Halloween in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival includes all of the events below, plus some! This Smoky Mountain festival will last from September 15 to October 31, so plan your trip to the Smokies accordingly. You won’t want to miss all that’s offered during Halloween in the Smokies!

Ripley’s Fright Nights
October 3-31
At Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

One of the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure hosts a Halloween event called “Ripley’s Fright Nights” from October 3-31. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure will serve up new thrills. A different show every weekend keeps things fresh, and special shows are included with paid admission! These spooky shows are only for kids 6 and older, so keep the little ones at home.

Shocktober
October 1-31
At the Iris Theater

Featuring Halloween-themed events and shows, this year’s Shocktober at the Iris Theater in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, will offer spooks, laughs, thrills, and fun for the whole family. The fantastic Guy Michaels, the hypnotist, will be performing his “Shrieks and Mind Freaks” hypnosis show as part of the Halloween celebration. This supernatural, unforgettable experience will keep you laughing as you watch your loved ones fall under hypnosis. For more fun, there will be extreme face painting for children and adults! For more information, call 888.482.3330.

Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express
Weekends in October
At the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

Do you like trains and the classic characters of the Peanuts gang? Peanuts Pumpkin Patch Express will be running October 4-5, 10-12, 17-19, and 24-26. If you’re traveling with kids, this will be a great event for you. Get your photo taken with Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy, listen to narration of “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” roast marshmallows, color, get temporary tattoos, go trick-or-treating, play in the bouncy house, take a hayride, and listen to live music during this fun experience! Kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, and each child will choose a pumpkin to take home from The Great Pumpkin Patch! Trains can fill up fast, so purchase tickets online ahead of time.

Halloween Trick or Treat
October 30
At the Pigeon Forge Community Center

This annual event put on by the Pigeon Forge Community Center is held the Thursday before Halloween, so you can still make your usual Halloween plans. This Halloween Trick or Treat is free and fun for all ages. No need to worry about your little ones being scared by monsters this Halloween – this family-friendly event is great for even the youngest trick or treaters.

With so many activities to attend in Pigeon Forge this fall, you can certainly stay busy in the Smokies! We have both smaller and large group cabins to accommodate any size vacation group, so be sure to give us a call while you are planning your Halloween vacation. Don’t forget to bring along your favorite scary movies for a spooky night in the cabin! The Smokies are the perfect place to relax in the fall with the ones you love – away from the busyness of everyday life. Give us a call today at 866-513-7885 to inquire about availability and pricing.

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