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Fun Things to do in September in Pigeon Forge

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Fall is just around the corner with cooler weather and beautiful autumn foliage, making it a great time to visit Pigeon Forge, TN. When you’re in town there are a variety of fun things to see and do! Below, we highlight some of the most popular events in Pigeon Forge throughout September.

Car Shows

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Car enthusiasts are in for a treat with two great car shows. Take a trip down memory lane with Shades of the Past. The show happens September 6 & 7 and features rods, customs and classic cars made through 1972. It’s one of biggest annual car shows and rod runs in the Smoky Mountains. The event will be hosted at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Tickets are only $10 a day and kids under 12 get in free!

For details on Shades of the Past, visit

The LeConte Center will be hosting this year’s Pigeon Forge Rod Run September 12-14. Check out thousands of hot rods and muscle cars aiming to win prizes like a $10,000 cash giveaway. Don’t miss the huge swap meet and door prizes for attendees. Admission is $12 per day.

For details on the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, visit

National Quartet Convention

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Gospel music’s largest annual event is the National Quartet Convention. Enjoy one week of the finest in Southern gospel music at the LeConte Center September 22 – 28. Each day you’ll have the chance to hear various artists perform at NQC Artists Showcases and enjoy spectacular evening concerts. You will not want to miss featured events such as the Booth Brothers 30th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion and the McKameys Tribute & Farewell.

For a full schedule of events and to order tickets, visit

Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

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The beginning of fall means the Dollywood Harvest Festival is right around the corner. From September 27 – November 2, Dollywood will be decked out with harvest decorations like pumpkins, cornstalks and scarecrows. Enjoy specially prepared autumn treats like pumpkin-flavored goodies and apple stack cakes, and attend any of the 350 Southern gospel music shows at the park. Once the sun sets, the park will be lit up with thousands of jack-o’-lanterns as part of the Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Enjoy the whimsical scenes, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and artistic sculptures.

For more information on the Dollywood Harvest Festival, visit

Old Mill Heritage Day

Celebrate tradition at the 16th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at Old Mill Square. The event takes place on September 28. Visitors get a free guided tour of the 188-year-old Historic Old Mill, and get to experience what a “day in the life” was like for the people of Pigeon Forge. There will be live demonstrations by crafts people, including making lye soap, apple butter and wheel thrown pottery.

For more information on the Old Mill, visit

Stay Close to the Fun

The Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center is perfectly located in the middle of all of these fun things to do and more! Visit our Pigeon Forge hotel specials page to receive an exclusive discount for booking directly with us and enjoy a trip to the Pigeon Forge this fall!