It’s no secret that fall is one of the best times to visit the Smoky Mountains. In fact, the last three weeks of October tend to be one of the busiest times of the year in Pigeon Forge. If you’ve never been, you might be wondering why people flock to the Smokies this time of year. The answer is simple: to witness the beautiful display of fall colors on the Smoky Mountain trees.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 100 species of native trees, making the annual display of fall colors something you don’t want to miss. Plan your fall vacation anytime between mid to late September through early November, and you’ll get to enjoy this wide variety of fall foliage during your Pigeon Forge getaway.
But as you make plans, you’ll probably have a few questions about the area that we want to help answer. Read on for more information about all the exciting Pigeon Forge events coming up in 2015, as well as the best places to stay for the fall. We know this year’s vacation to the Smokies will be a getaway your family will never forget!
What Is There to Do in Pigeon Forge?
Pigeon Forge is home to dozens of mainstay attractions open all year long that are suitable for kids and adults alike. These include Dollywood, the Titanic Museum Attraction, and WonderWorks. Even better, Pigeon Forge is constantly hosting new and exciting events, including concerts, festivals, and fairs. Check out the list below for some (not all!) of the events taking place in the month of September alone.
September 17–19 | Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
September 18–19 | Unabashed Music Fest 2015 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds – enjoy FREE admission to a variety of music, food, and games
September 19 | Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum – celebrate the fall harvest and watch the museum come alive with history
September 24 | Art Crawl at The Commons – enjoy art from the Tile Wall Project at King Family Library as well as live music and samples from local eateries, distilleries, and wineries
September 25 | Mickey Gilley & Ronnie McDowell in Concert at the Country Tonite Theatre
September 26–30 | 30th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair at Patriot Park – view and purchase handmade items from local artists and craftsmen
September 26–27 | 17th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – enter for your chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes
September 26 | Smoky Mountain Wingfest at the Sevier County Fairgrounds
September 27 | National Quartet Convention – headliners at Gospel music’s largest gathering for 2015 include the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Kingdom Heirs, and The Hoppers
Where Is the Best Place to Stay?
The other important question you need to answer for your Pigeon Forge getaway is “where are you going to stay?” At Pigeon Forge Cabins, we have multiple cabins with mountain views that you and your family can enjoy this fall.
Single families will like the three- to five-bedroom cabins that provide the space and amenities that both kids and adults will love, including game tables, big screen TVs, and full kitchens. If you’re traveling with your spouse or significant other to enjoy the fall foliage, check out our cozy one-bedroom cabins that are perfect for two. They’re uniquely decorated and come with amenities such as private hot tubs, indoor jetted tubs, and king-size beds.
We even have cabins like the Crestview Lodge, which can sleep up to 46 guests, if you’re planning a big group getaway to Pigeon Forge this time of year. However big or small, bring your group to the Smokies so you can all enjoy the best of fall foliage, festivities, and fun in 2015!