The season of autumn is a wonderful time to visit the town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The breathtaking fall colors here are like no place else in the country, with the Great Smoky Mountains turning bright hues of orange, red and yellow. Besides wonderful weather and breathtaking views, the city of Pigeon Forge also hosts the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival during the months of September and October!
The town of Pigeon Forge comes alive with the sight and sounds of fall, going all out to decorate and host harvest-themed events throughout the season. The cooler air brings out smiling faces, cozy jackets and an energy among the visitors that is unlike any other town you have visited before. Such beautiful colors and a great atmosphere are why so many people visit the Smokies during the fall season – which is why it’s important to book your fall visit as early as possible!
During the month of September you can check out these fantastic fall events…
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – September Events
Dumplin’ Valley Bluegrass Festival – 19th through 21st
This event, held in nearby Kodak, Tennessee, brings together some of the best names in bluegrass music for a fun, friendly event. Weekend passes are available, as well as day passes. There is also an RV park and room for primitive camping if you’d like to enjoy the weather!
Mountain Life Festival – 21st
This harvest festival truly celebrates all things fall. Enjoy the life of old with live demonstrations all day long! Held at the Mountain Far Museum in Gatlinburg, you can check out demonstrations on how to make apple cider, soap, molasses and more.
Wine on the Lawn – 20th
Head over to the Hillside Winery in Sevierville for a free, fun event! Bring along lawn chairs and a picnic dinner to enjoy live music from a local Tennessee band. Play a few games of cornhole or just enjoy the fresh air – the event will be held from 5:00 to 8:30PM.
If you’re visiting later in the year, don’t miss out on these great October events…
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – October Events
Mountain Fest – 1st through 7th
Exclusively at The Inn at Christmas Place, guests will enjoy daily activities and entertainment galore. Enjoy activities such as beeswax candle making and doll making, as well as character visits, music, and story telling with some famous Pigeon Forge characters!
STOMP Out Breast Cancer – 5th
Support breast cancer research while having some fun of your own during this great event! Walk to three locations along the Rocky Top Wine Trail and sample “pink” wines. $5 dollars from each bottle sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society. There will be lunch provided at the last stop and tickets are only $25 dollars.
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair – 10th through 27th
One of Gatlinburg’s biggest and most famed events, the Craftsmen’s Fair is a wonderful place to decorate your home or pick up an item for a friend or family member. More than 200 booths will be set up, with artists and craftsmen on hand to tell you about their work! There will be live music daily – this is definitely an event not to miss!