shows and other incredible things to do, click here to view our rooms and make your reservation.